Lisbon Travel Guide


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    Lisbon, also known as the City of the Sea, is home to some of the oldest infrastructure in the world. The city is considered the second oldest capital next to Athens. Many notable persons in history such as Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator came from Lisbon. Explor...

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Hotels in Lisbon (291 Hotels) See All Lisbon Hotels

  • Heritage Avenida Liberdade

    Located in Lisbon, Heritage Avenida Liberdade is a premium hotel opportunely positioned around YellowcabTTtours, Ritz Club and Quintal. Other crowd-pleasing attractions n...

  • Hotel Britania

    Hotel Britania is among the ideal, finest places to stay in Lisbon. Nicely positioned nearby Rosa y Peixeira, Avenida da Liberdade and Praca Marques do Pombal, Hotel Brit...

  • Avenida Palace

    Avenida Palace is among the best, premium places to remain in Lisbon. Perfectly found around Casa Bordados Da Madeira, Lisbon City Street Art Tour and The Moving Table, A...

  • Altis Belém Hotel & Spa

    Altis Belém Hotel & Spa is one of the ideal, premium places to remain in Lisbon. Perfectly positioned around Museu de Arte Popular, Manias Flutuantes and Bar 38* 41', Alt...

Things To Do in Lisbon See All Things To Do in Lisbon

  • Lisbon Zoo

    Lisbon Zoo

    Estrada de Benfica 1...

    Lisbon Zoo is the zoological garden of Lisbon, Portugal, founded in 1884. It was the product of the ...

    Attractions, Activities, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Outdoors, Entertainment
  • Alfama

    Alfama

     

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  • Chiado

    Chiado

    Rua Garrett

    Chiado is the name of a square and its surrounding area in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. The Chiado...

    Attractions, Activities, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Tours, Historical Sites
  • Gulbenkian Museum

    Gulbenkian Museum

    Avenida de Berna 45a

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About Lisbon

Lisbon, also known as the City of the Sea, is home to some of the oldest infrastructure in the world. The city is considered the second oldest capital next to Athens. Many notable persons in history such as Ferdinand Magellan, Vasco da Gama and Prince Henry the Navigator came from Lisbon.

Exploring Historical Attractions

When it comes to scenic places, Lisbon has some of the most picturesque ones. For instance, St. George’s Castle will take you back to the medieval period. The castle is surrounded by a medieval village and it overlooks Alfama. All the masterpieces and gold accessories inside the Sao Roque Church will leave you in awe. If you want to explore the lovely baroque architecture, Santa Catarina Church is the perfect place to do so. If you want to see more of the golden art, visit the Coaches Museum as well.

Speaking of museum, a previous convent with elegant decorative tiles was converted into a museum, the Madre de Deus Convent. It also has a church worth visiting. Another museum, called the Ancient Art Museum, displays the link between Portugal, Asia and Africa. It highlights events and important people during the Age of Discovery when famous quests led them to India, the Philippines, Macao and Africa.

Apart from the Ancient Art Museum, a private museum owned by Calouste Gulbenkian, showcases various arts from the East and the West. Some if the notable masterpieces were those of Monet, Rembrandt, Rene Lalique and Rubens. Another iconic historical landmark is the Jeronimos Monastery. The church built in the 1500s is also considered a World Heritage site. The remains of Vasco da Gama lie here. Another World Heritage site is the Belem watchtower also built in the 1500s.

Modern Attractions

Lisbon also has modern attractions and contemporary architectures. For instance, the Berardo Museum displays modern art collections such as those made by well-known artists like Picasso, Warhol, Jeff Koons, Magritte, Bacon, Miro, Duchamp, Dali and Jackson Pollock.

The Design and Fashion Museum, also known as MuDe, is known to have the best collections of fashion couture in the whole of Europe. Apart from a fashion collection, there are also other collections such as jewelry, glass and furnishings. MuDe includes work by fashion icons such as Yves Saint Laurent, Jean Paul Gaultier and Vivienne Westwood.

Kids’ Attractions

The Marionette Museum has a collection of puppets from the medieval era until the present period. Children can also watch puppet shows inside the museum. In Sintra, you can find the Toy Museum with a collection of both modern and ancient toys. Kids can also enjoy a fairy tale-like place such as the Monserrate Palace or the Pena Palace.

Festival

In Lisbon, the most celebrated festival is the Feast of Saint Anthony on June 12. During this time, free weddings are held at the St. Anthony’s Church. A parade takes place at the Avenida da Liberdade. The streets are decorated with streamers, colored lights and paper lanterns. A street fair then happens in the Alfama district at night.

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