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1. Lisbon Cathedral
The Cathedral of Saint Mary Major, often called Lisbon Cathedral or simply the Sé, is a Roman Catholic cathedral located in Lisbon, Portugal. The oldest church in the city, it is the seat of the Patriarchate of Lisbon. Built in 1147, the cathedral has survived many earthquakes and has been modified, renovated and restored several times. It is nowadays a mix of different architectural styles. It has been classified as a National Monument since 1910.
2. Ponte 25 de Abril
The 25 de Abril Bridge is a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada on the left (south) bank of the Tagus River. It has a total length of 2,277 metres (7,470 ft), making it the 46th longest suspension bridge in the world.
3. Monument to the Discoveries
The Monument of the Discoveries is a monument on the northern bank of the Tagus river estuary, in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, Lisbon. Located along the river where ships departed to explore and trade with India and the Orient, the monument celebrates the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries.
4. Casa dos Bicos
The Casa dos Bicos is a historical house in the civil parish of Santa Maria Maior, in the Portuguese municipality of Lisbon. The house, built in the early 16th century in the Alfama neighbourhood, has a curious façade of spikes, influenced by Italian Renaissance palaces and Portuguese Manueline styles. It survived the disastrous 1755 Lisbon earthquake that destroyed much of the city, but over time was abandoned as a residence and used as a warehouse. After a 20th-century renovation, it became the headquarters of the José Saramago Foundation and a location of the Museum of Lisbon.
5. Marquês de Pombal
6. Tower of Belém
Belém Tower, officially the Tower of Saint Vincent is a 16th-century fortification located in Lisbon that served as a point of embarkation and disembarkation for Portuguese explorers and as a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon. It was built during the height of the Portuguese Renaissance, and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style, but it also incorporates hints of other architectural styles. The structure was built from lioz limestone and is composed of a bastion and a 30-metre (100 ft), four-storey tower.
7. MAAT - Tejo Power Station
Tejo Power Station is a cultural centre that presents the evolution of energy with a Museum of Science and Industrial Archaeology concept, where themed and experimental exhibits live side by side with a great variety of cultural events. Located in the Belém area on terrain Lisbon usurped from the Tagus river at the end of the 19th century, in one of the city's areas with the greatest concentration of historical monuments where one can find, among others, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Cultural Centre, the Tower of Belém, the Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Portuguese Presidential Palace and Museum, the Coach Museum or the Cordoaria Nacional . A building classified as a Public Interest Project, the Electricity Museum unfolds along the perimeter of the old thermoelectric plant – the Tejo Power Station, which illuminated the city of Lisbon for more than four decades.
8. Estação Fluvial Sul e Sueste
The South and Southeast river terminal, originally called South and Southeast Station, is located in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It was built after a long planning period, during which several proposals were presented for its shape and location, and was outlined as a complete rail and river station, as part of the abandoned plan for a railway line between Santa Apolónia and the Sodré's pier. It was inaugurated on May 28, 1932, being considered at this time as an extension of the original and destination trains in Barreiro, in the current line of Alentejo. In November 2019, the municipality started a profound rehabilitation plan of the marginal zone near the Commerce Square, which included the requalification of the station building.
9. Rua Augusta Arch
The Rua Augusta Arch is a stone, memorial arch-like, historical building and visitor attraction in Lisbon, Portugal, on the Praça do Comércio. It was built to commemorate the city's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake. It has six columns and is adorned with statues of various historical figures. Significant height from the arch crown to the cornice imparts an appearance of heaviness to the structure. The associated space is filled with the coat of arms of Portugal. The allegorical group at the top, made by French sculptor Célestin Anatole Calmels, represents Glory rewarding Valor and Genius.
10. Museu-Igreja de São Roque
The Igreja de São Roque is a Catholic church in Lisbon, Portugal. It was the earliest Jesuit church in the Portuguese world, and one of the first Jesuit churches anywhere. The edifice served as the Society's home church in Portugal for over 200 years, before the Jesuits were expelled from that country. After the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, the church and its ancillary residence were given to the Lisbon Holy House of Mercy to replace their church and headquarters which had been destroyed. It remains a part of the Holy House of Mercy today, one of its many heritage buildings.
11. Réplica da Pedra de Dighton
The Dighton Rock is a 40-ton boulder, originally located in the riverbed of the Taunton River at Berkley, Massachusetts. The rock is noted for its petroglyphs, carved designs of ancient and uncertain origin, and the controversy about their creators. In 1963, during construction of a coffer dam, state officials removed the rock from the river for preservation. It was installed in a museum in a nearby park, Dighton Rock State Park. In 1971, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).
12. Capela de São Jerónimo
The Hermitage of Restelo, alternately Chapel of Saint Jerome, is a hermitage in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém, in the municipality of Lisbon. The religious architecture has Manueline and revivalist Neo-manueline elements, consisting of a single-nave structure with a vaulted ceiling and surrounded by a modernist landscape, as evidenced by a preoccupation with choice of plants and manicured environment, in order to create a zone of protection for the hermitage.
13. Cineteatro Capitólio – Teatro Raúl Solnado
The Teatro Capitólio, officially called Cineteatro Capitólio - Teatro Raul Solnado, is located in Parque Mayer, in Lisbon, Portugal. It was opened in 1931. Because of its early modernist design it has been recognized as the first building of the Modern movement in Portugal and was declared a "Building of Public Interest" in 1983. Suffering from water damage, the theatre was closed in the 1980s and only finally reopened in November 2016 after extensive restoration.
14. Jardim da Alameda Dom Afonso Henriques
Dom Afonso Henriques Alameda is a street and garden in Lisbon. It was built in honor of the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques. It has just over three hectares, and consists of a small garden at the eastern top, then extending into two large lawn trays divided by Avenida Almirante Reis; At the western top is the Instituto Superior Technical. Separating the garden from lawn trays is the luminous source, one of the largest monumental works in the Estado Novo.
15. National Archaeology Museum
The National Museum of Archaeology is the largest archaeological museum in Portugal and one of the most important museums devoted to ancient art found in the Iberian Peninsula. Located in Lisbon, the museum was founded in 1893 by the archaeologist José Leite de Vasconcelos. The museum is located in the western wing of the Jeronimos Monastery where the monks had their dormitory. The museum is built in the Neo-Manueline style and was officially opened in 1906.
16. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian - Centro de Arte Moderna
The Centro de Arte Moderna Gulbenkian (CAM) is a major venue for contemporary art in Portugal and holds one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary Portuguese artworks. Its building is currently under renovation and will reopen to the public, with a reformulated building, by Kengo Kuma, to celebrate its 40th anniversary in 2023. The CAM continues to develop its activities beyond the limits of the building until its reopening.
17. Museu da Marioneta
The Museu da Marioneta has been located since November 2001 in the Convent of Bernardas in Lisbon, Portugal, establishing itself as the first museum in Portugal entirely dedicated to the interpretation and dissemination of the history of puppetry, covering the history of this art form across the world, presenting the different types of puppets and the different approaches they allow, with special emphasis on Portuguese puppets.
18. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum houses one of the world's most important private art collections. It includes works from Ancient Egypt to the early 20th century, spanning the arts of the Islamic World, China and Japan, as well as the French decorative arts, the jewellery of René Lalique and some of the most important painters of all times works such as Rembrandt, Monet, Rubens, Manet, Renoir, Degas and Turner.
19. Monastery of the Hieronymites
The Jerónimos Monastery or Hieronymites Monastery is a former monastery of the Order of Saint Jerome near the Tagus river in the parish of Belém, in the Lisbon Municipality, Portugal. It became the necropolis of the Portuguese royal dynasty of Aviz in the 16th century but was secularized on 28 December 1833 by state decree and its ownership transferred to the charitable institution, Real Casa Pia de Lisboa.
20. Museu Miguel Bombarda
The Rilhafoles Convent, then Rilhafoles Hospital and since 1911 Miguel Bombarda Gob Hospital, first belonged to the São Vicente de Paulo Mission Congregation and was founded by Pontifical Authorization and the Cardinal-Patriarch D. Tomás de Almeida. It was also designated by: Mother's Mission Mother House, House of the Mission Congregation in Rilhafoles, House of St. John and Sao Paulo, Casa de Rilhafoles.
21. Navy Museum
The Navy Museum is a maritime museum in Lisbon, dedicated to all aspects of the history of navigation in Portugal. The museum is administered by the Portuguese Navy and is located in the tourist district of Belém. It occupies a part of the neo-Manueline western wing of the Jerónimos Monastery with the National Museum of Archaeology, as well as a modern annex built to the north of the monastery.
22. Museu do Oriente
The Museum of the Orient in Lisbon, Portugal is a museum of Asian art. The museum opened in May, 2008, and is located in a refurbished industrial building on the Alcântara waterfront. The collection includes Indonesian textiles and shadowplays, Japanese screens, antique snuff bottles, crucifixes made in Asia for Western export, and the Kwok On Collection of masks, costumes, and accessories.
23. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea - Museu do Chiado
The National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC), founded in 1911, is a contemporary art museum located in the historic center of Lisbon. The MNAC is housed in part of the former Convent of São Francisco da Cidade, which also houses, in the rest of the convent complex, the Faculty of Fine Arts of the University of Lisbon and the National Academy of Fine Arts.
24. Scientific and Cultural Macao Museum
The Macau Scientific and Cultural Centre Museum in Lisbon is Portugal's main museum of Chinese artefacts and artworks. Made to document Sino-Portuguese relations, the museum contains over 3,500 works of art including decorative artwork, costumes, a collection of opium-smoking paraphernalia and an important extensive collection of Chinese ceramics.
25. Parque Mayer
Parque Mayer is a theatrical and entertainment district in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Originally created as a summer amusement park, it at one time had four theatres, although one was demolished in 2015 and another has not been used since 1992. Successive proposals have been made for upgrading the area, but none has yet come to fruition.
26. Jardim Gulbenkian
The Gulbenkian Park also known as Gulbenkian Garden is located in Lisbon, Portugal. It was created in 1969 and is part of the cultural center where the headquarters of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Gulbenkian Museum and the José de Azeredo Perdigão Modern Art Centre are situated enriching the cultural importance of the garden.
27. Museu Cosme Damião
The Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião is the museum of Portuguese sports club S.L. Benfica. Named after Cosme Damião, one of the club's founders in 1904, the museum was inaugurated on 26 July 2013 under the presidency of Luís Filipe Vieira and opened to the public on 29 July, one year and three months after the start of construction.
28. Casa-Museu Doutor Anastácio Gonçalves
The Museum-Residence of Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves is a former residential home built in the Art Nouveau style that has been converted into a museum of nineteenth-century Portuguese painting and of Art Nouveau art and artifacts. It is located in the civil parish of Avenidas Novas, in the municipality and Portuguese capital of Lisbon.
29. Palácio do Paço Real da Bemposta
The Military Academy is a Portuguese military establishment, which has the ability to confer educational qualifications equivalent to a university. It develops activities of teaching, research and support for the communities with the purpose of training and forming officers for the Portuguese Army and the Republican National Guard.
30. Teatro Variedades
The Teatro Variedades was a theatre in Lisbon, capital of Portugal, that offered variety or revue shows of the type known in Portugal as Teatro de Revista. Opened in 1926, it has not been used since 1992, but as of 2020 there were active plans to construct a new theatre on the site, incorporating elements of the existing building.
31. Mártires da Pátria (Março de 1994)
The field of the martyrs of the Fatherland, currently known by its previous name of Campo de Santana, is a square of the parish of Arroios in Lisbon. It occupies the upper part of the slope that separates the two converging valleys in the city center, which correspond to Avenida da Liberdade and Almirante Reis Avenue.
32. Parque do Vale do Silêncio
The Urban Park of the Valley of Silence, also known as the Mata of the Valley of the Olivais, is a public garden located in Lisbon in the Olivais' Frenchman. It is located in the area between the following arruments: Avenue de Berlin, Avenue City de Lorenzo Marques, New Lisbon City Street and Malange City Street.
33. The combatants Overseas
The Monument to the Overseas Combatants is a monument located next to Forte do Bom Sucesso, in Belém, Lisbon. It was created to honor all the military who fought in the War of Africa (1961-1974), in defense of the homeland. Created in 1991 by a team led by architect Francisco José Ferreira Guedes de Carvalho.
34. Museu das Comunicações
The Museu das Comunicações is a technology museum in Lisbon, Portugal. Dedicated to promote the study, conservation and dissemination of the historical, scientific and technological communications heritage, The museum focuses on the History of communication, particularly in Portugal
35. Jardim Avelar Brotero
The Avelar Brotero Garden is a public garden in Lisbon, located in the parish of Alcântara, bounded by the streets Filinto Elísio, Pedro Calmon, Jau and Gil Vicente, between Calçada de Santo Amaro and Calçada da Tapada. Its total area is 5,973 m² and the green area is 2,433 m².
36. Igreja de Santa Catarina
The Church of Santa Catarina, also referred to as the Church of the Convent of the Paulistas, the Parish Church of Santa Catarina and the Church of Santa Catarina do Monte Sinai, was built in the seventeenth century, located in Calçada do Combro, parish of Misericórdia, in Lisbon,
37. Palácio Vale-Flor
Pestana Palace is a luxury hotel in Lisbon, Portugal, in the Alcântara district. Housed in the historic Palácio Vale Flor, Pestana Palace is the flagship luxury hotel of the Pestana Group, one of Portugal's premier hotel groups. It is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.
38. Saint Anthony's Church
The Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon is a Roman Catholic church located in Lisbon, Portugal. It is dedicated to Saint Anthony of Lisbon. According to tradition, the church was built on the site where the saint was born, in 1195. The church is classified as a National Monument.
39. Banhos de São Paulo
The São Paulo Bath Building, which is currently the headquarters of the Order of Architects, was a public resort built between 1850 and 1858, according to the plans of Pedro José Pézerat, located in the neighborhood of São Paulo, in the parish of Misericórdia, in Lisbon.
40. Aqueduto das Águas Livres
The Águas Livres Aqueduct is a historic aqueduct in the city of Lisbon, Portugal. It is one of the most remarkable examples of 18th-century Portuguese engineering. The main course of the aqueduct covers 18 km, but the whole network of canals extends through nearly 58 km.
41. Ordem dos Arquitectos
The Order of Architects com (OA) is the professional regulation institution of Portuguese architects. One of its attributions is the responsibility of the professional title of "architect", legally necessary for the action in certain areas of the scope of architecture.
42. Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa
Lisbon Zoo is a zoological garden in Lisbon, Portugal. It was founded in 1884. The zoo was originally located in the park of São Sebastião da Pedreira. The zoo moved once in 1894 and once again in 1905 to its current location at Quinta das Laranjeiras, in Sete Rios.
43. Igreja do Loreto
The Loreto Church is situated by the Largo of Chiado, around the corner with the Street of Mercy in Lisbon. The author of this church's construction project was José da Costa and Silva. With the Earthquake of 1755 the temple suffered major damage and rebuilt in 1785.
44. Depósito de Água da EPAL - Penha de França
Penha de França is a freguesia and typical quarter of Lisbon, the capital of Portugal. Located in the historic center of Lisbon, Penha de França is north of São Vicente, east of Arroios, south of Areeiro, and west of Beato. The population in 2021 was 28,475.
45. Jardim Cesário Verde
The Cesário Verde Garden is a small garden in Lisbon with about 0.25 ha., located in Praça Ilha do Faial, parish of Arroios, former São Jorge de Arroios, where you can appreciate the bust of the poet Cesário Verde by Maximiano Alves, inaugurated in 1955.
46. Palácio Mendonça
The Mendonça Palace is located on Rua Marquês de Fronteira in São Sebastião da Pedreira, currently the parish of Avenidas Novas, in Lisbon. It was designed between 1900 and 1902 by the architect Ventura Terra for Henrique José Monteiro de Mendonça.
47. Reservatório da Mãe d'Água das Amoreiras
The Murder Mother's Water Reservatory, known as only Murder Water Mother, is the deposit that collects the waters from the Free Water aqueduct in the Lisbon district. It was designed in 1745 and built in the Mulberry Garden, which was completed in 1834.
48. National Museum of Ethnology
The National Museum of Ethnology is an ethnology museum in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum holds in its collections the most relevant ethnographic heritage in Portugal. It is responsible for the safeguarding and management of nearly half a million items.
49. Senhorio dos Lagares d'El-Rei
The Quinta dos Lagares d'El-Rei, is a quinta and manor house on the Portuguese estate of Quinta dos Lagares d'El-Rei, part of the Senhorio dos Lagares d'El-Rei, a feudal fiefdom, seated in the civil parish of Alvalade, in the municipality of Lisbon.
50. Imprensa Nacional - Casa da Moeda
The Imprensa Nacional-Casa da Moeda, is the Portuguese mint and national press, owned by the Portuguese Government and administratively subordinated to the Portuguese Ministry of Finance. It is located in Lisbon in the São Mamede neighborhood.
51. Miradouro de Santa Luzia
The Santa Luzia Viewpoint has a wide view over Alfama and the Tagus River. The characteristic points, from left to right, are the dome of Santa Engrácia, the Church of Santo Estêvão and the two white towers of the Church of São Miguel.
52. Telecabina Lisboa
53. Igreja de São Cristóvão e de São Lourenço
The Church of São Cristóvão is a church located at the top of the Escadinhas de São Cristóvão, in Lisbon. Due to the strong need for preservation, the Church has been added to the biennial list of World Monuments Watch.
54. Parque Recreativo dos Moinhos de Santana
The Recreational Park of Moinhos de Santana is a park in Lisbon, in the parish of Belém, near the Monsanto Forest Park. It owes its name to the presence of two windmills, the mills of Santana, in the highest area of space.
55. Museu da Música
The Museu da Música is a museum in Lisbon, Portugal. The museum primarily features musical instruments; among its holdings is a 1725 Stradivarius cello once owned and played by King Luís I of Portugal (ruled 1861–1889.
56. Chafariz d'El Rei
57. Altice Arena
58. Capela de Santo Amaro
The Chapel of Santo Amaro, also known as the Church of Santo Amaro, is located in the Portuguese parish of Alcântara, in the municipality of Lisbon, more precisely on Rua Gil Vicente and Calçada de Santo Amaro.
59. Galerias Romanas
The Roman galleries of Rua da Prata or Cryptoportic of Rua da Prata, are an architectural structure that is underground in Rua da Prata and Rua da Conceição, extending to Rua do Comércio, in Baixa de Lisboa.
60. Museu Medeiros e Almeida
61. Teatro Nacional Dona Maria II
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