This is a nice, pleasant and peaceful area. We walked through here with the Sandeman's Belem tour and were able to hear about the Afonso statue in detail as well as the history involved which also made the area much more interesting to us.
About Afonso de Albuquerque Square
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Impressive statue in front of the presidents palace. Set in a very nice garden and right next to coach museum. The first sight you see when alighting the train in Belem.
The square in front of the Belem Palace (today the presidential residence) is named after Alfonso de Albuquerque, the Portuguese naval commander and statesman whose bronze statue stands at the top of the beautiful Neo-Manueline style monument.
A pleasant park dedicated to Afonso de Alberqueque. His statue dominates the park although there is nothing to say that the monument is him. Shame, because most tourists think that it another Vasco da Gama statue.
There enough there to walk around and look - and we had thought about coming back for a lunch break but found the Tropical gardens near by. Its clean and nicely kept, and enough benches around.
When roaming around in Belém, just take some extra time to spend in the parks around the monastery towards the coaches museum.
There are several public parks and gardens between Rua de Belem and Avenida da India in Belem, including the section known as Praca Afonso de Albuquerqua located directly in front of the Belem Palace. The square is centred by a attractive monument to Alfonso de...More
This area is called in honor of the portugese viceroy of India who died 1515 at sea;Afonso de Albuquerque. I liked the view towards the presidential palace.This small public garden feels charming and old fashioned and it is a nice place to rest after the...More
nice landmark for group tours to meet up after an afternoon of exploring Lisbon. A lot in the area as well to get a drink, sit, and people watch.