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
Sé Cathedral, Lisbon
The Sé, Lisbon's Cathedral, was built in the 12th century, shortly after the city was captured from the Moors. Despite many renovations, the church has retained much of its original Romanesque appearance.
Vasco da Gama Bridge, Lisbon
The Vasco da Gama bridge is a 17 km long bridge that spans the estuary of the Tagus river. The modern bridge opened in 1998 to relieve congestion on the older April 25 Bridge.
Santa Justa Elevator, Lisbon
Built in the early 20th century by a student of Gustave Eiffel to transport people between upper and downtown Lisbon, this iron elevator is now one of the must see attractions in Lisbon.
National Museum of Ancient Art, Lisbon
The National Museum of Art is the largest museum in Lisbon, with a varied collection of art objects, many of which were created by Portuguese artists. The museum also has a quiet sculpture garden.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Sintra Small Group Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon
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