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Top 7 attractions of Lisbon

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Besides being the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is also its largest city and is thus a centre for trade and commerce. It is also called the alpha city because the role it plays in all fields like finance, entertainment etc. If you ever visit Portugal, you must visit Lisbon! It has a convenient location with the Iberian Peninsula lying on the west, along with the Atlantic and Tagus river.

  • BELEM TOWER: this monument too has been declared a World Heritage site and is surely worth a visit. This tower is symbolic of this city’s development. Its architecture is worth a look.
  • ST. GEORGE’S CASTLE: this ancient castle with its archaic walls and a millennium-old architectural style is simply remarkable. It has a spectacular view of the city from its high top. Not only this, it also features an archaeological museum inside. This is the place you must not miss at any cost.
  • ANCIENT ART MUSEUM: this National gallery of Portugal features amazing European and Oriental art collections. The basic theme of most of the painting is the age of discovery, many of them showing Portugal’s connections with Africa and Asia.
  • CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN MUSEUM: this museum displays a breathtaking collection of eastern and western art treasures all belonging to one single man. Works of Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and René Lalique all feature here, thus making it the world’s most remarkable private collection.
  • BERARDO MUSEUM: this museum again displays a spectacular art collection featuring works of Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Dali among others. Once again, this collection is private and belongs to a Portuguese millionaire. But the best part is yet to come – this display is absolutely free!
  • JERONIMOS MONASTERY: having been listed as a World Heritage site, this monastery has the most beautiful cloisters in the whole world. The frescoes on its ceilings are mind-blowing. the church built inside is the resting place of the great Vasco da Gama. So when you come here, don’t forget your cameras!
  • TILE MUSEUM: this museum’s display is extremely unique! It displays decorative tiles, which is an ancient art form. The convent in which this display is put up is extremely old and has a lavish and baroque architecture.

Bairro Alto Hotel, 5 star hotels in Lisbon

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Overview of the Hotel:  The hotel’s comfortable rooms are air-conditioned and equipped with a flat-screen TV, a DVD player, a minibar, and a work desk and they feature Brazilian hardwood floors and painted wooden paneling and a few rooms even have a separate living area. Panoramic views of Lisbon and the Tagus River can be seen from its terrace. It is located close to Bairro Alto Hotel, and Sé Catedral de Lisboa. Many boutique shops, galleries, picturesque streets and restaurants lie within close proximity to the hotel. A range of therapeutic massage treatments at the spa center, or work out at the well-equipped fitness center provide the guests with a pastime. A personal shopper service, limousine rental, and a boutique are some of the other facilities provided. Traditional Portuguese gourmet cuisine mixed with different world flavors is served at the Flores restaurant. Cocktails, light meals, and live performances are offered by the café bar.

Amenities at the Hotel:  Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Terrace, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Design Hotel, Air Conditioning are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include Room Service, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Souvenirs/Gift Shop, and Car Rental. Fitness Center, Spa & Health Club, Massage are provided to entertain guests. Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost.

Hotel Rules:  The Check in time for the hotel is from 14:00-23:00 hours and the Check out time is until 07:00-12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 2 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. Extra beds are not available. Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. Any type of extra bed/cot or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel. American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB are all acceptable credit cards. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival. Pets are not allowed.

Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Mansard – Double room: €250
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Mansard – Double room: €212
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
Non-Refundable

Single room: €215
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Superior Double room: €270
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
Non-Refundable

Superior Double room: €324
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Suite: €425
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Prestige Double room: €345
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Deluxe Double room: €310
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation


Sheraton Lisboa Hotel & Spa, 5 star hotels Lisbon

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Overview of the Hotel: The hotel’s spacious and stylish rooms are well equipped with air conditioning, designer glass-wall bathrooms, and LCD TVs. The Spirito Spa, which offers an extensive menu of health and beauty treatments, serves as the perfect retreat for guests to just lie back and relax. Gourmet cuisine can be enjoyed in the Panorama Restaurant and cocktail bar located on the top floor. The hotel is conveniently located close to Rossio Square and Rua Augusta with its shopping centers, theaters, and nightlife as well as the Lisbon’s International Airport. It is situated in the business district and is just a few minutes walk from downtown Baixa. It is an excellent hotel with comfortable rooms, a spa with fitness facilities and also a classy restaurant.

Amenities at the Hotel: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Safe, Heating, Baggage Storage, Stores in Hotel, Air Conditioning are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Hair/Beauty Salon, VIP Room Facilities, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Currency Exchange, Souvenirs/Gift Shop, Shoe Shine, Car Rental, and Fax/Photocopying. Sauna, Fitness Center, Spa & Health Club, Massage, Jacuzzi, Hammam, Outdoor Swimming Pool are provided to entertain guests. Wi-Fi is available at an extra cost but is free of any charge in the business centre.

Hotel Rules: The Check in time for the hotel is from 14:00 hours and the Check out time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. All children under 2 years stay free of charge for cots. One child from 3 to 11 years is charged EUR 60 per night and person in an extra bed. All older children or adults are charged EUR 60 per night per person for extra beds. Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 1. Maximum capacity of babycots in a room is 1. American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club are all acceptable credit cards. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival. Pets are not allowed.

Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Club Double Room: €238
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
Special Conditions

Club Double Room: €270
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation


Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, Lisbon 5 star hotels

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Overview of the Hotel: Located in Lisbon, overlooking the city’s famous Eduardo VII Park, the Tiara Park Atlantic is a luxury 5-star hotel with chic, spacious guest rooms many of which overlook the park. Its rooms feature flat-screen TVs with satellite and elegant bathrooms having plush amenities including Hermès toiletries.It is located close to Marques de Pombal Square and the Marques de Pombal Metro station.

Amenities at the Hotel: Restaurant, Bar, 24-Hour Front Desk, Newspapers, Non-Smoking Rooms, Rooms/Facilities for Disabled Guests, Elevator, Express Check-In/Check-Out, Safe, Soundproofed Rooms, Design Hotel, Baggage Storage, Stores in Hotel, Allergy-Free Room Available, Air Conditioning are some of the facilities provided. Other facilities include Room Service, Meeting/Banquet Facilities, Business Center, Babysitting/Child Services, Laundry, Dry Cleaning, Breakfast in the Room, Ironing Service, Honeymoon Suite, Currency Exchange, Souvenirs/Gift Shop, Shoe Shine, Packed Lunches, Car Rental, Fax/Photocopying, Shuttle Service (surcharge). Fitness Center is provided to entertain guests. Wired internet is available in the hotel rooms and costs EUR 22 per 24 hours.

Hotel Rules:  The Check in time for the hotel is from 14:00 hours and the Check out time is until 12:00 hours. Cancellation and prepayment policies vary by room type. All children under 12 years stay free of charge when using existing bedding. One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a baby cot. One older child or adult is charged EUR 55 per night and person in an extra bed. Maximum capacity of extra beds/babycots in a room is 1.Any type of extra bed/cot or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by the hotel. Supplements will not be calculated automatically in the total costs and have to be paid separately in the hotel. Pets are allowed on request. Charges may be applicable. American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, Maestro, Other are all acceptable for payment. The hotel reserves the right to pre-authorize credit cards prior to arrival.

Hotel Room Types and Rates:

Deluxe Double Room: €120
Included in room price: 6% VAT
Non-Refundable

Deluxe Double Room: €160
Included in room price: 6% VAT
FREE cancellation

Deluxe Double Room: €180
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Duplex Suite: €290
Included in room price: 6% VAT
FREE cancellation

Executive River View: €150
Included in room price: 6% VAT
Non-Refundable

Executive River View: €190
Included in room price: 6% VAT
FREE cancellation

Executive River View: €210
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation

Romantic Special Offer: €240
Included in room price: 6% VAT, breakfast
FREE cancellation


Lisbon Oceanarium – Tourist Attraction

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Dedicated to the ocean, The Oceanarium in Lisbon is located in the Parque das Nações, Portugal. Peter Chermayeff of Peter Chermayeff LLC directed the Oceanarium’s conceptual design, architecture, and exhibit design. Built into the pier on an internal sea, it has been designed to resemble an Aircraft carrier.

Birds, mammals, fish, cnidarians, and other marine organisms totaling about 16,000 individuals of 450 species – are all included in this oceanarium’s collection.

A large tank with four large acrylic windows on its sides, and smaller focus windows located to make sure it is a constant component throughout the exhibit space, is the main exhibit. Its large depth allows pelagic swimmers to swim above the bottom dwellers, and providing the illusion of the open ocean. Both temperate and tropical fish can survive in the temperature of the tank. Sharks, rays, chimaeras, various species of tuna, barracudas, groupers, and moray eels are only some of the fishes found in this exhibit. Sunfish is what this oceanarium is known for.

Four different habitats with their native flora and fauna: the North Atlantic rocky coast, the Antarctic coastal line, the Temperate Pacific kelp forests, and the Tropical Indian coral reefs are housed in four tanks kept around the central tank. An additional 25 thematic aquariums with each of the habitats’ own characteristics are found throughout the first floor. Two large spider crabs and two sea otters named Eusébio and Amália and the Sunfish are the important species found here.

The best place for ocean and animal lovers, this oceanarium attracts several tourists. Its splendid build gives one the feel of an open ocean even though some of the species present here would not have normally met.

Jeronimos Monastery Lisbon

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Located in the Belém district of Lisbon, Portugal, The Hieronymites Monastery or Mosteiro dos Jerónimos is one of the most magnificent monuments in Lisbon. It has been classified as a world heritage site.

Pedra lioz, a local gold-colored limestone has been used for its construction. Sufficient funds provided by taxes on eastern spices allowed its architects to think big. Designed by Diogo de Boitaca, this building is built in the Manueline style. Diogo de Boitaca built the church, the monastery, the sacristy, and the refectory. Nicolau Chanterene’s Renaissance themes added depth to the building. Several other sculptors’ have also left their mark upon the building.

The monastery also has great historical significance since the Treaty of Lisbon was signed here.
Boitac built the groin vaults with wide arches and windows with tracery resting on delicate mullions in the monastery. João de Castilho finished the construction and he gave a classical overlay to the lower storey and the building a more recessed upper storey.

Castilho decorated the outer walls of the inner courtyard in Plateresco style while he made the inner walls rich with Manueline motives, and European, Moorish and eastern elements.
The renaissance style can be witnessed in the round arches and the horizontal structure while an incorporation of the Spanish architecture is also evident.

Tombs of several important men of history are found here. Several azulejos tiles from the 17th century are found in the refactory. Its decorative ornamentation and the dynastic symbolic motives, such as the armillarium, coat-of-arms, and the cross from the Order of Christ, show the growing world power of Portugal.

Castilho also designed the grand main entrance to the church of Santa Maria. Its south portal is large and features an abundance of gables, pinnacles, many carved figures standing under a baldachin in exquisitely carved niches, around a statue of Henry the Navigator, standing on a pedestal between the two doors.

Two scenes from the life of Saint Jerome in half-relief are displayed on the tympanum, above the double door. The coat-of-arms of King Manuel I is carved between these two scenes. A statue of the Archangel Michael stands on top of The Madonna of Belém which stands on a pedestal on top of the archivolt. On top of the portal stands the cross of the Order of Christ.

This western portal marks a transition from the Gothic style to Renaissance. the Annunciation, the Nativity, and the Epiphany is depicted by the tympanum. Upon the archivolt we can see two angels, holdings the arms of Portugal. statues, including that of the king Manuel I and his second wife Maria of Aragón and patron saints St. Jeronimos and John the Baptist are displayed on either side of the portal. Little angels holding the coat-of-arms and, at the side of the king, an armillary sphere and, at the side of the queen, three blooming twigs are also found.

The retaining walls and the unique single-span ribbed vault, a combination of stellar vaulting and tracery vaults was completed by Castilho. The transversal vault of the transept lacks any piers or columns and gives the viewer the impression as if it floats in the air. Six high, slender, articulated, octagonal columns with refined grotesque or floral motives announcing the Renaissance style decorate its halls.

Manueline altars, decorated with carved work in golden and green colors, dating from the 16th and the 17th centuries stands at the end of the side aisles and on both sides of the choir. A statue of St. Jerome in multi-colored enameled terracotta is carved upon one of these.

The royal tombs rest on marble elephants and are set between Ionic pillars. The tombs belonging to King Manuel I and his wife Maria of Aragon are found on the left while on the right are tombs belonging to King João III and his wife Queen Catherine of Habsburg. The church also has the stone tombs of Vasco da Gama (1468–1523), and of the great poet and recorder of the discoveries, Luís de Camões (1527–1570).

Thus, this monastery is not only grand in its appearance but also has great historic importance. It is a building to behold and a place to always be remembered. It is one of the main tourist attractions of Lisbon.

Liberty Avenue, Avenida da Liberdade Lisbon

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Avenida da Liberdade or Liberty Avenue, one of the important avenues in central Lisbon, is a 90m wide boulevard built in the style of the Champs-Elysees in Paris. It connects Restauradores Square with the Marquis of Pombal Square. It runs a long way, decorated with gardens, fountains, café tables under the shade of trees, statues and various arrangements of flora which all add to its elegance and beauty.

Magnificent statues representing the Tagus River and Douro are found in the boulevard. Outstanding buildings that reflect Portuguese architecture from the late 19th through the early 21st centuries are found all along its way. Several monuments and statues that pay homage to important personalities like Almeida Garrett, Alexandre Herculano and others, adorn its traditional Portuguese pavements. A monument to the fallen soldiers in World War I can also be seen here.

The avenue is famous as a site of numerous luxury brands like Christian Dior, Chanel, Versace, Balmain, Gucci, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, Michael Kors, Stella McCartney, Christian Louboutin, Donna Karan and others like Louis Vuitton, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Armani, Todd’s, Burberry etc.

The avenue is the 35th most expensive in the world and its picturesque views, numerous theatres, shops, splendid architecture, hotels, monuments etc make it an important tourist attraction.

Santa Justa Elevator Lisbon

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Connecting the the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo or the Carmo Square, The Santa Justa Lift also called Carmo Lift is the pride of the city of Lisbon situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa. This marvelous bridge happens to be the only vertical lift in Lisbon and was designed by Raul Mesnier de Ponsard, an engineer born in Porto to French parents. The entire funding for the lift was done by the royal house.

Raul Ponsard was an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel and returned to Lisbon with grand design ideas. Construction began in 1900 and was finished in 1902; originally powered by steam, it was converted to electrical operation in 1907. In 2002 the elevator with the three remaining cable railways of Lavra, Glória and Bica were classified as National Monuments.

This 45 metred taal iron lift reflects neogothic style and has a different pattern on each storey. The visitors can reach the top storey by helicoidal staircases which lead to the terrace that offers breathtaking and mesmerizing views of Lisbon Castle, the Rossio Square and the Baixa neighbourhood. There are two lift cages, each with a wooden interior and accommodation for a maximum of 20 passengers.

Other lifts in Lisbon, which of course follow Santa Justa in popularity and include Elevador da Glória and Elevador da Lavra, are more like funiculars that help climb the slopes of Lisbon.

Lisbon City Information

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Lisbon is Portugal’s capital and largest city-84.8 square kilometers – and with a population of over 560,000 within its administrative borders. The city is located close to Tagus Estuary on the sunny European Atlantic coastline. Lisbon makes use of the Euro as its currency. January is its coldest month with an average temperature of about 14 degrees Celsius and July is the hottest month in Lisbon with average temperatures of about 27 degrees Celsius. An exciting, lively nightlife and splendid casinos is what makes Lisbon so popular. The various boulevards that surrounds Lisbon have tree linings and various beautiful Art Nouveau residences and the city’s various beach resorts makes it even more appealing and attractive to tourists. Lisbon’s Costa da Caparica that lies to the south of River Tagus has the most famous and highly rated beaches and Praia da Adraga are among the best beaches in Europe.

If you are looking for Lisbon tourist information, the Welcome centre de Lisboa (the Lisbon Welcome centre) will be the place to be at. The center will be helpful in providing you with Lisbon tourist advice as well as offer you with tourist information leaflets. Again, at this center one is able to purchase Lisboa Card that can be used to gain entry to major tourist destination as well as enable you move around and even make purchases of items while in Lisbon. Information about Lisbon’s Bairro Alto lively area, Tivoli shopping district, various restaurants, resorts and hotels and Baixa scenic neighborhood can also be obtained from this center.

Lisbon is a city with various tourist attractions that include beautiful beaches, splendid landmarks, museums and art galleries. City Aquarium better known as the Aquario Vasco da Gama and Oceanario de Lisboa also known as Lisbon Oceanarium offers Lisbon extensive and quiet marine life while the Feira Popular Park offers riding chances on the roller coasters. Monumental Fountain is an area that offers breathtaking waterfalls and Jardim Zoologico is a children’s and sea lions farm. Castelo de Sao Jorge standing on one of the tallest Lisbon hills, the Praca de Toures do Campo Pequeno,the Casa dos Bicos and the Arco da Rua Augusta are examples of magnificent landmarks in Lisbon.

For a taste of Lisbon’s history and culture Museu da Cidade housed by Palacio Pimenta, Museu Nacional de Historia Natural, Museu Nacional do Teatro and Museu de Cera all within Belem area will are the places to visit. There are also a number of art galleries that express the way of life of people in Lisbon. Some of the art galleries in Lisbon include Museu Nacional Arte Antiga and Museu sa Arte popular.

Spending a day in Lisbon is all that is needed of one to simply explore the whole of Europe in the least time possible. You may start your day at Carcabelos as it has a glorious beach with lots of surfers. Bay of Estoril and Cascais is the best base for sun bathing and relaxation. The Sintra National Palace and the Pena National Palace are places that have been designated as World Heritage sites. For transportation in Lisbon city, there are train metros, car rentals, taxis and other public transportation.