lisbon
Lisbon
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
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.
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.
Parque Eduardo VII, Lisbon
The Parque Eduardo VII (Edward VII Park) was created at the end of the 19th century. Highlights in the park include a historic pavilion and Estufa Fria, a greenhouse garden.
Praça do Município, Lisbon
Praça do Município (Municipal Square) is a beautiful square in Baixa, dominated by the neoclassical façade of the 19th century city hall. At the center of the square stands a decorative column, known as pelourinho.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Lisbon: One Day Tour , Lisbon
  • Duration: 8 hours
From USD
$92.40
Sail and Wine in Lisbon, Lisbon
  • Duration: 2 hours
From USD
$92.40
Wifi everywhere in Lisbon, Lisbon
  • Duration: 20 days
From USD
$87.78



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