Saturday, November 22, 2014

Trekcapri's 2014 Portugal Adventures: Back to Belem for Coaches & Dessert

As you may recall on my first trip to Belem I got drenched in an amazing downpour.  I went back and got drenched again. :)  I wanted to visit the Coach Museum so rain or shine I got my Tram 15 ticket and headed back.  

According to Wikipedia the National Coach Museum has one of the finest collection of historical coaches in the world.  These coaches carried members of the Royal families in Portugal and other countries.  The designs were very eland the designs are pretty cool.  If you find yourself in Lisbon, I would highly recommend a quick visit to the Coach Museum and while you're there, treat yourself to one of the best desserts in this world (a close tie with Gelato of course). 

Before heading to the Coach Museum it was raining so hard that I had to "force" myself to stop in at the very famous Pasteis de Belem for those very famous Pasteis de Nata. A fellow slow traveler recommended them and it was amazing.  I've already tried them at nearby cafes but I have to say that these are by far the best.  The crust is so flaky and the filling is creamy.  I had two of them and I'm sure I'll be making a return trip before I leave Lisbon. :) 


You can take a behind the scenes peek as well.

And the Dream lives on . . . .


  1. Wow, those coaches are so beautiful - how cool that there's a whole museum of them! And yum on the dessert. Sounds like you are having a great time!

    1. Hi Annie, thanks so much for your comments. That dessert was so yummy. :) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family and friends.


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