Monument dedicated to the men who discovered the world by ship.
You have the possibility to enter the monument and to go to the top by elevator from where you ave a beautifu view on the town and the harbour
This sixteenth century monastery began to be built in the reign of Dom Manuel I to celebrate the discovery of the sea route to India. It was finished in the reign of Dom João III (1502-1557). It is one of the most important buildings in Portugal, and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Laid out in the 16th century, the Bairro Alto (literally "high quarter") is one of the most picturesque quarters in the city. Its architecture, traditional shops, restaurants, bars and design and fashion stores give it a unique flair. It is also a popular meeting place for all nightlife lovers.
The Chiado is an elegant shopping district. At the end of the 19th century, it became a fashionable meeting place for intellectuals such as Fernando Pessoa, Almada Negreiros and Eça de Queiroz. Their most famous haunt was the café "A Brasileira", which is still today favoured by the city's art students. The Bica quarter lies adjacent to the Bairro Alto and Chiado. In addition to its typical streets and houses, it is particularly renowned for its funicular lift, the Ascensor da Bica, built in 1892.
The Alfama is one of the oldest quarters in Lisboa. Since it largely survived the earthquake of 1755, the area still retains much of its original layout.
Adjacent to the Alfama are the likewise old quarters of Castelo and Mouraria, on the western and northern slopes of the hill that is crowned by St. George's Castle. Every year in June, the streets of all three quarters come alive with the feasts in honour of the popular saints. The Graça quarter and the churches of São Vicente de Fora and Santa Engrácia are within walking distance of this area.
Belém is linked to Portugal's Golden Age of Discoveries as the site where the famous navigators set sail to discover the world. Today it is a spacious green suburb with many gardens, parks and monuments that are well worth a visit. Amongst Belém's attractions are the Jerónimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Torre de Belém, the Belém Cultural Centre and Rua Vieira Portuense.
If you like shopping and fancy food go to the location where the world exhibition was held. A lot of pavillons are changed in shops and restaurants.
Open on Sundays.
The historical quarters of Lisboa are generally in the city centre. Some still retain the old structures of Muslim and medieval origin, with courtyards where people usually get together.
You must walk around the hills along the coast and look at the views. You can see why the Portuguese were pushed to explore the world. The views of the coast and the open seas are breath taking.
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