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
Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon
The Basilica da Estrela is one of Lisbon's most beautiful churches. It was built in the 18th century on the order of Queen regent Maria I of Portugal, whose tomb is now in the church.
Praça Marquês de Pombal, Lisbon
The roundabout known as the Praça do Marquês de Pombal is dominated by a monument dedicated to the Marquis of Pombal, a powerful minister who gained respect for his efficient leadership after the earthquake of 1755.
Oriente Station, Lisbon
Oriente Station was built in 1998 as the transportation hub for the World Expo held that same year in Lisbon. The station is one of the most spectacular modern buildings in the city.
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.

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