Guided tour

Belém: Lisbon 3-Hour Walking Tour

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Activity provider: Lisbon Spirit

Belém: Lisbon 3-Hour Walking Tour

Activity provider: Lisbon Spirit

From US$ 21.82 per person

Explore the Torre de Belém and Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in the historic Belém neighborhood of Lisbon. Visit places that perfectly capture the Portuguese spirit and mark its important military position at the mouth of the River Tagus.

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Duration 3 hours
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Limited to 10 participants


  • Explore Lisbon's maritime history
  • Enjoy a pleasant walk besides the River Tagus
  • Taste the traditional Pastel de Belém
  • See the magnificent Manueline architecture of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
  • Discover one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal at the Torre de Belém
Full description
Embark on a journey through history on a 3-hour walking tour of the historic Belém neighborhood. Settled since Paleolithic times, but coming to importance during Portugal’s great days of maritime might, the district is a delight of military outposts, modern symbols, gorgeous squares, and Manueline buildings. Most significant among this architecture is the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém, both UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites. The ornate Manueline style of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos was influenced by the theme of great discoveries. Originally, the home for the Hieronymite religious order, it was built by the Infante Henry the Navigator around 1459. You will also visit the iconic quarter façade of the Tower of Belém on the banks of the Tagus River. Built from limestone in the early 16th-Century, it was declared one of the 7 Wonders of Portugal in 2007, and inscribed by UNESCO in 1983. In addition to these monumental sites, Belém is a place of lovely local color. Its main street, the Rua de Belém, boasts 160-year-old buildings that have survived years of change. They include the famous pastry shop “Fabrica de Pasteis de Belém,” where the Portuguese confectionery, Pastel de Belém - a delicious egg tart made with flaky pastry – is at its finest.
  • 2-way tram trip from Lisbon to Belém and back
  • 1 Pastel de Belém
  • Monument fees (except the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

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Meeting point

Meet at Praça D. Pedro IV near D. Maria II Theatre.

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes

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  • Your guide will be at the meeting point wearing a black backpack with the Lisbon Spirit logo
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4.5 /5

based on 18 reviews

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If you're the nerdy type or just simply enjoy learning about history in detail, then this is the best tour for you. But if you're into sight-seeing, this may not be ideal. We love our guide, Nonon (if I remember his name correctly), is very knowledgeable and gives the history in detail. He is simply amazing! We love his humor too!

January 21, 2020

Nice trip. Super guide, he really went into the details and knew a lot. The guide forgot a little to pause the speech stream so we could come up with questions. The trip became 1 1/2 hours longer one famous and I really wish I could remember everything he told.

October 26, 2019

Spectacular tour

It was on time and we started the tour but I was feeling so sick but the tour guide took me to a near pharmacy but go with me to my hotel because I may not be able to go back alone. Very nice and kind person God bless him

April 1, 2019

Product ID: 22079