Monuments

Aqueduct of the Free Waters (Aqueduto das Águas Livres)

Aqueduto das Águas Livres

Photographer: José Manuel

Built in the 18th century (1729-1748) by the order of King João V, the aqueduct served to supply water to the city. It consists of 109 arches across the valley, with the tallest arch being 66 meters.

  • Mãe d´Água das Amoreiras
  • Open everyday except Sundays from 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • €3

Estrela Basilica (Basílica da Estrela)

Basílica da Estrela

Photographer: João Paulo

Built in late- Baroque style in the 18th century, Estrela Basilica is one of Lisbon’s the most fascinating churches. It was the first church in the world dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus.

  • Largo da Estrela
  • +351 21 396 09 15
  • Open every day from 7.30 a.m. to 1.00 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m.
  • 20, 22, 38.
  • 25, 28.

Casa dos Bicos (House of the Pointed Stones)

Built in 1523 and is inspired by the Diamond Palace of Ferrara and Bevilacqua Palace of Bologna, drives its name from the unusual points ("bicos") comprising the equally unusual façade. The earthquake of 1755 destroyed the two upper floors, yet were only repaired in 1980s.

  • Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, 10
  • +351 21 881 09 00
  • Open week-days from 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

Saint George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge)

Built by the Visigoths in the 5th century and enlarged by the Moors in the 9th century, the Castle demonstrates the early history of the city, while offering to its visitors a spectacular panoramic view of Lisbon and Tagus River. The Castle also hosts a multimedia exhibition of Lisbon’s history.

The visitors shouldn’t miss out the Ogival House, from where the 17th-century door that made the connection to the jails once located in the Castle can be seen.

  • Costa do Castelo (Near the top of Alfama)
  • +351 21 880 06 20
  • Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m.
  • 37
  • 12, 28.

Jeronimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

Built in a fascinating combination of late-baroque and the Renaissance styles in the 16th century, the Monastery celebrates the country’s Age of Discovery. Interiors present a unique masterpieces of “Manueline” decoration along with the symbolic tombs of world wide famous poet Luis de Camoes and the navigator Vasco de Gama. The Monastery was classified a “Cultural Heritage of All Humanity” by UNESCO in 1984.

  • Praça do Império
  • +351 21 362 00 34/38
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.30 p.m.
  • €3
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51.
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

Discoveries Monument (Padrão dos descobrimentos)

Padrão dos Descobrimentos

Photographer: João Paulo

Built on the bank of River Tagus in 1960 to honor the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Designed in the shape of a caravel, on which Henry the Navigator, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral - discoverer of Brazil - Fernão Magalhães - who crossed the Pacific in 1520 -, the writer Camões and many relevant heroes of Portuguese history are shown, the monument offers a fabulous view from the top. It also owns a multimedia itinerary through the history of Lisbon, as well as hosts temporary exhibitions and concerts.

  • Avenida Brasília
  • +351 21 303 19 50
  • Open every day except Mondays from 9.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • € 1,80
  • 27, 28, 43, 49.
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

Belem Tower (Torre de Belém)

Built in Manueline style during the Age of Discoveries, in 1520, the Tower served to defend the Tagus River bank. Once a symbol of King João II’s power, as the new centuries passed, the tower had been given different functions such as a customs control point, a telegraph station, a lighthouse and even a political prison. UNESCO classified it as a World Heritage Site in 1983.

  • Avenida da India
  • +351 21 362 00 34/38
  • Open every day except Mondays from 10.00 a.m. to 4.00 p.m.
  • €3
  • 27, 28, 29, 43, 49, 51.
  • 15
  • Belém (Cascais Line)

Patriarchal Cathedral (Sé Patriarcal)

Built in 12th century on the ruins of the Moslem mosque by the order of Portugal’s first King D. Afonso Henriques, this Church is designed in a late-Romanesque architectural style with a gothic chapel.

  • Largo da Se, Alfama
  • +351 21 886 67 52
  • Open Tuesday to Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.
  • Cloister € 1, Treasury € 2, 50
  • 37.
  • 12, 28.

National Church of Santa Engrácia (Igreja de Santa Engrácia/Panteão)

Igreja de Santa Engrácia

Photographer: José Manuel

Established in a baroque architectural style, this Church is one of the most beautiful churches of Lisbon. It took such a long time, 284 years, to build the church that it inspired the Portuguese expression “works of Santa Engracia”(“obras de Santa Engracia”), signifying endless like works of Santa Engracia. It is a national monument of Portugal since 1910 and the National Pantheon since 1916.

  • Campo de Santa Clara
  • +351 21 885 48 20
  • Open Tuesday to Sunday from 10.00 a.m. to 5.00 p.m.
  • Cloister € 2
  • 12.
  • 28.

Christ the King Sanctuary (Santuário do Cristo Rei)

Santuário do Cristo Rei

Photographer: Eda Sirma

Built in 1959 on the south bank of River Tagus, the 110 meter high statue of Christ offers a magnificent panoramic view over Lisbon and River Tagus.

  • Almada
  • +351 21 275 10 00
  • Open every day between 9.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
  • Cacilhas Ferry Port.

Church and Monastery of São Vicente de Fora (Igreja e Mosteiro de São Vicente)

The Church was built in 1147 in order to extent thanks for the conquest of Lisbon from the Moors. In 16the and 17th century, the Church had been renovated. Its Portuguese tile panels are inspired by La Fontaine's fables.

  • Largo de Sao Vicente
  • +351 21 882 44 00
  • Open Tuesday to Friday from 9.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. Saturday from 9.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m. Sunday from 9.00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m.
  • 12
  • 28

Church of Saint Anthony of Lisbon (Igreja de Santo António de Lisboa)

Destroyed by the Earthquake of 1755, the Church was rebuilt on the its original ruins of Manueline.

  • Rua das Pedras Negras
  • Open every day from 9.00 a.m. to 7.30 p.m.