Belem is a district of Lisbon, located 6km to the west of the centre along the Tagus river. It is from here that the Portuguese ships set off to voyages of discovery to the new world. Under King Manuel I magnificent buildings were erected here, such as the Monastery of the Hieronymites (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos) and the Belem tower. Nowadays Belem is a pleasant neighbourhood with gardens, museum, a waterfront and many cafes.

01 Maritime museum Museu de Marinha 02 Museum tower 03 Monastery of the Hieronymites 04 Monastery of the Hieronymites 05 Monastery of the Hieronymites 06 Monastery of the Hieronymites
07 Monastery of the Hieronymites 08 Portal of Monastery of the Hieronymites 09 Statue in Monastery of the Hieronymites 10 Neomanueline tomb of navigator Vasco da Gama in Santa Maria de Belem church 11 Santa Maria de Belem church
12 Lisbon treaty to accession to EU 13 Fountain on Imperio square and Monastery of the Hieronymites 14 Fountain on Imperio square 15 Fountain decorated with coats of arms
16 Fountain decorated with coats of arms 17 Torre de Belem tower 18 Torre de Belem tower 19 Torre de Belem tower 20 Torre de Belem tower
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