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Lisbon Major Sights & Our Favorite Day Trips

Lisbon, Portugal
Lisbon, Portugal

  1. Belém Tower (Torre de Belém): A UNESCO World Heritage site, this fortified tower is a symbol of Portugal's Age of Discoveries, offering beautiful views of the Tagus River.

  2. Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos): Another UNESCO site, this monastery is a masterpiece of Manueline architecture, housing the tomb of Vasco da Gama.

  3. Alfama District: The oldest district in Lisbon, known for its narrow streets, historic buildings, and Fado music venues. It's a great place to experience the traditional side of Lisbon.

  4. Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square): A spacious and grand waterfront square, surrounded by historical buildings and offering stunning views of the Tagus River.

  5. Castelo de São Jorge (St. George's Castle): Perched atop one of Lisbon's highest hills, this castle offers panoramic views of the city and a glimpse into Lisbon's rich history.

  6. Bairro Alto: A picturesque and bohemian district known for its vibrant nightlife, Fado houses, and eclectic mix of restaurants and bars.

  7. LX Factory: A trendy and artistic area located in a former industrial complex, filled with restaurants, shops, and creative spaces.

  8. Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium): One of Europe's largest indoor aquariums, showcasing a wide variety of marine species in beautifully designed habitats.

  9. Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian): Houses an impressive collection of ancient and modern art, including works by Rembrandt, Monet, and René Lalique.

  10. Tram 28: Riding this historic tram offers a unique way to explore Lisbon's traditional neighborhoods like Alfama, Graça, and Baixa.

Day Trips from Lisbon:

  1. Sintra: Famous for its romantic 19th-century architecture, including the Pena Palace, Moorish Castle, and Quinta da Regaleira.

  2. Cascais: A charming seaside town known for its beautiful beaches, elegant seafront, and the Boca do Inferno cliff formation.

  3. Óbidos: A medieval walled town known for its picturesque streets, historic castle, and the traditional Ginja liqueur.

  4. Évora: A UNESCO World Heritage site, known for its well-preserved old town, Roman temple, and the eerie Chapel of Bones.

  5. Arrábida Natural Park: Offers stunning coastal scenery, beautiful beaches, and opportunities for hiking and observing wildlife.

  6. Fátima: One of the most important Catholic pilgrimage sites, known for the apparitions of the Virgin Mary reported by three shepherd children in 1917.

  7. Azeitão: A small town known for its vineyards, wine production (especially Moscatel), and traditional cheese-making.

Alfama, Portugal
Alfama, Portugal

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