Things to see in Lisbon
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Lisbon perplexed me with their window-displays. They are incredible and full of design and color. It´s a real delight for the eyes. All you have to do is just walk in and out of a store and enter another to see their wonderful wind...
Belém Tower, was built between 1515 and 1519 and is the work of Francisco de Arruda. In 1983 it was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. The tower is located at the mouth of the River Tagus and initially was used to protect the...
The Monasterio de los Jerónimos de Santa María de Belém is a Gothic Manueline marvel. The highlight is its three leveled inner cloister. Without doubt, it is the most beautiful cloister that I have ever seen in my life. It's great t...
Line 28 of Lisbon´s tram system is, perhaps, if not for sure, the most charming of the city. Walking the steep streets of the capital is an ideal route for tourists because apart from passing many monuments (Castelo San Jorge, B º ...
"Take the number 28 tram and stroll through Alfama ...", a friend and fellow traveler told me before I left for Lisbon. The truth is I didn't take it because it seemed like more of a touristy route (at 3 euros each, by the way) than...
St. George´s Castle is located on the highest hill in Lisbon, Portugal. Inside, one can be transported to long-ago and medieval times while enjoying the excellent preservation of this important Portuguese monument. Also, we had the ...
It is located in the Belem district and was opened in 1960 on the fifth centenary of the death of Prince Henrique, who was the biggest supporter of trips that led to the Portuguese Empire. It is more than fifty meters high. The monu...
The April 25 Bridge stands right on the River Tagus, in the metropolitan area of Lisbon, Portugal. Officially name at the time as Salazar Bridge, it was built by Salazar in 1960, and was designated its current name after the Revol...
Chiado is the highest part of the city of Lisbon, Portugal, near the high neighborhood. ¨Bairro Alto¨ was a popular neighborhood, filled with workers and very poor people, but is now richer while still being bohemian, full of artis...
Praças Rossio are found in most cities of Portugal, such as Lisbon, Oporto, in this case it is also found in Viseu (formerly under the name of Praça do Comercio). It's the heart of the city with a great fountain and back up some sta...
More commonly known as the Santa Justa Elevator, it was so named because Santa Justa Street joins with the Plaza do Carmo. The Elevator was designed by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard and although his aesthetic resembles that of the Eiffel...
This place is regarded by many as the most beautiful place in the world. Unfortunately our visit coincided with sewage flowing into the Tagus, but nevertheless we could fail to appreciate the magnitude of this enclave The beauty of ...
The Lisbon Oceanarium is in the Parque das Nações, on the banks of the river Tagus in a new and completely renovated zone which was an ancient spring. There are four natural habitats recreated here representing the oceans and all le...
Lisbon Cathedral, commonly called Sé de Lisboa, is the oldest and most important church in the city. It was built in the twelfth century in the Romanesque style. Its full name is Santa Maria Maior. During its history the cathedral h...
The eastern boundary of the city, along the river Tagus, was chosen to build pavilions to celebrate Expo 98. It is located in the modern part of the city, near the spectacular Vasco de Gamma bridge. You can visit the Oceanarium, one...
The Bairro Alto in Lisbon, without being as old as the Alfama, is the most pure and picturesque place in the city. It's between downtown Lisbon and the front of the Alfama. It's a neighborhood with a lot of activity, (especially aft...
This viewpoint is located in the historic area of Bairro Alto in Lisbon and forms part of the Garden of San Pedro de Alcántara. This must be one of the places with the best views of Lisbon. You can see the San Jorge Castle, the ca...
From this viewpoint there is a very good overview of the Alfama district and the Tagus River. The views are great, in fact there is usually painters in the area to leave the landscape immortalized. On the south side of the church we...
The Feira da Ladra (Thief Fair) is a market with old things, used furniture and collectibles etc. It got its curious name because it used to be the only place that sold stolen objects. Nowadays they sell personal things that people ...
Carmo Church was destroyed by the famous earthquake. It is one of the most unusual monuments in this city and the ruins can clearly be seen from Rossio Station and from the bridge that is just off the elevator do Carmo. These are th...
Fora Da means 'extramural' and so it would have been at the time when it was built outside the city limits. Now, this beautiful Renaissance building that looks like a fortress monastery is an essential visit on a visit to Lisbon. Th...
this Square is one of the busiest in the city. The monument that dominates the square was built in honor of the War of Restoration, with Portugal's independence from Spain. This obelisk is at the center of the square and was made wi...
The Rua Augusta is the main street in Lisbon's Baixa district. It connects the square with Trade Rossio. Next to Commerce Square rises this Arc. It was designed by Santos de Carvalho and built in 1873 to celebrate the rebuilding of ...
It is also known as the Church of Santa Engracia. It is a baroque building, built between 1682 and 1966. Yes 1966. From there the Portuguese saying "as works of Santa Engracia" to refer to an endless work. It happened to have the fu...
At the xit to the southeast of Lisbon, is the Vasco de Gama bridge. It is a concrete cable-stayed bridge with concrete viaducts, which was designed by Armando Rito and Michel Virlogeux. It was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1...
It is a modern, very spacious rooms, ready to host art exhibitions, concerts, with a good store of memories and a pavilion for the Berardo Collection Museum, where we saw some excellent exhibitions of contemporary art with sculpture...
The most important street of downtown Lisbon, full of life at almost any time of day and the main artery linking the Praca do Comercio with Praça da Figueira. It's full of shops and restaurants, but the cuisine is too oriented to to...
The Praça da Figueira part of Baixa Pompalina, is in a large square with a statue of John I. The buildings surrounding the square are hotels, shops and cafes. Earlier in the same place where the plaza was stood All Saints Hospital w...
Lisbon is a beautiful city with old buildings that, despite their years and neglect, keep intact the charm of a great European capital. Narrow streets, ups, downs, etc. You''ll need a subscription for the trams if you don't want to ...
Empire Square is situated in the district of Belem, which is a must for tourists and even for a romantic evening with your partner. From the park you can see the surrounding buildings, like the Jeronimos Monastery and the Monument o...
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