Points of Interest in Lisbon


» São Jorge Castle, with one of the best views of Lisbon at the highest hilltop of the city center.


» Bairro da Alfama, one of the only areas of the city that survived the earthquake of 1755, known for the fado music, narrow streets in a typical “calçada” style and bright colored houses.

» Jerónimos Monastery, one of the most visited spots in the city, dating back to the 16th century and a great example of the Manueline style, the Jerónimos integrate an architectural element of the end of Gothic and Renaissance ages, associated with monarchical and nautical symbols. This monument is a jewel of history and personifies the Portuguese identity: it was declared a National Monument in 1907 and in 1984 classified as a UNESCO World Heritage site.

» Sé de Lisboa (main church) is also a landmark in the history of the city, as well as the Convento do Carmo, the Basílica da Estrela, among other historical monuments.

» Parque das Nações was built initially for the World’s Fair Exposition in 1998 and subsequently converted into a center for cultural activities, where everyone can enjoy a great number of activities. You can visit the Oceanário of Lisbon, one of the largest Aquariums in the world, as well as the Torre Vasco da Gama, the highest building in Lisbon, and discover Pavilhão do Conhecimento, a modern   museum of science and technology with several interactive expositions.

» Museum Calouste Gulbenkian has one of the best art collections in Europe, and integrates a substantial selection of Egyptian art, Islamic art, Greco-roman art, among others, as well as several jewels designed by Réné Lalique.

» Museum Colecção Berardo, in the Center of Expositions of the Centro Cultural de Belém, has a cultural dynamic capacity of attracting a diversified public; the museum presents a variety of great art pieces from several national and international artists of the 20th and 21st centuries.

» Centro Cultural de Belém is an important center of cultural diffusion of the capital and of the country. The CCB, as it is commonly known, offers a great variety of shows, from theater plays to dance shows, to opera and cinema, from classic to jazz music. As a complementary activity, the CCB also offers space for conferences and professional meetings.

» Teatro Nacional Maria II, the Teatro Municipal Maria Matos, Teatro da Trindade, Teatro Camões, among others, which are worth of a visit for their architectural richness and the talent of their actors.

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