Top Attractions in Chiado & Bairro Alto The Chiado is famous for its range of antique cafés and bookshops, elegant boutiques, historic theatres and buildings, while the Bairro Alto is the centre of Lisbon’s nightlife, attracting a hipster vibe, mostly on weekends.
Lisbon's Aquarium is the world's largest salt water Oceanarium and is a fantastic tourist attraction especially for families. Inside the Oceanarium there over 450 different species of animals which include sharks rays, penguins and even two delightful sea otters.
The Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge is one of Lisbon’s most notable landmarks as it spans the River Tagus at the narrowest point. This massive bridge closely resembles that of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and the date name remembers the Portuguese Carnation Revolution of 25 April 1974.
One of the most dramatic tourist sights in Lisbon refers to the roofless Carmo Convent and Church. This is not a place of worship proper, given at present it is more of a ruin than a functional church, but the traces of the former medieval religious edifice call forth the splendor of what the convent and the church used to be.
Lisbon's austere Romanesque cathedral, Sé (which stands for Sedes Episcopalis), was founded in 1150 to commemorate the defeat of the Moors three years earlier. To rub salt in the wound, the conquerors built the sanctuary on the spot where Moorish Lisbon's main mosque once stood.
This street will be familiar to those who have seen the movie Gulliver's Travels, in which the Lilliputians wheeled Ted Danson, as Gulliver, through the arch. Parallel to Rua Augusta is Rua dos Correeiros, where there is a small section of Roman baths beneath the Millenium BCP Bank.
Lisbon › Attractions - Parks and Gardens in Lisbon › Eduardo VII Park Filling a surface of 26 hectares, the Eduardo VII Park is the largest public park in Lisbon. The venue neighbors on Praca do Marques de Pombal and, southwards, on Avenida da Liberdade.
Lisbon's cultural and arts center O riginally controversial for its striking modern architecture next to the historical Jeronimos Monastery, the Belem Cultural Center (simply referred to as CCB) was built to host Portugal's presidency of the European Union in 1992.
Berardo Collection Museum Lisbon › Attractions - Museums and Galleries in Lisbon › Berardo Collection Museum The Berardo Collection Museum is a must-visit for all tourists passionate about the trends which fall in the category of contemporary art, from cubism and neo-Realism to experimental art, surrealism and op art.
National Coach Museum The National Coach Museum houses one of the most important collections of horse drawn carriages in the world, making this a highly recommended place to visit. The National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) houses an important horse-drawn carriage collection of vehicles are from the seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth century.
LISBON ZOO – GO AROUND THE WORLD IN JUST ONE DAY At Lisbon Zoo, we invite you to travel around the world without leaving Lisbon. Find the Sumatran Tigers in the dense vegetation of the Rainforest, observe lions, giraffes and elephants behaviour at the dry African Savannah and dazzle with the majestic flight of the colourful birds of South America.
Today the Basilica da Estrela is regarded as one of the most ornate churches of Lisbon with a detailed front facade and intricate geometric marble patterns that line the interior. On display is a permanent nativity scene that is composed of 500 figures and carved from cork.
An art gallery that focuses on the promotion of contemporary Portuguese artists, São Mamede Galeria de Arte was established towards the end of the swinging sixties in a historic Pombalino building on the edge of Lisbon’s Principe Real neighborhood.
Carmo Archeological Museum Lisbon › Attractions - Museums and Galleries in Lisbon › Carmo Archeological Museum The Carmo Archeological Museum is sheltered in a 1389 convent, the Carmo Convent (Convento da Ordem do Carmo), which is located in the Chiado district of Lisbon.
The Campo Pequeno stadium is the official home of Portuguese bullfighting and during the summer season visitors are able to watch the spectacle of Portuguese bullfighting. Outside of the bullfight nights the Campo Pequeno bullring is a tourist attraction in its own right.