Belém Free Tour
When: Thu, Fri & Sat
Where: Afonso de Albuquerque Garden
Language: English & Spanish
Duration: 2,5 hours
We will go to Belem by train from the Cais do Sodré Train Station. The waiting lines for tickets at the station are extremely long but there is another option for tickets: You can buy a Viva Viagem card and charge it at any metro station (zapping option, money charge and not trips or day cards). This card is usable to go to Belém and it just takes 5 minutes to do it, it is important to do it before arriving at the train station.
Due to the current situation, this tour has been suspended until further notice.
Join our Belem Free Tour to visit the most popular neighborhood in Lisbon. The beautiful and monumental Belem District with its two iconic buildings: The imposing Monastery of The Jeronimos, quintessential example of the autochthonous Manuelino artistic style, and the Tower of Belem! Dig deep into times of discovery, from the Middle to Modern Ages that supposes the beginning of today’s globalization. Be delighted by the estuary of Tajo, a symbolic axis that worked as an entrance and exit to Portuguese ships which formed Lisbon as one of the most rich and influential cities of the Modern Era. Understand how everything arose through the need of spices, food seasonings that back then invoked great expeditions and moved naval fleets with thousands of people from all over the world. On our Belem Free Tour you will see one of the most memorable areas in Lisbon, and grasp the roots of a great Portuguese Empire, forged overseas, beyond the waves. This tour will be operated by our local partners in Lisbon.
Alfonso de Albuquerque Square
Museum of the Presidency
Basillica of the Belem Monastery
Monument to the discoveries
Lisbon Mosaic world Floor map
25th. April Bridge
Christ the King Monument
Vasco de Gama Journey
The Belém Free Tour runs every Thursday, Friday & Saturday at 16.30 from Afonso de Albuquerque Garden, in front of the statue. No tours on the 24/12, 31/12, 12/06 in the afternoon and 25/12, 01/01 and 13/06 all day.
Yes, to get to the Belem District we will use the train. It will take approximately 15 minutes to arrive and the round trip will cost € 5. We kindly ask you to arrive in advance so you can buy your -Viva Viagem- travel card at the ticket office and ask to enable the train use option. This card is uni-personal and reusable throughout your stay in Lisbon. We recommend you to bring cash.
The Belém Free Tour lasts around 2.5h - 3h.
Yes we will be there rain, hail or shine. Just make sure to have suitable clothing and consider bringing an umbrella if necessary.
Go to the meeting point and look for the guide carrying a blue umbrella. If you have any problems send us an email to email@example.com
Due to the high demand of the tours you can only join if you have made a reservation. So please make a reservation: it is absolutely free, it takes less than one minute. Please note that we can't take groups of 8 people or more on the regular tours, for larger groups, please contact us previously.
In an effort to keep the group sizes manageable and enjoyable for everyone in the group we don’t allow groups of 8 people or more to join the regular tours. For larger groups, please contact us previously.