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Top 10 places in Lisbon
Our app features the history of 78 monuments and great sites including places to discover Lisbon. Here is a selection of the top 10 monuments of the city, with an extract of the texts available in the application and written by our teams of specialists. For full content, download our Android and iPhone Guide and start creating your travel journal for your stay at Lisbon
Saint Vincent was proclaimed patron saint of Lisbon in 1173. The church was built between 1582 and 1627 by the Italian architect Filippo Terzi and the Spanish architect Juan de Herrera in the style Mannerist: it had been commissioned by Philip II of Spain, momentarily king of Portugal, to replace ... Read more
The very original "Maison des Pointes", all covered with diamond-pointed stones, was built in 1523 on the plans of Francisco de Arruda for Brás de Albuquerque, illegitimate son of the Viceroy of the Indies Afonso de Albuquerque . The Italian influence is evident: there are many Renaissance palaces... Read more
The Cathedral of Santa Maria Maior was built from 1147, shortly after the reconquest of Lisbon, in late Romanesque style, on the site of the main mosque of Lisbon. It even seems that the site was occupied before by a Roman forum, then by a Visigoth church. The relics of Saint Vincent of Zaragoz... Read more
The highest hill of Lisbon was already occupied at least from the 6th century. BC by the Phoenicians, then by the Greeks, then by the Carthaginians; The Romans conquered the city of Olisipo in 139; She became Felicitas Julia under Julius Caesar. Lisbon was then conquered by the Suevi, then by the... Read more
This district is the oldest in Lisbon; Its name comes from Arabic and means "thousand waters". There are indeed many hot springs and fountains fed by these sources. In the Middle Ages it was the most pleasant quarter of the city, but little by little the wealthy people left it for fear of... Read more
It is the popular name of Pedro IV Square; It is since the Middle Ages one of the principal places. It was the scene of popular revolts, celebrations, bull races, executions especially under the Inquisition, festivals, parades; It is still today the favorite place of tourists and most meetings take... Read more
It is one of the important museums of Lisbon in terms of both its size and its collections. It is housed in a 17th-century palace. Which belonged to the Counts of Alvor and was bought by the Marquis de Pombal, whose family there remained a century. This palace was then sold to the nearby Carmelite... Read more
In 1502, Manuel I ordered the construction of a monastery for the order of Hieronymites. This magnificent monastery is the most beautiful monument in Manueline style; It could be financed thanks to the wealth brought back from the Americas and taxes levied on the spice trade. Its first architect,... Read more
This gigantic monument, 50 meters high, dedicated to discoveries was built in 1960 during the Salazar era, on the occasion of the 500th anniversary of the death of Henry the Navigator. It was designed by the architect José Ângelo Cottinelli Telmo, and the sculptor Leopoldo de Almeida.... Read more
It was built between 1515 and 1521 by order of King Manuel I, to defend the entrance to the port of Lisbon. Its architect is Francisco de Arruda who also built fortresses in Morocco. There is first of all a hexagonal bastion on two levels: the lower level is a casemate with a huge vault pierced... Read more
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