Most Popular Attractions (last 7 days)
- 1. Monument to the Discoveries
- 2. Torre de Belém
- 3. Rossio
- 4. Sintra National Palace
- 5. Sé Cathedral
- 6. Praça do Comércio
- 7. Castelo de São Jorge
- 8. Santa Justa Elevator
- 9. Pena National Palace
- 10. Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
- 11. Basílica da Estrela
- 12. Miradouro de Santa Luzia
- 13. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
- 14. Praça dos Restauradores
- 15. Praça do Município
- 16. Gulbenkian Museum
The 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.
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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.
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.
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.
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