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ORIENTAL MUSEUM

 

The Oriental Museum can be visited in a building of the 40s and through its exhibitions transmits and witness the presence of Portugal in the East and also the wealth of the asian traditional arts. By combining its Museum activity with other cultural activities related to the sectors of research, training and shows, this becomes a center of multidisciplinary studies.

At the disposal of its visitors, the museum has two types of exhibitions: permanent and temporary. The first are: "Allusive Collection to the Portuguese Presence in Asia" - witness the contact and the exchange of influences between Western and Asian cultures and for this counts with about 1500 objects in terms of decorative arts and more 1500 artistic and documentary pieces; and "Kwok On Collection" - witness the popular performing arts, religious and mythological throughout Asia, using over 13000 pieces related with music, theater and festivals and becoming recognized by all European experts. The latter are usually related to music, dance, theater, cinema, videos, seminars, courses, congresses and conferences.

In addition, the area also has available an auditorium, a meeting center, a lounge prime, five meeting rooms, a documentation center, a shop, a cafeteria and a restaurant, trying to present itself as the new Cultural and Leisure Center of Lisbon.

- Approximate Value: 6,00€

- Timetable: from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm; on Fridays from 10am to 10pm 

- Address: Avenida Brasília - Doca de Alcântara Norte, 1350-362 Lisboa

 

 

VIEWPOINT OF SAN PEDRO OF ALCANTARA

 

The Viewpoint of San Pedro of Alcantara offers a view across the city of Lisbon, and special visibility for Bairro Alto, Liberty Avenue, Restauradores, Downtown, the hill and the walls of the Castle, the Penha of França Church, the Grace Church and the Saint Vicent of Outside Towers.

In order to place the visitors, next to the balaustrade of the Viewpoint there is a map in tiles where are identified some of the points mentioned above.

Anyone visiting this area of ​​Lisbon can not miss this Viewpoint and this magnificent view over the Portuguese capital.

- Address: Rua de São Pedro de Alcântara, 1250-238 Lisboa

 

 

NATIONAL MUSEUM OF ANCIENT ART

 

The National Museum of Ancient Art was created in 1884 and inside of it you can see a Portuguese public collection composed by more than 4000 items related to painting, sculpture, jewelery and decorative arts, both in Europe, Africa and the East.

This museum, besides having several reference works of world artistic heritage, is the one that has the highest number of "national treasures" - classification given by the State to certain works.

Over the years, the collection of the Museum grew through donations or purchases of objects from the Middle Ages until the beginning of the Contemporary Era.

- Approximate Value: 6,00€

- Timetable: from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 6pm

- Address: Rua das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017 Lisboa

 

  

ESTRELA BASILICA

 

The Estrela Basilica is a neo-classical church built in the century XVIII at the behest of the Queen D. Maria I. Its constitution includes two bell towers, an imposing monumental stonework and plenty of indoor paintings.

This is a simplified version of the Mafra Convent and is considered one of the most important churches of the capital. Inside, you can also watch the Crib of Machado de Castro which comprises more than 500 pieces in cork or terracotta.

Those who visit this beautiful Church also have the opportunity to walk through the Estrela Garden.

- Approximate Value: Free

- Timetable: from 07am30 to 01pm and from 03pm to 08pm

- Address: Praça da Estrela, 1200-667 Lisboa

 

 

 PALACE OF THE MARQUISES OF FRONTIER

 

The Palace of the Marquises of Frontier was built between 1671 and 1672 near the Forest Park of Monsanto and served as an hunting lodge for D, João Mascarenhas, the first Marquis of Frontier.

From this Palace  you can visit some rooms, the library and the garden. The rooms are known as: "Room of Battles" where you can see several panels with scenes from the Restoration War - conflict in which D. João Mascarenhas won the title of Marquis of Frontier; "Dining Room" which is decorated with dutch tiles where is depicted the portuguese nobility; and "Juno Room or Empire Room" where you can see some fresh and portraits of the nobility of Portugal.

In addition, there is also a Chapel, built in the late sixteenth century and rebuilt in the eighteenth century, that is decorated with stones, broken glass and porcelain debris, which according to the legend were the parts used at the inauguration of the Palace and that were broken so no one could use the same parts as D. Pedro.

In the Palace Gardens can be seen even more tile panels representing the countryside customs during the various seasons of the year and some family ancestors riders. Around the tank, there are two staircases that give access to a gallery whose decorative niches are busts of all the portuguese kings, except the three Kings Filipe (Philippine Dynasty).

- Approximate Value: 7,50€ - guided tours to the Palace; 3,00€ - Gardens

- Timetable: guided tours to the Palace from Mondays to Saturdays from June to September at 10am30, 11am, 11am30 and 12pm, from October to May at 11am and 12pm; visits to the Gardens - from June to September from Mondays to Fridays from 10am30 to 01pm and from 02pm to 05pm and Saturdays from 10am30 to 01pm, from October to May from Mondays to Fridays from 11am to 01pm and from 02pm to 05pm and Saturdays from 11am to 01pm

- Address: Rua de São Domingos 1, 1500-554 Lisboa

 

 

RIBEIRA MARKET

 

The Ribeira Market, also known as 24th of July Market was built in 1892 and considered since then as the main market in Lisbon.

In 2014 it was revitalized by Time Out Lisbon and now has 30 dining outlets, 500 seats in a covered area and 250 seats on the terrace. In this space you can meet some of the best portuguese spaces, national products and chefs.

Besides this new space, the market continue to have the traditional stalls selling fresh produts on the ground floor and in 2015, opened on the first floor, a concert hall, a gallery and a tour desk information. Outside, overlooking the Square D. Luis I there is also a kiosk in the garden and some terraces.

- Timetable: from Sundays to Wednesdays from 10am to 12am; from Thursdays to Saturdays from 10am to 02am

- Address: Avenida 24 de Julho 50, 1200-481 Lisboa

 

 

COMMERCE SQUARE - PALACE SQUARE

 

Commerce Square, or Palace Square is one of the most majestic squares of the portuguese capital, having once been the main maritime entrance to this city. Nowadays, it is still possible to see the marble staircase allowing people to reach from the Tejo River to the Commerce Square and the other way around.

Its name comes from the Palace that was there before the earthquake of 1755 during 400 years. After this earthquake, in the center of the square was built one statue of  the King D. José I that was the king at that time.

Is also on the north side of this Square that you can see the Arc of Augusta Street that links this to the main shopping area of downtown Lisbon. In addition, all around it, you can observe several restaurants and headquartes of governmental departments.

- Address: Praça do Comércio 1105, 1100-038 Lisboa

 

 

ARC OF AUGUSTA STREET

 

The Arc of Augusta Street was built in 1755, after the earthquake in Lisbon but his work was only completed in 1875.

Its interior is divided into two parts: higher where there are several representative sculptures of Genius and Value, and lower where there are more of these sculptures but here symbolizing some historical personalities of Portugal. Moreover, this also has a Clock Room, where visitors can get to know the history of this emblematic Arc.

Its top works as a viewpoint which offers a panoramic view of 360 degrees over the city of Lisbon, focusing on the Palace Square, the downtown Lisbon, the Lisbon Cathedral, the Saint George Castle and the Tejo River.

- Approximate Value: 2,50€

- Timetable: daily from 09am to 07pm

- Address: Rua Augusta, 1100-038 Lisboa

 

 

SANTA JUSTA LIFT 

 

The Santa Justa Lift was opened in 1902, is located in the so-called "Pombal Heart of Lisbon" and due to its 45 meters high, overlooks the area of ​​downtown Lisbon and the Saint George Castle. 

It is considered a public transport of the iron architecture era, that vertically runs between the Santa Justa Street and the Carmo Square. Currently and since 1915, this is the only vertical lift in the city and who rises to the top, beyond sight can also enjoy its terrace.

For all these reasons, this Lift is considered a true ex-libris of Lisbon and is one of the mandatory sights to visit when visiting the capital.

- Approximate Value: 5,00€

- Timetable: from June to September from 07am to 11pm; from October to May from 07am to 10pm

- Address: Rua do Ouro - Largo do Carmo, 1150-060 Lisboa

 

 

LISBON CATHEDRAL

  

The Lisbon Cathedral is the most important religious building in the portuguese capital and stands out in the landscape from the various viewpoints.

Located near the wall of the gates of the Old City and the street that rises to the Castle, this Fortress Church features a Romanesque style despite being marked by various styles both in terms of construction and reconstruction.

In the inside, among others, you can visit: the Cloister and the Ambulatory Chapels, the Main Chapel, the Sacristy and the Treasure Room.

- Timetable: daily from 09am to 07pm

- Address: Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa

 

 

SUN DOORS VIEWPOINT

 

The Sun Doors Viewpoint is located in the typical historic district of Alfama and is a space type balcony from where you can see, among other points of interest, the Saint Vicent of Outside Monastery and all the narrow winding streets from Alfama to Tejo River.

This Viewpoint is one of the most interesting and must-see sights in the Portuguese capital, taking into account the breathtaking view that offers to all those who pass there.

- Address: Largo das Portas do Sol, 1100-411 Lisboa

 

 

SAINT DOMINGOS CHURCH

 

The Saint Domingos Church, classified as a National Monument, was built in the thirteenth century at the behest of D. Sancho II, but in the meantime has undergone various stages of reconstruction.

Two very important moments for its structure were: the earthquake in 1755 in which the entire interior of the Church disappeared, staying only safe the Sacristy and the Main Chapel; and the fire of 1959 that destroyed the entire interior of the Church. In 1994 the Church reopened to the public but it's still possible to see on its inside the black stones of the altar, the orange roof and the cracked floor stones due to the high temperatures to which it was exposed.

Despite suffering with the earthquake and the fire, its simple facade and the interior continue to show great beauty and splendor.

- Timetable: daily from 07am30 to 07pm

- Address: Largo de São Domingo, 1150-320 Lisboa

 

 

SAINT GEORGE CASTLE

 

The Saint George Castle, or Lisbon Castle was built in the eleventh century and comprises eleven towers and characteristic architectural elements of the islamic military fortifications.

Its archaeological traces include three periods in the history of the portuguese capital: the seventh century b.C. and their housing structures, the houses and streets of the islamic period of the eleventh century, and the palatine houses destroyed by the earthquake in 1755.

Moreover, it is to point out the various features of the Castle until the present day: in the thirteenth century was transformed into a royal palace and received the most varied national and international distinguished characters from the sixteenth until the nineteenth century; in 1580 and until the twentieth century had a military function; after the earthquake of 1755 appeared several new buildings; and in the nineteenth century the area was entirely occupied by barracks.

Within the walls of the Castle, you can also visit its viewpoint that taking into account its excellent location, it offers an unique view through the city, and experience the periscope that is an optical system of mirrors and lenses invented by Leonardo Da Vinci that scroll through the city in 360 degrees.

- Approximate Value: 8,50€

- Timetable: from November to February from 09am to 06pm; from March to October from 09am to 09pm

- Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa

 

 

OURIQUE FIELD MARKET

 

The Ourique Field Market opened in 1934 and became one of the most iconic markets around the country.

After 80 years, it was renovated and despite maintaining its original features, this is now considered a meeting point. The reason for this is that, at its traditional stalls of vegetables, fruit or fish, was added about 20 dining outlets.

This is thus considered, nowadays, an ecletic market combining sophistication with tradition, making known the Portuguese cuisine to all who visit it.

- Timetable: from Sundays to Tuesdays from 10am to 11pm, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 12am, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am to 01am

- Address: Rua Coelho da Rocha, 1350-075 Lisboa

 

 

EDUARDO VII PARK

 

The Eduardo VII Park consists of gardens and a cold greenhouse in the middle of Lisbon.

Its gardens extend from the top of one of the seven hills of the capital to the roundabout of the Pombal Marquis and throughout the way you can see the Liberty Avenue and the Tejo River.

The cold greenhouse was created in order to offer to its visitors a unique atmosphere between waterways, artificial caves and an exotic collection of plants.

- Address: Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051 Lisboa

 

 

WATER MUSEUM

 

The Water Museum was built in 1884 near the ancient walls of the Barbadinhos Convent, as the first steam lift station of water distribution that came from Alviela Aqueduct, and that was consumed in Lisbon.

Along with visiting the Museum, you can also visit the Free Waters Aqueduct, the Mother of Water and the tanks of the Patriarchate.

The historic Free Waters Aqueduct was built over 200 years ago and, beyond all the building have been awarded by the Council of Europe, its bow is in the Guinness for being the largest in the World made of stone, having 28 meters wide and 65 of height.

As for the Amoreiras Mother of Water Reservatory, it was built in the eighteenth century in order to help channel the waters of Lisbon through the aqueducts and water mothers. It is in this reservatory, a circular building vaulted of 17 meters tall and 5 deep, that starts the Free Waters Aqueduct and that flows water through a rocky hollow on its inside.

- Approximate Value: 12,00€

- Timetable: visits with previous appointment

- Address: Rua Aviela n12, 1170-012 Lisboa

 

 

LISBON ZOO

 

The Lisbon Zoo is an important recreational and educational space that combine education, entertainment and enjoyment. To this end, it has one of the best zoological collections in the World - 2000 animals of 330 species - framed in various green spaces that try to approximate as closely as possible to their natural habitats.

The main attractions of the Zoo are: the "Dolphin Bay" where are presented dolphins and sea lions, the Cable Car, the Farm, the Reptile House, the Feeding of sea lions and pelicans, the "Enchanted Forest" where you have several birds in free flight, the "Rainbow Park" and the "Snakes & Lizards" in which they are made known. In addition, within the garden, there is also the "Shop of the Zoo" and the "Animax" - a free entry amusement park where you can find everything from amusement equipment, restaurants, shops and resting areas.

The Zoo then presents a wide range of attractions that provide moments of leisure and entertainment to all visitors.

- Approximate Value: 19,50€

- Timetable: from the 21st of March until the 20th of September from 10am to 08pm; from the 21st of September until the 20th of March from 10am to 06pm

- Address: Praça Marechal Humberto Delgado, 1549-004 Lisboa

 

 

NATIONAL PANTHEON

 

The National Pantheon was built at the behest of the Infanta D. Maria in the sixteenth century, and is currently considered the most beautiful baroque monument of Lisbon and a reference at architectural and cultural level.

It was on 7th of December of 1966 that the monument was officially opened as the National Pantheon and since that time has the presence of some of the most recognizable and important names of our country, including Amalia Rodrigues.

In the central body of the Pantheon are honored characters such as the Infante D. Henrique, Vasco da Gama, Luís Vaz de Camões, Nuno Álvares Pereira and Pedro Álvares Cabral.

- Approximate Value: 4,00€

- Timetable: from May to September from 10am to 06pm; from October to April from 10am to 05pm; closes on Mondays

- Address: Campo de Santa Clara, 1100-471 Lisboa

 

 

TILE NATIONAL MUSEUM

 

The Tile National Museum can be visited in the Cloisters of the Mother of God Convent, founded by the queen D. Leonor in 1509.

The visitors of this Museum can see large collections of tiles that tell their own story since the fifteenth century until the present day.

It is considered one of the most important national museums for two reasons: its unique collection of tiles that are considered the portuguese culture artistic expression, and the place where it is installed - Cloisters of the Mother of God Convent.

- Approximate Value: 5,00€

- Timetable: Tuesdays to Sundays from 10am to 06pm

- Address: Rua da Madre de Deus n4, 1900-312 Lisboa

 

 

NATIONS PARK

 

The Nations Park is a space with a privileged location along 5 km from the Tejo River, with more than half of its space consisting of green areas and unique infrastructures.

Who walks through this area can visit and enjoy among other things, the Cable Car, the Lisbon Oceanarium, several dining outlets and shops, the Portugal Pavilion, the Knowledge Pavilion, the Meo Arena, a riverside walk and many green spaces.

Its Cable Car is a 1000 meters trip where you can see not only the Park but also the Tejo River. As for the Portugal Pavilion, this is an area known mainly by its cover - a flap of concrete trying to play a sheet of paper placed on top of two bricks. Regarding Meo Arena, it is the largest event and shows indoor enclosure in Portugal and attempts on one hand, to spend a futuristic aspect that resembles a spaceship and on the other, to resemble a horseshoe-crab which is a species that appeared over 200 million years ago; furthermore, its interior is reminiscent of the hull of a ship.

- Address: Alameda dos Oceanos, 1900 Lisboa

 

 

LISBON OCEANARIUM

 

The Lisbon Oceanarium opened in 1998, and currently has more than 9000 plants and animals of 500 different species and 7 million liters of salt water. It is a public aquarium recognized at International level, having been the first in Europe to receive the Quality Certifications.

This is the most visited cultural facility in the country and aims to promote knowledge of the oceans, trying to raise the awareness of all the people who visit it to the importance of conserving the natural heritage.

Its space is divided into two buildings: the original of the "Oceans" and the new building of the "Sea" that are connected through a lobby of higher dimensions where you can contemplate a panel of 55 000 tiles.

- Approximate Value: 14,00€

- Timetable: daily from 10am to 07pm

- Address: Esplanada D. Carlos I, 1990-005 Lisboa

 

 

KNOWLEDGE PAVILION - LIFE SCIENCE

  

The Knowledge Pavilion reopened to the public on the 25th of July of 1999 in order to be a science and technology promoting space.

This is one of 19 life science centers of Portugal which are part of a National Network of Live Science Centers and is easily recognized by those who walk in the Nations Park due to the large outdoor volume of its main nave.

- Approximate Value: 9,00€

- Timetable: from Tuesdays to Fridays from 10am to 06pm; weekends and holidays from 11am to 07pm

- Address: Alameda dos Oceanos,  lote 2.10.01 - Parque das Naçõess, 1990-223 Lisboa

  

 

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