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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
Monument to the Discoveries, Lisbon
The Monument to the Discoveries was built in the mid 20th century to celebrate the Age of Discoveries, when Portuguese explorers brought wealth to Lisbon thanks to the discovery of new land and trade routes.
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.
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.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Lisbon
The Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is a magnificent monastery built in the early 16th century. The monastery is the most impressive example of the Manueline architecture style, a Portuguese variant of high Gothic.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Lisbon Guided Walking Tour , Lisbon
  • Average Rating:5.0/5 stars
  • Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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