From Belém to Cascais
On this tour we follow the waters of the river Tagus on their route to the estuary.
Starting from a beautiful area of Lisbon where two monumental buildings classified as World Heritage Sites (1983) can be seen: Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery – connected to the Portuguese Discoveries. In the same area we can also visit the Belém Cultural Centre, designed by Vittorio Gregotti, the Documentation Centre of Belém Palace designed by Carrilho da Graça and rest on Pedro Falcão Campos’ bar A Margem.
Along the road we can observe the Marine Tower of Traffic Control designed by Gonçalo Byrne, gently bowing to the river.
In Cascais we are invited to take part in the imaginary of two remarkable Portuguese personalities: the paintings of Paula Rego welcome us into her house: House of Stories, designed by Eduardo Souto de Moura.
We bid the sea farewell from the inside of a seventeenth century lighthouse delicately renovated by the architects Aires Mateus.