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Must See Lisbon District Attractions

Lisbon District Attractions

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When you visit Lisbon, you will find many things to do and see that you will remember for the rest of your life. Indeed, there are so many things to do in Lisbon that you may find yourself overwhelmed. It is best to plan which places and which Lisbon activities are most important to you so you don't miss out on what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Start with Lisbon tours. Sightseeing packages are arguably the most effective way to enjoy Portugal's capital city. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are popular because they allow each tourist to stop at any point on the map to enjoy attractions in Lisbon in an up close and personal way yet still be able to ride through some areas while enjoying a knowledgeable guide. Other Lisbon excursions include cruise tours, which show you exactly why people call Lisbon the Queen of the Sea.

The top tourist spots in Lisbon are mostly historic buildings and museums. Belem Tower is the most famous structure in the city and a must see attraction. Cristo-Rei, the Christ the King statue, is a duplicate of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. You can even enter the statue's base to visit the a chapel andl, a gift shop, or to have a quick bite to eat.

The National Museum of Ancient Aart is often touted as the best museum in the City of Seven Hills. However, a local might tell you to go to Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to view works from such famous artists such as Rubens and Monet. Meanwhile tThe Bernardo Museum contains modern art from the likes of Dali, Picasso, and Warhol. For a change of pace, visit the Design and Fashion Museum, which charges no admission for tourists to view international fashion design.

Religion is very important to Portuguese history, which is apparent when you visit the chapels and churches in the city. Go to the Sao Roque Church to view the beautiful mosaics, and . Vvisit Madre de Deus Convent to see a display of tiles that are well known to anyone embroiled in Portuguese culture.

Things to Do in Lisbon District with Kids

There's no excuse for the kids to be bored in Lisbon District. Head along to these family friendly experiences that'll keep everyone entertained:

Free things to do in Lisbon District

A visit to Lisbon District doesn't have to hurt your hip pocket. You can leave your wallet at home if you go to:

Reservatorio da Patriarcal - Old or young, this place will stimulate your imagination and grab your attention.

International Exhibition Centre of Lisbon - When it's time to get cultured, plan a visit and enjoy the creative talent on show.

Clube de Golfe do Pateo Bagatella - Loads of action awaits at this fantastic attraction.

Piscina do Areeiro - Be ready to get wet and make some splashing good memories with the entire family.

Palácio da Assembleia da República - Architecture buff or not, you're certain to be impressed by this landmark's modern design.

Figueira Square - This lively area is much loved by both locals and tourists.

Hospital Sao Jose - Allow some time to stroll around this place of local significance.

Convento do Carmo & Museu Arqueológico - Whether you're spiritual or not, this place will inspire a sense of reverence.

Largo das Portas do Sol - It's easy to feel connected with Mother Nature at this spectacular attraction.

Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara - If you love hanging out in the garden, this attraction will delight your green thumb.

Explore the Neighborhoods of Lisbon District

Lisbon Old Town

Discover views over the old town from hilltop Graça, Moorish history in Alfama, bustling downtown Baixa, bohemian Chiado and nightlife in Bairro Alto. 

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Alfama

Explore Moorish castles and medieval alleyways in Lisbon’s oldest district before an evening of traditional live music at an authentic Fado bar.

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Baixa

Enjoy the popular shops in Baixa. Rossio Square is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Praça da Figueira Stop or Rossio Station (Green) to see more of Lisbon.

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Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto is known for its great bars, and you can make a stop by Camoes Square and Santa Catarina Viewpoint while in the area.

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Ericeira

Ericeira is noteworthy for its seaside views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Praia da Ribeira d'Ilhas and Sao Lourenco Beach.

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Costa de Caparica

Costa de Caparica is known for its beaches, and you can plan a trip to Costa da Caparica Beach and Fonte da Telha Beach while you're in town.

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