Belém

Santa Maria de Belém or simply Belém is just at the mouth of the Tagus in Lisbon where all Portuguese discoverers set sail from. Vasco da Gama set sail from here before to open the sea route to India. There are two grand monuments Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Jerónimos Monastery) and the Torre de Belém (Belém Tower) built in a beautiful architectural style. Belém is a beautiful and spacious green suburb with lots of museums and gardens. On a sunny day, this whole area gives you a feel of being just by the seaside. A nice part of town to be in to relax and indulge on a journey back on the discoveries of those brave mariners.

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    Tamara Elizabeth Kosic July 31, 2011 at 16:26 #

    Beautiful photos… Putting on on my places to go 😉

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    joelle August 8, 2011 at 11:58 #

    thx for sharing… lovely pics! i really need a vacation

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    Jellyfish October 15, 2011 at 10:56 #

    What’s the story of the world’s map? Is it a memorial for Columbus or any other traveller?

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    Gyula November 20, 2011 at 18:40 #

    I doubt there was a memorial for Columbus as he was from Genoa. I guess the map belongs to the Vasco da Gama monument.

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    admin November 20, 2011 at 18:42 #

    That is correct Gyula

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