Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Belém’s undisputed heart-stealer is this Unesco-listed monastery. The mosteiro is the stuff of pure fantasy; a fusion of Diogo de...
Museu de Marinha
The Museu de Marinha is a nautical flashback to the Age of Discovery with its armadas of model ships, cannonballs and shipwreck booty....
Jardim Botânico Tropical
Far from the madding crowd, these botanical gardens bristle with hundreds of tropical species from date palms to monkey puzzle trees....
One of Lisbon's iconic vintage trams has been born again as this nicely chilled cafe, with tables set up under the trees on the square...
Pão Pão Queijo Queijo
Join the snaking queue for Belém’s wildly popular fast-food standby, which combines the set-up of a Subway with the on-the-spot order...
Praça do Império · interesting places nearby
Museu Nacional de Arqueologia information
Housed in the western wing of Mosteiro dos Jerónimos , this intriguing stash contains Mesolithic flint stones, Egyptian mummies inside elaborately painted sarcophagi, and beautifully wrought Bronze Age jewellery. Even more curious is the collection of statues dedicated to Roman deities.