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BELEM TOWER/ MONUMENT
Built in the 16th century, Belem Tower is an iconic symbol of Lisbon’s maritime heritage. It served as a defense system and a ceremonial gateway for ships departing and arriving in Lisbon.
25APRIL BRIDGE/ LANDMARK
25th April Bridge: The 25th April Bridge is a suspension bridge that spans the Tagus River and connects Lisbon to Almada. It was built in the 1960s and was originally named Salazar Bridge.
CHAMPALIMAUD/ RESEARCH CENTER
The Champalimaud Research Center is a state-of-the-art biomedical research facility located in the Belém neighborhood of Lisbon. It was established in 2004 and is named after the Portuguese businessman and philanthropist António Champalimaud.
VASCO DA GAMA BRIDGE/ LANDMARK
Named after the famous Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama, this bridge spans the Tagus River and is one of the longest in Europe. It was opened in 1998 for the World Expo held in Lisbon and has since become an iconic part of the city’s skyline.
Bugio is a small island located in the Tagus River, between Cascais and Lisbon. It is home to a lighthouse that was built in the 16th century to help guide ships into the port of Lisbon.
MONUMENT OF DISCOVERIES/ MONUMENT
The Monument to the Discoveries, also known as Padrão dos Descobrimentos, was built in 1960 to commemorate the Age of Discovery. It depicts famous Portuguese explorers and is located on the spot where ships departed to explore the world.
JERONIMOS MONASTERY/ RESEARCH CENTER
The Jeronimos Monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a masterpiece of Portuguese Gothic architecture. It was built in the 16th century and served as a monastery and a place of prayer for sailors departing on voyages of discovery.
The Museum of the Centro Cultural de Belém (CCB) is a modern art museum located in the Belém neighborhood of Lisbon. It features a collection of Portuguese and international contemporary art, as well as exhibitions and events related to music, theater, and literature.
BELEM PALACE/ MONUMENT
The Belem Palace is the official residence of the President of Portugal. It was built in the 18th century and is surrounded by beautiful gardens.
AJUDA PALACE/ MONUMENT
The Ajuda Palace was the official residence of the Portuguese royal family until the end of the monarchy in 1910. It is now a museum that houses an impressive collection of decorative arts.
PASTEIS DE BELÉM/ COFFEE HOUSE
The Pasteis de Belém Coffee House is a historic coffee house located in the Belém neighborhood of Lisbon. It is famous for its delicious pastries, known as pastéis de nata, which are a traditional Portuguese dessert.
HIDROAVIÃO LUSITANIA/ MONUMENT
The Hidroavião Lusitania Sacadura Cabral e Gago Coutinho is a monument located in the Tagus River near Lisbon. It commemorates the historic flight made by two Portuguese aviators in 1922 from Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro.
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) is a contemporary art museum located on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon. It features a collection of contemporary art, as well as exhibitions and events related to architecture and technology.
CHRIST THE KING/ LANDMARK
The Christ the King statue is a religious monument located in Almada, on the south bank of the Tagus River. It was inspired by the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro and offers breathtaking views of Lisbon.
ELECTRICITY MUSEUM/ MUSEUM
The Electricity Museum is a cultural center that showcases the history of electricity in Portugal. It is located in a historic power station and features interactive exhibits and workshops.
CONVENTO DO CARMO/ MONUMENT
Convento do Carmo is a former Carmelite convent that was founded in the 14th century. The convent was partially destroyed by the Great Lisbon earthquake in 1755 and its ruins have been preserved as a historical site. The Gothic-style arches and columns of the church are still standing and provide a unique and eerie atmosphere.
TIME OUT MARKET/ CITY CENTER
Lisbon’s Time Out Market stands as a vibrant landmark in the heart of the city, captivating visitors with its bustling atmosphere and exceptional culinary offerings. Housed in a historic market hall, this iconic destination showcases an extraordinary collection of gourmet delights, curated by the experts at Time Out.
BAIRRO ALTO/ CITY CENTER
This bohemian neighborhood is known for its charming narrow streets and eclectic mix of bars, restaurants, and live music venues. It’s an ideal place to soak up Lisbon’s vibrant atmosphere and enjoy a night out.
CAIS DO SODRE/ CITY CENTER
Cais do Sodré is a historic neighborhood that was once a busy port area. It is now a trendy neighborhood known for its bars, restaurants, and street art.
COMMERCE SQUARE/ CITY CENTER
The Commerce Square, also known as Terreiro do Paço, is a historic square located near the Tagus River. It was once the site of the Royal Palace and is now a popular tourist destination.
AUGUSTA STREET ARCH/ CITY CENTER
The Arco da Rua Augusta, also known as the Augusta Street Arch, is a triumphal arch that marks the entrance to the Commerce Square. It was built in the 18th century and features impressive sculptures and decorative elements.
SANTA JUSTA ELEVATOR/ CITY CENTER
Elevador de Santa Justa is an iconic landmark in Lisbon that was built in the 19th century by Raul Mesnier du Ponsard, a student of Gustave Eiffel. The elevator connects the Baixa district to the Largo do Carmo and offers stunning panoramic views of the city from the top. It is a must-visit attraction in Lisbon.
ALFAMA/ CITY CENTER
Alfama is a historic neighborhood known for its winding streets, colorful houses, and traditional fado music. It is one of the oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon and offers stunning views of the city.
ST. GEORGE’S CASTLE/ CITY CENTER
St. George’s Castle is a medieval castle that sits atop a hill overlooking Lisbon. It was built in the 11th century and served as a royal palace and a military fortress.
LISBON CATHEDRAL/ CITY CENTER
The Sé de Lisboa, also known as the Lisbon Cathedral, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in the Alfama neighborhood. It was built in the 12th century and features a mix of architectural styles, including Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque.
NATIONAL PANTHEON/ CITY CENTER
The National Pantheon is a church that was converted into a national monument in the 20th century. It houses the tombs of famous Portuguese figures, including explorers, poets, and politicians.
LISBON’S OCEANARIUM/ CITY CENTER
The Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the largest indoor aquariums in Europe and is home to thousands of marine species from around the world. It’s a great place to learn about ocean conservation and the diversity of life that exists beneath the waves.
PONTO FINAL/ RESTAURANT
Ponto Final is a seafood restaurant located in the Almada neighborhood of Lisbon. It offers stunning views of the Tagus River and the city of Lisbon, as well as delicious seafood dishes and Portuguese wines.Time Out Market: The Time Out Market is a food hall located in the historic Mercado da Ribeira. It features stalls from some of Lisbon’s most famous chefs and offers a wide variety of local and international cuisine.
Cascais is a coastal town located about 30 minutes west of Lisbon. It’s known for its beautiful beaches, lively marina, and charming historic center. Visitors can take a stroll along the town’s promenade, which offers stunning views of the ocean and coastline. Other popular attractions in Cascais include the Casa das Histórias Paula Rego, a museum dedicated to the Portuguese artist, and the Boca do Inferno, a dramatic cliff formation that’s popular with photographers.
Sintra is a charming town located in the hills just outside of Lisbon. It’s known for its picturesque streets, stunning palaces and castles, and beautiful natural scenery. Some of the most popular attractions in Sintra include the Pena Palace, the Castle of the Moors, and the National Palace of Sintra. Visitors can also take a stroll through the town’s historic center, which is filled with cafes, restaurants, and shops.
PENA PALACE/ MONUMENT
Located in the town of Sintra, just outside of Lisbon, the Pena Palace is a colorful and eclectic example of Romantic architecture. It was built in the 19th century and was the summer residence of the Portuguese royal family. Today, it is a popular tourist attraction and a UNESCO World Heritage site. Its location on a hilltop provides spectacular views of the surrounding landscape.
QUINTA DA REGALEIRA/ MONUMENT
Quinta da Regaleira is a stunning palace and gardens located in Sintra, just outside of Lisbon. The palace was built in the early 20th century and features a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Manueline architecture. The gardens are filled with hidden tunnels, grottos, and fountains, making it a magical and mysterious place to explore. Visitors can also climb the spiral staircase in the palace tower for a panoramic view of the surrounding area.