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  • 1 Maritime Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pr. do Imperio P - 1400 Lisboa

    The Monument to the Discoveries is an invitation to visit this museum of Portugal's maritime past with its impressive exhibition of a variety of model ships used for many different purposes: Asian vessels, 18 and 19C yachts, merchant navy steam ships..

  • 2 Museu Nacional dos Coches Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Pr. de Afonso de Alburquerque P - 1300 Lisboa

    The Carriage Museum, founded by Queen Amelia in 1904, has a splendid collection of carriages, the oldest of which is the magnificently painted four-wheeler brought to Portugal by Philip II of Spain in the late 16C. Other notable examples include thre..

  • 3 Jose de Azeredo Perdigao Modern Art Centre (CAM) Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    R. Dr Nicolau de Bettencourt P - 1050 Lisboa

    The centre, built in 1983 by architect Leslie Martin, has an interesting spacious design incorporating plants, thus creating the impression of a screen of greenery. It houses modern works of art by Portuguese artists from 1910 to the present day, inc..

  • 4 Jardim Zoologico Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Est. de Benfica 158 P - 1549 Lisboa

    Covering 26ha, Laranjeiras Park is both a zoo and public garden. The lower part includes the rose garden; there are enclosures for nearly 2 500 animals, many of which are exotic species. Note that the dolphinarium can only be visited during shows. A ..

  • 5 Belem Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pr. de Império P - 1300 Lisboa

    The heart of monumental Manueline Lisbon, Belém overlooks the Tagus, and is now home to the Belém Cultural Centre. This is a pleasant, airy district with villas and gardens, set on a hillside dominating the river. It has strong links with Portuguese ..

  • 6 Da Estrela gardens Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Pr. Estrela P - 1200 Lisboa

    This large garden, laid out in 1852, is full of exotic species (palm trees, dragon trees, etc.) Visitors can listen to music in the open air in front of the bandstand, go for a walk around the lakes or pause for a drink at one of the numerous drink s..

  • 7 Berardo Collection Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    P - Lisboa

    Opened in 2007, this museum located at the heart of the cultural centre displays part of the collection of Madeiran tycoon J Berardo. A chronolgical and thematic tour covers the major European and American art movements of the 20C and 21C, taking in ..

  • 8 Estação do Oriente Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Av. de Berlim P - 1900 Lisboa

    The pavilions of the 1988 World Exhibition in Lisbon; representative of contemporary architecture, are now being put to other uses. The Estaçéao do Oriente was designed by the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava. It is a glass and steel, tree-like ..

  • 9 Promenade on the Tage Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    Pr. Comérico P - 1200 Lisboa

    A pleasant way of discovering the city and the harbour traffic. Unfortunately, the small Venetian-type barges with large sails are becoming increasingly scarce. However, visitors should not miss a trip across the estuary on one of the regular ferries..

  • 10 Parque das Naçoes Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Caminho da Água P - 1990 Lisboa

    Transformed into a 21C leisure park, the site of Expo98 covers 60ha to the northeast of the city, by the Olivais dock on the River Tagus. This vast urban renewal project is converting a previously polluted industrial zone into a new town. In total, t..

  • 11 Water gardens Interesting

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    Parque das Nações P - 1990 Lisboa

    Water gardens inside the Parque das Nações dedicated to entertainment and leisure activities.

  • 12 Rossio Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Pr. Dom Pedro IV P - 1100 Lisboa

    Praça Dom Pedro IV, was once the setting for many autodafés during the Inquisition. Its present appearance is the work of Pombal: lined by 18 and 19C buildings, it is now occupied by cafés and small shops that have kept their original decoration, suc..

  • 13 Church do Carmo (Archeology Museum) Interesting

    Museums and art

    Largo do Carmo P - 1200 Lisboa

    Today the ruins of the Gothic church, built in the late 14C, give onto one of Lisbon's most charming squares. Life came to a standstill here in the 1755 earthquake: pillars point to the heavens and silence reigns. The site now houses an archeology mu..

  • 14 Rua do Carmo and Rua Garrett Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    R. do Carmo et Rua Garrett P - 1200 Lisboa

    These elegant streets are lined with old-fashioned shop fronts, now home to Portugal's top fashion designers. There are also well known bookshops, patisseries and cafés. The most famous of these is A Brasileira once frequented by the poet, Fernando P..

  • 15 Museu Nacional do Chiado Interesting

    Museums and art

    R. Serpa Pinto 4 P - 1200 Lisboa

    It was originally a 13C convent, transformed into a contemporary art museum in 1911. Following a fire in 1988, it was refurbished by the French architect, J.M. Wilmotte, who created open spaces, linked by connecting passageways which enable the build..

  • 16 São Roque Church Interesting

    Religious buildings

    Largo de Trindade Coelho P - 1200 Lisboa

    The original façade of this late 16C church collapsed in the great earthquake. The interior decoration is strikingly rich, particularly in the chapel of São João Baptista, a masterpiece of Italian Baroque, originally built in Rome in 1742, dismantled..

  • 17 Museu de Arte Sacra de São Roque Interesting

    Museums and art

    Largo de Trindade Coelho P - 1200 Lisboa

    Access is via the last door on the left as you leave the adjoining church of Säo Roque. The museum contains 16C Portuguese paintings and part of the treasure from the chapel of São João Baptista. The furnishings and ecclesiastical plate by 18C Italia..

  • 18 São Pedro de Alcântara viewpoint Interesting

    Nature and gardens

    R. de Pedro de Alcântara P - 1300 Lisboa

    The belvedere takes the form of a pleasant garden suspended like a balcony of the lower town with a panoramic view of the Baixa, the Tagus and São Jorge castle on the hill opposite (viewing table). Visitors can return to Praça dos Restauradores by th..

  • 19 Miradouro de Santa Luzia Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L. Santa Luzia P - 1100 Lisboa

    This little terrace atop the hill of Santa Luzia with its modern basilica (a place of pilgrimage) is an ideal viewpoint. Preceded by a large square and a monumental staircase, it provides an excellent view over the Tagus, the harbour, the rooftops of..

  • 20 Largo das Portas do Sol Interesting

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    L. das Portas do Sol P - 1100 Lisboa

    The Sun Gateway was one of the seven gates into the Arab city. The square, situated on the other side of the church of Santa Luzia, has a pleasant terrace with a wonderful view over the houses, São Vicente de Fora and the river.

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