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Things to do in Lisbon

Best attractions to visit in Lisbon

11. Museu do Oriente - Lisbon

Museu do Oriente

The Museu do Oriente in Lisbon, Portugal commends the historical backdrop of Portuguese investigation with a gathering of Asian ancient rarities. The gallery opened in May, 2008, and is situated in a renovated modern expanding on the Alcântara waterfront. The Gare do Oriente is a noteworthy prepare, transport and metro station situated in eastern Lisbon that gives make a trip associations with the entire of Portugal. The complex is a present day, all around outlined station that is protected, clean and bother allowed to go from. The station was developed as a middle piece for Expo 98 and the striking ultra-present day configuration implies that the station is a prominent vacation spot in conjunction with the Parque das Nações. This guide will give an outline of the Gare do Oriente station.

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12. Torre de Belém - Lisbon

Torre de Belem

Also referred to as the Tower of Vincent, the Belem Tower is a fully fortified fortress that is located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belem, within the municipality of Lisbon in Portugal. The tower is a well known UNESCO World Heritage site on account of the important role it played at the time of the Portuguese maritime discoveries, made in the era of the Age of Discoveries. This tower was actually commissioned by King John II to be included as part of a defense system, built right at the mouth of the Tagus River, which served as a ceremonial gateway to the city of Lisbon. The Belem Tower was built in the early part of the 16th century, and serves as a prominent example of the famous architectural style of Portuguese Manueline. The tower also presents hints of certain other architectural styles in its overall structure as well. The tower structure was built with lioz limestone, and consists of a bastion with a four storey tower which is 30 m tall. Contrary to different myths and stories, the tower was built on the site of a small island located within the Tagus River, near the Lisbon shore. The singular Portuguese Late Gothic Manueline architectural style of the 16th century tower is evident in the elaborate rib vaulting, armillary spheres along with the twisted rope, crosses depicting the sign of the Order of Christ, and the nautically inspired as well as the common organic Manueline architectural style. This tower is a great attraction for tourists, telling many tales of historical happenings and intrigue within its walls.

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13. Museu Nacional do Azulejo - Lisbon

Museu Nacional do Azulejo

Museu Nacional do Azulejo is otherwise called the title gallery. The gallery gathers, jam, thinks about and shows delegate duplicates delineating the advancement of tiles in Portugal. The changeless gathering covers the period from the sixteenth century to introduce. As the historical center really lives in an antiquated cloister, the unpredictably tiled dividers of the congregation, the choir and the houses of prayer of Saint Anthony and Queen Leonor are all on display. Too, guests are charmed by a room beautified with wonderful tiles from an old nineteenth-century castle kitchen.

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14. Madre de Deus Church - Lisbon

Madre de Deus Church

Madre de Deus Church building had been developed quite a while before in 1509, on the requests of the dowager of King Joao III, Leonor. It was a renaissance style extend with an overwhelming manueline impact. The congregation has just a single nave and a great shafted vault with a framed roof indicating scenes from the life of the Virgin. Because of the vast spate of building work done in the eighteenth century, the period of incredible riches from Brazilian gold, the "Madre de Deus" church can claim to be one of Portugal's most extravagant ornate structures. It contains a brilliant, ornate sacrificial table, polychrome marble and intriguing wood sorts.

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15. Elevador de Santa Justa - Lisbon

Elevador de Santa Justa

Santa Justa Lift is not just any other lift that you will find in Lisbon. Riding the lift opens up new vistas of the historical city. Situated within the down town Pombaline Baixa area in parish of Santa Justa, the elevator/lift is a tourist attraction in itself that offers the beautiful view of the city. King Carlos inaugurated the lift in a ceremony in 1901 that included royal family members, higher nobility, and journalists. However, it was not until 1902 when it became operational. It was originally powered by steam but was converted to electrical shortly after. Santa Justa Lift connects lower Baixa Street with the higher Carmo Square. It is the only remaining vertical lift among the urban lifts in Lisbon. Others, such as Elevador da Lavra and Elevador da Glória, are funiculars located on an incline plane. Stairs are located where the ride ends that take up to the observation deck. Moreover, there is also a restaurant located to the right that offers local delicacies and is known for excellent food and customer service. Visitors can also find a kiosk located at the top that offers panoramic view of the city. There are also two spiral staircases apart from the lift that are ideal for people who have a phobia of travelling in lifts.

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16. Elevador da Bica - Lisbon

Elevador da Bica

Lisbon's lofty landscape has prompted the funicular railroad supplementing the city's system of open transport. The funiculars or elevadores, an organization all alone, are a well known method of venturing out to the city's all encompassing perspectives, known as Miradouros . The prevalent funicular attractions incorporate Elevador de Santa Justa, Elevador da Gloria and Elevador da Bica, which goes behind the city's focal market and through a curious neighborhood before achieving the mainstream perspective, Miradouro de Santa Catarina.Passing through the avenues close Bairro Alto, one can draw near perspectives of the spray painting secured dividers and of local people going about day by day lives. Bairro Alto is known to be the most seasoned locale in Lisbon with private units and also a mainstream range for throbbing nightlife.

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17. Sé - Lisbon Cathedral - Lisbon

Se Lisbon Cathedral

This Roman Catholic cathedral is also known by the name of Patriarchal Cathedral of St. Mary Major. The Lisbon Cathedral has been designed to be located within Lisbon, Portugal. Being the oldest church to be found in the entire city, Lisbon Church is the actual seat of the Archdiocese in Lisbon. The construction work on the cathedral was begun around 1147, and since then, the original construction has been altered and modified many times. The building has also survived many earthquakes. These days, a visitor would find the Lisbon cathedral to be a mix of different architectural styles. Ever since 1910, the cathedral has been classified to be a National Monument. This cathedral is a Latin cross building which has a design having 3 aisles, a main chapel, a transept, and an ambulatory surrounding the chapel area. On the eastern side, the church is connected to a cloister, and the actual main façade of the cathedral exudes the look of being a fortress. There are two towers which flank the entrance and there are also crenellations over the walls. The overall effect of the cathedral is quite menacing, which is in line with the architectural style and general air of the different cathedrals made during that time in Portugal. The menacing appearance serves a relic of the Reconquista period, when it was possible to use the huge cathedrals as a base to launch an attack on the enemy in case of a siege. The Lisbon Cathedral has many stories to tell and the architectural style is a treat for any enthusiast, which is why visitors and tourists don’t miss out on paying the old place a visit.

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18. Roman Archaeological Excavation - Lisbon

Roman Archaeological Excavation

The main case of a Roman Archaeological Excavation in Portugal is a destroy, covered under eras of residences. Lisbon's amphitheater has been mostly unearthed however it requires an extend of the creative ability to conceive the 5000 observers giving a shout out to a fighter battling for his life against a wild North African creature. The roman amphitheater was developed disregarding the mouth of the Rio Tejo (River Tagus) near the summit where the Castelo de Sao Jorge now stands. Via precisely archeological examinations it has been resolved that the amphitheater had a part level, with the stands surrounding 3 quarters watching out to Rio Tejo toward the south.

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19. Padrão dos Descobrimentos - Lisbon

Padrao dos Descobrimentos

Padrão dos Descobrimentos is a historic monument located in Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. It is situated on the northern bank of the Tagus River where in the past ships used to sail to explore trade routes to India and the Orient. The historic monument was built during the Portuguese World Fair opening in June 1940 and represents the romanticized idealization of courage and fortitude of the Portuguese explorers during the 15th and 16th centuries. The idea of the monument was conceived by Portuguese sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida and architect José Ângelo Cottinelli Telmo. It celebrates the daring efforts and success of Portuguese explorers during the Age of Discovery including Vasco da Gama, Ferdinand Magellan, Gaspar, Bartholomeu Dias and Miguel Corte Real. On each side of the monument are 16 figures that were notable in making daring adventure across the majestic Atlantic Ocean. Visitors can climb to the top of the historical monument where the view is spectacular. Those who do not want to pay the fee can gaze at this impressive monument from the outside from different angles. The monument is located close to the Belem quarter in Lisbon.

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20. Compass Rose - Lisbon

Compass Rose

"This landmark is put in Belém, precisely in the edge of the waterway Tejo, in a territory just e is especially noteworthy to the light of the put-do-sun. Compass Rose minutely molded in shake, Rosa-dos-Ventos was an endowment of the Republic of Africa of the South and percepciona better of the highest point of a pile of the Standard of the Discoveries, whose get to is made by the arranged lift within the building. The focal guide, with figures of carracks and drawn sereias, demonstrates the courses of the revelations appear in hundreds of years XV and XVI."

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