Lisbon Things to Do

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  • 1. Churches and monasteries

    King Manuel I had the idea of erecting a large monastery close to the site where Henry the Navigator had built a church dedicated to Santa Maria de Belém in the 15th century. With a view to...

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  • 2. Plazas and squares

    Until 1974 Carmo was only a touristy place, with its beauty and not many references. In April's revolution it was the surrendering place to the government, since then becoming a reference to freedom....

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  • 3. Belém

    The Monument to the Discoveries (in Portuguese “Padrão do Descobrimentos”), created by Cottinelli Telmo (1897–1948) and the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida (1898–1975), was first erected in 1940, in a...

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  • 4. Castles and palaces

    The Castle of São Jorge is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from...

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  • 5. Miradouros (overlooks)

    If you have to choose just one of the many overlooks in Lisbon, this should be the one. Facing the castle, with Bairro Alto in your back, this is a mandatory stop for picture. After or before the...

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  • 6. Day trips: Sintra, Cascais, Estoril...

    The Palace of Pena stands atop a rocky peak, which is the second highest point in the Sintra hills (the only place higher than the palace itself is the Cruz Alta, 528 metres above sea level). The...

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  • 7. Museums and cultural centers

    Close to the train station of Santa Apolonia and at walking distance from the city's centre, in S. Vicente quarter, its located the Military Museum. It's a large and rich museum, where - forgive me -...

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  • 8. Elevadores

    As a "seven hills" city, Lisbon has some steep areas. By the end of the 19th century, several lifts were made. Some of them disappeared, but four were kept and modernized, still being useful to make...

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  • 9. Grand structures and architecture

    The biggest work of the dictatorship was... a copy. Salazar bridge was an important work, reproducing in Europe the Golden Gate of S. Francisco. I saw and crossed both, and... prefer ours! Not for...

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  • 10. Lisbon neighborhoods

    For long neglected, this typical quarter, by the castle, is one of the most central and accessible. Without great touristy attractions, the quarter is being recovered and cleaned, and it is today a...

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  • 11. Markets and shopping

    Before the trend of big malls, Garrett street was the most remarkable shopping area in Lisbon. Business faded but sophistication remains, with some historic shops surviving the new challenges....

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  • 12. Parks and the Zoo

    Built for EXPO 98, this huge aquarium is a marvel of conception, and a mandatory visit to every child (and adults also!). More than the large collection, covering all the world, the way they...

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  • 13. Azulejos (tiles)

    That wonderful museum is billeted in the building of former Convent of the God Mother. The Convent was founded in 1509 by the Dowager Queen Eleanor (1458-1525) and she was the widow of the King Joao...

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  • 14. Entertainment

    You can visit the theatre every Monday morning at 11:30 a.m, there are visits in foreign languages. In the guided visits you can check the historical and artistic patrimony of the theatre. The price...

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  • 15. Terreiro do Paco

    The most beautiful place in Lisbon, this harmonious square by the river is the perfect tribute to those who died in the earthquake of 1755. The crashing of the lower part of the city allowed a...

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  • 16. A National Theatre Named After a Good Queen

    This monumental structure is hard to miss when in Lisbon especially as one stands in the midst of the city's sprawling main plaza The Rossio formally called...

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  • 17. Alfama

    The most typical quarter in Lisbon is famous for its narrow streets and staircases, but it also has a few wide places where churches and sightseeing points help...

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  • 18. Rua Augusta (Augusta Street)

    Praça do Comércio (Comercio Square) opens onto Rua Augusta through the triumphal arch (which you can go up for beautiful views). This is a lively pedestrian...

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  • 19. Santa Justa Lift

    On the top floor is a kiosk and lookout, with panoramic views of the city, while connections to the floors below are made (in addition to the elevator) by two...

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  • 20. A walk by the river

    A great way to enjoy one of the best things that Lisbon has, the Tagus River, is to way by it from Docas to Belém tower or Chamalimon foundation. There’s a way...

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  • 21. Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue)

    Take a walk along Liberty Avenue.It has shops on both sides and cafe's on the middle. Along the avenue, you'll have many benches to take a rest, lakes with...

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  • 22. Go up a FUNICULAR!

    My sister and I went to Lisbon in September of 2009, and we immediately walked around the city to get a feel of this wonderful place. The first thing we looked...

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  • 23. A streetcar named…FUN!

    If you want a fast fun way to get acquainted with Lisbon, book a GoCar tour! It is a two person, GPS guided, three wheeled motor vehicle, now the motor is more...

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  • 24. Pasteis de Belem - legendary tasty tart - MUST EAT

    Okay, so my sister and I both love desserts and nothing could have made us miss the famous pastries of the legendary Pasteis de Belem!This place has been here...

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  • 25. See Royal History at The National Coach Museum

    The collection of coaches in this museum is astounding! I had no idea that so much history was centered around these incredible and ornate forms of...

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