Belem is the charming district located to the west of central Lisbon. The city has many important and iconic tourist attractions such as fascinating museums, historical monuments, and maintained parks all of which complements the Tejo estuary cooling waters. Belem is associated with maritime and the early Portuguese travelers, and many of the district’s historical monuments either represent this great past or were financed by the huge wealth that colonies poured into Portugal. With excellent restaurants, two UNESCO World Heritage Sites, and boutique hotels, Belem remains a famous tourist destination. People use buses, trams and the Cascais Line Train, which are very crowded, to get to Belem. These means of transport expose people to pick-pocketing, and they are uncomfortable. This is why it is advisable to hire car Belem which provides an easy, convenient and flexible means of transport to explore all the fascinating places in Belem. Car rental Belem also guarantees the safety of your possessions. You can find the best rental car Belem from HAPPYCAR, the online comparison portal. The platform allows you to compare rental cars from companies like Enterprise, RentalCars, AutoEurope, and others for you to get the best car value for your money. We check the prices of international and local providers so that you don’t have to check each website to provide you with the best deals on a car hire to make your money go further on a rental car that fits your specific needs. You have the options of choosing car size, pick up location and type of insurance to ensure you get the best deal on a great car hire!
Things to do in Belem
The stunning Torre de Belem and the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, an attractive early monastery of the 16th century, are both the UNESCO World Heritage sites. Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is one of the most decorated religious constructions of Portugal. The monastery has a close relationship with the early travelers, as it’s the place where Vasco da Gama had his last night before his heroic voyage in India. It was also the place where the sailors’ wives would go to pray for a safe return of their husbands. This site is simply incredible, with attractive stone carvings in the huge religious building that you will able to visit with a car hire Belem. The delightful Belem tower, Torre de Belem, was once in the middle of the Tejo estuary, but since it was constructed, the flow of water has relocated it, and it is now found on the edge of the estuary banks. It was built to guard the city against sea targeted attacks and today it has become Lisbon’s emblem. It was designed with refined craftsmanship and is decorated with stunning carved stonework. The tower comprises decorative battlements, Moorish watchtowers, while inside is the first recorded rhinoceros evidence presented as a stone carving by Europeans. Other places you can visit in your car hire Belem includes the Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Belem Culture Centre, Museo Nacional dos Coches Museum, Belem Palace, Museu de Marinha, Monumento aos Combatentes do Ultramar among others.
Discover Belem with your Rental Car
Explore the city of Belem with your rental car Belem and head to the Antiga Confeitaria de Belem Café to eat their delicious pasteis de Nata, Pasteis de Belem. Pastel de nata is a crunchy tart crammed with a sweet egg custard. The custard contains eggs, flour, milk, sugar, water and vanilla and the tart is baked in a very hot oven. The hot tart can be sprinkled with cinnamon and sugar if you want. These cakes are mouthwatering, and children will love them. This bakery has been making these treats for over 150 years.
Road Trip Belem
Do not leave Belem before taking a road trip to Sintra town, which is 24 kilometers from Belem, with your car rental Belem. The city of Sintra located in a beautiful forest-covered surrounding, west of Lisbon. The main attractions of this town are its palaces and castles, but also the observations from the nearby mountaintops. The city is a famous day trip destination for you can see almost everything in a single day. When you hire car Belem, you will be able to see Sintra’s vibrant Romanticist Pena Palace and the ancient Moorish Castle both constructed on mountain tops with exciting views and enclosed by a green forest. If the weather is favorable, you will be able to view Lisbon from here. The town has an excellent architecture of cute small houses and many Art Demo buildings. It is the perfect place for families.
IF you want to explore the southern beaches, Faro is the southernmost city in mainland Portugal and also wears the crown of the country’s leading beach resort. The city rose to prominence during the Roman Empire thanks to its proximity to the Ria Formosa Lagoon. With plenty of sun bleaching the Iberian and Moorish-influenced white-washed city, Faro is truly a bright spot in the beautiful Algarve.
There is so much to see in this part of the country and we are here to make your dreams come true. The HAPPYCAR team wishes you a pleasant journey!