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
Sé Cathedral, Lisbon
The Sé, Lisbon's Cathedral, was built in the 12th century, shortly after the city was captured from the Moors. Despite many renovations, the church has retained much of its original Romanesque appearance.
Pena National Palace, Lisbon
The Pena National Palace in Sintra is a colorful, fairytale palace, built in the 18th century for king Fernando II. The palace has exuberant decorations in a mixture of architectural styles, from Gothic to Oriental.
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.
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.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Lisbon: Book a Local Host, Lisbon
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Sintra- Cascais e-bike Tour, Lisbon
  • Duration: 6 hours
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Private Lisbon Cemeteries Tour, Lisbon
  • Duration: 4 hours
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