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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 16, 2013
Belem Market/ Torre de Belem..  (12 Answers)

How to get from belem station to belem market?

How to get to Torres belem?

What is the best time to go on a Sunday?



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2013
Car parking in Belem portugal.  (2 Answers)

any help would be great regarding were to park near tram or bus as we would like to do the tram 28 to see lisbon


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 24, 2013
Car parking in Belem portugal.

can anyone please advise on car parking near or in belem


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 26, 2009
Marble hand in the wall of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos  (4 Answers)

Hi, everybody!
While I visited Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Belem I saw people (they were tourists from Japan actually) touching the hand in the wall. This hand is a part of a marble wall decoration. And it is located at the entrance hall near the grave of Vasco da Gama. I stepped closer to check this hand. It was polished like thousand of people are touching it every day.
Does anyone know what is this hand? Why everybody are trying to touch it?
I didn't see the same decoration on the other wall or anywhere else in this place.
I tried to find information in internet but didn't find any.





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