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LISBON PORTUGAL TOURIST ATTRACTIONS

Lisbon SightseeingLisbon Portugal Tourist Attractions - With the many opportunities that you have in the city of Lisbon our first choice is to have you see the Fatima Sanctuary. At the Fatima Sanctuary you will see the chapel that was built where the three Shepards (Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco) saw the apparition of Our Lady in 1917. This is a fantastic sight to see so spend some time seeing the city. The Portugal’s Estorial Coast is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines in all of Europe. If you love the beaches you will want to spend some time on this coast.

The Royal Palace is something you need to see. It is also known as the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and it was built to replace the original palace that was destroyed in the earthquake of 1795. Another place that deserves your attention is The Basilica in Mafra. It is Portugal’s biggest religious monuments and one of the most awesome pieces of architecture in the world. Mafra’s Palace and Convent took over twenty-seven years to be built. So spend some time touring the inside and outside of this site.

The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos’ construction began in 1502 and was completed before the end of the century and it is Lisbon’s most important landmark. You may hear it mentioned a lot while you are in the area. The Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum) is one of the most important museums in all of Europe. It features over 17,000 items of the sea and 1,500 ship drawings and plans for you to look over. There is a lot of knowledge that can be learned when visiting this attraction.

Below are our top ten choices for the best Attractions in Lisbon. There are many other things to do and see in the area and we encourage you to visit as many of the city’s fabulous sites that you can.

Fatima Sanctuary
Lisbon, Portugal
At the Fatima Sanctuary you will see the chapel that was built where the three Shepard (Jacinta, Lucia and Francisco) saw the apparition of Our Lady in 1917. You will also see the toms of Jacinta and Francisco and there are open air masses. You will wish to spend some time in this awesome part of the land.

Portugal's Estorial Coast
Lisbon, Portugal
The Portugal’s Estorial Coast is one of the most beautiful and unspoiled coastlines in all of Europe. If you love the beaches you will want to spend some time on this coast. Take the day and just see all the area has to offer. You will be glad that you did.

Royal Palace
Lisbon, Portugal
The Royal Palace is something you need to see. It is also known as the Palácio Nacional da Ajuda and it was built to replace the original palace that was destroyed in the earthquake of 1795. You will enjoy visiting this wonderful palace and seeing all that it is. Take the afternoon to visit it.

Basilica in Mafra
Lisbon, Portugal
+351 261 817 050
www.tapedemafra.pt
The Basilica in Mafra is Portugal’s biggest religious monuments and one of the most awesome pieces of architecture in the world. Mafra’s Palace and Convent took over twenty-seven years to be built. You will marvel at the interior as well as the exterior of this magnificent piece of work.

Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Praça do Império, Belém
Tue. - Sun.: 10.00 - 17.00
Lisbon, Portugal
http://www.mosteirojeronimos.pt/index_mosteiro.html
The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos’ construction began in 1502 and was completed before the end of the century and it is Lisbon’s most important landmark. You will be amazed at the architecture by Manuel I and it is one of the buildings that was able to survive the great earthquake of 1755.

Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum)
1400-206
Lisbon, Portugal
+351 - 21 - 362 00 10
The Museu da Marinha (Maritime Museum) is one of the most important museums in all of Europe. It features over 17,000 items of the sea and 1,500 ship drawings and plans for you to look over. It is a fascinating and interesting museum and you will spend hours in it.

The Botanical Gardens Jardim Botanico (Estufa Fria)
Parque Eduardo
Lisbon, Portugal
The Botanical Gardens Jardim Botanico (Estufa Fria) will be a sight for you to see. There are so many beautiful plants and flowers from the tropics in the gardens. There is also a ‘hothouse’ or Estufa Quente which has plants from the dessert in it. Take some time to see this gorgeous botanical garden.

The Belem Tower (Torre de Belem)
Av. de Brasilia | Belem district
Lisbon, Portugal
Tel: 21 362 0034
The Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) is located on the Tagus River and was built in the year 1521. It looks just like a miniature castle. You will love to look around at some of the building, which dates back to the 1500’s. The tower used to sit further out in the river but now is close to the waters edge.

St. George's Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge)
Rua da Costa do Castelo
Lisbon, Portugal
St. George's Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge) is on the highest hill in Lisbon. It is a very large and beautiful castle. You will just love the chance to take a look around this wonderful piece of architecture and the grounds that surround it. It is quite a fascinating sight to see.

Oceanarium (Oceanario de Lisboa)
Parque das Nacoas
Lisbon, Portugal
21/891-70-02
The Oceanarium (Oceanario de Lisboa) was the World Expo main attraction in Portugal. There are plenty of interactive displays in this neat building designed to help people learn about the oceans and aquatic life all around the world. There are also live displays and many exhibits for an afternoon of fun and learning.

 

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