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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Aqueduto das Aguas Livres

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Lisbon was formerly provided with clean drinking water by means of the Aqueduct of Free Waters (1729–48), built by Manuel da Maia and...

Arco da Rua Augusta

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

Café Martinho da Arcada

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One of the original buildings on Praça do Comércio houses the Café Martinho da Arcada, a literary haunt since 1782, favored by modernist...

Casa dos Bicos

  • House/Mansion/Villa

This Italianate dwelling is one of Alfama's most distinctive buildings. It was built in 1523 for Bras de Albuquerque, the son of Afonso,...

Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida

  • Museum/Gallery

One of central Lisbon's best-kept secrets, this museum displays just part of a staggeringly rich private collection of furniture, porcelain...

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...

Convento do Carmo

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The Carmelite Convent—once Lisbon's largest—was all but ruined by the 1755 earthquake, and its skeletal remains are stark reminders...

Elevador da Glória

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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...

Elevador de Santa Justa

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Built in 1902 by Raul Mésnier, who studied under Eiffel, the Santa Justa Elevator, inside a Gothic-style tower, is one of Lisbon's more...

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