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  • Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    1. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

    Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 37 museums and historic buildings. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the...

    the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

  • Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    2. Lisbon Cultural Boat Tour on a Speedboat

    Start under the 25th of April bridge and go straight to Commerce Square and Cais das Colunas. Discover Alfama form the river for a fresh perspective; admire the castle above the hill, the Convent of St. Vincent, and the National Pantheon. Cross to the southbank and visit the Sanctuary of Cristo Rei directly above you. Enjoy exploring the river mouth before you get to the Atlantic Ocean, right in front of the Tower of Belem, one of the most iconic monuments in Lisbon. Then, admire the Discoveries Monument with all it's iconic figures. Then experience a sense of adventure on the speedboat.

    Me and my sister we absolutely loved the speed boat trip. Staff was beyond attentive, kind, friendly and carrying. If you like to see the Lisbon from different side and you like a bit of adrenaline, for sure book this boat. Sceneries are just amazing. We would definitely do it again. Thank you.

  • Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

    3. Lisbon Half-Day Sightseeing Bus Tour

    Learn about the rich history of Lisbon on a guided half-day tour by bus. You will visit Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, Jerónimos Monastery, the Coach Museum, and cultural squares in the city. You'll receive an enlightening survey of gorgeous Lisbon. Making your way to the Belém quarter, you'll discover this jewel in Lisbon's crown. Located where the Tagus River meets the Atlantic, Belém is the launching point for Portugal's 15th- and 16th-century maritime explorations. Situated amongst modern exhibits and busy cafes are historical sites and monuments that defined an empire. Visit Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and icon of the Age of Discovery, as well as the Monument to the Discoveries. Next, you'll be awed by the masterful Manueline architecture of Jerónimos Monastery, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Nearby you'll find the Coach Museum, housing the most ...

    As seniors, this tour offered just enough walking with most of what we wanted to see of LISBON CITY CENTER and comfort of an enclosed bus because the weather in November was quite wet.

  • Lisbon: City Center and Belem Highlights Tour

    4. Lisbon: City Center and Belem Highlights Tour

    Taking a walking tour in Belém will open up new horizons. The architecture and the history of this district are pretty inspiring, and you will discover it all in detail throughout this experience. Belem is a district of Lisbon located not far from the main city center sights., and whilst there your local charismatic guide will reveal interesting facts about Portuguese history. Whist visiting Belém's monuments, you will get to learn everything about Portuguese history including how it once was a world power. You'll also learn why Belém is one of the most important areas of Lisbon, and why it was important for the famous explorers Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, and Pedro Álvares Cabral. Later, discover why Mosteiro dos Jerónimos has been proclaimed as World Heritage by UNESCO, before becoming familiar with the Santa Maria de Belém. At the conclusion of your scenic and educational e...

  • Lisbon: Tour + Tickets for Jeronimos & Discoveries Monument

    5. Lisbon: Tour + Tickets for Jeronimos & Discoveries Monument

    When visiting Lisbon you must go to Belem area and get familiar with the magnificent Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument to the Discoveries. Enjoy this amazing experience where you will have 7 hours to explore the ancient monuments and discover the history of the Age of Discoveries and the time when Lisbon was the capital of the world! Discover this and much more on this amazing tour that includes 2 skip-the-line tickets to enter the Monument to the Discoveries and the Jerónimos Monastery! Although this is a predefined Tour you are in control of this experience, choose where to stop and for how long! Let yourself be amazed by this unique city tour at the wheel of a 100% electric car: the Renault Twizy! Have an amazing time and share your experience in real-time with your friends and family, with live camera technology!

  • Lisbon: E-Bike Tour

    6. Lisbon: E-Bike Tour

    See Lisbon on brand-new e-bikes, tailor-made for the hilly city. Enjoy the universal fun of riding a bicycle, with the electric engine giving you a push on the hardest parts of the way.  See Belém, known as the historic district of the Age of Discovery and the sensational architecture of the Tower of Belem and Jerónimos Monastery (both World Heritage Sites). This is also Lisbon's museum district, with the one-of-a-kind Coaches Museum filled with royal fairy-tale vehicles, the Berardo Museum showcasing a world-class collection of international contemporary and modern art, and the iconic MAAT.  Despite all these attractions, it's a pastry shop that receives the most visitors. At Antiga Confeitaria de Belém. you may devour one or several of Lisbon's famous custard tarts that originated on this site, and that are still unlike any others found around the country, made here from a secret rec...

  • Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

    7. Lisbon: Belem Neighborhood Walking Tour

    Begin your tour at the iconic Cafe Pasteis de Belem to taste and talk about the famous egg tarts that were created before the 18th century by Catholic monks at the Jerónimos Monastery. Understand why Belem has a close connection to the early explorers, as you hear about Vasco da Gama's last night spent here before his epic voyage to India. You will visit the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, an extravagant monastery that was funded by the 5% tax levied on spices that flowed into Portugal. Originally designed as a modest monastery complex, the excessive construction extended by 50 years, to create one of the most ornate religious buildings of Portugal. Observe the historically important Discoveries Monument in Belem. One of the most iconic monuments of Lisbon, it was constructed to promote national self-confidence, whilst honouring the great Portuguese explorers. Wander by the delightful Torre d...

  • Lisbon: Full-Day Small Group City Sightseeing Tour

    8. Lisbon: Full-Day Small Group City Sightseeing Tour

    Enjoy a full-day small-group sightseeing tour that takes you to see Lisbon’s top landmarks and monuments. Explore the city with an experienced local guide. Stop for photos at viewpoints throughout the city. Take in the city’s major sights, including Rossio Square and Restauradores Square. Follow up with a visit to Lisbon’s downtown area, the narrow streets of Alfama and Lisbon Cathedral, passing by Chiado and some amazing viewpoints. Continue to the Belem neighborhood to see the Belem Tower, Discovery Monument, and Jeronimos Monastery. The final stop is at the most famous pastry shop in Portugal, founded in 1837 for a tasting of a Pasteis de Belem.

  • Lisbon: Age of Discoveries Belém Segway Tour

    9. Lisbon: Age of Discoveries Belém Segway Tour

    Ride a futuristic Segway through Belém, the historic district of the Age of Discovery. After a short practice session to get you comfortable on your Segway, you’ll head off with your guide to explore the neighborhood for 1.5 hours. It was from this waterfront that Vasco de Gama and other explorers parted on their voyages, events celebrated today by grand monuments and museums throughout the area.   The sensational architecture of the Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery is the result of the discovery of the sea route to India, the opening of trade with Japan, and the colonization of Brazil, Africa, and Asia. These monuments are adorned with motifs of exotic lands elaborately carved in stone.   This is also Lisbon’s museum district, home to the Coaches Museum, the iconic MAAT, and the Berardo Museum. Despite all these attractions, it’s a pastry shop that receives the most visitors...

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What people are saying about Belem Tower

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 106 reviews

the life was much easier with Lisbon card, just buy it and every door will open in front of you ... :) you do not have to think about public transport, just get on anything moving and go ... or visit for free or get discount visiting different interesting places during your stay ...

Easy to use, good for all teams, trains, buses, funicular and elevadors as well as free to the tile museum and discounts at others

You don't have to worry about tickets on site. You have to see what the Lisboa Card is valid for

Excellent transport, excellent value for money and a wide range of museums and attractions.

Exchange of the voucher without any problems. Very easy to use.