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
Igreja do Carmo, Lisbon
The ruins of the Carmo church show the destruction caused by the earthquake of 1755, when numerous buildings in Lisbon collapsed. The Carmo church was built in 1423 and at the time was one of Lisbon's most magnificent churches.
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.
Jardim da Estrela, Lisbon
The Jardim da Estrela is a beautiful landscaped park located opposite the Estrela Basilica. The garden was laid out in the mid 19th century and is embellished with several statues and a wrought iron pavilion.
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.

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