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Saint George Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa

webcastelodesaojorge.pt phone+351 218 800 620

Located on the top of the highest hill in Lisabon historic centre, above the old Moorish quarter, St. George Castle is visible from a long way off and it is famous for its beautiful views of the city and surrounding countryside. The oldest parts date from the 6th century when it was fortified by the Romans, Visigoths and the Moors. When you get through the gateway, you’ll walk through romantic open areas with peacocks, along artists’ stalls with hand-made souvenirs and cross a drawbridge which leads to the main building. If you are lucky you´ll be greeted with guitar playing by “resident” musician Pedro Godinho, who is often seen performing in one of the squares.

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Belem Tower (Torre de Belem)

Avenida Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa

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The UNESCO World Heritage Site, 35 metres high fortified Torre de Belem is located on the bank of the Tagus River. It is one of the most famous landmarks and iconic attractions in Lisbon. The tower was built in the early 16th century and it is a great work of the Manueline architectural style (Portuguese late Gothic style) developed in the Age of Discoveries to commemorate Vasco da Gama’s expedition to India. The Tower used to be a prison from the 16-19th century. In the 1840s, the Tower was restored and many ornaments and decorative elements were added to the building. From top of the tower, visitors can enjoy magnificent panoramic views of both the Tagus River and the city. It´s open daily (except Monday and holidays) at 10 am-5:30 pm (6.30 pm in summer).

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Santa Justa elevator

Rua do Ouro, 1150-060 Lisboa

webcarris.pt phone+351 21 413 8679

Built from iron in neo-gotical style in 1900-1902 by engineer Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, Santa Justa lift (called also Elevador do Carmo) is a representative example of Portuguese architecture. The lift is located in the street Santa Justa, is 45 metres high and equipped by two cabins with wood interior. Every cabin has a capacity for 24 persons. On the top floor, which is accessible by a spiral staircase, there is a terrace, which offers a beautiful view of the castle Lisbon, Rossio Square and the Baixa district. At present, the elevator is used primarily as a tourist attraction. The lift is open daily from 7 am to 9:45 (10:45 in summer) but be ready for a long queue.

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Esplanada Dom Carlos I, 1990-005 Lisboa

weboceanario.pt phone+351 21 891 7002

Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, Lisbon's Oceanarium is one of the world's largest aquariums. It is located in the Parque das Nações, near metro station Oriente. There are about 25,000 fish, seabirds, and mammals in an enormous central tank that is the size of four Olympic-sized swimming pools. Visitors can look into it from different levels for close-ups of the various creatures, including different species of sharks.

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Rossio square

Praça de D. Pedro IV, Lisbon

Located at the end of the Liberdade Ave, in the Pombaline Downtown, the Rossio (Praça de D. Pedro IV) is the most popular square in Lisabon since the Middle Ages. It´s been the point of many revolts, celebrations, bullfights and executions. Now it is a preferred place for locals and tourists to sit and relax or have a drink in one of the several atmospheric cafés with outdoor sitting (the most popular is the art deco Cafe Nicola on the western side). There are two neat baroque fountains and in the center is 27 metres high marble sculpture symbolizing allegories of Justice, Wisdom, Strength, and Moderation, qualities attributed to Dom Pedro IV, whose statue stands on top of the monument. On the north side is the neoclassical Dona Maria II National Theater, built in 1840.

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Jeronimos Monastery

Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisboa

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The Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) was founded in 1501 by King Manuel I of Portugal as an expression of gratitude for the sucessful voyage of Vasco da Gama to India. It´s a great monument to the Age of Discovery and a magnificent example of the Gothic-Renaissance Manueline style of architecture. It was classified a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém, in 1983. Beside the stunning exterior and interior you can see tombs of King Manuel I. and his wife Maria Aragon, King John III. and his wife Catherine of Habsburg; gravestones of Vasco da Gama (1468-1523) and writer Luís Vaz de Camões (1527-1570).

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Monument to the Discoveries

Avenida Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa


Located on the northern bank of the Tagus River, near Tower Belem and Jéronimos Monastery, the Monument to the Discoveries commemorates the famous era of Portuguese sailors. 50-meter high monument represents the prow. There is a Portuguese sign on the side and the sword of the Royal House of Avis above the entrance. At the top of the monument stands Henry the Navigator and behind him another prominent Portuguese, among them sailors, cartographers, artists, scientists and missionaries. E.g., on the west side we find the poet Camões, which carries a copy of Lusíadas, and the painter Nuno Gonçalves with palette in his hand.

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