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
Águas Livres Aqueduct, Lisbon
The Águas Livres aqueduct was built in the 18th century to provide Lisbon with fresh water from the hills. The structure was one of the largest engineering projects of its time.
Oceanário, Lisbon
Lisbon's Oceanarium opened in 1998 as one of the main attractions of the world Exposition. The oceanarium has a huge central tank with a wide variety of marine species, including large sharks and manta rays.
Maritime Museum, Lisbon
The Museu de Marinha, Lisbon's maritime museum, highlights the rich maritime heritage of Portugal through the display of model ships, nautical instruments and ceremonial barges.
Basílica da Estrela, Lisbon
The Basilica da Estrela is one of Lisbon's most beautiful churches. It was built in the 18th century on the order of Queen regent Maria I of Portugal, whose tomb is now in the church.

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