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Sintra

municipality in the Lisbon District, Portugal

29km

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Nazaré

municipality and town of Portugal

77km

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Fátima

city and civil parish in Ourém, Portugal

94km

39.6255524-8.66592014

Évora

municipality and city in Portugal

136km

38.5714-7.9086

Seville

city in the province of Seville, Spain

368km

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Sights

Praça do Comércio

This magnificent plaza, facing the river, is the beginning of Lisboa's downtown. It is also known as 'Terreiro do Paço', meaning 'Grounds of the Palace', relating to its function before the Great Earthquake of 1755. The upper floors of the yellow buildings surrounding the square are mainly used as government offices, while the lower floors often contains cafés and restaurants. King Josef I, who ruled during the reconstruction of Lisbon, is seen as a mounted statue in the middle of the square, while the arch facing north is a tribute to the explorer Vasco da Gama.

125m

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Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha

194m

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São Jorge Castle

Up the hill, with a great view over the city and the river. If you have the energy, get there by walking from downtown, going through the fantastic old neighborhood of Alfama.

618m

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Praça da Figueira

634m

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Santa Justa Lift

Excellent vertical view of the Baixa streets, next to Igreja do Carmo. The line can be quite long, you may want to consider walking up and riding it down instead.

640m

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Rossio railway station

Built in 1890 as the Estação Central (Central Station), it was the main railway hub until 1957. It provides a direct connection to Sintra in about 40 min. The trains access the station through a 2.6-km long tunnel. The main facade is an example of the Neo-Manueline style, a revival of Gothic style in Portugal during the mid-19th century.

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Restauradores Square

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Church of Santa Engrácia

This is one of the most striking buildings in Lisbon. It's tall dome and white facade makes it a real landmark in Alfama/Eastern Lisbon. Excellent views from the rooftop terrace. Construction began in 1681, then halted until the dome was added in 1966 and then converted to the National Pantheon. Amalia Rodrigues, queen of fado, is buried here, and fresh roses can be seen on the tomb.The church also has wide viewing platform on the rooftop all around its dome. Excellent panorama of the river and surroundings. No elevator.

1.3km

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São Bento Palace

2.1km

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Marquis of Pombal Square

Essentially a large roundabout with a sizeable statue of a former Portuguese prime-minister in the middle.

2.3km

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Eduardo VII Park

Formal park with expansive views down toward the city and water from Miradouro Parque Eduardo VII. Home to the wonderful Estufa Fira greenhouse gardens.

2.7km

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Estrela Basilica

2.9km

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National Museum of Ancient Art

Portugal's impressive national art collection, including 14-19th century European painting, artefacts of Portuguese contact with the East and Africa and a collection of ecclesiastical treasures. Highlights include Dürer's St Jerome, Hieronymus Bosch's Temptations of St Antony, Nuno Gonçalves' Adoration of St Vincent, and 16th century Japanese paintings of Portuguese traders.

3.0km

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Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

One of the best museums in Lisbon. Created from the personal collection of the art and artifact collector Calouste Gulbenkian. The collection include Egyptian artefacts; Islamic and oriental art; paintings by masters such as Rembrandt, Manet, Monet, Renoir, and Cassat; and a large collection of objects made by the Art Nouveau jeweler René Lalique. Gulbenkian was an Armenian born in the Ottoman Empire who, through his investments in Iraqi oil, became one of the wealthiest men of his time. During a journey he fell ill and had to seek medical attention in Lisbon. He fell in love with the city and decided live out his final days there. After his death his immense collections where organized into this museum. There is also a separate Gulbenkian Modern Art Center (MAC). The Gulbenkian Gardens which surround the museums and foundation building are worth a visit in and of themselves, as a little oasis in the middle of downtown Lisbon.

3.3km

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Almada

municipality and city in Portugal

3.5km

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Águas Livres Aqueduct

This is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering, including the largest stone arch in the world. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km. The Mãe d'Água (Mother of the Water) reservoir of the Amoreiras, the largest of the water reservoirs, was finished in 1834. This reservoir, with a capacity of 5,500 m³ of water, was designed by Carlos Mardel. It is now deactivated and can be visited as part of the Museu da Água (Water Museum).

3.9km

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Prazeres Cemetery

This large cemetery is packed with majestic gravestones and mausoleums, separated by wide, pedestrian, tree-lined "streets". Many graves are marked with icons telling something about the person's role in historical Lisbon. A beautiful respite from the busy city.

3.9km

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Christ the King (Almada)

This statue of Christ the King overlooking Lisbon is across the river but is clearly visible from Lisbon. The monument was inspired by the similar statue in Rio de Janeiro. See Almada for details.

4.7km

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Lisbon Zoo

A zoo that is fairly pricey, but has a variety of exotic animals featuring sea-lions and dolphins.

5.2km

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Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology

Various exhibits, including one on the topic of electricity in the building of a former power station.

6.7km

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Lisbon Oceanarium

One of the world's largest oceanariums. Built by American architect Peter Chermayeff, it hosts thousends of marine species of the oceans, such as sea otters,penguins and sharks. The main tank is huge, representing the Atlantic environment, with hundreds of small fishes, sharks, barracuda, snappers and a huge sunfish. Ideal for children.

6.7km

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Parque das Nações

civil parish in Lisboa

7.0km

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National Coach Museum

Housed in the former riding school of the palace, don't miss the world's largest collection of horse-drawn coaches and other royal vehicles. One of Lisbon's many unusual museums. In the "Museum street", Belem.

7.2km

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Jerónimos Monastery

Also a UNESCO World Heritage site, the monastery was built in the 16th century and is an outstanding example of the Portuguese late Gothic Manueline style.

7.9km

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Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Climbing the monument gives you a spectacular view of Belém.

7.9km

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Navy Museum (Portugal)

One of the most important in Europe, evoking Portugal's domination of the seas. Its colossal 17,000 items are installed in the west wing of Jerónimos Monastery, and include model ships from the Age of Discovery onward. The oldest exhibit is a wooden figure representing the Archangel Raphael that accompanied Vasco da Gama on his voyage to India.

8.1km

38.69709722-9.20813889

Berardo Collection Museum

The permanent collection of the museum consist of the Berardo Collection, which is made up of modern en contemporary art, with major art movements like abstract expressionism, Abstraction-Création, action painting, body Art, constructivism, cubism, De Stijl, digital art, experimental art, geometric abstraction, kinetic art, minimal art, neo-expressionism, neo-plasticism, neo-Realism, op art, photography, photorealism, pop art, realism, suprematism, surrealism. Includes artists like Piet Mondrian, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Pablo Picasso and Jackson Pollock, and Francis Bacon.

8.2km

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Vasco da Gama Bridge

It is the longest bridge in Europe (including viaducts), and ninth longest in the world, with a total length of 17.2 km (10.7 mi), including 0.829 km (0.5 mi) for the main bridge, 11.5 km (7.1 mi) in viaducts, and 4.8 km (3.0 mi) in dedicated access roads.

11km

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Lisbon

Portugal
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal situated on seven hills at the wide mouth of the river Tagus (Tejo) where it meets the Atlantic Ocean. With half a million citizens in the city proper and 2.8 million in the Lisbon Region and a thriving mix of Portugal's rich history and vivid contemporary culture, Lisbon enchants travellers with its white bleached limestone buildings, intimate alleyways, and an easy going charm that makes it a popular year round destination.

Personal note

I loveeeeee Lisboa. It's so awesome.

I stayed near Rossio at the Lisbon Story Guesthouse It was set in a really interesting square. One morning there were lots of African people hanging around, selling fruit and chatting. There is also this great tiny shop in the square which sells drinks in the evening called a ginjinha.

From here it was a short walk to Barrio Alto which is an interesting place to explore. A place I ate here was "Mamma Rosa" (pizza) on Rua do gremio lusitano 14 Barrio Alto. I liked the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff!

The trams were great fun. I took them all over the place. The best ride was to the old town from near Rossio station which takes you through extemely narrow streets.

I also rode the bus/trams to Belem. There was a nice museum here, a pretty church, and yummy not to be missed egg tarts at Casa Pasteis De Belem. Lisboa tourist card came in very handy for all this traveling about!

I took a day trip from Rossio station to Sintra which I thoroughly recommended. Very pretty place and great fun wondering around, and for al fresco dining. There is an amazing castle here with a fantastic view that is worth the entrance fee alone.

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