closeThe origin of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, goes back to 1200 BC. Thanks to famous Portuguese explorers such as Vasco da Gama the city became a global player and a major trade center.
Despite a disastrous earthquake wich destroyed much of the city in 1755, Lisbon has a charming historic center. Several magnificent buildings such as the Belém Tower and the Hieronymites Monastery are reminiscent of Lisbon's heyday.
Random Lisbon Highlights
Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
The Castelo de São Jorge or St. George's Castle was built in the 11th century by the Moors. It was the last stronghold to fall during the recapture of Lisbon by the crusaders in 1147.
Rossio, Lisbon
Rossio is the bustling heart of Lisbon. The square is decorated with fountains and a tall monument honoring king Pedro IV. Rossio square is bordered by several important buildings, most notably the National Theater.
National Azulejo Museum, Lisbon
This unique museum showcases the history of azulejos - ceramic tiles - from the 14th century to the present day. The azulejos are displayed in the 15th century Madre de Deus convent, an attraction in itself.
25th of April Bridge, Lisbon
The Ponte 25 de Abril is a more than 2 km long suspension bridge that was built in 1966 across the Tagus river. Its name refers to Carnation Revolution of 1974.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Self-Guided Sintra E Bike Tour, Lisbon
  • Duration: 1 to 8 hours
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