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Aqueduto das Águas Livres

The aqueduct, 25 km in length and comprising of 127 arches, was built in the 18th century to bring fresh water into the city. According to the Guinness Book of Records, it has the highest stone arch in the world. It is no longer in service today, but you can visit it by appointment, and take in the breathtaking views it affords over the city.

Campo Pequeno

Campo Pequeno
One of the nicest bullrings on the world, built in 1892, by the architect Dias de Silva. Through the summer, from May to October every Thursday night it hosts the weekly bull fight.
Praça do Campo Pequeno, Lisboa

Castelo de São Jorge
The castle is a living memory of various events that marked the history of Portugal, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims. It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has recently been renovated. From the castle you can look down upon the city and visit the periscope on the Torre de Ulisses and the Centro de Interpretação da Cidade in the Sala Ogival.
Opening Hours: 09.00 - 18.00, (closed Jan 1st, May 1st & Dec 25th)

Centro Cultural de Belém
Opened in 1993 it hosts many cultural events. It offers new venues and spaces for theatre, concerts and exhibitions by Portuguese and foreign artists.
Opening Hours: Daily 10.00 - 21.30 (exhibitions 11.00 - 20.00, Sat, Sun and public holidays 10.00 - 19.00, (closed Dec 25th.)
Praça do Império, Lisboa

Castelo de São Jorge

Castelo de São Jorge

Elevador de Santo Justa
This 32 meter high lift, designed by Gustave Eiffel, connects the Baixa and Bairro Alta districts. The café at the top affords a magnificent view of the city and the Tagus river.
Opening Hours:
Chiado, Lisboa

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
This sixteenth century monastery began to be built in the reign of Dom Manuel I to celebrate the discovery of the sea route to India. It was finished in the reign of Dom João III (1502-1557). It is one of the most important buildings in Portugal, and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Opening Hours: Teus - Sun 10.00 - 17.00 (closed Mon)
Praça do Império, Lisboa

Elevador de Santo Justa

Monasterio Jeronimos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos
This monument was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator (1394-1460), one of the great personalities of the Portuguese Discoveries. Inside the building there is a conference room (auditorium), exhibition rooms and a magnificent view to the mouth of the river Tagus.
Opening Hours: 01/09 - 30/06: 09.00 - 17.00, 01/07 - 31/08: 09.00 - 18.30. (closed Mon & public holidays)
Avenida de Brasília - Lisboa

Palácio de Fronteira
This 17th century palace is decorated with notable azulejos from that period and 18th century rocaille stucco. The palace's interior is enriched with Indo-Portuguese furniture, paintings and tapestries. Two beautiful gardens complete the romantic atmosphere.
Guided tours: June - Sept: 10.30, 11.00, 11.30, 12.00 - Oct - May: 11.00, 12.00 (closed Sun & public holidays)
Tel: 21 778 20 23.
Largo S. Domingos de Benfica, 1 - 1500 Lisboa

Palácio Nacional de Ajuda
Unfinished neo-classical palace begun in 1802 for Portugal's former royal family. Furniture, decorative objects and paintings.
Opening Hours: 10.00 - 16.30 (closed Wed & public holidays)
Calçada da Ajuda - Lisboa

Palácio São Bento
São Bento Palace originates from the first Benedictine monastery built in Lisbon in 1598. The works on the building weren't yet completed when the earthquake of 1755 caused serious damage to the monastery. But it was the 1820 Liberal Revolution and the extinction of the religious orders in 1834 that led to the installation of the Parliament in São Bento Palace

Praça de Marquês de Pombal
Following the Avenida Liberdade one reaches Marquês de Pombal Square. In the middle of the traffic chaos stands the monument dedicated to the Marquês (1699-1782), where from this height he gazes upon his lifetimes work - the Cidade Pombalina.

Praça do Rossio
Located in the heart of Lisbon, this vibrant and colourful city square is bursting with flower vendors, shoppers and people bustling to and from their jobs.

Marquês de Pombal


Santuário do Cristo Rei
On the south bank of the river Tagus, the Cristo Rei, built in 1959, is a 110 meters high statue of Christ from which there is a remarkable view over Lisbon and the estuary of the Tagus. There is also a church and a shop with religious items in the area.
Opening Hours: Daily 9.00 - 18.00
Alma - Lisboa

Torre de Belém
The Tower of Belém was built in an effort to defend the estuary of the river Tagus. King Dom João II (1455-1495) had wanted to ban hostile ships from the river, but it was only his successor Dom Manuel I (1469-1521) who ended up building the tower. It was designed by architect and sculptor Francisco Arruda, with notable traces of Moorish influence. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Opening Hours: 10.00 - 17.00 (closed Mon & public holidays)
Avenida de Brasília - Lisboa

Torre de Belém


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