Top 10 Travel Destinations in Lisbon, Portugal

July 10, 2021 Off By admin



Top 10 Travel Destinations in Lisbon, Portugal according to DK

10. Sintra
Sintra is a town within the municipality of Sintra in the Grande Lisboa subregion of Portugal. Owing to its 19th-century Romantic architecture and landscapes, it has become a major tourist centre, visited by many day-trippers who travel from the urbanized suburbs and capital of Lisbon.

9. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
Museu Calouste Gulbenkian is a museum in Lisbon, containing a collection of ancient, and some modern art. The museum was founded according to Calouste Gulbenkian’s last will, in order to accommodate and display Gulbenkian’s art collection belonging now to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation.

8. Queluz National Palace
The Queluz National Palace de Queluz is a Portuguese 18th-century palace located at Queluz, a freguesia of the modern-day Sintra Municipality. One of the last great Rococo buildings to be designed in Europe, the palace was conceived as a summer retreat for Dom Pedro of Braganza, later to become husband and then king consort to his own niece, Queen Maria I.

7. National Azulejo Museum
The National Azulejo Museum is a national museum in Lisbon dedicated to the azulejo. This beautiful museum displays and explains the essential Portuguese decorative element — the tile. It also has some of the city’s most stunning convent and church interiors

6. Belém Tower
Belém Tower is a fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém in the municipality of Lisbon. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site (along with the nearby Jerónimos Monastery) because of the significant role it played in the Portuguese maritime discoveries of the era of the Age of Discoveries.

5. Parque das Nacoes
A leisure, commercial, and residential area since the 1998 World Exposition it covers an extensive area in northeastern Lisbon next to the Tagus estuary, formerly used for mainly industrial purposes. The area underwent a tremendous transformation in the 1990s when it was chosen as the location for the World Exhibition. A

4. National Museum of Ancient Art
The Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is an art museum in Lisbon. The museum is also known as MNAA and as the Museu das Janelas Verdes (“Green Windows Museum”) due to it being located at the Rua das Janelas Verdes. It is located in the Palácio de Alvor-Pombal, a former palace of the Count of Alvor, later purchased by the Marquis of Pombal.

3. Sé Catedral
The Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major (Portuguese: Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa or Sé de Lisboa) or simply Lisbon Cathedral is a Roman Catholic Cathedral located in Lisbon. The oldest church in the city is the see of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Since the beginning of the construction of the cathedral, in the year 1147, the building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles.

2. Jerónimos Monastery
The Hieronymites Monastery is located near the shore of the parish of Belém, in the municipality of Lisbon. The monastery is one of the most prominent monuments of the Manueline-style architecture (Portuguese Late Gothic) in Lisbon, classified in 1983 as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, along with the nearby Tower of Belém.

1. São Jorge Castle
The Castle of São Jorge is a Moorish castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of the Portuguese city of Lisbon and Tagus River. The strongly fortified citadel dates from medieval period of Portuguese history, and is one of the main tourist sites of Lisbon.

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