Lisbon, perhaps, is one of the most exciting places to visit while embarking on any exciting European tours. Here, we nibble at a few of the exciting landmarks and iconic places to tick of while on your tour of Lisbon. From breathtaking jagged cliffs and pleasant sands to its jaunty and colorful trams, your Lisbon travel experience is certainly one you’ll remember for a long while.
Things To See In Lisbon
Comercio Square – Certainly one of the most striking sights in Lisbon, if not the whole of Portugal, Comercio Square (also Praça do Comércio) simply must be seen during your travels here. Now a venue for many well known concerts and events, the Square gained a dark fame when King Carlos and heir Luis Filipe were killed here in 1908. Luckily, it’s far a safer and more pleasant place to be these days. The square is pictured above.
Belem Tower – This huge tower stands at the entrance of Lisbon harbour. The Monastery of the Hieronymites, built in 1502, together with the Belem tower are some of the most astonishing old world sights to be found anywhere in the world. Belem tower is pictured below:
Parque Das Nacoes – set amidst Europe’s longest bridge as a long and impressive backdrop, this worthwhile tourist landmark has a wonderful aquarium as well as a casino. When you’re done with these amble along the picturesque waterfront promenade and work up an appetite before dinner.
Jerónimos Monastery – No trip to Lisbon could be complete without dropping by this sensational old building (pictured below). The Monastery is the final resting place of famous explorer Vasco da Gama – the building is in fact a church that had been constructed in the 1500s. Take note of the splendid cloisters which are known as being among the most impressive to be found anywhere – unsurprisingly, it has been tagged as a World Heritage Site.