Must see in Lisbon
Lisbon is a great destination for a long weekend escape: it’s a multicultural, passionate, multifaceted city, and it will conquer you with its mix of modern and old fashioned. So, what you must see in Lisbon? Here are what you need to include in your Portuguese itinerary.
In this video you can see just small part of sightseeing and interesting places in Lisbon.
Alfama Visit the Alfama district by tram. Jump on the Number 28, an ancient vehicle, wood-panelled on the inside, that grinds up the precipitous sloping streets, at its stop in Rua da Conceição.
Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery It is here that Lisbon’s most photographed building is found. The Belém tower stands on the shoreline, around 5 km west of the centre of the city. The park and promenade in front of this chunky 16th century fortification are a popular spot for Lisbon families to enjoy the afternoon sunshine, and to watch the crowds of tourists presumably. The tower has been designated World Heritage Site status along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery, and both are well worth the tram ride out of the city.
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Gulbenkian Museum Northeast of Eduardo VII Park is the Gulbenkian Museum, one of the world’s great museums and one of Europe’s unsung treasures. This is one of the world’s finest private art collections, amassed over a period of 40 years by oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, who was one of the 20th century’s wealthiest men.
Saint George’s Castle can be seen from almost everywhere in the city and looks over Lisbon from its highest hill offering memorable views. On summer it hosts the beer party and several other events and art exhibitions.
Oceanarium Must see in Lisbon Oceanarium, because is one of the world’s largest aquariums. The Lisbon Oceanarium is the first aquarium ever to incorporate world ocean habitats within a single environment, with impressive recreations of various ocean ecosystems – the Antarctic tank containing penguins, and the Pacific tank with otters playing in rock pools.
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25th of April Bridge Must see in Lisbon Ponte 25 de Abril (25th of April Bridge) – the oldest bridge across the Tagus river in Lisbon. The more than two km long suspension bridge opened in 1966 after almost four years of construction.
Vasco da Gama Bridge The Vasco da Gama Bridge is a modern cable-stayed bridge that spans the estuary of the Tagus river. The 17 km (11 mi) long bridge opened in 1998 and connects Lisbon’s eastern districts with main highways across the river.
Cristo Rei, The Christ the King statue is a Catholic monument and shrine dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus Chris overlooking the city of Lisbon in the central part of Portugal. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, after the Cardinal Patriarch of Lisbon visited that monument.
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Cascais One of the things to do in Lisbon is taking a day trip and visit the beach village of Cascais. The town’s charm, located right above surreal looking cliffs with waves breaking against them, is attracting many tourists each year, seeing them stroll or cycle around the cobblestone streets is not uncommon.
Cabo da Roca It is the westernmost point of the European continent, which is the main reason for visiting it. The views from the cape are quite spectacular, and if you wish you can use Cabo da Roca as the starting point for walking trails along the coast.
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Sintra Sintra is a charming Portuguese town that makes for a great day trip from Lisbon or the Estoril – Cascais coastline. Contained in Sintra are stunning palaces, a ruinous castle and other grand residences, all of which are set amidst the beautiful scenery of the Serra de Sintra national park.
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