Places to visit in Lisbon
The Castle of São Jorge (St George) - is a Moorish castle that occupies a commanding position overlooking the city of Lisbon.
Belem Tower is a fortified coastal tower dating from the early 16th century. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be both part of a defence system at the mouth of the Tagus River and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. It is a World Heritage Site.
Jerónimos Monastery - is near to the Belem Tower and also dates from the early 16th century. It is built in the late Gothic style known as Manueline.
Lisbon Cathedral (Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa) - was started in 1147 and has survived several earthquakes; it is the oldest church in Lisbon.
The Monument to the Discoveries - stands on the quay overlooking the River Tagus - it celebrates Portuguese discoveries during the 15th and 16th centuries. It is an iconic landmark of the city. photo
Lisbon Oceanarium - contains a large collection of fish, mammals and birds.
National Museum of Ancient Art - has a large collection of Portuguese art from medieval times to the 19th century.
The National Coach Museum - is located in the Belém district of Lisbon, in Portugal. The museum has one of the finest collections of historical carriages in the world and is one of the most visited museums of the city.
Alfama - is the oldest district of Lisbon, spreading on the slope between the Castle of Lisbon and the Tejo river, it has many bars and restaurants to tempt the visitor.
Commerce Square (Praça do Comércio) and Rossio Square the oldest and historically most important squares in Lisbon.
A Brasileira - is one of the oldest and most famous cafés in Lisbon. It is located 120 Rua Garrett, on the Chiado Square (Largo do Chiado), in the Chiado district.
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