Highlights in Lisbon

Highlights in Lisbon during a Mediterranean cruise

Torre de Belem

  • fortified tower
  • monument of Portugal's Age of Discovery
  • important symbol of Lisbon
  • built in 1515
  • UNESCO World Heritage monument

Praca do Comercio

  • Commerce Square of Lisbon
  • situated near the Tagus river
  • it was destroyed in 1755
  • with bronze Statue of King José I

25 de Abril Bridge

  • "25th of April Bridge" is the 23rd largest bridge in the world
  • 2,277.64 m long
  • opened 6 August 1966
  • crossing the Tagus river

Alfama Portas do Sol

  • Alfama Portas do Sol is the oldest district of Lisbon
  • typically Portuguese-style
  • with a lot of restaurants and small shops

Jerónimos Monastery

  • Official name is Mosteiro da Santa Maria de Belém
  • one of the most prominent monuments in Lisbon
  • dates back to 1501
  • located in Santa Maria de Belém area
  • in Portuguese late-Gothic style
  • UNESCO World Heritage Site

Castle of São Jorge

  • Moorish castle overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon
  • located at Santa Maria Maior
  • constructed during the Moorish occupation of Lisbon