Lisbon Things to Do

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    Unique Turkish guns of XVII century
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  • 1. Churches and monasteries

    I was pleased to find that excavation at the rear of the cathedral had continued since my last visit in 2008. In consequence, the site is much easier to interpret. There are information boards in...

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  • 2. Plazas and squares

    Lisbon's walls are full of graffiti, but there are quite a few corners in the city where the graffiti is more than just unreadable tags and "ACAB" messages. One of them is the Escadinhas de São...

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  • 3. Castles and palaces

    Despite the fact that the 11th-century Castelo de São Jorge is considered one of Lisbon's most spectacular sights, I was somewhat disappointed by parts of it. First of all, this was due to the rather...

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  • 4. 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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  • 5. 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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  • 6. Lisbon neighborhoods

    The Alfama is Lisbon's oldest district and consequently one of the city's most appealing neighbourhoods. Roughly enclosed by Rua da Madalena to the west, the Castelo to the north, the Panteão Nacional...

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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. 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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  • 9. Elevadores

    4 out of 5 stars

    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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  • 10. Miradouros (overlooks)

    Just a few steps away from Miradouro das Portas do Sol is the next one, Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Despite its proximity, this viewpoint offers different views of the Alfama. This is mainly due to the...

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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. 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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  • 14. 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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  • 15. 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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  • 16. Electricos everywhere

    One of the first sights you will see in Lisbon are tourists frantically grabbing their cameras to snap a photo of one of the city's picturesque trams, the...

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  • 17. 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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  • 18. 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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  • 19. 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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  • 20. 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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  • 21. 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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  • 22. 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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  • 23. 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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  • 24. 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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  • 25. 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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