Best of Lisbon
City of Descoveries - Lisbon is a window in which we look over the River and the Sea. An Atlantic city, whose borders are lost
on the horizon.
From the dock, in front of the sumptuous Commerce Square, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1755, which devastated the city, it is impossible not
to think about the ships and other ships that in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries cut the waters of the Atlantic To the long lands of Africa,
America, and Asia.
View of the City of Lisbon © José Manuel/Images of Portugal
Discover Lisbon - there are many and varied attractions of the
city that enchants visitors from around
Lisbon Surroundings - For those who get a little more time,
to discover the surroundings and the Greater Lisbon is a must-see program.
1. Best Tourist Attractions
There are many and varied attractions of this global city, the most visited in Europe and that so enchants visitors from all over the world.
Let's now see The Best of Lisbon, what the most characteristic city has to offer.
2. Best Neighborhoods in Lisbon
Belém / Restelo, Benfica, Alvalade, Telheiras, Lumiar, Olivais, Alta de Lisboa, Príncipe Real, Parque das Nações, Campo de Ourique,
Avenidas Novas, Chiado (one of the most expensive), Graça, Lapa, Alfama, Bairro Alto and Bica (List of the newspaper Expresso).
3. The Best of Night in Lisbon
If Lisbon is very good during the day, the night of Lisbon is even better! One of the most pleasant moments of this metropolis,
both in winter and especially in summer. With good restaurants and bars, Lisbon nightlife is an invitation to escape, (re) know
and taste its delicious gastronomy, among others.
The Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré are among the places consecrated to enjoy the night Lisbon.
View of the City of Lisbon © Antonio Sacchetti/Images of Portugal
1. Torre de Belém
Postcard of the city, located in Praça do Império, national historical monument whose visit is obligatory so to speak.
2. Jeronimos Monastery
Another grand architectural monument of the Portuguese capital, the Jeronimos Monastery was built by D. Manuel I and the works,
begun in 1501, lasted a century.
3. Monument to the Discoveries
Monument to the glory of the Discoverers, the Monument to the Discoveries is another must visit in Lisbon. The original monument
dated from 1940. However, it was rebuilt in 1960, on the occasion of the commemoration of the 500th anniversary of the death
of Prince Henry.
4. Arch of Augusta Street
Located in the heart of the city, on the Rua Augusta, giving way to the beautiful Commerce Square. The monument is dedicated to the
Glory of the Greater Portuguese, among which Viriato and Vasco da Gama, as well as the Tejo and Douro rivers.
5. Commerce Square
Praça do Comércio (or Terreiro do Paço) is in Baixa de Lisboa, near the Tagus River. One of the largest in Europe, it sheltered for
two centuries the royal palaces and was destroyed in 1755, when the tremor that devastated Lisbon.
Rossio, as it is also called D. Pedro IV Square, is another important square in the Portuguese capital, located in the heart of the
city, not far from Praça do Comércio or Terreiro do Paço.
7. São Jorge Castle
Built between the 10th and 11th centuries, the Castle of São Jorge - declared a National Monument - was conquered from the Moors by
King Afonso Henriques, the first king of Portugal, in 1147. Residence of the noble Moors was part of the old medieval citadel. It still
served the Kings of Portugal until the sixteenth century.
8. Historical Center
The Historic Center of Lisbon is full of charms and numerous and varied attractions. A must see for anyone who wants to get to know the
city a little more.
9. Santa Justa Elevator
Located on Rua do Ouro (Rua Áurea), this elevator transports passengers from Lisbon downtown to Largo do Carmo, up 30 meters. It was
declared a National Monument in 2002.
If Lisbon is very good during the day, Lisbon night is even better! One of the most pleasant moments of this metropolis, both in winter
and especially in summer. With good restaurants and bars, Lisbon nightlife is an invitation to escape, (re) know and taste its delicious
gastronomy, among others.
The Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré are among the places consecrated to enjoy the nightlife of Lisbon. See more: The Best of Lisbon Night
11. Best Restaurants
Selection of restaurants in Lisbon, recognized among the highest rated in the city. Non-exhaustive list, of course.
12. Best Bars
The Best Bars in Lisbon, a selection that may vary, but they will certainly be on this list.
13. Best Cafés
From the famous cafes to the small cafes that also have their charm.