Haven of the Navigators ... and the Pastéis de Nata
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Padrão dos Descobrimentos - Lisbon and the Sea
Tower of Belém
Take Aways from our Belém Tour
We can customize this tour on a private basis to focus on a particular area of interest such as military history or visit additional sites like the Maritime Museum. If you have any particular ideas or preferences, please do not hesitate to let us know.
We pre-purchase tickets to both Jeronimos Monastery and Belém Tower in order to ensure the smoothest possible experience but it is not possible to skip the line entirely at the moment. If you have flexibility with your schedule, we recommend an afternoon tour to avoid the worst of the cruise ship crowds in high season.
In the Monastery, the Church and Lower Cloister are accessible to persons with reduced mobility. The Tower is partially accessible. Please contact us to discuss in more detail your mobility concerns so that we can best advise.
This walk is not a part of our official family program. That said, we may be able to arrange a visit with a family-friendly guide. Please contact us.
Patrícia Brum is a Portuguese archaeologist who also holds a Master's degree in Museum Studies. She focused her thesis on the museum planning of the Roman collection of Tróia (Portugal), the archaeological site she has been working on for the past decade. She has also worked at Núcleo Arqueológico da Rua dos Correeiros (an archaeological site in downtown Lisbon) and at the Science Museum. Currently living in Lisbon, her favorite part of the city is its magical light.
Born in the North of England, Ian was raised around the historic docks of Liverpool where a love of Maritime history was born. He went on to study Archaeological sciences with the aim of specialising in Marine archaeology. His four years of study saw him divert from his original aim and concentrate on Roman imperial architecture and Urbanisation in the Ancient world. Working as an archaeologist for a number of years across Italy and the UK, Ian has spent 7 years working as a tour guide in Rome before the lure of the sea and sunshine brought him to Lisbon where he continues to research the urban landscape and the city’s vital relationship with the sea.
Marco António Noivo was born in Lisbon. He has been an official tour guide since 1996, passionate about history and art for as long as he can remember. He has a college degree in tourism and a Masters in history of art. He specializes in cultural touring and historical/military tourism, particularly the Napoleonic period. He is also a university lecturer in the areas of patrimony and dedicates himself to the training of future tour guides. His adventurous spirit and passion for knowledge create experiences that rediscover the soul of Portugal and Portuguese culture.
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