Lisbon Portugal

Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora

The Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora is a 17th-century monastery that features impressive polychromatic marble and the tomb of several Portuguese kings.
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Lisbon's Castelo de Sao Jorge

Sitting high on a hill overlooking the center of Lisbon, the Moorish Saint George Castle looks exactly how a castle should look, with its imposing ramparts offering spectacular views over the city.
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The Luminaries of Portuguese History and Culture

Under the distinctibe white dome, the National Parthenon pays tribute to luminaries in Portuguese history and culture, including navigators, kings, presidents, writers, poets, and even soccer players.
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Lisbon's Royal Town Square

In a space once occupied by the royal palace, Lisbon's Praça do Comércio (or Commerce Square) occupies not just prime real estate but also a central place in the city's life.
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Portugal's Maritime History Museum

Lisbon's national Maritime Museum pays homage to Portugal's proud maritime history from centuries ago.
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Museu de São Roque

Attached to the Igreja de São Roque, the Museu de São Roque displays artifacts related to the church's history, collections of the Jesuits, and other items.
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Lisbon’s Military Museum

Lisbon's Military Museum, housed in a 16th-century cannon foundry next to the Tagus River, showcases Portugal's important military history.
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Igreja de São Roque, Portugal's Oldest Jesuit Church

Portugal's oldest Jesuit church is plain on the outside, but inside it's beautifully decorated with a series of Baroque chapels.
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Lisbon's Graffiti

Lisbon has nowhere near the level of rampant graffiti that Athens has, but there is still some creative and impressive street art in the downtown area.
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Belem Tower, Guarding the Entrance to Portugal's Global Empire

One of Portugal's iconic landmarks, Belem Tower (Torre de Belém) was built in the early 16th century to guard the entrance to Portugal's global empire.
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