On the banks of the Tagus River rises one of Lisbon’s most historic neighbourhoods.
Only a few minutes away from the city centre, Belém is known as a noble area with many famous palaces and museums. It's a great place for those who want to be close to the city centre but sheltered from the hubbub.
Although it is home to a number of popular landmarks, Belém is generally quiet with tree-lined streets and famous monuments co-existing among open gardens and beautiful residential areas with new and stylish apartments for sale.
As a historic, riverside neighbourhood full of charisma and charm and with its own personality, Belém properties are aligned with the neighbourhood vibe offering a perfect lifestyle investment for families who wish to live comfortably in Lisbon.
Although prices in Belém are higher than in other neighbourhoods in the Portuguese capital, it continues to offer lower prices compared to other European capitals with a very balanced cost of living. In general, anyone who invests in real estate in Belém can expect an excellent rental income.
Belém is an attractive option for property investors thanks to its unique location and newly built apartments. The waterfront promenade, excellent schools and large, green spaces make it a good choice for families.
In recent years, Belém has undergone significant infrastructure development to improve its accessibility and attractiveness to visitors. The neighbourhood has a well-connected public transport system, including buses, trams, and a train station.
Many of the historical sites in Belém have been renovated and restored, including the Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery, to ensure their preservation for future generations.
There are also many public parks and green spaces in the neighbourhood, providing residents and visitors with opportunities for recreation and relaxation. In addition, there has been a focus on sustainable development and initiatives to reduce the neighbourhood's environmental impact.
Belém has a rich history that dates back to the Age of Discovery, when Portuguese navigators embarked on voyages to explore the world. In the 15th and 16th centuries, Belém played an important role as a port and a departure point for these voyages.
Many significant monuments and buildings were constructed during this time, including the iconic Tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery. The neighbourhood continued to grow and develop over the centuries, and today it remains a popular as a destination for both tourists and residents, renowned for its cultural landmarks and delicious pastries.
From walking tours by the river to museum visits, Belém is well placed to be able to offer many memorable experiences. Here you will find a number of Lisbon’s most remarkable sites, such as Belém Tower, the Jeronimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries and The Belém Palace (official residence of the President). By the river you will find the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) and a wide promenade full of bars and restaurants, with plenty of space for walking, jogging and cycling. Whatever the season, Belém offers every kind of experience. Having a picnic with family and friends at the large, leafy park by the river is one of our favourite things to do and it’s even better on a balmy evening at sunset.
The neighbourhood is home to delicious local cuisine such as the famous Pastéis de Belém, the pastry shop named after its famous dessert – the delicious Portuguese custard tart. It’s a must-have.
Popular with expats, charming Belém lies at the edge of the Tagus river