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Sightseeing in Lisbon

“Castelo. The view from under the umbrella pines on the Castle’s esplanade takes in Alfama, the Baixa, Bairro Alto on the hill opposite, and the river. The light here is particularly warm in the late afternoon, encouraging you to linger.”
473 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Torre de Belém. The defensive tower at Belém is a jewel of the Manueline architectural style, combining Moorish, Renaissance and Gothic elements in a dazzling whole. At the time of its construction, the tower stood on an island in the river Tejo, about 200 m (650 ft) from the northern riverbank, and so commanded the approach to Lisbon more fully than it does today. The land between the tower and the Jerónimos monastery has since been reclaimed from the river. Even if you do not plan to visit the inside (I never did it) it’s still worth the trip just for the walk near the river and the view from outside. While you are in the zone you can visit also the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Centro Cultural de Belém and the museum Berardo. Do not miss to taste the Pasteis de Belém in Rua Belém 84-92 (avoid rush hours)”
213 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Elevador de Santa Justa stands 147 Ft (45m) tall and the structure is built in the same style as the renowned French architect, Eiffel. The similarity between his designs and this Elevator is not accidental, as it was built by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard, who was an admirer of Gustave Eiffel and applied the same techniques used in some of the funiculars in France of the time. The Lift has a stunning observation deck at the top and offers magnificent views over Baixa. Since it was opened to the public, it has become one of the most popular viewpoints in Lisbon.”
211 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Sculptural. Discover all the explorers, authors and historical figures represented in the Monument to the Discoveries.”
80 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Once home to the royal family, it's a palace turned museum whose rooms still preserve the original layout and decoration.”
64 locals recommend
“The related​ architecture of our Ocean Epopeia (Exploration on the XV th century) ”
62 locals recommend
“Another typical neighborhood that grows in the hills of Lisbon, full of narrow streets and secrets to discover”
19 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Torre de Belem as it is a symbol of the portuguese conquests of the seas. It was built in the XV century as a defense post.”
4 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is part of the circuit of the Water museum. You should visit the galleries”
26 locals recommend
History Museum
“This is a really neat and great museum, with a wondrous collection of armory from a wide span of centuries, and stunning, beautiful celings and art work everywhere. A must see!”
11 locals recommend
“This beautiful church houses the remains of Marquês de Pombal's body, the marquis that helped rebuild Lisbon after the quake hit in the 18th century.”
7 locals recommend
“Allow yourself to experience a day walking downtown in Rossio. The experience should start from the train station to the many museums and concert houses.”
115 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located in the center of Alfama, this church always has tourists passing by, but almost no one goes inside to admire the beautiful interior.”
9 locals recommend
“Famous for the 2 columns, celebrating the departure of the portuguese manowars towards the unknown, in the 15th century. Amazing place for an ice-cream or just sight seeing.”
10 locals recommend
“This square was use for roman circus with gladiators. It is an open space and it was the first area of Lisbon to be cobbled, as ordered by the King D.Manuel I. For a long time, we believed that the statue of the King D. Pedro IV in the middle of the Rossio Square was the statue of the mexican emperor Maximiliano. People use to say that the 2 statues were switched by mistake and that the real statue was sent to Mexico. But recently, the last analyses revealed that the statue has the look of our King and the Portuguese crest with the History of Portugal. See also Figueira Square (near) This square was not supposed to be a square and should have been rebuilt. The market use to use this location and the Hospital “Todos os Santos” (All Saints).”
3 locals recommend
Historic Site
“The castle is worth visiting by force of the fact that, next to the Tile Museum, it is one of the best places where splendid tile panels (inside and outside the castle, the garden included, rendering religious episodes, battlefield sets and hunting scenes) can be admired in Lisbon. The edifice is located in Benfica and while surrounded by an exquisitely landscaped garden, it is an oasis of greenery and tranquility. The palace was built in 1640 for the first Marquis of Fronteira, Dom Joao de Mascarenhas (bestowed with the title of Marquis of Fronteira for his allegiance to King Pedro II of Portugal), in order to serve as hunting pavilion. At present, the oldest part of the castle complex refers to a 16th century chapel, but inside the castle, visitors can admire the stunning Battle Room (which stands out by the splendid tile panels due to which the room has been dubbed the Sistine Chapel of Tile Panels), as well as the Dining Room (with highlights like the paintings signed by Domingos Antonio de Sequeira). Outside the castle, visitors can search out the carefully arranged garden, which fills a surface of some 5.5 hectares, offering the spectacular scenery of the ingeniously cut hedges, tile panels and a statuary where sculptural works rendering the Kings of Portugal (chiefly, busts) are displayed. Given, as said, the castle is private property, only guided visits are available. ”
4 locals recommend