Category: belem

  • Jeronimos Monastery

    Jeronimos Monastery and Belem Tower are the Unesco Heritage sites of Lisbon. Once Upon a time… a beach next to the village of Restelo on the right bank of the Tagus, close to where the river meets the Atlantic. During the 15th century and particularly after the conquest of Ceuta (1415) this area became the […]

  • Belem Tower

    Belem Tower is the lonely sentinel of the city of Lisbon. Built on the right bank of the Tagus as a defensive structure, it has been welcoming during the last 5 centuries those who enter and leave Lisbon by sea. Built between 1514 and 1519 (architect Francisco de Arruda) it is the jewel in the […]