In Belem, Portugal, the Monastery of Jeronimos its Hard to Miss, as well as Pasteis de Belem

The Sixteenth century monastery is close to the river banks of the Tagus River and in the route of the Tram 15, this tram you can take it from Lisbon to Belem.  On our way to Belem, voyaging the Tram 15 we were looking everywhere to be sure we stop in the right place for us to start our afternoon touring madness.  We had so many things in our list that we wanted to see and only an afternoon to cover everything. On the look out for every little detail of my surroundings, I notice this first long human line in front of this simple building… I didn’t understand what was happening but we pass to quickly to figure it out. Not farther down we saw another long human line, but this time was in front of a majestic building. Looking at my maps and the list of things we wanted to see, I was trying to process what exactly I saw. The first human line was in front of Pasteis de Belem, is the most famous place in Belem where you can try the original, warm recipes of Pastel de Nata. I notice that you can find Pastel de Nata all over Lisbon. It could be a dessert or just a quick breakfast with coffee anywhere you go, but here, in this specific place, is where everything started. If you go to Belem you will never miss this place, I assure you will see it, and you wont have a choice, but to stop and join the crowd to try the deliciousness.

Pastel de Nata

Pastéis de Belém

Pastéis de Belém
Pastéis de Belém

The second human line was in front of the Monastery of Jeronimos. Unfortunately we got to the Monastery too late, they were about to close, but we were able to at least pick inside for free and see the grandiose building from up-close. We weren’t able to see the Monastery that normally have a cost of 7 Euros. Even at that time in the afternoon and about to close the place was pack with people. Let me show you a little bit of what we saw. Here are some pics and videos. After you see my evidence, you will understand why you wont never miss this building if you go to Belem and why is so majestic. Take a Look!








xamlinnette 🙂

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