Lisbon's best attractions
Lisbon has plenty of fascinating attractions such as the Cathedral, the Belem Tower, St. George's Castle, and the Museu dos Coches. Discover the must-see places in Lisbon!
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Praça do Comércio
The Praça do Comércio is Lisbon’s principal square. It is built on the site where the former Royal Palace was located.
Rossio Square (Praça do Rossio), also known as Praça de D. Pedro IV, is the liveliest plaza in Lisbon. It houses landmarks like the National Theatre.
Marques de Pombal Square
Marquess of Pombal Square is the centre of modern Lisbon. It is located next to Park Edward VII at the end of Avenida da Liberdade.
Lisbon Cathedral, better known as Sé de Lisboa, is the oldest and most important church in the city. Its construction dates from the twelfth Century.
The Jerónimos Monastery (Hieronymites Monastery) is one of the most visited tourist attractions in Lisbon. It was declared a World Heritage Site in 1983.
Belém Tower was first built to defend Lisbon. Years later, it was transformed into a lighthouse and customs center.
Monument to the Discoveries
The Monument to the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos) stands 170 Ft (52 m) tall. It was designed to commemorate the Age of Discoveries in Portugal.
São Jorge Castle
São Jorge Castle sits on the summit of São Jorge hill, a fantastic lookout point. It is one of the most emblematic symbols of Lisbon and is visible from anywhere in the city.
National Coach Museum
Lisbon’s National Coach Museum features one of the most prominent horse-drawn carriage collections in the world. Extremely surprising and worthwhile.
National Archaeology Museum
The National Archaeology Museum (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia) of Lisbon contains the most important archaeological collection in Portugal.
The Oceanário de Lisboa is the second largest aquarium in Europe. It features over 15,000 water-dwelling animals and plants from over 450 different species
The Lisbon Zoo has more than 350 species of animals, making it one of the largest and most important in all of Europe.
Vasco da Gama Bridge
The Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge in Lisbon and Europe. It was built for the 1998 Lisbon World Exposition and measures 17.2 km long.
Baixa is the liveliest and most central neighborhood in Lisbon. It was rebuilt by the Marquis of Pombal after the Great Earthquake of 1755.
Chaido & Bairro Alto
Chiado and Bairro Alto are Lisbon’s bohemian and alternative neighborhoods. They are separated by the square Praça Luís de Camões.
Alfama is an authentic fishing neighborhood located between the Altantic Ocean and Lisbon’s São Jorge Castle. It is where Fado was created.
Lisbon’s neighborhood Belém houses two beautiful points of interest, the Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower. You can also try delicious pastéis de Belém.
Staying in Lisbon for longer?
If you’ve visited the city’s top attractions and museums, we recommend you discover Lisbon’s nearby regions and towns, Sintra, Cascais, Estoril, Óbidos, Fátima, Arrábida...