How to Get to Belem Portugal by Train

How to get to Belem Portugal by train

There are several ways to reach Belem, but the quickest and most comfortable is by taking the train. The suburban train that runs from Cais do Sodre to Cascais passes through Belem and stops at the station every 20 minutes. This is the train that’s used for tourist day trips from Lisbon, so there are often lines to buy tickets and get on the train. The Lisboa Card offers free rides on this train, as well as other trains, trams, and funiculars.

From the train, it’s a short walk to the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower. There’s also a great viewpoint on the MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture, and Technology) rooftop. This museum is housed in a new building that is quite different from the monastery, but it’s a very interesting place and the views over the city and the Tagus River are beautiful.

The National Coach Museum is a good stop for anyone interested in history or who likes to admire some lavish coaches that belonged to Portuguese royalty. The coach collection is impressive, and the museum also includes some ancient Egyptian exhibits as well.

A visit to the Belem Cultural Center (also known as CCB) is another must-do for anyone visiting Lisbon’s Belem district. The modern building has several galleries for contemporary art, architecthure, and design. There are also cafes and a restaurant with fantastic river views. The CCB is located across from the Belem Tower and close to the Maritime Museum.

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