Submitted by: Joanne
From: Sunsets and Roller Coasters
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One of the most popular districts in Lisbon is Belem. If you’re in Lisbon for a few days, you absolutely have to visit. While many talk of spending a day in Belem, as if it’s a like a day trip from Lisbon to Sintra, Belem is located only 6km from the center of the city. While many visit just to spend a few hours, we recommend spending a full day in Belem and once you get there, you’ll be happy you did!
The sights and activities in Belem center around the amazing period in history where explorers left for years at a time and returned, hopefully, with treasures from around the world. Belem was the last place that explorers saw as they left Portugal on their voyages and the first place they saw on their return. The night before their departure, they would pray at the Jeronimos Monastery and when they returned, the Tower of Belem was their first sight of home. A day in Belem is filled with fun, stories and history that will enchant both young and old!
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