Travels

Jeronimos Monastery

Resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama is a church built in the 1500s as part of a monastery. Its cloisters are considered most beautiful. Listed as a World Heritage Site.

Open: Tue - Sun: 10am - 5:30pm, Mon: Closed
Entry: 7 €
Address: Praça do Imperio, 1400-206 Lisbon


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Belem Tower

The city's icon. 1500s, this ornate watchtower is a World Heritage UNESCO site.

Address: Praça da Torre de Sao Vicente de Belem.
Ope: Tue-Sun, 10am-5.30pm
Entry: €5 Free on Sundays


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St Georges Castle

Good view of the city, contains peacocks. Inc archaeological museum and perfect postcard views over Alfama, the city's medieval village.

Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisbon
Open: 9am - 6pm.
Entry: €7.50


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Sao Roque Church

See what the gold found in colonial Brazil was able to pay for. Made in Rome for this Lisbon church.

Address: Largo Trindade Coelho, Bairro Alto
Open: 10am - 5pm, Closed Mon


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Santa Justa Elevator

Views of Lisbon's - Designed by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard. A century old and was formerly powered by steam. Connecting downtown to the Barrio Alto neighbourhood. Cafe at top tables are hard to come by.

Open: 7am - 9pm
Entry: 1,45 €
Address: Rua de Santa Justa, Lisbon


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Praca do Comercio in Baixa

A plaza, Arco da Rua Augusta, which leads to Baixa's Rua Augusta, Lisbon's largest shopping st. Tourism office in the square - pick up a map. ViniPortugal - Free wine tastings, learn about the local tipples.

Address: Praca do Comercio | Baixa, Lisbon, Portugal (Baixa)


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Se Cathedral

12th century. King Afonso Henriques set out to purify the city and build a catholic church at the site of a mosque.

Open: 9m - 7pm
Entry: Free
Address: Largo da Se, 1100 Lisbon


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Monument to the Discoveries

Built in honour of Henry the Navigator, who started Portuguese explorations during the 15th century - The Age of Discoveries.

Open: 10am - 5:30pm
Entry: 2.5 €
Address: Av. de Brasí¬lia, 1400-038 Lisbon


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Rossio / Praca Dom Pedro IV

Heart of downtown Lisbon, this is a square. From Middle Ages. Cafe Nicola, Rossio 2 of the city's most famous cafes can be found here: Cafe Nicola, at the Rossio since the 18th century, and Cafe Suiça, popular for its outdoor terrace.


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Casa dos Bicos

The Casa dos Bicos (Portuguese for House of the Spikes) is a historical house in the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. The house, built in the early 16th century in the Alfama neighbourhood, has a curious façade of Renaissance and Manueline influence. It has survived the disastrous 1755 Lisbon Earthquake that destroyed much of the city.


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