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Sightseeing and landmarks in Lisbon

Art museums

Art Museum
“The museum has an impressive modern art collection. The best classical music concerts are here. Both the building and famous garden worth a visit.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is the most important art museum from the 12th to the 19th centuries in Portugal, hosting the most relevant public collection of ancient art in the country.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Museum, music, theatre, opera, dance, cinema, exhibitions - in short, all things cultural. ”
  • 156 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
“This museum is unequalled anywhere in the world. It tells the story of the tile in Portugal from its first uses on 16th century walls to the present day”
  • 126 locals recommend
Art Museum
“All of the modern art movements are represented in this acclaimed collection which includes works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Dali, and Paula Rego, among other great artists.”
  • 65 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.”
  • 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

History museums

Monument / Landmark
“i will make check in for you guys so i will be there to have a chat with you about this amazing place.”
  • 222 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
“This museum is unequalled anywhere in the world. It tells the story of the tile in Portugal from its first uses on 16th century walls to the present day”
  • 126 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”
  • 25 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.”
  • 22 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
“i will make check in for you guys so i will be there to have a chat with you about this amazing place.”
  • 222 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The most beautiful view in the city and the highest point in Lisbon. Beautiful relaxing spot.”
  • 323 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This Lisbon icon opened in 1902 and has since connected Baixa with Chiado. The Elevador de Santa Justa is 45 meters high and is one of Lisbon's top attractions. It is one of the most visited and most photographed monuments in the city. It offers a 360-degree view from the top to downtown Lisbon and it was built using the same techniques and materials as the Eiffel Tower.”
  • 216 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“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”
  • 176 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“The São Pedro look point of Alcântara is located in the Bairro Alto district, close to the upper terminus of the Elevador da Gloria Funicular. The viewpoint is split over two charming terraces and provides wonderful views over central Lisbon and the castle. ”
  • 158 locals recommend
Park
“One of the city's biggest parks and home to numerous events, it also offers one of Lisbon's best views.”
  • 65 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.”
  • 79 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.”
  • 122 locals recommend

Historic sites

Castle
“Lisbon castle, magnificent view over the city and the river. This medieval fortress is one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon. It's located on one of the highest hills of Lisbon and has the best panoramic views of the city and the Tagus river estuary. This historic building was once inhabited by Romans, Visigoth, Moors, and lastly by the Portuguese Royal Family from the 13th century up to the 16th. Currently, Castelo de São Jorge attracts over a million visitors.”
  • 481 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This Lisbon icon opened in 1902 and has since connected Baixa with Chiado. The Elevador de Santa Justa is 45 meters high and is one of Lisbon's top attractions. It is one of the most visited and most photographed monuments in the city. It offers a 360-degree view from the top to downtown Lisbon and it was built using the same techniques and materials as the Eiffel Tower.”
  • 216 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.”
  • 79 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.”
  • 66 locals recommend
Castle
“Another typical neighborhood that grows in the hills of Lisbon, full of narrow streets and secrets to discover”
  • 19 locals recommend
Historic Site
“This is part of the circuit of the Water museum. You should visit the galleries”
  • 26 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

Academic University 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
“National Library of Portugal. 10-12 min. walking from home. Metro Station: Entre Campos”
  • 2 locals recommend
Government Building
“National Archives of Torre do Tombo (the old historical documents and books). 2-15 min. walking from home. Metro Station: Cidade Universitária”
  • 2 locals recommend
Library
  • 1 local recommends
Library
“Beautiful, stunning Main Reading Room, this is a monument off the beaten path.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Academic University Building
“Lovely cakes and German beer. Viewing of world cup soccer games in the biergarten at the back!”
  • 3 locals recommend