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Things to see in Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and an amazing city to visit. It feels like a true cosmopolitan city which has been through a long and impressive history. This can be seen anywhere in the down town area where several large squares and beautiful buildings create a unique environment. Lisbon hasn't always been at the forefront of European cities that are visited by tourists and is one of those few capitals that can be considered a hidden gem.

The three main squares in Lisbon are Praca dos Restauradores, Praco do commercie and Praco Dom Petro V. On Praco do Commercie is the famous Arco Triumphal located which has been largely painted in a yellow color. It has become the most recognizable landmark of this city and is featured in many postcards and most likely your pictures as well.There are many other sights worth seeing such as the Rossio train station, the national theater, the Santa Justa lift and Basilica da Estrela. All of these are located close together, although there are a few hills where more interesting sights await you. The nice thing about this is that they provide a different view of the city.

Some of the areas worth seeing are a bit out from the center, but many are all located close 
together in a small cluster. The most famous area away from the center is Belem. This is an attractive area near the river with impressive sights such as Padrao dos descobrimentos, Torre de Belem and Monastery dos Jeronimos. The presence of the waterfront and a park makes it is a more relaxing experience. The other area to visit is that of the Alfama. This is quite a hilly part so expect to go up and down a few times. It is however a well preserved part of the Lisbon and here is where you will find the more older sights such as the cathedral, but also the castle of Saint Georges. There is a viewing point from where you get to see an amazing view of the rooftops of Lisbon.

For those who like to see more of Portugal, there are several places nearby which are worth visiting on a day trip. The best one is Sintra (top recommended) which is a small town with an interesting city center and has a castle and a palace in the nearby hills which are full of character. A bit further away, but still doable is Evora which is just a beautiful and quiet town and the monastery of Mafra. 

Most people who visit Lisbon will fly in as it is well connected by budget airlines. There are some buses that connect to Spain, but usually that involved travelling quite an amount of time. Getting around is best done by foot because many of the sights are close together, especially in the city center. When spending a few days here, the best strategy is to spend a day in each part of the city and visit a different part another day. Some places like Belem are a bit further away and it is recommended to take the train as it is too far to walk. Being so far south means that the weather is attractive all year round. 


Lisbon travel photo gallery

 
Monument on praca dos restauradores.

Monument on praca dos restauradores.


Square in Lisbon.

Square in central Lisbon.

 
 
Rossio train station.

Rossio train station.




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Impressive facade of Rossio train station.

Impressive facade of Rossio train station.





Dom Petro V square.

Dom Petro V square.

 
 



National theater.

National theater.

 



Arco Triumfal.

Arco Triumfal.





Praca do commercie.

Praca do commercie.

 
 
The triumphal arch in Lisbon.

The triumphal arch.

 
Old church.

Old church.


Apartments.

Apartments.

 
 
Typical buildings in downtown Lisbon.

Typical buildings in downtown.

 
Rua Augusta, Lisbon.

Rua Augusta.


Fountain in the city center.

Fountain in the city center.

 
 
National theater and the Dom Petro V square.

National theater and the Dom Petro V square.

 
Historical apartment blocks.

Historical apartment blocks.





Monument on Restauradores square.

Monument on Restauradores square.

 
 



Restauradores square.

Restauradores square.

 



Monument.

Monument.





Empty street in front of Lisbon’s national theater.

Empty street in front of the national theater.

 
 
Monument on Rossio square.

Monument on Rossio square.

 



Rossio square, Lisbon.

Rossio square.





Old buildings.

Old buildings.

 
 
Castle Sao Jorge on top of the hill.

Castle Sao Jorge on top of the hill.

 
Statue of a horse with rider on Figueira square.

Statue of a horse with rider on Figueira square.


Santa Justa lift.

Santa Justa lift.

 
 
Triumphal arch seen from Rua Augusta.

Triumphal arch seen from Rua Augusta.

 
Camoes square.

Camoes square.


Bridge over the river Tagus.

Bridge over the river Tagus.

 
 
The Tagus riverfront.

The Tagus riverfront.

 
Flag waving in front of Padrao dos descobrimentos.

Flag waving in front of Padrao dos descobrimentos.


Padrao dos descobrimentos.

Padrao dos descobrimentos.

 
 



Torre de belem.

Torre de belem.

 
Park in front of Torre de Belem.

Park in front of Torre de Belem.


Statue in Fonte Luminosa.

Statue in Fonte Luminosa.

 
 
Monastery dos Jeronimos.

Monastery dos Jeronimos.

 
Tower of the monastery.

Tower of the monastery.





Praca do Imperio.

Praca do Imperio.

 
 



The monastery in Belem.

The monastery in Belem.

 



View along the front of monastery dos Jeronimos.

View along the front of monastery dos Jeronimos.





Monastery dos Jeronimos, Lisbon.

Monastery dos Jeronimos.

 
 
Praca de Afonso de Albuquerque.

Praca de Afonso de Albuquerque.

 



Small historical square.

Small historical square.


Woman walking in the colonnade.

Woman walking in the colonnade.

 
 
Triumphal arch on a sunny day.

Triumphal arch on a sunny day.

 
The most recognizable landmark of Lisbon.

The most recognizable landmark of the city.


Commercial square, Lisbon.

Commercial square.

 
 
Colonnade along Commercial square.

Colonnade along Commercial square.

 
Sao Vicente de Fora.

Sao Vicente de Fora.


Statue of S. Vicente.

Statue of S. Vicente.

 
 
Church in Lisbon, Portugal.

Church.

 
Rooftops of Lisbon.

Rooftops.


Birds eye view of Lisbon.

Birds eye view.

 
 
Small white colored church.

Small white colored church.

 



Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Castelo de Sao Jorge.


Entrance gate to Castelo de Sao Jorge.

Entrance gate to Castelo de Sao Jorge.

 
 



View over Lisbon.

View over the old city.

 



Church in the distance.

Church in the distance.


Lisbon cathedral on Rua Augusto Rosa.

The cathedral on Rua Augusto Rosa.

 
 
Rua Augusto Rosa.

Rua Augusto Rosa.

 



Lisbon cathedral.

Lisbon cathedral.


Rua Augusta.

Rua Augusta.

 
 



Shopping street.

Shopping street.

 
Old building.

Old building.





Monument in the middle of a historical square.

Monument in the middle of a historical square.

 
 



Stairs leading to palace Sao Bento.

Stairs leading to palace Sao Bento.

 



Palace of Sao Bento.

Palace of Sao Bento.


Basilica da Estrela.

Basilica da Estrela.

 
 
Praca de Marques de Rombal.

Praca de Marques de Rombal.


Internet sites with travel information about Lisbon



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Sintra photo gallery including images of the Moorish castle, palace of Pena, the national palace and the pretty town center.
 
Images of the national palace in Mafra.
 
Gallery of Evora which includes the Town hall, University, Cathedral, Roman temple, city theater and the churches Santo Atao and da Graca.
 
Madrid pictures with views of Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park, the Royal Palace, the Almudena cathedral and Gran Via.