Lisbon Belém tourist scavenger hunt

Looking for something to do in Lisbon? You should try this tourist scavenger hunt to visit Lisbon’s Belém district!

It will take you from the Tower of Belém to the Afonso de Albuquerque Garden, by way of the Jeronimos Monastery and the Belém Community Center. There are challenges at every step. Each leads to another location while offering local history and trivia.

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  • What's included :
    • Scavenger hunt with 15+ challenges
    • Available in English and in French
    • Scavenger hunt on your smartphone (mobile site, not App - data plan required)
    What's excluded :
    • Internet access on your smartphone is required. Wifi is limited here
    • Entry/Admission - Torre de Belem
    • Entry/Admission - Popular Art Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Padrão dos Descobrimentos
    • Entry/Admission - National Coche Museum
    • Entry/Admission - Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
    • Entry/Admission - Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
    • Entry/Admission - Museu de Marinha
    • Entry/Admission - Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian
    • Entry/Admission - Centro Cultural de Belém
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Torre de Belem, Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

    The Belém Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is also called St. Vincent's Tower.
    Learn about its history and function while you solve your 1st challenge.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Tagus

    The Tagus is the 2nd largest river in the Iberian Peninsula (which includes Spain) after the Douro. There are some hydroelectric dams on this river and other dams to conserve drinking water for some areas.
    Learn more on our scavenger hunt.

    Pass By: 25 de Abril Bridge, Praca 25 de Abril Almada, Lisbon 1950-358 Portugal

    See and learn about the 25 de Abril bridge and the Carnation Revolution it honors.

    Pass By: Monument to the Overseas Combatants, 1400-038 Lisbon, Portugal

    The monument, erected in 2000, honors the over 9,000 soldiers who died in Africa while Portugal was trying to maintain its colonies there between 1961 and 1974. This was during the Salazar dictatorial period.

    Stop At: Sacadura Cabral and Gago Coutinho Monument, Av. Brasilia Belém, Lisbon 1400-038 Portugal

    This monument honors Artur of Sacadura Freire Cabral (1881-1924), as well as Gago Coutinho (1869-1959), the pioneers of Portuguese aviation.
    Learn about their exploits and solve another challenge here based on their flight path.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Belem Lighthouse, Avenida Brasilia, Belem 1400-038 Portugal

    See the lighthouse and solve another challenge. Take in your surroundings.
    Close to :
    - Monument to the discoveries
    - Lisbon's Folk Art Museum
    - Torre de Belem

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Popular Art Museum, Av. Brasília 202, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal

    This pavilion was built for Lisbon’s 1940 World's Fair, coinciding with the country's 800th anniversary, and the 300th anniversary of the restoration.
    Close to:
    - Belem Lighthouse
    - Monument to the Discoveries
    - Torre de Belem

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal

    The Grand Monument to the Discoveries celebrates the many Portuguese who participated in the age of discovery, or the age of exploration, of the 15th-16th century. It is from here that many ships left for destinations often unknown.
    Solve a challenge involving the personalities carved around the base of the monument.
    See from here:
    - 25 de Abril bridge
    - Christ King monument in Almada
    - Jeronimos Monastery
    - Torre de Belem

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Sanctuary of Christ the King, 2800-058 Almada, Portugal

    As you look across the Tagus river, to the Almada side, you will see a large statue on top of the hill. It is the Christ King monument, inspired by Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

    Stop At: Jardim da Praca do Imperio, Rua Belem, Lisbon Portugal

    Here you will find several sculptures of seahorses (west side) and a statue honoring Augusto Gil (1873-1929), a Portuguese poet and precursor of Neo-Realism.
    Solve another challenge in this park.
    You'll see:
    - Belem Cultural Center
    - Jeronimos Monastery
    - Monument to the Discoveries

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Pass By: Vasco da Gama Garden, Rua Vieira Portuense Belém, Lisbon 1300-571 Portugal

    Learn about Vasco da Gama as you cross this park towards another park.

    Stop At: Estatua de Afonso de Albuquerque, Rua de Belem Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon 1300-598 Portugal

    Learn about this Governor of Portuguese India in the 15th-16th centuries while you solve another challenge involving his statue.
    You'll see:
    - Belem National Palace
    - National Coach Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: National Coche Museum, Avenida da India n 136 Located on the Afonso de Albuquerque Square in the western area of Lisbon in the Belém district, Lisbon 1300-300 Portugal

    Learn about this museum and its history.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Pass By: Palácio Nacional de Belém, Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-004 Lisboa, Portugal

    Learn about this pink palace as you walk by it.
    You'll also learn about the 1755 earthquake which forced the royal family to relocate here until 1910.

    Stop At: Pastéis de Belém, R. de Belém 84 92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal

    Discover the world-famous custard tart the Jeronimos monks invented in the 17th century, and why it came about.
    You'll face a simple challenge here.

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, Praca do Imperio Belém, Lisbon 1400-206 Portugal

    Admire this grand UNESCO World Heritage site, built to commemorate Vasco da Gama's historic journey to India.
    Solve another challenge here.

    Duration: 10 minutes

    Stop At: Museu Nacional de Arqueologia, Praça do Império, 1400-026 Lisboa, Portugal

    The Museu Nacional de Arqueologia is the largest museum of archeology in Portugal. Founded in 1893 by the archaeologist José Leite de Vasconcelos, it occupies the western part of the Jerónimos Monastery.
    Learn more about it and surrounding monuments on our scavenger hunt:
    - Jeronimos Monastery
    - Praça do Império
    - Navy Museum
    - Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium
    - Belem Cultural Center

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Museu de Marinha, Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal

    The Marine Museum is also in the Jeronimos Monastery, on the far west side. It is the most visited museum in Portugal.
    Walk by:
    - Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
    - Jeronimos Monastery
    - Praça do Império
    - Belém Cultural Center
    - Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Planetario Calouste Gulbenkian, Praca do Imperio Belém, 1400, Lisbon 1400-206 Portugal

    Learn about this planetarium and its surrounding sites.
    Walk by:
    - Museu Nacional de Arqueologia
    - Jeronimos Monastery
    - Praça do Império
    - Belém Cultural Center
    - Marine Museum

    Duration: 5 minutes

    Stop At: Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal

    In front of you and slightly to the right, is the Belem Cultural Center. Originally built in 1988 to host the European Union Presidency. It has become a conference center.
    Learn more about it on our scavenger hunt.

    Duration: 5 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Belém Tower, Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
    Departure Time :
    7:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    Centro Cultural de Belém, Praça do Império, 1449-003 Lisboa, Portugal
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Stroller accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Near public transportation
    • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Activity done in small groups of 6 max. No need to touch anything, or enter anywhere.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


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Organised by Tourist Scavenger Hunt

Activity ID: V-152849P27

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