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Castelo de Sao Jorge

Castelo de Sao Jorge

The walls of Saint George's Castle, sitting atop a hill guarding the Tagus, date from the Moorish occupation in the 10th century, but the site has been a fortress for centuries, possibly from...

Alfama

Alfama

The oldest part of Lisbon, the Alfama quarter sprawls down the hillside from below the Castelo de Sao Jorge, retaining much of the traditional colour and atmosphere from the days when it was...

S? de Lisboa

S? de Lisboa

Although this cathedral in Largo da Se in the Alfama district is not outwardly appealing, it was the first church in Lisbon, built on the site of a Saracen mosque after the city was captured by...

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Gulbenkian was an Armenian oil magnate who died in 1955 having put together one of the world's finest private art collections. The collection is now housed in a modern centre where the...

Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto

The Bairro Alto district (literally the Upper City) is, like the Alfama, an historic enclave dating from 1513, which is reached in a novel way via the Santa Justa Elevator (a structure reminiscent...

Monument to the Discoveries

Monument to the Discoveries

One of the most famous sights in Lisbon is the imposing Padr??o dos Descobrimentos, situated on the riverbank in the Avenida de Brasilia in the district of Belem and designed to commemorate...

Tower of Belem

Tower of Belem

The famous Tower of Belem is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and is one of Lisbon's most photographed landmarks because of the decoration on its exterior. The outer walls are adorned with...

Parque das Nacoes

Parque das Nacoes

Lisbon's exhibition park was upgraded and renamed for the Expo '98 world exposition, which revitalised the city and brought international tourists and interest flooding in. The site is now worthy...

Fatima

Fatima

In 1917 the Virgin Mary allegedly appeared above an oak tree and spoke to three peasant children in the valley of Cova da Iria, 88 miles (142km) north of Lisbon. The children claimed to have...

Set??bal

Set??bal

A popular touring destination 25 miles (40km) south of Lisbon is Set??bal, one of Portugal's oldest cities, renowned for producing the most delicious muscadel wine in the world. The city is also...

Oceanario de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium)

Oceanario de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium)

Marketed as the second best aquarium in the world, the world-class Lisbon Oceanarium is the most impressive achievement of EXPO '98, which used to be an abandoned waterfront. The centrepiece of...

Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum)

Museu de Marinha (Maritime Museum)

With such maritime icons as Vasco de Gama and Bartolomeu Dias, its no wonder that Portugal's Maritime Museum is one of the best in Europe, evoking a sense of what it was like when the...

Colombo Amusement Park

Colombo Amusement Park

Kids will love the indoor amusement park at the Colombo Shopping Centre, happily entertained by taking rides on the roller coaster, playing video games, going bowling and racing go-carts. The...

Vasco da Gama Aquarium

Vasco da Gama Aquarium

The Vasco da Gama Aquarium is a great attraction for children in Lisbon. This aquarium is home to cute little seals with ears (otariids), which all kids will love to see. As well as its wonderful...

Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium

Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium

Older kids are enthralled by a visit to the Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium. Here they are invited to explore the universe and its bounty of astronomical wonders. The planetarium hosts...

Cristo Rei

Cristo Rei

Like the iconic Christ the Redeemer in Rio, the Cristo Rei spreads his massive arms as if to embrace all of Lisbon. Situated on the bank of the Tejo River opposite the city, the statue is over 328...

Evora

Evora

For many years, Evora was one of Portugal's best-kept secrets: a gorgeous medieval town, full of fascinating historical sights, Evora miraculously managed to stay off the mainstream...

Fado Bars

Fado Bars

As wonderful as Lisbon's historical area of Alfama is by day, its culture can be even better experienced at night, in one of the legendary Fado Bars of the area. Fado (meaning 'fate' or...

Jeronimos Monastery

Jeronimos Monastery

One of Portugal's most iconic tourist sights, the Jeronimos Monastery is an absolute must-see attraction for visitors to Lisbon. A stellar example of Manueline (or Portuguese...

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