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Maritime Museum
The Maritime Museum is a museum located in the west wing of the Hieronymite Monastery. You can see here: different kinds of boats, royal barges, charts, maritime instruments and historical seaplane.
Maritime Museum: Has over 17 000 items
The Bergantim Real, a sumptuous state barge built in Lisboa in 1778, and the hydro-plane used by Portuguese aviators Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho in 1922 to cross the Southern Atlantic for the first time. The oldest exhibit is a wooden figure representing the Archangel Raphael that accompanied Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India.
Maritime Museum: the story of Portugal's pioneering role in World exploration
Hieronymite Monastery: monastic cloisters are among the finest in Portugal
Tower of Belém: a reminder of the great maritime discoveries time

The Museum dates back to 1863, when D.Louis decreed the formation of a collection of testimonies related to Portuguese maritime activity. The Maritime Museum’s collection, that began during the XVIII century, has over 17 000 items, in addition to the archives of photography and ship’s drawings and plans, of which some 2500 have been selected for permament exhibition.

open hours:
from 10h00 to 17h00 (no Monday)
up to 6: 0€; from 6 up to 17: 1.50€; from 18 up to 64: 3€; from 65: 0€
address: Praça do Império
phone: +351 213 620 019
Train: Belém (Cais do Sodré - Cascais)
Tram: 15
Bus: 728,743,727,729,751
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In 1907 it was declared a National Monument and in 1984 it was classified “Cultural Heritage of all Humanity”. UNESCO says: "Standing at the entrance to Lisbon harbour, the Monastery of the Hieronymites - construction of which began in 1502 - exemplifies Portuguese art at its best."
Belém Cultural Center offers four exhibition areas. It has since become the host of numerous international exhibitions (from photography to mixed-media installations), cultural events and congresses, and is also an arts complex with the city’s largest auditorium.
Beautiful, culturally resplendent and immensely significant in Portuguese history, Belém is one of the jewels in Lisbon’s crown. In terms of places to visit and sights to see, this elegant area of the city probably holds the record.
This pastelaria located in Belem is the most famous bakery in Portugal and dates back to 1837. Inside number 84 of the Rua de Belém, in a factory founded in 1837, you can see azulejo panels from the XVIIIth century, almost as famous as the sweet pastries sold there.
This charming and didactic garden has over 400 tropical species. It was created in 1906.
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