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Top sights in Lisbon

Nestled between 7 hills, Lisbon is known for its sweeping views, cobbled streets, and an energetic nightlife scene! At the city’s miradouros, or viewpoints, you’ll get a spectacular view of the city and its surroundings, as well as the opportunity to enjoy snacks and light refreshments like espresso and sangria. If you’re keen to check out other things to do in Lisbon, try the local cuisine, where fresh seafood is abundant due to the city’s seaside location, or stop by Lisbon’s clubs and bars, known for their good prices!

Belém Tower

Originally built in the 16th century to defend the city from its strategic position at the mouth of the Tagus River, the Belém Tower is one of the most famous tourist spots in Lisbon. You’ll climb up the narrow staircase, which uses a traffic light system to direct the crowds, until you reach the viewing deck at the top, where you’ll see the city in all its glory. To avoid queuing, purchase your ticket in advance or try to go earlier during the day.
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Jerónimos Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery is one of the most significant buildings in the history of Portugal, as it houses the tomb of Vasco de Gama, the first European to reach India by sea. Designed by architect Diogo de Boitaca, the building exemplifies the Manueline architecture style, also known as Portuguese late Gothic. Inside the monastery, you’ll get to visit the church and the gorgeous two-story cloister inside. Much like the Belém Tower tower, you can avoid the long queues by purchasing your ticket before your visit.
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Castelo de S. Jorge

Discover Lisbon’s heritage at Castelo de S. Jorge, a castle erected in the 11th century to house the military. Learn about the history of Portugal at the castle and the permanent exhibition, see traces of the Moorish neighborhood at the archaeological site, or just chill out as you take in the views and the greenery, where you can spot peacocks and other animals in the wild. The way up can be a bit steep, so take a tuk-tuk or tram if you want to skip the walk.
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Praça do Comércio

The history of Lisbon comes alive at Praça do Comércio, a grandiose square with arcades from the 18th century, bright pastel-colored buildings, and a magnificent triumphal arch on the north side. Initially constructed in the year 1580, the historical square was rebuilt by Sebastião José de Carvalho e Melo, 1st Marquis of Pombal, after the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake. A myriad of activities await you at the square: go up the Arco da Rua Augusta or try some wine at Vinhos de Portugal.
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Why people love Lisbon

5 /5

Highly recommended
Lisbon Card
It is highly recommended to buy a 3-day ticket. Many attractions (the official website lists which museums or attractions are available) do not need to queue or buy tickets. We drove one day to see three famous monasteries in central Portugal (see photos), and the tickets were ok Take public transportation in Lisbon, super convenient

5 /5

Highly recommended
Lisbon City Card
It is highly recommended to buy a 3-day ticket. Many attractions (the official website lists which museums or attractions are available) do not need to queue or buy tickets. We drove one day to see three famous monasteries in central Portugal (see photos), and the tickets were ok Take public transportation in Lisbon, super convenient

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