Lisbon Things to Do Tips by ncfg
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From the Miradouro das Portas do Sol e Santa Luzia we can see the church and monastery of São Vicente de Fora. It is from the sixteenth century with a Renaissance façade and has in its cloisters a series of interesting Portuguese tile (azulejo) panels inspired by La Fontaine's fables.
> Transport: Tram 28 or bus 12
Tue. to Fri. 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Sat 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. Sun 9 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Address: Largo de São Vicente
Phone: 21 882 44 00
The beautiful building that you can see on my photo is the Municipal Central Library, it is located near Campo Pequeno and it has a lovely garden.
It is funny, but what came up to my mind when I arrived to Lisbon were two things:
First I want to see the new Stadium of Benfica, the stadium where it will be the final of the Euro 2004.
The second thing was I want to visit the S. Jorge Castle.
Don’t ask me why, but perhaps because of the great view we have from there and because I love castles.
Well, going up the hill, passing through the narrow streets we reach the Saint George Castle.
Address: Largo do Chäo da Feira
Phone: (21) 887 7244
The Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) is an imposing monument that dates from around 1515 and was built as a fortress to protect Lisbon harbour. It commemorates the period of Portugal's overseas expansion and Empire building.
It is an UNESCO World Heritage site.
The time was small, so I didn’t went inside. Next time !
You can go to the top peer into the tiny dungeon.
The timetable is :Tuesday-Sunday 10am-5pm or 6.30pm in summer
Located on Belem, the Jeronimos Monastery is an impressive and maybe the most magnificent building in Portugal.
It was build by King Dom Manuel I, in memory of Vasco da Gama's successful voyage to India.
This amazing and huge monument took over 70 years to complete.
I only visited the church and the entrance is free but to enter the cloisters is charged 4 euros.
Located on Belem, the Padrao dos Descobrimentos or Monument to the Discoveries is a great stone caravel that was built in commemoration of the heroes of Portugal's maritime history.
It was inaugurated in 1960 during celebrations of the 500 year anniversary of the death of the Infant D. Henrique (Henry the Navigator).
It is open Tues-Sun 9am-5pm or 6:30pm in July and August and you have to pay 2 euros ( in 2004) to go up and enjoy the beautiful view over Belem.
It is superb the view we have from this overlook, all those rooftops, narrow streets, beautiful buildings ...
We can see how big and beautiful the old Lisbon from there is.
Address: Miradouro da Graça
From the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, we can reach the Museum and the Church of S. Roque, this is one of the richest in Lisbon (Lisboa), as it possesses many works of European sacred art from the XVIth and XVIIth centuries.
> Transport: Elevador da Gl?ria; by Metro Baixa-Chiado or 58 and 100 buses
> Opening hours: from 10h00 to 17h00; Closed Mon.
Address: Largo Trindade Coelho
Phone: 21 323 53 81
The Castelo de Sao Jorge (Saint George Castle) is a mark of the Portugal?s history, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims.
It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has recently been renovated.
Within the castle, you can view multimedia presentations or just walking around the walls, towers and gardens.
In summer there are frequent festivals in the castle grounds. There is also a small restaurant open at summer only.
> Transport: Tram 12 or 28; bus 37.
> Opening hours: Daily 09:00-21:00 (Apr-Sep); daily 09:00-18:00 (Oct-Mar).
> Admission: Free.
Phone: (21) 887 7244
At the top of the hill in Largo da Graça, there is a beautiful church named just like the place Church of Graça.
I did not get the chance to go in but i can assure you that building itself from
outside is lovely.
I didn't found any information about it, sorry.
Address: Largo da Graça
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