Tour to Belém: dos descobrimentos à ideia de Império

This Wednesday, July 26, we meet at 4:30 pm on Praça do Comércio (close to the statue) to go to beautiful Belém! The town is located at the outskirts of Lisbon right at the mouth of the river Tejo.

From Belém to the world! Many expeditions started from its harbour and laid the basis for the wealth of the Portuguese empire.

Since the town was untouched by the great earthquake of 1755, we have the chance to see some sights dating back to the time of expeditions still today. This includes the “Torre de Belém” and the “Mosteiro dos Jerónimos”, which are both part of the UNESCO world heritage. Our teacher Beatriz will give us detailed information about the rich history of this amazing place.

At the end of the tour, there is no other choice but to have one (or more) original “Pastéis de Belém”. Bolos portugueses do not get better than this.

Where: Praça do Comércio (close to the statue)

When: 4.30 pm

Posted on July 25, 2017 .