Lisbon is an open air museum where you’ll find many places of interest:
- Commerce Square is the most important square in Lisbon. For decades it was Lisbon’s port for maritime commerce.
- Rossio Square is the liveliest area in Lisbon. In the surrounding areas there are plenty of bars and restaurants, and it’s a meeting point for the people of Lisbon and visitors.
- The new Lisbon started with the Marquess de Pombal Square. It is located next to Park Edward VII (Parque Eduardo VII), in the northern extreme of the Avenida da Liberdade.
- Santa María Maior is the most important church and cathedral in Lisbon. It is commonly called "Sé de Lisboa" (the See of Lisbon).
- The Hieronymites Monastery is, along with the Belém Tower, the most important tourist site in Lisbon. Inside the monastery you can find the tomb of Vasco da Gama.
- The Belém Tower, located in the Tagus estuary, was initially used to defend Lisbon. Later its function was relegated to being used as a lighthouse and customs house.
- 52 metres high, this monument commemorates the fifth centenary of the death of Henry the Navigator, discoverer of the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.
- Located at the top of São Jorge hill, the highest in Lisbon, is this castle, one of the most historical symbols of the city.
- The National Coach Museum harbours one of the most important carriage collections in the world. A visit is highly recommended.
- Founded in 1893 it holds the largest archaeological collection in Portugal. Its exhibits come from the Palaeolithic to the Middle Ages.
- The Lisbon Oceanarium is the second largest aquarium in Europe. More than 15,000 animals and plants of more than 450 different species coexist in this aquarium.
- The Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Europe. It is more than 17 kilometres long, and joins northern and southern Portugal.
- Being 2,277 metres long, the 25th April Bridge boasts the record as the longest suspension bridge in Europe. It was the first bridge in Lisbon.