Architecture, monuments, and structures, Lisbon

67 Reviews

Know about this? Rate It!

hide
  • The Praca da Figueira
    The Praca da Figueira
    by Paul2001
  • The Praca da Figueira
    The Praca da Figueira
    by Paul2001
  • Fountain on the Praca da Figueira
    Fountain on the Praca da Figueira
    by Paul2001
  • penumbra's Profile Photo

    Monument to the Discoveries

    by penumbra Written Sep 16, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Henry the Navigator plus Friends
    1 more image

    Favorite thing: This monument was built in 1960 to celebrate the 500th birth anniversary of Henry the Navigator. Its located not far from the Belem Tower at the shore line. One of the figures next to Henry the Navigator on the monument is Christopher Columbus.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Arts and Culture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Praça do Comercio

    by santax Updated Sep 3, 2005

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Comercio Square

    Favorite thing: Praça do Comercio is a square right in the center of the city and facing the Tagus River. It is quite beautiful. Its beautiful triumphal arch represents 'glory, valor, and genious.' It also includes sculptures of Portuguese heroes such as Vasco da Gama.

    Related to:
    • Arts and Culture
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Belem Tower

    by santax Updated Sep 3, 2005

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Belem Tower

    Favorite thing: The Belem Tower is Lisbon's most famous landmark. Built in the Portuguese Manueline style in the 16th century as the watchtower for the explorers' ships, it is a beautful building, listed as a World Heritage monument.

    Related to:
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • Alfama and the castle

    by santax Updated Sep 3, 2005

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Castle of Saint George in Alfama

    Favorite thing: Visiting Alfama is stepping into a medieval village without leaving a major capital city. Walking around its cobbled streets all the way to the castle which offer breathtaking views of the city was one of my favorite Lisbon experiences. Don't miss it.

    Related to:
    • Architecture
    • Castles and Palaces
    • Historical Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • From the Jeronimos Monastery...

    by santax Updated Sep 3, 2005

    0.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Monument to Christ opens its arms to Lisbon

    Favorite thing: Lisbon's Golden Gate sister, the 25 de Abril Bridge can be seen from the Belem district, from where there are also views to the Monument to Christ. To reach this monument you must take a ferry from Cais do Sodre station to Cacilhas, from where there are buses that stop right below the pedestal. All of Lisbon can be seen from the top.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ncfg's Profile Photo

    Ponte Vasco da Gama

    by ncfg Written Aug 15, 2005

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: The Vasco da Gama bridge is a Cable-stayed bridge and it was inaugurated on the 4th of April 1998. Vasco da Gama is the largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17.2 km (10 miles), 10 km of which are over the river Tagus and it is located right next to the Parque das Nações.

    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • irisbe's Profile Photo

    Elevador de Santa Justa

    by irisbe Updated Apr 10, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Elevador de Santa Justa

    Favorite thing: Elevador de Santa Justa: this Neogotic elevator, also known as 'Elevador do Carmo' was build around 1900 by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard a pupil of Alexandre Gustave Eiffel.
    The fire that ruined a big part of the Chiado-area 25th August 1988, was stopped near this location.

    You need to buy a ticket if you want to go up.
    It doesn't connect to the nearby hill anymore but you can go to the top and marvel at the view up there.

    There is also a cafetaria where you can order something to drink that goes well with the view.

    Don't forget to take your camera, zoom lenses and enjoy!

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • irisbe's Profile Photo

    Terreiro do Paço

    by irisbe Updated Apr 6, 2005

    1.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Terreiro do Pa��o

    Favorite thing: This is the gate that gives way to the Baxia area, viewed from the Praça do Comércio

    Locals call it the Terreiro do Paço, Square of the Palace, because during 400 years, it was the site where the royal palace was.

    In 1511 Manual I moved it to a better location along the river.

    The first palace was destroyed by the earthquake in 1755.
    The walls first were painted republican pink but afterwards they were painted in royal yellow again.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • LysDor's Profile Photo

    PRACA DO COMERCIO

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: Usually all visitors start their visit at "Praca do Comércio", so did we (but arrived with the metro, not with the boat!!)

    The huge bronze statue of Dom José I welcomes everybody.!).

    Was this review helpful?

  • LysDor's Profile Photo

    THE FORTRESS

    by LysDor Updated Mar 9, 2005

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: This used-to-be a multipurpose building (fortress, royal residence and prison) and it offers splendid views in all directions.
    Little remains of the palace are still left.

    There is a restaurant and a small café where refreshments can be taken before moving on.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ncfg's Profile Photo

    Ponte 25 de Abril

    by ncfg Updated Dec 6, 2003

    4.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Favorite thing: From the top of Cristo Rei we can appreciate the 25 de Abril bridge, it is similar to the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

    The 25th of April Bridge it is also known as Bridge over the Tagus. It was inaugurated in 1966 with the name 'Salazar Bridge', the dictator who had it built. It was later renamed to commemorate the 'Carnation Revolution' that happened on the 25th of April 1974, when the soldiers placed carnations in the muzzles of their rifles as they led the revolt against the world's longest dictatorship.

    We cross the long bridge (2.278km long) to go to Almada and visit Cristo Rei Sanctuary.
    Astounding view we had from there.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo

    Vasco da Gama Bridge

    by Sarita76 Written Sep 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lisbon - Vasco da Gama bridge

    Favorite thing: The Vasco da Gama bridge reaches 11km across the River Tagus and is one of the longest bridges in the world. This is not a good picture, but, believe me, it's very hard to see the other end of the bridge from one side of the river.
    The bridge was officially open on March 31, 1998.

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo

    Vasco da Gama Tower

    by Sarita76 Written Sep 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lisbon - Vasco da Gama tower

    Favorite thing: The tower was built for the EXPO '98 and is located at the northern entrance of the Parque das Naçoes. An elevator gives you the chance to see the area from the top. If you're hungry, you can have lunch in the revolving restaurant inside the tower.

    Related to:
    • Aquarium

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo

    More about Parque das Nações

    by Sarita76 Written Sep 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lisbon -  At the Parque das Na����es

    Favorite thing: The Parque das Nações is located in the eastern part of the city of Lisbon, straddling the Lisbon and Loures city limits.
    If you want to get there by metro, then take the Oriente Line (the Red Line) and the stop is Oriente.

    Related to:
    • Aquarium

    Was this review helpful?

  • Sarita76's Profile Photo

    Parque das Nações

    by Sarita76 Written Sep 9, 2003

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Lisbon - Fountain at Parque das Na����es

    Favorite thing: The area the Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) is located in was renewed for the EXPO '98 and many say that the exposition's success depended on the urban remake and the environmental clean-up of the area, a former industrial area.

    Fondest memory: I loved the fountains in the Parque as they were CRAZY, sprinkling water here and there :) And it was so hot that people took the chance to have a shower!

    Related to:
    • Architecture

    Was this review helpful?

Instant Answers: Lisbon

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

91 travelers online now

Comments

View all Lisbon hotels