Pastéis de Belém
84-92 Rua Belém, Belém
No trip to Lisbon would be complete without a visit to its world-renowned confectionary shop, the Pastéis de Belem. The bakery serves delicate custard-filled tarts (pastel de nata) with a storied history: The recipe—conceived by the monks of Jeronimo's Monastery in 1837, and unchanged to this day—remains a carefully guarded secret, passed down from generation to generation, so you won't find them anywhere else. There may be a line, but it’s worth the wait—don’t forget to top it off with cinnamon and powdered sugar.
Av. Brasília, Ala B, Belém
As a part of the Champalimaud Foundation’s medical science research center, Darwin’s Café shares the fabulous architecture and waterfront views of their new building. Mod leather seating, floor-to-ceiling windows, and cool artwork (inspired by Charles Darwin's original drawings) look out onto the terrace, which takes full advantage of the location and panoramic scene. The food is great, too—be sure to try one of their inventive risottos.
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