Walking through the heart of Lisbon
Lisbon, the coastal capital city of Portugal is one of the most visited cities in southern Europe. World heritage sites, historical landmarks night life, candle light dinner and fado music all are waiting for you at Lisbon.
1. Jeronimos Monastery
It is a sacred religious site and historically important landmark of Lisbon Situated in Belem, this gigantic iconic structure was built in 1502. It is a masterpiece of Manueline and Gothic architecture.
Vasco da Gama and great other navigators of Portugal are buried here. There is a Church and archaeological museum nearby.
2. Belem Tower
Jeronimos monastery along with Belem tower is one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites. The tower known as Torre de Belem in Portuguese is a symbol of maritime discoveries the country made in the past. It is situated at the mouth of the river Tagus, on a small island in it, and is a gate way to Lisbon.
3. Pombaline Lower Town
It is one of the main attractions in Lisbon. Built after 1755 lisbon earthquake, It covers about 2, 35,620 square meter of central Lisbon. Pombaline Lower Town is one of the first example of earthquake resistant construction.
Parca do comercio( commerce square in English) is a part of Pombaline Lower Town , biggest square in Europe, situated on the bank of river Tagus.The centrepiece of the ensemble was the equestrian statue of King José.
It opens towards Augusta Street, which links the square with the other traditional Lisbon square, the Rossio. Restauradores Square Praça da Figueira are other attractions in pombaline lower town
4. Castelo de São Jorge- st. George castle
The castle is the highest point in the city. It gives a unique opportunity to feel the city’s relationship with the river Tagus.
5. Vasco da Gam Tower
A 145-meter tower commemorating Vasco da Gama’s voyage to India, is built in the shape of a billowing sail, it gives breath-taking views of the entire city.
6. Lisbon Oceanarium
It is one of the largest oceanarium in Europe, where various flora and funa of oceans is displayed. Opened in 1998, the theme of the oceanarium is ‘The Oceans, a Heritage for the Future’. While walking through impressive and unforgettable exhibits, visitors are encouraged to learn fascinating things about the oceans.
7. National Tile Museum and the Coach Museum
These are two museum that one should never miss in Lisbon visit. Tile museum tells the story of the tile in Portugal from its first uses on 16th century walls to the present day. Coach museum has unrivalled collection of carriages, with fine examples from the 18th century, decorated with paintings and gild work.
Tram is one of the common mean of transport in Lisbon. For tourists from other part of the world, it is not just a transport method but also the best way to travel though historic neighbourhoods.