pasteis de belem: my favorite dessert
so croquant, hmmmm
What to buy: Een niet te missen culinair aspect van Lissabon zijn de wereldberoemde Pastéis de Belém. Pastéis de Belém zijn kleine, romige pasteitjes bestrooid met poedersuiker en kaneel.
Deze pastelaria bestaat reeds sind 1837 en hier volgt de geschiedenis ervan :
The Taste of Tradition
At the beginning of the Nineteenth Century, in Belém, next to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (the Heironymite Monastery) there was a sugar cane refinery linked to a small general store.As a result of the liberal revolution of 1820, all convents and monasteries in Portugal were shut down in 1834, the clergy and labourers expelled.In an attempt at survival, someone from the monastery offered sweet pastries for sale in the shop; pastries that rapidly became known as 'Pasteis de Belém'.At that period the area of Belém was still far from the city of Lisbon and could be reached by steam-boats. At the same time, the grandeur of the monastery and the Torre de Belém (the Belém Tower) attracted visitors who soon grew used to savouring the delicious pastries originated in the monastery.In 1837, the baking of the 'Pasteis de Belém' was begun in buildings joined to the refinery, following the ancient 'secret recipe' from the monastery. Passed on and known exclusively to the master confectioners who hand-crafted the pastries in the 'secrets room', this recipe remained unchanged to the present day.In fact, the only true 'Pasteis de Belém' contrive, by means of a scrupulous selection of ingredients, to offer even today the flavour of the ancient portuguese confectionary industry.
What to pay: less than 1 euro / pasteis
My memory stick was getting full to fast so i searched for a Photoshop.
from jerominos Monastery follow the road to the west it is aside of the Belem cultural centre
What to buy: Burn your memory stick on a Cd.
He has also all kind of stuff for your camera and new cameras
Burning on a CD was 6 euros i think maybe 5 and took 10 minutes
You can find several souvenirs tents around the place, selling postcards, and some objects about Belem, Lisbon and Portugal.
You have to be careful because some things are on the floor and you can break them.
I took this pic from the top of the Monument to the Discoveries, but you can see them.