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Unlock the magic of Lisbon

Set among steep hills and striking castles, ancient Lisbon holds plenty of secrets. Follow a guide through its cobbled backstreets, 18th century boutiques and stunning Gothic cathedral; discover delicious local food and the melancholy music of the fadistas.

Attractions in Lisbon

Discoveries Monument
A monument celebrating the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Jerónimos Monastery
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a prime example of the exuberant Manueline architectural style.
Calouste Gulbenkian Planetarium
This planetarium in the Belém quarter projects stunning astronomical shows inside its 25-metre dome.
Belém Palace
Once the official residence of the Portuguese Royal Family, Belém Palace is now the house of the President.
Electricity Museum
A magnificent building that hosts exhibitions about the evolution of energy.
National Coach Museum
The most popular museum in Lisbon proudly displays one of the world's finest collections of historical carriages.
Belém Tower
A UNESCO World Heritage Site, this fortified tower was used defence and ceremony during the Golden Era.
Cultural Centre of Belém
The largest cultural complex in Portugal, hosting opera, ballet, symphony concerts and much more.
Lisbon Old Town
Lisbon's old town rivals the charm and beauty of its European counterparts, with an added pinch of mystery.
St George’s Castle
An impressive Moorish castle, overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon and the Tagus River.
Roman Theatre Museum
The site of a 1st century Roman theatre, situated on the slope of St. George's Castle.
Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa)
This impressive Roman Catholic cathedral dates from 1147 and has survived a number of earthquakes.
Alfama
Lisbon's labyrinthine oldest district houses a variety of historical churches, fado bars and restaurants.
Commerce Square
This beautiful seafront square was the location of the Royal Ribeira Palace until the 1755 earthquake; it was remodelled as a centre for customs administration.
Bairro Alto
Wander through the steep and picturesque cobbled streets of bohemian Bairro Alto.
Rossio Square
One of Lisbon's main squares since the Middle Ages, Rossio was destroyed and reconstructed after the great 1755 earthquake.
Baixa Pombalina
A particularly elegant district of Lisbon, the Lower Town was among the world's first earthquake-resistant constructions.
Santa Justa Lift
This urban elevator from 1902 connects the lower street of Baixa with Carmo Square.
Igreja do Carmo
The final traces of the medieval Carmo Convent, which was almost entirely destroyed after the 1755 earthquake.
Portas do Sol
A spectacular viewpoint looking out over Lisbon and the Tagus river.
Sintra
This municipality is a UNESCO World Heritage Site known for its vast 19th century Romanic monuments.
Pena Palace
Standing boldly atop a hill above Sintra, this beautiful palace can be seen all the way from Lisbon on a clear day.
Sintra City Hall
An unusually flamboyant town hall, and one of the most prominent landmarks in the town of Sintra.
Castle of the Moors
Built between the 8th and 9th centuries, this military outpost in Sintra played a key role in the Reconquista against Arab rule.
Sintra National Palace
A striking and eclectic mix of architectural styles, this is most likely the best preserved medieval palace in all of Portugal.
Monserrate Palace
The traditional summer resort of the Portuguese Royal Family.
Quinta da Regaleira
This romantic UNESCO World Heritage Site displays the wealth and extravagance of the Portuguese elite.
Queluz National Palace
This fabulous 18th century palace was one of the last Rococo buildings to be built in Europe.
Estoril Coast
Known for its luxurious casinos (including the largest in Europe), this area's glamour and sophistication inspired the first 'Casino Royale.'
Cascais
A former fishing village with fine beaches, Cascais became famous as the Royal Family's resort in the late 19th century.
Cabo da Roca
Enjoy spectacular views from the westernmost point of continental Europe.
Fátima
A religious town dating from the 14th century, famed for the Marian Apparitions witnessed in 1917.
Batalha
A small Gothic town founded by King John I of Portugal to celebrate the end of the crisis of the Portuguese Interregnum in 1385.
Mosteiro da Batalha
Erected in celebration of the 1385 victory at the Battle of Aljubarrota, this Dominican convent was later the burial ground for 15th century monarchs.
Alcobaça
A historic 12th century town that is home to the country's largest monastery and cathedral complex, the Mosteiro de Alcobaça.
Mosteiro de Alcobaça
A gigantic church built by King Afonso, the Mosteiro de Alcobaça evolved into one of the most prominent Gothic monuments in Portugal.
Nazaré
This picturesque seaside village is home to some of the country's very best beaches.
Caldas da Rainha
This city is famed for its thermal baths and traditional ceramic pottery.
Óbidos
A medieval fortress surrounded by 12th century walls, this charming town was gifted to Isabel of Aragon in 1282.
Petiscos
The Portugese cousin of Tapas, examples include bifanas (pork sandwiches) and snails (in an herby broth).
Seafood
Due to its prime location on the coast, Cascais boasts some of the finest clams, shrimp and fish in Iberia.
Cascais Market
Cascais market sells an assortment of local foods including seafood, meats and other Iberian delicacies.
Rossio (praça dom Pedro IV)
Commence your tour at the Pedro IV Square in the city of Lisbon.
Igreja de São Domingos
Trace this national monument's tumultuous history and learn about Lisbon's natural disasters, which rocked the foundations of this church in both 1531 and 1755.
Baixa
Venture through Lisbon’s historic heart and commercial centre.
Praça do Comercio
Stand in awe of this historic landmark, as you unravel Lisbon's military and commercial past.
Former PIDE Headquarters
Uncover the secrets and scandals of the Portuguese security agency.
Praça Luís de Camões
Monument dedicated to Luís Vaz de Camões, who is widely considered Portugal's greatest poet.
Rossio Train Station
A monumental train station with horseshoe arched doorways built under the early 16th-century Neo-Manueline style is a must-see in the city.
Tuk Tuk in Sintra
Discover the city in a unique way aboard a tuk-tuk.
Pena Palace Gardens
Explore the terraces and gardens of Pena Park to find the best views of Pena Palace.
Pena Chapel
The original chapel remains relatively unscathed and looks much the same as it had in the 16th Century. The small nave is topped with a Gothic vaulted ceiling and the walls retain their original tiles.
Terraces at Pena Palace
One of the highlights of the Palace are the colourful terraces and decorative battlements, don't miss the stunning views from here.
Triton Gate
This impressive sculpture was a tribute to the world-changing scientific advancement by 1838. The Triton is bridging that gap, with the sea below and the earth above.
Fountain of the little birds
An Islamic pavilion with a hexagonal footprint topped by a dome, and inside between some benches a fountain with clear water.
Valley of the Lakes
Two unique castle-like duck houses add to the magical ambience of the place along with the soundtrack of trickling water and the odd plop of feeding fish.
Well of Initiation
This ceremonial well features a spiral staircase into a tunnel system that connects it to other monuments and caves around the park.
Portal of the Guardians
One of the main features is the Portal of the Guardians which stands at one end of a courtyard. This long curved structure is flanked by two towers with a central pavilion, hiding the entrance to a tunnel that leads to the Initiation Well.
Largo do Carmo
A small, tree-lined picturesque square at the back of the Convento do Carmo.
Figueira Square
Placed in the re-urbanised area of Lisbon Baixa, Figueira Square is today one of the main hubs of the city's transport system.
Rua Augusta
Lisbon's main pedestrian street connects Praca Rossio with Praca do Commercio through the triumphal arch.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
This romantic terrace offers amazing views of Lisbon & the Tagus River.
Lisbon River Cruise
Embark on a river cruise and enjoy the amazing views of the Capital's coastline from the sea.
Cristo Rei statue
The statue of Cristo Rei with his arms outstretched dominates the skyline of the far bank of the river from Lisbon.
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