Lisbon Portugal Travel

Belém

November 14, 2014
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Like I mentioned in my last Lisbon travel diary, not only is the city proper unbelievably beautiful and filled with incredible history, but so many parishes and cities right outside of the city (i.e. a super short train or cab ride away) are on par in terms of beauty and history. Cue Belém – this parish of Lisbon is filled with must-see monuments, sights and most importantly (in my opinion), the best pastel de nata straight from the famous Portuguese pastry’s birthplace – click through to read this full travel diary!

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First of all, if you’re going to Belém from Lisbon, I’d suggest you just cab. Cabs are unbelievably cheap in Lisbon, so you’ll spend probably 8-10 euros tops to get to the parish and especially if you’re sharing the cab with someone else, it’s the cheapest and fastest option.
However you do get there, once you’re in Belém, I suggest you start at the absolutely breathtaking Jerónimos Monastery. This Late Gothic monastery is allegedly where pastel de nata was first created so not only is it a beautiful world heritage site with history worth uncovering, but it’s likely the source of all the creamy deliciousness you’re enjoying every day in Portugal (literally, I think I ate 5 a day on average).
After you’re there, stop by Pastéis de Belém – as a local in Alfama described it to me, it is the originator and the standard that everyone else tries to uphold but somehow, its amazingness can never be fully replicated, even if it comes very, very close.
Then head down to the lovely walk by the sea to take in the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Belém Tower, built back in the 16th century. It’s a pretty amazing experience to take in all the history while enjoying a stunning seaside walk. Lots of great dining in Belém though prices are a bit higher since this is a tourist area, so my suggestion is to just head back into Lisbon for dinner – worst case scenario though, “expensive” in Lisbon is really still incredibly reasonable for anywhere else in the world, so you can really pop in anywhere if you’re starving.
I was so happy after my last Lisbon travel diary and on my Instagram that some of you are headed to Portugal or have rerouted to take in the country – I can’t stress enough how much I loved it, how incredible the people are and how much there is to see. I’m already desperately trying to figure out when I can go again – best of all, I still haven’t even shown my favourite cities yet! Stay tuned and happy weekend friends!
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12 Comments

  • Reply Natali November 14, 2014 at 1:45 pm

    Oh wow!! what a breathtaking location! 🙂 Your dress is so pretty and girly!

    http://lartoffashion.blogspot.com

  • Reply rainesmom November 14, 2014 at 3:40 pm

    So beautiful, it doesn't even look real! Adding Lisbon to my bucket list!!!!
    – Kim Pincombe Cole

  • Reply Julie November 14, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Gorgeous photos! I would love to visit Lisbon one day.

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  • Reply chelsdesign November 14, 2014 at 7:39 pm

    you are such a style inspiration of mine! these photos are beautiful, I can't wait to visit Portugal one day

  • Reply Roxanne November 14, 2014 at 7:46 pm

    Beautiful place and lovely pictures!

    xox
    Roxanne
    head2heels.co

  • Reply Aleczandra Sallows November 14, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Amazing pictures! I was in Lisbon a few months ago, and totally fell in love with it. And those tarts are so delicious!

    http://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

  • Reply Isabel Robertson November 15, 2014 at 5:48 am

    Beautiful photos! Such a gorgeous location. I love your dress as well!

    Isabel
    http://bellasfashionjournal.com

  • Reply MizzJ November 17, 2014 at 8:15 am

    Eee Portuguese egg tarts! I love these ever since I learned the Chinese ones were inspired by these. So delicious and yet another reason to visit Portugal! I can't believe how stunning this country is. How do you take all these great photos?

  • Reply Eea November 23, 2014 at 9:43 pm

    Great photos, now I really want to go there. Love your top with the little stars.

    Eea P
    http://www.eeapetrescu.com

  • Reply Joana Sá November 30, 2014 at 5:31 pm

    Hope you like Portugal
    Beautiful photos

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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