Lisbon Portugal

Sacristy of the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora in 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.

Ramparts of Castelo de Sao Jorge in Lisbon Portugal

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.

National Pantheon in Lisbon Portugal

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.

King Jose I in Praca do Comercio in Lisbon Portugal with Full Moon

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.

Icons on Display in the Museu de Sao Roque in Lisbon Portugal

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.

World War I Exhibit at Military Museum in Lisbon Portugal

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.

Graffiti in Lisbon Portugal

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.