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Famous Crows

Rua de Belém, nº70 1º floor
Santa Maria de Belem
Lisbon, Portugal
1300-085
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Famous Crows Hostel has a deluxe twin room with air conditioning and private bathroom with hydro massage shower, a deluxe suite with air conditioning, a mixed dorm room for 6 people with air conditioning and private bathroom with hydro massage shower, a mixed dorm room for 12 people with air conditioning and shared bathroom, Terrace with barbecue, Common room, Kitchen fully equipped for self-catering, Reception, Bar and 3 bathrooms outside the dorms. A continental breakfast is available in common room. It’s an important cultural area with Jerónimos Monastery, National Coach Museum, Belém National Palace, CCB, Maritime Museum, Berardo Museum, Discoveries Monument, Belém Tower among many others and also near Tagus river. The public transportation are excellent with trams, top tour buses for sightseeing, buses and taxis. It’s near Belém Train Station and Belém Ferry Station where you can easily reach Costa da Caparica's beaches. Why Famous Crows!!! The legend goes that the body of St. Vicente, martyred in Valency was brought to Sagres, in Algarve in the year 303. The 1st King of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, transfer the saint’s bones to Lisbon, accompanied in the barge, by two vigilant crows, which protected them. The Crows were adopted as the symbols of loyalty and protection, having place in the arms of the city, placed in a caravel, one at the prow and other at the stern, watching the body of St. Vicente. After this episode, they started being seen as benevolent and being worshipped in Lisbon, where, until a few years ago, it would be normal to find them in many bars, where sometimes they called the best customers by their names. Currently the Crows disappeared from Lisbon and are more and more forgotten as a symbol of the City.