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
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.
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.
São Vicente de Fora, Lisbon
The church of São Vicente de Fora was built in the 17th century on the orders of the Spanish king Philip II. The former refectory of the adjoining monastery is now a pantheon honoring the last royal rulers of Portugal.
Torre de Belém, Lisbon
Portugal's most famous monument was built in the early 16th century in the Tagus river to protect the city from enemy invasion. The fortress is beautifully decorated with limestone carvings and maritime ornaments.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Private Full-Day Fatima Tour from Lisbon, Lisbon
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