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Lisbon city is full of striking monuments and centers of attraction. It includes buildings, squares, monasteries, castles, & statues. Besides this, the city is known for its wines, food, music & literature too.
  • The Belém Tower
The Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) is the most popular attraction of Lisbon which is located on the banks of the river 'Tagus'. It is an UNESCO World Heritage site. Built around 1521, the tower looks like a miniature castle.
The Belem Tower is an imposing monument that was built as a fortress to protect Lisbon harbor. It commemorates the period of Portugal's overseas expansion and Empire building.
It is the best example of Manueline architecture influenced by the Gothic and Renaissance periods.
Address: Av.de Brasilia, Lisbon; Bus: 27, 28, 29, 43.Tram:15
Tel.: +351 21 362 0034
  • The Jerónimos Monastery
The Jerónimos Monastery is situated in the Belém district of Lisbon. Built around 16th century, it took around 50-70 years to complete the construction of the monastery.

It exhibits stone tombs of Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões and one archaeological museum.

The structure is a best example of Manueline architecture.

  • Estação do Oriente
Estação do Oriente i.e. Orient Station is the main transportation hubs of Lisbon, for trains, metro, buses and taxis. Its glass - steel columns are suggestive of palms, it looks very fascinating in sunlight and in illuminated at night. Parque das Nações (Park of the Nations) is just across the street where the 1998 World Expo was held.

Directions: Metro station "Oriente" - Red Line.
  • Bairro Alto
Bairro Alto is located in central part of Lisbon. It is the most adoring place of youth of Lisbon and is the main attraction of Lisbon's nightlife. Finest fado and Portugal's national song could be heard in the night that fills the atmosphere with an amicable ambiance. Usually a mix crowd of local and tourist is a common scene here.

Like the Alfama, it is an historic enclave which is reachable via the Santa Justa Elevator from the lower city.
  • Funicular Transportation of Lisbon city
Funicular transportation of Lisbon is very delightful. It is the greatest attraction of the city. There are three funicular transport services namely Elevador da Glória, Elevador da Bica and Elevador da Lavra. Elevador da Bica is very famous for its way through appealing residential neighborhood just below Bairro Alto.
  • Praça dos Restauradores
Praça dos Restauradores is located at the south end of the Avenida da Liberdade & just next to the Rossio train station. The place exhibits a sculpture that honor the restoration of Portugal's independence from Spain. Elevador da Glória is available here that helps one to land up to Bairro Alto.
Address: Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon.
  • The Castle of São Jorge
The Castle of São Jorge is located on the highest hill of the historic center of Lisbon.

It has a great view over the city and the river. It is the most visited historical and tourist sites of the city.

  • Praça do Comércio
Praça do Comércio also known as 'Terreiro do Paço'. It means 'Garden of the Palace', related to its function before the Great Earthquake of 1755. It is situated opposite to the river. Lisboa's downtown starts from this point.
The architecture is of the 18th century which is quite remarkable. It has an arch from the 19th century on Rua Augusta that leads to the Rossio square. It also showcases a statue of King D. José I and many buildings as well as some offices in the nearby vicinity.
The architecture is of the 18th century which is quite remarkable. It has an arch from the 19th century on Rua Augusta that leads to the Rossio square. It also showcases a statue of King D. José I and many buildings as well as some offices in the nearby vicinity.
Address: Praça do Comércio, Lisbon.
Directions: It is located by the river at the end of Rua Augusta.
  • The Discoveries Monument
Built in 1960, the Discoveries Monument was built in the honor of the 500th death anniversary of Prince Henry-The Navigator.

Apart from this, statues of other world famous Portuguese explorers like Vasco de Gama and Magellan over there attract a large number of tourists.


  • The Santa Justa Elevator
The Santa Justa elevator is located in the Baixa District of Lisbon.

It is one of the most famous sites of Lisbon.

It is 45 meters tall and was built in 1892. Santa Justa was built for the connection of the lower Lisbon city with the upper one.