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St.George’s Castle
An 11th century Moorish castle perched atop Lisbon’s highest hill. Step back in time and admire its imposing towers, fortified walls, beautiful courtyards, and the breath-taking views to the city and the Tagus River.
Location: R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129, Lisbon
The National Museum of Ancient Art
Housed inside a 17th century palace, with the remains of the Saint Albert monastery integrated into the building, the museum holds the largest collection of Portuguese paintings.
Location: Rua das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017, Lisbon
Santa Justa Lift
Hop on the Santa Justa lift, Lisbon’s only remaining vertical lift, for an unconventional ride from the lower part of the Baixa district up to Largo Do Carmo. Visit for wonderful panoramic views over the historic center of Lisbon.
Location: R. do Ouro,1150-060, Lisbon
Jeronimos Monastery
This captivating monastery is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that was built during the Age of Discovery, to celebrate the achievements of the great Portuguese explorers.
Location: Praca do Imperio, 1400-206, Lisbon
Se Cathedral
Se Cathedral is Lisbon’s oldest and most important church. It’s a fortified Romanesque cathedral with twin castellated bell towers which was founded in the 12th century on the site of a Moorish mosque.
Location: Largo da Se, 1100-585, Lisbon
Belem Tower
A gothic tower built c.1514 to commemorate the expedition of Vasco da Gama and guard the entrance to the Lisbon harbor. The Belem Tower was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.
Location: Av. Brasilia, 1400-038, Lisbon
Belem Palace
The palace is the official residence of Portugal’s president since 1910. Worth visiting for the beautiful gardens and the statue of Afonso de Albuquerque, standing atop a 20m-high Neo-Manueline pedestal.
Location: Praca Afonso de Albuquerque, 1349-022, Lisbon
Estrela Basilica
A beautiful church famous for its cork and terracotta 500-piece nativity scene and intricate marble interiors. It is also the resting place of Queen Maria I of Portugal.
Location: Praca da Estrela, 1200-667, Lisbon
National Pantheon
Built on the original site of the church of Santa Engracia, this grand Baroque monument is home to the tombs of the country’s most distinguished public figures.
Location: Campo de Santa Clara, 1100-471, Lisbon
Carmo Church
The ruins of this Gothic church are a grave reminder of the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. Wander its roofless nave and visit its small archaeological museum which houses few but significant exhibits.
Location: Largo do Carmo, 1200-092, Lisbon
National Tile Museum
An impressive museum dedicated to the Portuguese art of azulejos(ceramic tiles). The museum’s collection features decorative ceramic tiles from the second half of the 15th century to the present day.
Location: 4 R. Me. Deus, 1900-312, Lisbon
Monument to the Discoveries
This large monument that resembles the prow of a ship dominates the Belem waterfront. It was inaugurated in 1960 to celebrate the fifth centennial of the death of Henry the Navigator.
Location: Av. Brasilia, 1400-038, Lisbon
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
A fascinating fine arts museum that holds an amazingly diverse collection of artifacts. Save some time to admire Rene Lalique’s beautiful jewelry collection, including the world famous ‘Dragonfly’.
Location: 45A Av. de Berna, 1067-001, Lisbon
The Roman Galleries
An ancient underground set of Roman tunnels that dates back to the 1st century. The galleries open to the public typically twice a year during the spring and summer, and access is via a manhole in the middle of the street!
Location: 77 Rua da Prata, 1100 026, Lisbon
The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT)
A newly built cultural center which hosts exhibitions, workshops and courses, inside an impressive building located on the banks of Tagus River.
Location: Av. Brasilia, 1300-598, Lisbon
Pena Palace
One of the greatest expressions of 19th century romanticism in Portugal. Built by King Ferdinand II, the palace’s extravagant exterior, impressive decor, and stunning gardens make it one of the most popular landmarks in Portugal.
Location: Estrada da Pena, 2710-609, Sintra
Castle of the Moors
The castle is Sintra’s oldest monument built by the Moors in the 8th and 9th centuries. Perched on a hill over 400 meters above sea level, it offers stunning views to the Atlantic.
Location: 2710, Sintra
Quinta da Regaleira
An emblematic neo-Manueline mansion, famous for its ornate interiors, lush gardens, and mystic ‘Initiation Wells’.
Location: 5 R. Barbosa do Bocage, 2710-567, Sintra