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Oceanario de Lisboa

The Portuguese claim that it's the biggest aquarium in the world. In any event it's certainly one of Lisbon's biggest tourist attractions. Since its opening in 1998, the Oceanarium has received almost ten million visitors. Five oceans are simulated i...

Castel de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)

This fortress lies on a hill 100 metres above Lisbon. During the period of Roman rule there was a castle on top of this hill that would later also be used by the Visigoths and the Moors. The castle was rebuilt several times during the twelfth century...

Jardim Botânico d'Ajuda

Enthusiasts of fragrant, colourful flowers and plants should take a walk in the gardens of Ajuda. In 1768, they commissioned to lay out a park in front of the palace Ajuda. The place became a sanctuary for a lot of plants that were imported by Portug...

Rossio (Rossi Square)

The square is offically called Praca de Dom Pedro IV, after the Portuguese king. Rossio dates back to the 13th century but even now it's still the city's best known and therefore busiest square. In the past many bullfights and demonstrations were sta...

Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)

The Manueline and Renaissance style Torre de Belem (Belem Tower) is surrounded on three sides by water. The architect, Francisco de Arruda, was inspired by North Africa. This is reflected in the numerous Moorish motiefs incorporated in the building....

Basilica da Estrela

The giant dome and twin bell towers of the Basilica da Estrela are a distinctive feature of Lisbon's skyline. This church is the first church in the world to be devoted to the holy heart of Jesus. The basilica was built in the second half of the 18th...

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