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It's important to reminde you that the center of the city has parking tolls all over the places and they are expensive (2€ for 30 mins). Consider in taking the subway, bus, taxi, etc...

 

 

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1) JERONIMOS MONASTERY

Church built in the 1500s as part of a magnificent monastery. Its cloisters are considered among the most beautiful in the world and has been listed as a World Heritage Site. The resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama.

   
   

2) BELEM TOWER

The city's icon is also a symbol of the Age of Discovery. Built in the early 1500s, this ornate watchtower has been declared a World Heritage monument by UNESCO.

     
   

3) ST. GEORGE'S CASTLE

The city's icon in the midle of the city is also a symbol of the Age of Discovery. Built in the early 1500s, this ornate watchtower has been declared a World Heritage monument by UNESCO.

   
     

4) PARQUE DAS NACOES

Contrasting with the city's oldest neighborhoods is this 21st-century district showcasing striking contemporary architecture with Europe's longest bridge as the backdrop. It includes a state-of-the-art aquarium, a casino, and a wonderful waterfront promenade.

   
     
     
     

5) Oceanarium

The city's icon inside the Parque das Nações. Considered by the Trip Adviser one of the best Oceanariums of the world.

   
     

5) Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Across from Jeronimos Monastery, reached via an underpass by its gardens, is the Discoveries Monument, built on the north bank of the Tagus River in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.

It represents a three-sailed ship ready to depart, with sculptures of important historical figures such as King Manuel I carrying an armillary sphere, poet Camões holding verses from The Lusiads, Vasco da Gama, Magellan, Cabral, and several other notable Portuguese explorers, crusaders, monks, cartographers, and cosmographers, following Prince Henry the Navigator at the prow holding a small vessel. The only female is queen Felipa of Lancaster, mother of Henry the navigator, the brain of the discoveries.

Inside is an exhibition space with temporary exhibits, an interesting film about the city of Lisbon, and an elevator that takes visitors to the top for some bird's-eye views of Belem and its monuments.

The pavement in front of the monument is decorated with a mosaic that was offered by the South African government in 1960, representing a compass with the map of the world charting the routes taken by the Portuguese explorers.

   
 

6) Center of the City

Rossio, Restauradores, Praça da Figueira, elevador Santa Justa, etc....

   
   
 

7)Bridge and Cristo Rei

The city's icon inside the Parque das Nações.

   
   
     

8) Elevator of BICA & Elevator of Gloria

To access one of the oldest and more charismatic places inside Lisbon (Bairro Alto) have a go with one of two traditional elevators. The elevators are in two distinct points of the city and takes you to one of the highest spotting places in the city. You can do it by foot but get ready for a long walk.

   
 

9) Sights

If you take the elevator of Graca you will reach the sight known as "Miradouro de são pedro de alcântara" where will have a great view of the city.

   
 

10) Some options to know the city

There are several ways of visiting the city.