Exploring the stunning architecture of Belem, Portugal. From the incredibly ornate detailing found throughout the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the Padrao dos Descobrimentos– the Monument of the Discoveries built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator, to the Moorish influence found in the Torre to Belem, Belem is definitely worth a visit. After a long day of exploring the areas historical buildings, be sure to stop at Pasteis de Belem for one of their famous Portuguese tarts!
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Learning about life under the sea at the Oceanario de Lisboa, Europe’s second largest oceanarium. Here, visitors can explore ocean habitats from each of the world’s oceans. Visit penguins in the Antarctic tank, see otters playing in the Pacific tank rock pools, gaze at the colourful fish and tropical coral reef in the Indian Ocean tank, watch sharks swim by and more including a special exhibit of sea turtles.