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 do Ultramar
Far from the madding crowd, Jardim do Ultramar bristles with 4000 species from date palms to monkey puzzle trees. It’s a peaceful,...
Centro Cultural de Belém
CCB presents a diverse program spanning experimental jazz, contemporary ballet, boundary-crossing plays and performances by the...
Pão Pão Queijo Queijo
Join the snaking queue for Belém’s tastiest falafel (both hands required), sardine baguettes and Mexican salads.
Lonely Planet review
Housed in Mosteiro dos Jerónimos’ western wing, this intriguing stash contains Mesolithic flintstones, Egyptian mummies inside elaborately painted sarcophagi and beautifully wrought Bronze Age jewellery. Even more curious is the collection of statues dedicated to Roman deities.