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Attractions Praça Luís de Camões

Chiado & Bairro Alto at a Glance

Chiado is a Lisbon neighbourhood known for its antique cafés, bookshops and elegant boutiques. Bairro Alto is the centre of Lisbon’s nightlife. These are the most vibrant areas for shopping, shows, culture and history as well as food and drink in Lisbon.

Attractions Parque Eduardo VII viewpoint

Marquês de Pombal & Beyond at a Glance

Avenida da Liberdade promoted the expansion of Lisbon northwards in the late nineteenth century. Today, a number of attractions can be found around this area: Eduardo VII Park offers an impressive view of Lisbon and Gulbenkian is one of Portugal’s best museums of fine arts.

Attractions Lisbon Castle

São Jorge Castle

Located on the highest of Lisbon’s seven hills, Castelo de São Jorge is the city’s medieval castle, and its most visited tourist site, offering the best views of Lisbon and the River Tejo.

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Belém & Ajuda at a Glance

Belém is a riverside district, home to Lisbon’s finest monuments and museums, some of which, such as the Unesco-listed Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the peculiar Torre de Belém, are testimony of Portugal’s maritime history.

Attractions Alfama

Alfama, Castelo & Graça at a Glance

Alfama is Lisbon’s Moorish district: a medina-like neighbourhood of narrow and maze-like streets at the foot of the medieval Castelo de São Jorge. Graça, on a hill north of Alfama, offers great views over Lisbon and the castle.

Attractions Igreja São Domingos

Igreja de São Domingos – The Medieval Church

The Saint Dominic’s Church, dating from 1241, survived the great earthquake of 1755 and a fire in 1959 that completely destroyed it. Don’t miss a visit to its unique interior, so different from the idea one makes of it from the outside.

Attractions Praça da Figueira

Praça da Figueira: Lisbon’s Old Market

In between the adjacent Rossio and Martim Moniz, Praça da Figueira is home to Confeitaria Nacional, the oldest patisserie in Lisbon, founded in 1829. This historic square also has a number of hotels, stores and cafés.

Attractions Teatro Dona Maria II

Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II

Founded in 1846, Teatro Dona Maria II is located in a grand neoclassical building on the north side of the Rossio. The National Theatre was created for the purpose of developing and promoting the performing arts in Portugal.

Attractions Terreiro do Paço

Terreiro do Paço – Lisbon’s Gateway

With beautiful eighteenth century symmetrical buildings and arcades facing the River Tejo, the Terreiro do Paço is one of the most important squares in Lisbon.
The large open space, mostly pedestrian, is a must-see destination for visitors to Lisbon.

Attractions Nucleo Arqueológico

Núcleo Arqueológico – Archaeological Nucleus

Discover a hidden and fascinating archaeological museum beneath the streets of the Baixa. Take a guided tour that goes through the cramped tunnels and distinct layers that uncover several periods of Lisbon’s occupation. Admission is free.

Attractions Rua Augusta

Rua Augusta & Rua Augusta Arch Viewpoint

Pedestrianised since the 1980s with Portuguese calçada, Rua Augusta is the main commercial street in the Baixa (Lisbon downtown). For panoramic views of the Baixa grid, the Terreiro do Paço and the River Tejo, take the lift to the terrace of the prominent arch of Rua Augusta.