Belém, Portugal : The Lisbon District You Need to Visit!

Belém is a beatiful district inside Lisbon, about a 20-minute train ride west of the city center. You can easily catch the local train from Cais do Sodré if you want to visit. The district’s name is derived from the word “Bethlehem” and it dates back many centuries! Belém contains several cultural attractions for both history buffs and contemporary art enthusiasts and is certainly worth a quick trip on your visit to Lisbon.

When you visit Belém, be sure to see:

  • Tower of Belém: Perhaps the most famous landmark in Belém, this medieval tower is stunning to see in person and offers fantastic views over Portugal
  • Pasteis de Belém: This famous pastry shop began making the famous pastel de nata pastry in 1837!
  • Berardo Collection: This Portuguese private art collection features pop art, minimal art, and abstract expressionism art by well-known artists

Below find some lovely photos of my trip to Belém!

Berardo Collection

Berardo Collection Entrance, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Berardo Collection Entrance, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Berardo Art Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Berardo Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Frank Stella, Berardo Art Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Berardo Art Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Berardo Art Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Berardo Collection, Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Pasteis de Belem

Pasteis de Belém Entrance, Lisbon, Portugal
Cappuccino and Pastel de Nata, Pasteis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata, Pasteis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata, Pasteis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Pastel de Nata, Pasteis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Pasteis de Belém Tile Wall, Lisbon, Portugal
Pasteis de Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Walking around Belem

Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful Palace Belém, Lisbon, Portugal
Beautiful Palace Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful Palace Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Beautiful Palace Belém, Lisbon, Portugal

Have you been to Belém? What were your favorite places to visit?

November 01, 2017
I’m an American photographer and writer based in Paris after living in New York for 7 years and then and spending a year and a half traveling. My work has been featured by the Paris and Nice Tourism Offices, Art Basel, and Refinery 29. Culture Passport is a place to share my travels and experiences in new places, with a focus on cultural attractions.

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I’m absolutely in love with Belem. It’s definitely one of my favourite places in Portugal :D

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