Belém is Lisbon's postcard neighbourhood. Living in Belém is living near all of the most famous monuments and the world's most loved custard tard. The neighbourhood is typical and really charming. It's close to the river, has plenty of gardens and basically one of the nicest neighbourhoods in Lisbon to live. The neighbourhood is also pretty cultural. For example: you have some awesome spots to listen to the best musicians in town (CCB is one of the top concert halls in the country). You also have a dozen great museums: modern art, ancient art - there's even a horse-coach museum! What's getting around Belém like? There's no undergrounds, but you have plenty of Trams (going to Cais do Sodré and Praça da FIgueira, the city centre). There are also dozens of buses that can take you into town, an overground train line and - if you want to go across the river, some ferry boats.
Belém is a perfect neighbourhood which seems to attract all a curious mix of posh people and young families.
Mosteiro dos Gernónimos is probably the most famous monument in Belém. But this is that kind of neighbourhood: it's hard to tell which of all the famous monuments in Belém is THE most famous monument.
WIth the taste of the famous Pasteis de Belém straight out of the oven. Sprinkle some cinammon on top and eat them while they're still warm. They are ridiculously delicious.
The lifestyle in Belém like is a careful balance between eating too many pasteis de Belém, jogging by the riverside, taking in all the tourist sights, and then enjoying some world-class music at CCB.
Lisbon is a laid back city that likes to eat, drink and dance.
It has all the culture and events of a European capital, but it’s a city you can enjoy at a much slower pace. Make the most of the awesome weather at the beaches, chilling at riverside cafés or sunbathing in the city’s gardens.
From enjoying a few beers in the streets, to crazy Erasmus events in bars and clubs, there are parties to go to every night.
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