Lisbon Sights

We’ve compiled the best of the best in Lisbon - browse our top choices for the top things to see during your stay.

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Arco da Rua Augusta

  • Building/Architectural Site

Capping the post-earthquake restoration of Lisbon's downtown, the Triumphal Arch offers a splendid viewpoint from which to admire the...

Castelo de São Jorge

  • Castle/Palace/Chateau

Although St. George's Castle was constructed by the Moors, the site had previously been fortified by Romans and Visigoths. To your left...

Castelo dos Mouros

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The battlemented ruins of this 9th-century castle still give a fine impression of the fortress that finally fell to Christian forces...

Elevador da Glória

  • Transportation Site (Airport, Bus, Ferry, Train)

One of the finest approaches to the Bairro Alto is via this funicular railway inaugurated in 1888 on the western side of Avenida da Liberdade...

Jardim Botânico

  • Garden/Arboretum

Lisbon's main botanical garden was first laid out in 1874. Hidden behind the small Museu de História Natural (21/392–1800 www.mnhn.ul.pt...

Jardim Botânico da Ajuda

  • Garden/Arboretum

Portugal's oldest botanical garden—laid out in 1768 by the Italian botanist Domenico Vandelli (1735–1816)—is an enjoyable place...

Jardim Zoológico

  • Zoo/Aquarium

Families should set aside a full day to explore this deservedly popular and immaculately maintained zoo, which is home to more than 3,000...

Lisboa Story Centre

  • Information Center

Enjoying a prime location on the Terre, this family-friendly interactive museum uses multimedia exhibits to bring Lisbon's fascinating...

Monserrate Park and Palace

  • Garden/Arboretum

This estate, 4 km (2½ miles) west of Sintra, was laid out by Scottish gardeners in the mid-19th century at the behest of a wealthy Englishman...

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a supreme example of the Manueline style of building (named after King Dom Manuel I), which represented...

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