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Belém and The Lusiadas

First published in 1572, The Lusiads is one of the greatest epic poems of the Renaissance, immortalising Portugal’s voyages of discovery with an unrivalled freshness of observation.

The epic poem from Luís de Camões (1524-1580) follows Vasco da Gama’s pioneer voyage via southern Africa to India in 1497-98. The first European artist to cross the equator, Camoes’s narrative reflects the novelty and fascination of that original encounter with Africa, India and the Far East.

From Amazon's review

The Lusiads is our roadbook to discover Belém district, the site from where Vasco da Gama sailed off: The Belém Monastery, built in 1502, The Belém Tower and the Monument to Discoveries.

This tour includes the visit of the Church and Cloisters of the Jerónimos Monastery, therefore, an extra fee of 12€ per Person will be charge.

Please note that this tour is not available on Mondays.

Meeting Point: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, 1400-206 Lisbon


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