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Sightseeing and landmarks in Lisbon

Art museums

Art Museum
“Ancient Art. Portuguese contemporary Art. Temporary exhibitions. Concerts, garden to relax in, etc. A classic to visit in Lisboa.”
  • 265 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The National Museum of Ancient Art is the most important art museum of the 12th to 19th centuries in Portugal, hosting the most relevant public collection of ancient art in the country. [3] Its collections - some 40,000 species - include painting, sculpture, drawing and European decorative arts, as well as collections of Asian (India, China, Japan) and African (Afro-Portuguese ivory) art representative of the relations between Europe and the East following the voyages of discovery - begun in the 15th century and of which Portugal was a pioneer nation.”
  • 204 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Check their calendar, beside the art expos, regularly they have music shows and concerts. It is also a nice place to visit due to its architecture and gardens, includes a restaurant, a bistro and cafe to relax and enjoy the view & sun. ”
  • 157 locals recommend
History Museum
“It has a unique collection of coaches, with fine 18th century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carving.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“The building itself, an old refurbished palace is a must see. The museum will teach you a lot about the history of Portugal, seen through its beautiful tile art. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The Berardo Collection Museum is a reference museum in Lisbon. It opened on June 25, 2007, and hosts temporary exhibitions and a permanent collection (Berardo Collection), representative of modern and contemporary national and international artists.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Art Museum
“• Design & Fashion Museum (MuDe): The MuDe offers an amazing overview of the fashion and design of the 20th century. The impressive collection features more than 1,200 famous examples of haute couture, and more than 1,000 iconic design items, representing the work of some 230 legendary designers of the 20th century, such as Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Vivienne Westwood, Charles Eames, Verner Panton, Arne Jacobsen and Philippe Starck”
  • 75 locals recommend
Historic Site
“O Palácio Nacional da Ajuda , a national monument since 1910, is not only the former royal dwelling and decorative arts museum, it is also the seat of other Portuguese institutions linked to culture and stage of protocol ceremonies.”
  • 63 locals recommend

History museums

Monument / Landmark
“The Torre de Belém lies in the Belem district and this area is a favourite with tourists. There are scenic parks, views across the Tejo estuary and is the location for many of Lisbon’s most important historic monuments.”
  • 229 locals recommend
History Museum
“It has a unique collection of coaches, with fine 18th century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carving.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Museum
“The building itself, an old refurbished palace is a must see. The museum will teach you a lot about the history of Portugal, seen through its beautiful tile art. ”
  • 129 locals recommend
Church
“The National Pantheon, located in the historic area of Santa Clara, occupies the building originally intended for the church of Santa Engrácia, hosting the tombs of large figures of Portuguese history. Near the place is held on Tuesdays and Saturdays, the traditional Feira da Ladra.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Science Museum
“Maritime Museum - The story of Portugal's pioneering role in world exploration at the sea. (Closed Mondays)”
  • 29 locals recommend
Science Museum
“The National Museum of Natural History and Science in Lisbon, Portugal is the country's main museum focusing on nature. Established in 1926, the museum functions under the University of Lisbon”
  • 24 locals recommend
History Museum
“Walking around Lisbon will provide an insight into its history, but a visit to the Lisbon Story Centre allows the city to tell its own story. Located in Praça do Comércio, it’s an innovative multimedia experience that dramatically recreates Lisbon’s most significant historical events.”
  • 23 locals recommend
History Museum
“The Carmo Archaeological Museum is located in the ruins of the Carmo Convent in the city and District of Lisbon, Portugal.”
  • 23 locals recommend

Scenic lookouts

Monument / Landmark
“The Torre de Belém lies in the Belem district and this area is a favourite with tourists. There are scenic parks, views across the Tejo estuary and is the location for many of Lisbon’s most important historic monuments.”
  • 229 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“One of the best viewpoints in Lisbon if not the best. Really worth of climbing. You have to climb 166 steps so for some people it may be hard. But the view, landscape are breath-taking.”
  • 320 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Santa Justa Lift, also called Carmo Lift, is an elevator, or lift, in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo. the access to this location via Rua do Ouro requires you to take the lift, which often is overcrowded. An easy choice would be to access directly the top side via Largo Do Carmo, right next to Carmo Convent.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Miradouro de Santa Catarina, belongs to the parish of São Paulo is a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Lisbon, near the historical district of Bairro Alto. This belvedere located on one of the hills of the old town has a breathtaking view over the Tagus River and the south bank of this”
  • 172 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Within a walking distance, there is a a panoramic view across the city. Enjoy the view, take pictures and stroll around :) ”
  • 161 locals recommend
Garden
“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
  • 120 locals recommend
Park
“England's Eduardo VII Park is the largest park in central Lisbon, commonly known only as Eduardo VII Park.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“Graça viewpoint, formally known as Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen viewpoint, is situated in the square of the same name. The panoramic view from this viewpoint allows to see from São Jorge Castle to the river, from Mouraria to Baixa Pombalina, to the colorful houses of Lisbon, the streets and gardens.”
  • 107 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“The birthplace of Lisbon, this castle has been occupied since 1st century BC. Apart from the castle and museum, it is truly one of the most magnificent views in the city. The Best View ever! An historical monument that is worth visiting, especially during afternoon.”
  • 490 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“The Santa Justa Lift, also called Carmo Lift, is an elevator, or lift, in the civil parish of Santa Justa, in the historical city of Lisbon, Portugal. Situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo. the access to this location via Rua do Ouro requires you to take the lift, which often is overcrowded. An easy choice would be to access directly the top side via Largo Do Carmo, right next to Carmo Convent.”
  • 224 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The monolithic Padrão dos Descobrimentos, looking like a caravel ship frozen in midswell, was inaugurated in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. The 56m-high limestone giant is chock-full of Portuguese bigwigs. At the prow is Henry, while behind him are explorers Vasco da Gama, Diogo Cão, Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) and 29 other greats. Do take the lift (or puff up 267 steps) to the windswept miradouro for 360-degree views over the river. The mosaic in front of the monument charts the routes of Portuguese mariners.”
  • 82 locals recommend
Historic Site
“O Palácio Nacional da Ajuda , a national monument since 1910, is not only the former royal dwelling and decorative arts museum, it is also the seat of other Portuguese institutions linked to culture and stage of protocol ceremonies.”
  • 63 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is part of the circuit of the Water museum. You should visit the galleries”
  • 26 locals recommend
Castle
“Another typical neighborhood that grows in the hills of Lisbon, full of narrow streets and secrets to discover”
  • 17 locals recommend
Church
“This beautiful church houses the remains of Marquês de Pombal's body, the marquis that helped rebuild Lisbon after the quake hit in the 18th century.”
  • 7 locals recommend
Historic Site
“Located in the center of Alfama, this church always has tourists passing by, but almost no one goes inside to admire the beautiful interior.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Libraries

College Academic Building
“A lovely inner garden, perfect for a beer and for having lunch during the spring and summer.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Arts & Entertainment
“The Photo Archive. You can see the expositions for free and visit the building.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Library
“Quando pensar no maior património bibliográfico de Portugal, pense em Biblioteca Nacional, esse projecto arquitectónico de Porfírio Pardal Monteiro. Fica na Cidade Universitária de Lisboa, no Campo Grande, para onde se mudou no Estado Novo devido à exiguidade do Convento de São Francisco, anterior morada. Na verdade, fique a saber que a biblioteca é bem mais antiga — remonta a 1796, e chamava-se então Real Biblioteca Pública da Corte. 13 é o número de andares da Torre dos Depósitos, a guardiã de todos esses livros, arquivos, jornais, revistas e partituras. Apareça, porque há sempre uma curiosa exposição à sua espera. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Government Building
“For Historians who come to Lisbon for work. Here are the National Archives, nearby you have the National Library and the University Campus.”
  • 1 local recommends
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Beautiful, stunning Main Reading Room, this is a monument off the beaten path.”
  • 3 locals recommend
College Academic Building
“Lovely cakes and German beer. Viewing of world cup soccer games in the biergarten at the back!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Museum
“we think it's a great building worth while walking around, but many people disagree. There is a very small exhibition about money inside, kids might like it. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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