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Lisbon Popular Sights

Monument to the Discoveries, Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Monument to the Discoveries, Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Monument to the Discoveries is a monument on the northern bank of the Tagus River estuary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon. Located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and Orient, the monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) […]

The São Jorge Castle, Castelo de São Jorge

The São Jorge Castle, Castelo de São Jorge

The São Jorge Castle is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history, and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon. Although the first fortifications on this hilltop date to […]

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery, is a monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome located near the shore of the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon. The monastery is one of the most prominent examples of the Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline style of architecture in Lisbon. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, […]

Belém Tower, Torre de Belém

Belém Tower, Torre de Belém

Belém Tower, Torre de Belém or the Tower of St Vincent is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon, Portugal. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime […]

National Theatre São Carlos, Opera House, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

National Theatre São Carlos, Opera House, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos

The Teatro Nacional de São Carlos, National Theatre of Saint Charles is an opera house in Lisbon. It was opened on July 30, 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House, which was destroyed in the 1755 Lisbon earthquake. The theatre is located in the historical center of Lisbon, in the Chiado district. In 1792, a group of Lisbon businessmen decided […]

Campo Pequeno, The Portuguese bullfight is a truly unique experience

Campo Pequeno, The Portuguese bullfight is a truly unique experience

  The Campo Pequeno Bullring (Portuguese: Praça de Touros do Campo Pequeno, lit. “Small Field”) is the bull ring of Lisbon, Portugal. It is located in the Campo Pequeno Square, by the Avenida da República. After a profound renovation, it re-opened as a multi-event venue in 2006, designed to be used for various events apart from bull fighting. It hosts a range of […]

Funiculars and Elevator

Funiculars and Elevator

Santa Justa Elevator, Rua Aurea & Rua de Santa Justa, +351 (21) 361-3054. Located downtown, this elevator was designed by a follower of French engineer Gustav Eiffel and connects downtown to Trinidade, located many metres uphill. 7 Colinas valid. Inaugurated on 10 July 1902, it is the only street lift in Lisbon for public service. It was built […]

Cais das Colunas, Lisbon main entrance

Cais das Colunas, Lisbon main entrance

  It doesn’t matter where you come from, you should start your visit to Lisbon right here… this Columns are Lisbon main entrance.   Queen Elizabeth visit in 1957 to see the “Bergatim Real” visit the Navy Museum in Lisbon Cais das Colunas is situated in Commerce Square – Praça do Comércio. “Cais” means “dock/pier” and “colunas” […]