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
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.
Largo do Chiado, Lisbon
Largo do Chiado is a square at the center of the popular Chiado neighborhood, known for its theaters, cafés and shops. This was long the literary heart of Lisbon and statues honor some of Portugal's most famous writers.
Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon
The Castelo de São Jorge or St. George's Castle was built in the 11th century by the Moors. It was the last stronghold to fall during the recapture of Lisbon by the crusaders in 1147.
National Azulejo Museum, Lisbon
This unique museum showcases the history of azulejos - ceramic tiles - from the 14th century to the present day. The azulejos are displayed in the 15th century Madre de Deus convent, an attraction in itself.

Random Lisbon Tours & Activities
Sunset Tour with Locals, Lisbon
  • Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
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