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Belém
Belém
Belém is famous most of all because it was the departure point for the expeditions of early Portuguese explorers. The district is also graced with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the fortified Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, a prominent example of the late Gothic Manueline style. Don’t miss the Monument to the Discoveries—designed to resemble the prow of a caravel, the sailing ship used by explorers—and the Museu Coleção Berardo for modern and contemporary art. You'll also want to sample a delicious pastéis de Belém (custard tart) at Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, founded in 1837.
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