______________ Belem is easily reached by tramway from Lisbon, as you get off you notice they’re an impossibly huge building on your right, guess what : that’s it. By all means try to come when it’s not too hot since the white stone plus the lack of shadow might turn this delight into an ordeal.
Sometimes touristy is actually worth it. Well, that's if you're coming a bit off-season. I can't even begin to imagine the crowds at the Jeronimos monastery in July since I guess saying it's the most beautiful cloisters of the world ought to bring a few tourists. Anyway, it was much more peaceful in October and left me ample time to reflect on my new theory that Portuguese architecture is more than often pastry-inspired