Portugal’s capital Lisbon is a town with a great history. In Lisbon there are major tourist attractions and a number of interesting museums which can make your holiday in Lisbon very pleasant.

  • Lisbon Jeronimo Monastery: It is listed on UNESCO World Heritage list and is the resting place of Vasco da Gama. Jeronimo Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal’s power and wealth in the great geographical discoveries.
  • Belem Tower: Built in 1515 as a fortress with defensive role in the port of entry Lisbon, Belem Tower was the starting point of many expeditions and for seafarers it was the last thing to see on earth till they return from sea.
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum: To the north east of Park Eduardo VII is located Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, one of the most important museums around the world and one of the priceless treasures of Europe.
  • Lisbon Oceanarium: It is one of the largest aquariums in the world. Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, Oceanarium has been built right on the river Tejo and to reach it you have to cross a pedestrian bridge.
  • Castelo de Sao Jorge: The castle can be seen from almost any point and it is one of Lisbon’s major attractions. Its oldest parts date back to the late sixth century when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths, and eventually the Moors.
  • Discoveries Monument: Across the street from the Monastery of Jeronimo you will find the Discoveries Monument. It was built on the north bank of the River Tagus in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator.
  • Vasco da Gama Bridge:  in Lisbon are a marvel of modern technology and a city sightseeing. Vasco da Gama Bridge is the newest in Lisbon and allows free flow of traffic between north and south of the Portuguese capital.
  • Monumento Cristo Rei: It is located on top of a hill about 110 meters high on the south bank of the river Tejo and can be seen from a far distance.
  • Vasco da Gama Tower: From the Oceanarium, a lift takes tourists to this very futuristic building. Vasco da Gama Tower is named after one of the greatest explorers of Portugal and was inaugurated in 1998 at the 500th anniversary of his trip to India.
  • Ajuda Palace in Lisbon: It is an exuberant extravaganza. Though construction of this palace was not completed as planned due to exile the royal family in Brazil, caused by the invasion of Napoleon’s armies, is still one of the most beautiful romantic buildings in Europe.

 

The navigators and conquerors country, Vasco da Gama’s country, a country of miracles, the fascinating country with combinations of styles of architecture, Porto wine country, Portugal is a country which has to be seen.

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