Are you on your way to Lisbon?
Don’t waste more time on travel sites and don’t buy a guide book. For most travelers Planetwares’ list of the 20 most important Lisbon attractions is more than enough.
It’s appealing, interesting and very useful.
Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is one of Europe’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities.
Set over a series of hills near the mouth of the River Tagus, it’s a place inextricably linked with the sea. Intrepid navigators embarked from here in the 15th and 16th centuries to sail unknown waters and chart new lands, and the legacy of this golden Age of Discovery underpins much of the city’s culture and heritage.
Lisbon is a colorful and vibrant destination. Renowned for its warm and sunny disposition, the city is blessed with a wealth of historic monuments, world-class museums, and a host of other fabulous visitor attractions. You can explore the narrow streets of the old quarter, stroll the riverbank promenade, or wander through verdant parks and gardens. In fact, enjoy Lisbon like the locals do, at an easy and unhurried pace, and you’ll quickly fall for its welcoming character and beguiling charm.
Paul Bernhardt’s list for Planetware is the best we have seen so far
You can always discuss whether the list – or ranking – is right or not. But these 20 attractions must cover the majority of Lisbon travelers bucket lists. After all – museums, churches & monuments are only a small part of what Lisbon offers 😉
Check them out here make your picks and jump on a plane.
- Castelo de São Jorge: An Iconic Landmark
- Mosteiro dos Jerónimos: Built in Honor of Portugal’s Age of Discovery
- Oceanário de Lisboa: A Modern Aquarium
- Museu Calouste Gulbenkian: A Priceless Collection of Western and Eastern Art
- Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga:The National Museum of Ancient Art
- Museu do Oriente: Showcasing Portugal’s Presence in Asia and the Far East
- Torre de Belém: A Historic Tower
- Museu Nacional do Azulejo: Dedicated to the art of Decorative Tilework
- Elevador de Santa Justa: An Antique Elevator With City Views
- Sé: Lisbon’s Imposing Cathedral
- Padrão dos Descobrimentos: A Tribute to the Age of Discovery
- Arco da Rua Augusta: A Triumphal Arch
- Lisboa Story Centre: Exploring Lisbon’s Vibrant History
- Igreja do Carmo: One of the City’s Oldest Churches
- Igreja-Museu São Roque: A Simple Church With a Richly Decorated Interior
- Núcleo Arqueológico: An Incredible Journey Through Hidden Lisbon
- MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda
- Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira: The Home of a 17th-Century Portuguese Aristocrat
- Aqueduto das Águas Livres / Mãe d’Agua das Amoreiras
- Basílica da Estrela: The Beautiful Star Basilica
The list is different from all the others we’ve seen because it not only contains very short and precise descriptions of the individual attractions. It also has the most important facts you need. If you want more information there are links to the attractions websites.
And if you blog about your travels Paul Bernhard has a special service: For the attractions where you get a guided map he has included and embed function so you in no seconds get a super map on your website 🙂
The only thing we would need if we came for the first time is a Lisbon map with the 20 attractions – to plan our stay.
So we made Planetware’s ’20 Top-Rated Tourist Attractions in Lisbon’ map here – bookmark it on you phone – then you wont get lost 🙂