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Lisbon Landmarks and Historic sites

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Landmarks and Historic sites


1 Bèlem tower
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Rank: 1 About 133

Belem Tower was built in the year 1515 as a fortress in order to guard the Lisbon’s harbor entrance. This tower was also the initial point for several of the voyages of discovery. Belem Tower is known as the...

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Address: Avenida Brasília, Lisbon + Share


2 Castelo de Sao Jorge
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Rank: 2 About 133

The Castle of São Jorge is a moorish castle set in a commanding, once very strategically important position raised above the streets of Lisbon, Portugal’s capital. The castle that can be seen today...

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Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon + Share


3 Igreja Do Carmo
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Rank: 11 About 133

Originally it was part of a medieval monastery that was completely razed by the earthquake that destroyed Lisbon in 1755. The Church is presented as a set of ruins of undisputed charm.The Gothic arches rising to the blue sky as if to frame it, without...

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Address: Largo Do Carmo + Share


4 Vasco Da Gama Bridge
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Rank: 12 About 133

The Vasco da Gama bridge with its 17.2 km length of the longest bridge in Europe. Opened in 1998 at Expo '98 in Lisbon, Vasco Da Gama bridge connects the two opposite banks of the River Tagus, connecting to Sacavém Montijo.

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Address: Ponte Vasco da Gama + Share


5 Cathedral
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Rank: 18 About 133

It's a symbol of the city and the Christian reconquest of the territory. It was built when the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques tore the city from the Moors, and conquered it in 1147. Prior in the place of the Cathedral there was a Muslim...

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Address: Largo da Sé , Lisboa + Share


6 Jeronimos Monastery
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Rank: 26 About 133

Jeronimos Monastery is also known as the Hieronymites Monastery. This historic building is known as one of the most significant monuments in Lisbon. It is also one of the most thriving achievements of the Manueline style of...

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Address: Praça do Império,Lisbon + Share


7 São Vicente de Fora
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Rank: 28 About 133

Literally monastery of St. Vincent Outside the Walls, because when it was built between 1582 and 1627, it resided outside the city walls. The walls of the cloister are covered with tiles of the eighteenth century, inspired by the fables of La...

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Address: Largo de Sao Vicente, Lisbona + Share


8 Santa Engracia
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Rank: 29 About 133

Santa Engracia Church is a 17th century monument of Lisbon in Portugal. This 20th century church stands on the site where significant Portuguese personalities are buried. This building substituted previous churches which were...

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9 Padrão dos Descobrimentos
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Rank: 36 About 133

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a monument that was built on the north bank of the Tagus River in 1960 to celebrate the Portuguese who took part in the Age of Exploration of the 15th and 16th centuries.  This is a...

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Address: Praça da Boa Esperança, Belem + Share


10 Cristo Rei
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Rank: 39 About 133

Cristo Rei is a statue situated across the Tagus River from Lisbon. It was built by the citizens as thanks to God, when they were grateful that Portugal didn’t join the fight in World War II. This beautiful...

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11 Igreja de São Roque
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Rank: 40 About 133

Church dating from the sixteenth century and designed by Filippo Terzi, the royal architect of Philip II of Portugal. The facade looks very austere in accordance with the canons of the Jesuits who followed in its construction. However the external...

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Address: Largo Trindade Coelho, Lisbona + Share


12 Best Places
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Rank: 60 About 133

Lisbon and its surrounding area offers a variety of interesting places to see and also some of the best places to see too for the tourists. Be it museums, monuments, parks, palaces, castles or even sandy beaches, Lisbon is the best...

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Lisbon the Call of the Sea
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Rank: 63 About 133

Also in Belèm,on the river bank,you will find another marvellous Manueline monument, also classified as World Heritage by UNESCO, the Torre de Belèm. Designed in the 16th century by Francisco Arruda,the Torre de Belèm is a square...

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Lisbon Passion For the Street
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Rank: 70 About 133

Situated mostly in the centre of Lisbon, the historical neighbourhoods are essential destinations for visitors to the Pourtuguese capital. They call to be explored, for their culture, their history,their architecture, their people or...

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13 25 de Abril Bridge
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Rank: 79 About 133

The Ponte 25 de Abril Bridge or 25th April Bridge had opened in the year 1966 and is considered as the first bridge built in Lisbon to cross to the southern bank. This bridge crosses the 2,000 meters wide, River Tagus at...

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14 Estrela Basilica
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Rank: 80 About 133

The Estrela Basilica is located in Lisbon, Portugal. This is a historic church built by the order of Queen Mary I of Portugal.  The construction for this monument was started in 1788 and was completed...

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15 Belem Palace
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Rank: 82 About 133

Belem Palace is located in Lisbon and it is the official residence of Portugal’s president since 1910. It is situated high up in gardens on a gently sloped hill. It was built in the year 1559. The...

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16 St. George's Castle
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Rank: 87 About 133

The St. George's Castle is visible from a long way and dates back to an Iron Age settlement, occupied by the Romans in 205 BC. It is a 110 meters and 361 feet high hill on which the castle stands and constitutes the central...

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Address: Castelo de Sao Jorge Lisboa Portugal + Share

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Paulo F.
3/9/2014
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