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There are a number of reminders of the city's history; its monuments, archaelogical sites, the atmosphere itself of streets and neighbourhoods. The historical centre has monuments dating from almost every century. This city was considered "The Unique City Resort" - European Capital for the business and leisure travelers.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Construction of this 16th-century monastery began in the reign of Dom Manuel I to celebrate the discovery of the sea route to India. It was finished under Dom João III (1502-1557). It is one of the most important buildings in Portugal and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.
Tuesday to Sunday - 10:00 am to 6:30 pm
Closed Monday and public holidays
Buses 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
Train 15
Slow train to Oeiras from Cais do Sodré station, stop in Belém
website: www.mosteirojeronimos.pt

Castelo São Jorge and Lisbon Interpretation Centre - Olisipónia
The castle is a living memory of events that have shaped the history of Portugal, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims. It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has been recently renovated. From the castle, you can visit the medieval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and public holidays
Bus 37
Trains 12, 28
website: www.castelosaojorge.egeac.pt

Sé - Cathedral of Lisbon
Lisbon's cathedral, the Sé, was built by the first king of Portugal, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109-1185). Its interior takes the form of a Latin cross with three naves. The 12th-century baptismal fountain where St Anthony was christened, and the Gothic chapel with a nativity scene by Machado de Castro, are also interesting sights.
Largo da Sé
Sunday, Monday and public holidays - 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday to Saturday - 9:00 am to 7:00 pm
Bus 37
Trams 12, 28

Torre de Belém
The Tower of Belém was built in an effort to defend the estuary of the Tagus River. King Dom João II (1455-1495) wanted to exclude hostile ships from the river, but it was only his successor Dom Manuel I (1469-1521) who ended up building the tower. It was designed by architect and sculptor Francisco Arruda, with notable traces of Moorish influence. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Avenida de Brasília
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Monday and public holidays
Buses 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51
Tram 15
Slow train to Oeiras from Cais do Sodré station, stop in Belém

Santuário do Cristo Rei
On the south bank of the Tagus River, the Cristo Rei, built in 1959, is a 110-metre-high statue
of Christ from which there is a remarkable view over Lisbon and the estuary of the Tagus.
Almada
Daily - 9:30 am to 6:00 pm
Ferry boat - Cacilhas Ferry Terminal

Palácio da Ajuda
This royal palace, built in the 19th century after the earthquake destroyed the old palace, has never been finished completely. It has a classical fassade and a precious library.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm  (last entrance 4.30 pm)
Closed Wednesday Busses 14, 32, 42, 60, 73.
Tram 18

Palácio Nacional de Queluz
A Versailles look-alike on the outskirts of Lisbon, with pretty gardens, fountains and statuary.
It was built in 1757 and has served as a royal palace.
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed Tuesday
Slow train - Queluz (Sintra line)

Sintra
A World Heritage Site since 1995, Sintra has always attracted kings and aristocrats who have built enchanting palaces here. At least five major palaces and convents are tucked away amid the lush vegetation. The most remarkable are:

Palácio Nacional da Pena
Nineteenth-century fairytale palace built by Ferdinand Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, consort of Queen Maria II.
Mid-September to May - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm; 6:30 pm the rest of the year
Closed Monday
Slow train – Sintra

Palácio Nacional da Vila de Sintra
Former royal palace. A captivating mixture of Mudejar, Manueline, Gothic and Renaissance architecture. Noteworthy tiles.
10:00 am to 5:30 pm
Closed Wednesday
Slow train – Sintra








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