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  • 1

    Pastéis De Belém

    69 reviews

    Maybe it seems like a tourist trap, but it was indeed the best spot for pastel de Belem because they serve it hot here. Highly recommended.

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  • 2

    Praça do Comercio

    49 reviews

    Right by the Tejo River, in Baixa, the heart of the city. This is the easiest place to catch trams to Alfama and up Castelo São Jorge. Note: beware of pickpockets on those trams, it's not a myth, one tried to pick mine, they dress like your regular tourist and usually work in tandems, an older guy trying to distract ...

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  • 3

    São Jorge Castle

    48 reviews

    The Castle of St. Jorge is the birthplace of Lisbon, besides its historical meaning it offers breathtaking views of the city. Worth a visit, by all means

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  • 4

    Palace of Pena

    40 reviews

    This gorgeous palace looks out over the magical city of Sintra and is worth every penny to get into. The outside is painted all different sorts of colors and is seen from all around. The inside tells the story of a wealthy king that wanted it all. You can still see a lot of the stuff that was there long ...

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  • 5

    Torre de Belem

    37 reviews

    Go on a Sunday morning for free entry. As good to look at on the outside as it is inside (i.e. there isn't much). For the views, it's better to go to the top of the discovery monument further down the river.

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  • 6

    Oceanário de Lisboa

    30 reviews

    The main large central tank is beautiful with all types of creatures in there. There are lots and lots of viewing areas and in some places the glass is double height which gives a stunning effect. There are 4 areas for the different oceans with otters, penguins and different fish found in different parts of the worlds oceans.

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  • 7

    Elevador Santa Justa

    43 reviews

    This strange tower is in the middle of the shopping centre. About £4 to go up. Good views from the top

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  • 8

    Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    34 reviews

    One of the most prominent monuments of the manueline style architecture. Located at Belem, classified world heritage, is definitelly a must see. Beautiful church, cloisters and inner garden. There are also the tombs of some prominent Portuguese, such as Camões and Vasco da Gama.

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  • 9

    Bairro Alto

    28 reviews

    Great place for a drink, a good meal, and to wander the streets until late at night amongst the crowds.

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  • 10

    Castelo de S. Jorge

    30 reviews

    The castle is rather elusive on foot as one has to navigate through many winding streets with 'secret' stairways while looking out for signs posting to Castelo de S. Jorge. More easily accessed by tram or by bus, on which one can truly appreciate the adept driving skills of Portuguese bus drivers. The castle itself affords a panoramic view of ...

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  • 11


    25 reviews

    a must if you are in lisboa, there are a lot of Fado Bars, some are realy good if you go downhill not direct to the city

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  • 12

    Streets and Stairways of Alfama

    22 reviews

    You'll be staying right in the heart of this neighborhood, one of the most typical places to see in Lisbon. Alfama, whose name comes from the arabic word, meaning the fountain, is the only mediaeval quarter in Lisbon, that still keeps its old world charm. In Alfama, also traditionally known as the birthplace of the "Fado", one can have the ...

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  • 13

    Avenida da Liberdade

    26 reviews

    A gorgeous avenida that will lead you to most major points in the city. You can get buses that will take you further away or right into the heart of the city or even straight to the airport.

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  • 14

    Vasco da Gama Bridge

    21 reviews

    Incidentally crossed this bridge on my way to Algarve and was positively surprised by this piece of engineering. It's impressive....

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  • 15

    Ponte 25 de Abril

    25 reviews

    Built by the same company that built the SF-Oakland Bay Bridge, Ponte 25deAbril could be easily mistaken for its distant cousin the Golden Gate Bridge...if one does not look carefully!

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  • 16

    Monument to the Discoveries

    19 reviews

    Modern (1960's) monument built on the Belém waterfront to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator. The views from the top are spectacular and worth the small fee to go up in the elevator. Good view also looking down to the huge pavement compass below.

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  • 17


    22 reviews

    The beautiful hundreds-of-years-old Rossio train station is located at the Rossio square adopting a facade of Neo-Manueline architecture, in the buzzing center of Lisboa. We hopped on a train here to board the Sintra line which connects Sintra (Sintra train station) with Lisboa (Rossio), the train is extremely efficient and convenient, it's present every 20 minutes and getting on the ...

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  • 18

    Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon

    18 reviews

    Belém is worth checking out. Lots of history in walking distance. Can get a bit full but great for a spot of lunch and soaking up the history of Lisbon and Portuguese customs.

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  • 19

    Cabo da Roca

    17 reviews

    i just like this place ,thw sea ,the air ,and the horrible wind with small stones~~

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  • 20

    Dom Luís Bridge

    16 reviews

    Cross the bridge and you'll have the most fantastic view of the city. If you have time, take the cable car to Vila Nova de Gaia, to take great pictures of the city behind the old boats used to transport the port wine.

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