Belem is the birth place of the famous Portuguese tart, it’s also a tranquil town with several places of interest to spend your relaxing day. These venue is not far away from each other and easily accessible by train. The most majestic building you will see upon reaching this area is the Jerominos Monastery.
You will not miss this building upon reaching Belem. It’s a combination of church and museum. The highlight of this building is its Gothic design. This place is can be quite crowded. Hence, you can arrive early in the morning if you are planning to visit this majestic architecture. It’s just located next to the famous Pasteis de Belem shop.
Torre de Belem
This is another unique highlight of Belem. It’s a very unique small fort that has played its role to safeguard this town from intrusion coming from the sea. Although it’s a small fort, its intricacy will amaze you. There are several cannons in the tower and a dungeon to hold hostages. You will be amused in this small fort.
Exploring further to Cabo da Roca for cliff viewing
Upon visiting the town area, you can explore further to Cabo da Roca for spectacular cliff viewing. It’s the westernmost point of mainland Europe. You can enjoy a panoramic view at this place and definitely worth your time to come here. Alternatively, this place is accessible from Sintra too.
Leisure stroll at Cascais-Estoril promenade
At the evening, you can have a leisure stroll at Cascais-Estoril promenade walk. It’s a 3km walk but you can select the spot you want to spend time on. You will come across the beach area to admire its view and enjoy the lively atmosphere.
Your visit to Belem will be fun filled and a great experience for you!