History and Freedom at the Very Edge of Europe – Day 3: Historical heritage of the capital

In the midst of our trip, we plan to devote a whole day to the study of historical heritage and culture of the capital. We will also take a walk through neat and picturesque streets and visit several museums.
History and Freedom at the Very Edge of Europe
Visiting:

Trip duration: 5 days

Alexey Lukin

Museu Nacional dos Coches

History Museums


This national museum is considered one of the most popular in Lisbon. Here, old luxury and attention to detail are concentrated. Its exhibitions focus on a variety of carriages as well as buses. Previously, the museum was located in the old arena in a building built in neoclassical style. However, the exposition grew and the museum moved to a new modern building made of glass and concrete.

Vela Latina

Mediterranean Restaurants, Seafood Restaurants


If you've ever dreamt of having lunch on the riverbank with a beautiful view of the historical sites and the sunny city, you'll love lunch at Vela Latina. All the names on the menu (especially the fish ones) are worth your attention, and the atmosphere will make you really relax and rest before you go further. The restaurant is open from 12.00 to 22.30 with breaks in the mixing from the day of the week. Open the details to check the day.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Monasteries


Want to be part of the historical events that took place in Lisbon during the era of great geographical discoveries? This is the last spiritual stronghold for Vasco da Gama and his companions on the threshold of India's discovery. In this largest historical complex are buried Portuguese kings, as well as Vasco da Gama himself and famous Portuguese writers. You can also visit the National Archaeological Museum, located in the Western wing of the monastery.

Belém Tower (Torre de Belém)

Monuments / Landmarks


Walk along Belem Park to the Tower of the same name on the Tagus River on a small island. The tower is not only an example of the Portuguese Renaissance, but also has a history of five centuries ago. Access to the tower is available from 10.00 to 17.00. On Mondays, the tower is closed. If you are interested in all the details of its history, you can book tickets in advance and spend 2 to 3 hours to get to know the sights. However, it is also a valuable opportunity to take a walk in the park, get out to the promenade of the beautiful river and admire its views.

Jardim De Belém

Gardens


The park is perfect for walks and sightseeing around. Walking through the park, you can have a snack in a small dessert cafe, go to the Cultural Center Belem, visit bookshops and souvenir shops, breathe fresh air, explore the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, as well as stumble upon the monument to discoverers, located nearby.

Miradouro de Santa Catarina (Adamastor)

Scenic Lookouts


It is not just a small viewing platform, it is a park located on one of the seven high hills of Lisbon. From here you can enjoy a beautiful view of the city and some of the sights. The observation room is open all day. Here you can also relax and have a snack at the local café. If you are interested in all Lisbon's sights, visit the Pharmacy Museum near the Belvedere.

Pensão Amor

Nightclubs, Art Galleries, Cocktail Bars


This place is worth a visit not only because it is open for a very long time - up to 3 a.m. Here is a special atmosphere of an ancient cabaret, where sailors often came back from long journeys. Segdonya has a nightclub that has preserved its historic interior, but brought in modern music and a quality menu, which was a good addition to the rich history of this restaurant. The easiest way back from Jadrim de Belem is by bus 15E, 728. You can call a cab.