Top 5 Places To Go In Lisbon
An Essential Guide To The Best Spots In Lisbon
Lisbon, nicknamed ‘The City of Seven Hills’ is the gorgeous capital city of Portugal which sits along its southern coast. It’s the western-most capital city of Europe, and is built along the river Tagus.
Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, and even has roots in ancient Greek mythology - with Ulysses claiming to have founded the city. Sections of the city’s iconic walls (including the Old Wall) were built by the Romans, and it was the starting point of many famous Portuguese expeditions.
As a holiday destination, it’s known as one of the most charismatic cities in Europe - with a rich history, gorgeous climate, and a beautiful blend of traditional heritage.
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One of the most iconic attractions of Lisbon is Belém Tower, which stands on the banks of the River Tagus. The UNESCO World Heritage Site was commissioned by King John II to act as both a defence against naval attacks, and a gateway to the city.
The second of three UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Lisbon is the Jerónimos Monastery, which is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome. It has been used as a burial place for various great explorers, such as Vasco da Gama, who was the first European to reach India by sea. It features a beautiful Gothic design which is typical of the architecture around the city.
Deep within downtown Lisbon, is the Praça do Comércio which is one of the largest squares in Europe. It used to be frequented by foreign traders and explorers looking to fund their next adventures. Today, it is a gorgeous downtown stroll - with amazing artworks & sculptures, including the breathtaking architecture of the Rua Augusta Arch.
Towards the upper-reaches of the city stands the Castelo de São Jorge, which overlooks the entirety of Lisbon. The castle was built to defend the city against attackers, making up its last line of defence. It was destroyed by the city’s famous 1755 earthquake, and then beautifully rebuilt in the early 1900s.
And finally, serving as a shortcut to ascend the steep Carmo Hill, is the Santa Justa Lift. Built in the 19th century to speed up the transportation of iron for construction, the lift bypasses some of Lisbon’s most unforgiving terrain. Today, it is one of Lisbon’s most unique & iconic attractions - and even operates as normal at a small fee for tourists.
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