I’d highly recommend spending half a day at least of your visit to Lisbon exploring the Monastery of Jerónimos and the other things of interest in the neighbourhood of Belém – you could easily make it a day if you have enough time.

Unfortunately, it was raining on the day we visited in November, but as we only had one day to see the sights, we had to make the best of it. To get there, we made our way by Metro to Cais do Sodré and then outside the station, we found the tram stop for the No 15E tram, which will take you in 15-20 minutes right opposite the Monastery of Jerónimos. The journey’s a pleasant one, as you run parallel with the waterfront with glimpses of the River Tagus, between the warehouses, many now converted into shops, restaurants and museums. There were quite a few tourists on the tram, and I expect in high season it would be packed, so keep an eye on your valuables.

Doorway of the Monastery of Jeronimus in Lisbon

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