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13 Best Places to Visit in Lisbon, Portugal

Vinam Pachkhede Aug 14, 2019
From walking down in the lanes or visiting the tourist attractions, Lisbon has a cultural essence in everything. The monuments prove that Portugal is rich in art and architecture.

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Castelo De Sao Jorge

Housing fascinating archaeological museums and sites, this marvelous fort has witnessed Christian Crusaders defeating the Moors.

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Belém Tower

Featuring in UNESCO's World Heritage List, this Manueline style architecture was built during the height of the Portuguese Renaissance

Jerónimos Monastery

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, it was constructed to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s great voyage to India, his tomb is situated inside the monastery.

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Lisbon Oceanarium

Europe’s biggest aquarium features four different focal tanks depicting the world’s four oceans. There’s also a central tank with various species of sharks.

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Elevador De Santa Justa

This age old industrial lift connects Central Lisbon to the steep hills. Also, its terrace offers a picturesque view of the Central Lisbon.

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Statue De Cristo

Similar as the statue in Rio de Janeiro, it was built as a token of Thank You to God after World War 2. It features a viewing terrace with mesmerizing city view.

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Padrao Dos Descobrimentos

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Built to celebrate the explorers and shaped as the Prow of Caravel (Ship used by Portuguese Navigators), it adorns statues of many explorers. Find mosaic maps with mentioned locations and date of discovery.

Ponte 25 De Abril Suspension Bridge

The longest suspension bridge in Europe, it resembles the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

Se De Lisboa

Dating back to the 12th century, this Romanesque style church is the oldest church in the city.

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Carmo Convent

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Inspired by Gothic architecture, it was built between 1389-1423. After an earthquake in 1755, the convent has become a heaven for archaeology lovers.

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Praça do Comércio

Situated near the Tagus river, this square is surrounded by Pombaline architecture, with the decorative Arco da Rua Augusta as the main highlight.

Aqueduto das Águas Livres

The world's highest stone arch, this 18th century engineering marvel was constructed to provide water to Lisbon.

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Basílica da Estrela

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This neoclassical monument is famous for its remarkable great dome church, twin bell towers, and the statues of religious figures.