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.

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