Belem district is situated in the western part of Lisbon, famous for the fact that it used to be a royal residence and also the place from which the Portuguese explorers departed on their journeys. In Belem tourists can find the Belem Palace, former royal residence now Presidential residence, the National Coach Museum created in 1905 by Queen Amélia that hosts carriages built beginning with the 16th century, the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos where Vasco da Gama’s tomb can be found and the Belem Tower, built in the 16th century with the purpose of being a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon, the tower was also part of the defensive system at the mouth of the Tagus river.

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