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The Monuments you can't miss in Lisbon


Lisbon is a city full of life, but it is also a place with centuries of history to tell. There is much to discover, however, we have elected some of the best monuments with you in mind.

The monuments in Lisbon are a direct testimony of Portugal's History, for this reason, we have produced an itinerary with the main monuments to visit in Lisbon!

Monuments to visit in Lisbon

Mãe d'Água (Mother of Water)

A five-minute walk from the
Dom Pedro Lisboa hotel, Mãe D'Água in Amoreiras was designed as a water reservoir for the old city. The interior consists of a huge square marble room with central columns and an also huge pool with clear, transparent water.


Jerónimos Monastery

The construction of the 16th century Jerónimos Monastery began during the reign of King Manuel I to commemorate the discovery of the sea route to India. It was completed during the reign of King João III (1502-1557). It is one of the most important monuments in Lisbon and Portugal and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.


Castle of São Jorge and Interpretation Centre of Lisbon - Olisipónia

The Castle of São Jorge is a living memory of events that have defined the History of Portugal, passing through the hands of the Romans, Suevi, Visigoths, and Muslims. It was rebuilt in the mid 1940's and recently renovated. From the castle, you can visit the medieval neighbourhoods of Alfama and Mouraria.


Lisbon Cathedral

Lisbon's Cathedral
was built on the site of an old mosque that was razed to the ground after King Afonso Henriques conquered Lisbon from the Arabs.

Lisbon’s Cathedral was built by the first King of Portugal, Afonso Henriques (1109-1185). The three earthquakes that devastated it in the 15th century, as well as that of 1755, were very hard on the Matrix of Lisbon, dedicated to Santa Maria Maior, which suffered damage and was renovated over the centuries.


Tower of Belem

The Tower of Belem was built to try and defend the Tagus estuary. King João II (1455-1495) intended to expel hostile ships from the river, but it was only his successor, Manuel I (1469-1521), who succeeded in building the Torre de Belém. With remarkable traces of Moorish influence, this monument in Lisbon was designed by the architect and sculptor Francisco Arruda. It is considered by UNESCO as a World Cultural Heritage Site.

National Pantheon

The National Pantheon, situated in the historic area of Santa Clara, occupies the building originally destined for the church of Santa Engrácia, housing the tombs of great figures in Portuguese history. Founded in the second half of the 16th century, the building was completely rebuilt at the end of the 16th century by the architect João Antunes.

Although it was never opened for worship, it preserves, under the modern dome, the majestic space of the nave, enlivened by the decoration of coloured marbles, characteristic of Portuguese baroque architecture. A reference element in the city's profile and offering privileged views over the historic area of the city and the Tagus River, the National Pantheon is classified as a National Monument.


Hotel Dom Pedro Lisboa

Make the most of your stay with the
Hotel Dom Pedro Lisboa. Close to the main monuments in Lisbon and the main sights of this city, our hotel is an obvious choice for those who wish to discover the Portuguese capital in a convenient, central location. Pay us a visit.

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