Views from above

Still in Belem we scale the Discoveries Monument to get a birds’s eye view of the area. We can see the boats moored in the harbour, the tiny ant folk and the impressive monastery that looks like a little scale model from up here. Even high up it’s an impressive sight and we’ll take a tourContinue reading “Views from above”

Bit of Belem

We hopped on tram 15 to head out from Lisbon centre to Belem for the day. Belem’s name comes from the Portuguese word for Bethlehem. Many of Portugal’s distinctive buildings and beautiful landmarks can be found in Belem including the Jerónimos Monastery (above and below) and the Tower of Belém Jerónimos Monastery – located in Empire Square- was originally built toContinue reading “Bit of Belem”