Distrito de Lisboa Things to Do

  • The Great Cloister
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    The Arch of Augusta, Commercio Square.
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Distrito de Lisboa Things to Do

  • Torre de Belém - Tower of Belém

    Lisbon Things to Do

    The Coaches Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) is housed in a two storeys building that was an old horse riding arena used for training horses and for horse riding exibitions. Here you can see a large collection of horse drawn carriages, chaises and sedan chairs dated from the 17th to the 19th centuries. These belonged to the Portuguese royal...

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  • Quinta da Regaleira

    5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    "Man of scientific spirit, very large culture and rare sensibility...", is what I read in the leaflet received at the entrance of the park, about the man who conceived the place. I can't follow him! I find no harmony, no connection between the buildings, no rationality at all. Maybe... that's the idea. It's not easy to classify the place, but it...

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  • Boca do Inferno

    4 out of 5 stars

    Cascais Things to Do

    This deep crevice in the rocky coast near Cascais is a popular draw for tourists, although I personally failed to see why. Maybe the weather was just too nice and the sea too calm when I visited. In fact it looked rather tranquil, quite a letdown considering its name translated into English is 'The Mouth of Hell'! Furthermore, a number of...

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  • Day Trips:

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Get there by train from Ross station, quite frequent and about 30 minutes. In Sintra you have 2 circuit bus lines taking you to all the major sights, bus 434 (€ 5) to Pena park with Pena Palace (Palácio da Pena) and, Moorish Castle and Convento dos Capuchos, bus 435 (€ 2,50) to Quinta da Regaleira (Regaleira Palace and Gardens) and...

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  • Castelo dos Mouros - Moorish Castle

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    It's nice to see the castle from the city, and its nice to see the views from the castle. But, compared with the other highlights of Sintra, I can't say that it deserves the 3.50 € charged at the entrance. If you have time, and being so close to the "obligatory" palace of Pena, you may include it in your plans. But there are plenty of more...

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  • Parque Marechal Carmona

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Cascais Things to Do

    Situated near the marina this Large park is well worth a visit, It is home to the Conde Gastro Guimaraes Museum and to many Birds and some beautiful plants and flowers. A lake that provides a home to Swans, Ducks, Geese and Turtles. There are several Lawned ares ideal for picnics a small bar/cafe, public toilets a childrens book shop and a small...

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  • Castelo de São Jorge

    Lisbon Things to Do

    It's far from being one of the best castles in Portugal, but its precious story, accessibility, great sights over the city, and the typicity of the surrounding quarters turn it in a mandatory visit. At the eastern end of tram 28 line, it is a natural stop, to discover the city descending to the centre.

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  • Palácio da Pena - Pena Palace

    Sintra Things to Do

    This palace is a mixture of Arab minarets, towers and domes. It was built between 1840 and 1850. Prince of Baviera D. Fernando of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, husband of D. Maria II ordered it to be build on the site of the ruins of the monastery of Our Lady of Pena. Inside the palace you can see a large ball room, the kitchen and several rooms. The...

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  • Fishing Harbour

    Cascais Things to Do

    Cascais has a large population of fishermen and small fishing boats dot the sea around the harbour. There is also a beach next to the harbour, the Praia de Pescadores, but I personally did not want to bathe there. The air smelled very strongly of the fishing baskets and the beach appeared to be more popular with locals than with tourists. Maybe the...

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  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos - Jerónimos...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Things to Do

    This monument was built in the 16th century to lodge the monksd of St. Jerome´s Order (Hieronymites) and to comemorate the return of Vasco da Gama, the great portuguese explorer of the oriental world. This World Heritage site by the UNESCO is one of the most remarkable examples of the Manueline style, although the cloisters are decorated with...

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  • Palácio Nacional de Sintra - Sintra...

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    This palace served as a summer residence for the Portuguese kings since the early 14th century. Probably it has Moorish origin. What you see today mostly consists of the buildings ordered by king Joao I (around 1415) and by king Manuel I (1497 and 1530). Inside you can see various rooms and a chapel. Some rooms opened to visitors are; Sala dos...

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  • Casa de Santa Maria

    Cascais Things to Do

    Casa de Santa Maria was designed by architect Raul Lino and build in 1902. This true mediterranean building with Arab influences is open to the public. No admission fee. Visiting hours: Tu-Su: 10AM - 1PM and 2PM - 5PM

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  • Alfama Quarter

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Things to Do

    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 to the east and the river to the south, the area is a maze of alleys, streets, passageways and stairs. Therefore the best way to discover the Alfama...

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  • Monserrate Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    For several years abandoned, this beautiful palace and surrounding park has been recuperated, and is again an interesting visit. The best information is gathered in its home page, but there's a short and precise description in: Portugal Virtual

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  • Cidadela

    Cascais Things to Do

    This 16th century fortress was built to protect the Bay of Cascais, and is part of a whole line of fortresses along the Tagus estuary which were built to protect Lisbon from being invaded. It is not currently open to the public, but there are plans to restore it and open it up. However you can apparently take a walk along its ramparts, although...

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  • More Miradouros - Viewpoints

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Spreading over seven hills, and usually with a bright sun, Lisbon has lots of wonderful sights. Each hill has a couple of privileged spots, but the castle tops them all. The lift of Santa Justa is another special place, with good views over the castle.

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  • City Views

    Sintra Things to Do

    Despite being a small village it is very pleasant to walk trough. You can see the Sintra National Palace and its unusual architecture or appreciate the regional gastronomy in "Piriquita"pastry shop Quinta da Regaleira - one of Sintra's main attractions is also at a walkable distance from the village http://www.regaleira.pt/Default.aspx

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  • Palace Condes de Castro Guimaraes

    Cascais Things to Do

    One of Cascais' most outstanding palace is the PALACIO DE CONDE DE CASTRO GUIMARAES that is open to the public and exhibits its own grand private collection of over 25,000 book and rarities such as an illustrated book by Duarte Galvao (1455-1517). You can also see works of art from national and foreign artists - paintings - porcelain, etc. Also,...

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  • Praça Dom Pedro IV - Place du Rossio

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Lisbon's living room, Rossio is a well balanced square, usually taken by visitors as the reference point of their strolls across town. Easy to reach by Metro it is not advisable as a starting point except in a walk down to the river, because of its low level. You'd better take a transport to each one of its surrounding hills, and visit the...

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  • Moorish Fountain

    Sintra Things to Do

    This attractive fountain is located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace. It belongs to the romantic-revivalist period and was built around 1922 by the master sculptor of Sintra, José da Fonseca. Its decoration is Arab in inspiration, with neo mudejar azulejos, painted plasterwork and sculptured decoration.

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  • Conde Gastro Guimaraes Museum

    Cascais Things to Do

    The Counts of Castro Guimarães Palace was constructed in 1890. It's located at the Santa Marta Cove, close to the sea. In 1924 the buiding was transformed into the Cascais Municipal Museum. Inside art is displayed and rich Indo-Portuguese furniture. The library has over 25,000 books, some from the XVII century. In the garden at the right of the...

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  • Parque das Nacoes

    4 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Expo is the new Lisbon. It was rebuilt and rehabilitated for the Expo 98 event and since then is one of the biggest leisure spaces in Lisbon and is quite appreciated by everyone for a weekend stroll because it lies on a strip of land 5 km long by the river Tagus and has a lot of green spaces. It is home to some of the most modern architectural...

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  • Seteais Palace

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    This was always a very special place to me since I was a kid, maybe because my father worked there as a pastry cook, so I spent a lot of time in the kitchen tasting delicious treats! :-) It used to be a private palace, nowadays it is a five star hotel. I slept there one time, and though it is not a luxury hotel, it is great for those who like old...

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  • Parque Municipal da Gandarinha

    Cascais Things to Do

    This beautiful park is a good place to rest a bit after your meal, or after a long walk. Inside there is a small zoo with domestic animals, a restaurant, a pic nic area, and a kids playground. Here you could happen to see some peacoks or ducks roaming free.

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  • Elevador da Santa Justa

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Built following Eifell's style by another french engineer, this elevator is still in use, allowing a quick and convenient ascension to Carmo's level. Most people limit themselves to admire the construction, but, since you need to go uphill, it's a good idea to use it. However, if you want to save the time lost in the long lines, you may use the...

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  • Sintra Toy Museum

    4 out of 5 stars

    Sintra Things to Do

    Quite good collection of different toys.Interesting to children ( I think,we have none) and to us who have been child one day ;) Toys for different ages in 3 or 4 floors.Only negative thing was how bad the air was there.I allmost felt sick.And it was very hot-and I hardly ever say so.Maybe it´s better at some other time of the year than July.I hope...

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  • Town Hall

    Cascais Things to Do

    The Town Hall of Cascais is an attractive building, which dates from the 18th century, and was almost completely restored, in 1821, following the devastating earthquake of 1755. Above the main doorway, is an engraving commemorating the restoration date. The Town hall is noted for its for its old hand painted tiles (Azulejos), decorating its...

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  • Oceanario de Lisboa

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Things to Do

    The Oceanario is more than an aquarium. In fact this structure was set to recreate the five ocean habitats. Here you' ll see various kinds of fishes and other sea creatures. Once you' re inside this place it is like being under the sea. I liked very much looking at some large groups of fishes swimming; the mantas that seemed to fly and two otters...

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  • City Hall

    Sintra Things to Do

    Considered a fine example of Neo-Manueline architecture (and rightly so), Sintra’s Town Hall is also located on the main road between the train station and the Sintra National Palace. Built between 1906 and 1909 on the site of the demolished Chapel of S. Sebastião, its main features are the wonderful Neo-Manueline windows; a clock tower with...

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  • Beach

    Cascais Things to Do

    As Cascais is on the coast, it's known as a beach town. The beach is nice and though I didn't go, several VTers in the group did and loved it. Unforgettable Euromeet 2009 moment that will go down in the history of VT - a group of us were walking around at night after dinner at the restaurant in Estoril and partying at Baluarte Bar, and many of us...

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  • Ponte 25 de Abril - Bridge of April 25

    Lisbon Things to Do

    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 nationalism, but for three objective reasons: - The light of Lisbon is unbeatable (even when the fog releases S Francisco's bridge - 25 minutes each...

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  • details/architecture

    Sintra Things to Do

    This is a small museum in Sintra village which exhibits a wonderful collection of toys collected over 50 years or more. The collection is owned by Joao Arbues Moreira and he started it when he was only 14 years old. The museum itself opened in 1989 and has continued to accumulate over the years. Some of the items feature 1930’s Hornby sets, model...

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  • Walking

    Cascais Things to Do

    We just loved to walk next to the beach,and see people living their normal life. Some people were catching shellfish at the waterline,some were swimming,some taking sun-baths and somw drove with their fancy cars.See that hood ornament we saw at one fancy car :)

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  • Carmo Convent & Museu Arqueológico

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Built in the 14th century by the hero of Aljubarrota, Nuno Alvares Pereira, celebrated in Praça da Figueira, and especially in Batalha, this convent was seriously destroyed by the earthquake of 1755, and it was never totally repaired. Now it stands as a reminder that another earthquake is coming, no one knows when, and meanwhile, it is used as...

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  • Modern Art Museum

    Sintra Things to Do

    The Museum has gathered together, under the roof of this interesting 1920's building, a permanent collection of international modern and contemporary art, the Bernardo Collection, a fascinating panorama of European and American works of the 20th century. It represents the major movements, current and schools of artistic research, illustrated by...

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  • Centro Cultural

    Cascais Things to Do

    The CASCAIS CULTURAL CENTRE or CENTRO CULTURAL DE CASCAIS, is housed within the "Casa Cor de Rosa" (Pink House), a former 16th century convent of Our Lady of Piety. Presently it host exhibitions, concerts, shows and other events. The cultural centre and exhibition rooms are open from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Tuesday to Sunday. Closed Mondays and...

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  • Bairro Alto

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Lisbon Things to Do

    By day Bairro Alto is a traditional Portuguese neighborhood, with narrow and steep streets, picturesque and old houses and interesting stores. In Bairro Alto you can discover some of Lisbon’s most important churches: São Roque and Carmo Ruins as one of the best viewing points of the city: São Pedro de Alcântara. By night Bairro, as the locals call...

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  • St. Maria Church

    Sintra Things to Do

    Originally built by Dom Afonso Henriques in the 12th century, this church has undergone several alterations over the ages, especially in the late 13th century and early 14th century, and after the 1755 earthquake. Nowadays it is a Gothic-Romanesque building of three naves, with ogival arches and finely worked capitals - one of the few medieval...

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  • Marina

    Cascais Things to Do

    Modern and very well equipped with 630 berths available, 120 of which are designated for vessels in transit. CASCAIS MARINA can cater for vessels of up to 35 metres in length and 6 metres in depth. Located near the Cascais Bay - 9 SE sea miles from Roca Cape and 4 W sea miles from the Lisbon Port. The Marina's surrounding area is excellent for...

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  • Museu Nacional do Azulejo

    Lisbon Things to Do

    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 II. That’s why monastery although not luxurious but decorated in the Munuelino style so typical for the Portuguese Architecture of the first quarter of...

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  • St. Pedro de Penaferrim Church

    Sintra Things to Do

    Medieval in origin, already exisiting in 1403, this church was enlarged in the 16th Century (1565) on the initiative of Dom Alvaro de Castro. It has a single nave with a 16th Century lacunar vault and the side walls are lined with magnificent panels of blue and white azulejos of Lisbon workmanship, dating from the first half of the 18th Century and...

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  • Santuário Nacional de Cristo Rei

    Lisbon Things to Do

    Brazil, the former colony of Portugal, has a massive statue of Christ on top of a mountain overlooking Rio de Janeiro. So eventually Portugal the colonial master also had to have one. I understand that it is the same size with Christ's arms outstretched toward Lisbon across the River Tagus. You can ride a lift at the base for the trip to the top of...

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  • Padrão dos Descobrimentos - Monument to...

    Lisbon Things to Do

    A history eyeopener for those not familiar with Portugal, I knew it having a godfather of my son from there,but this is a fascinating history all should come to see it. The basics are open in Summer March to September from 10h to 19H , closed Mondays during March. Winter open October to February from 10h to 18h Closed on Dec 25th Jan 1st,and May...

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  • Avenida da Liberdade

    Lisbon Things to Do

    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 ducks, trees, etc. From Restauradores, going up all the way you'll end up in Parque Eduardo VII, a beautiful garden with great views on top of it! At night you should be careful. When the...

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  • Parque Eduardo VII

    Lisbon Things to Do

    The park Eduardo VII marks the northermost and highest point of Pombal's Lisbon. It is a beautiful park, with excelent views over Lisbon and the River. There you may see the discussed (easy to understand why) monument of the 25 th April, the Estufa Fria, and the beautiful oldest sport pavillion of Lisbon.

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