Things to do in Belem

A Guide to the Belem District in Lisbon.
The Portuguese exploration and discovery of the world started in Belém.
Discover the Belem District and experience the history and cultural wonders of Lisbon.

1. Jerónimos Monastery

The uniqueness of the Manueline style can be found in all its glory in this iconic building commissioned by King Manuel I, in 1502. Its magnitude, the richness of detail and eternal splendour, still impress today locals and visitors: is like walking through a history book while stroll and relax, walking through surrounding gardens and enjoying the river promenade.

Address: Praça do Império | 1400-206 Lisbon, Portugal

Website: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos |

2. Belém Tower

Starting at the end of the 14th century and until the 18th century, Portugal was at the forefront of discoveries. In order to protect the city’s quays a tower was built in the Tagus River mouth, in Belém, becoming, centuries later, one of Lisbon's main attractions and landmarks. In a beautiful open riverside setting, you can enjoy a drink, take cool pictures or watch a great sunset.

Address: Av. Brasília | 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

Website: BELEM TOWER - History - Art and Architecture - Online Tickets. (

3. Quake - Lisbon Earthquake Museum

A must visit! Considered the best historical experience in the world right in its opening year (TEA Awards 2022). This immersive museum is essential for understanding the city's history and the impact of the 1755 earthquake on European and world history. When walking through the streets of Lisbon today, the story of the Great 1755 Earthquake lurks on every corner. By entering this attraction – designed for families, history lovers, amateur scientists and those who seek adventure and different activities -, you will travel into the past and feel the power of an earthquake, reproduced by a simulator, video mapping and special effects (and getting back safe and sound). Quake combines fun and knowledge in an immersive museum that will make you tremble with excitement.

Address: Rua Cais da Alfândega Velha, 39 | 1300-598 Lisbon, Portugal

Website: The Lisbon Earthquake Experience | Quake (

4. maat - Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a contemporary art museum that has created a new cultural and scenic impulse in the city. The diversity of artistic programming and spaces make it an important point in the city's cultural itinerary, suitable for all audiences. It consists of two buildings: the New Building and the old Tejo Power Station, which presents us the past, present and future of Energy.

Address: Av. Brasília | 1300-598 Lisbon, Portugal

Website: | MAAT

5. National Coach Museum

The National Coach Museum has the most important collection in the world of coaches, royal carriages and accessories, from the 16th to the 19th century, totaling around 9,000 objects. Created in 1905, it is currently divided between the old Riding Arena of the Royal Palace and the modern new building right opposite, inaugurated in 2015, with a gross area of ​​15,000 m2.

Address: Av. da Índia, 136 | 1300-300 Lisbon, Portugal

Website: Homepage - EN - National Coach Museum (

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