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05 Places to Visit in Lisbon – Fascinating Discoveries

Ancient monuments and modern wonders merge to offer Lisbon its unique aura. Fascinating to explore, the place is home to Europe's largest aquarium as well as a 16th century Moorish castle.

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Torre de Belem

Stunning Torre de Belem is located along the banks of the Tagus River. The impressive tower serves as a gateway to Lisbon and once served as a defensive structure. Built under the orders of King John II the tower has withstood the test of time and offers an enchanting ambiance to the entire region.

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Rooftops of Alfama

Of all the Lisbon things to do, catching a glimpse of the red tiled rooftops of Alfama is an iconic gesture. Alfama is Lisbon's oldest district and in the 6th century when the Moors conquered the land this area made up the whole of Lisbon. Today it is a historical marvel that is enthralling to explore consisting of charming little vintage buildings and a criss-cross of alleys that take you back to ancient days.

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Tram 28 – Vintage Delight for Sightseeing

Hopping aboard Tram 28 is the best way to enjoy a sightseeing tour of Lisbon's best attractions. You will be treated to Portugal's best sights while riding this vintage tram. Whizz past St George's Castle and enjoy sights of the terrace in Portas do Sol. On the iconic route is the famous Feira da Ladra Flea Market. It is quite an adventure and by far the best way to tour Lisbon, unless of course, you decide on a tuk-tuk tour of the capital as offered by AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel. A tuk-tuk, by the way, is a three-wheeled vehicle that's an amalgamation of a rickshaw and scooter; providing loads of fun.

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The Vasco da Gama Tower – Ode to a Great Explorer

This is Lisbon's highest structure standing at a height of almost 500 feet. Vasco da Gama, by the way, was one of Portugal's prominent scholars and explorers; he is credited as being the first European to sail to India. Sailing from his country in 1497 the nobleman opened out the Europe and Far East route to many other followers. The tower stands over the Tagus River and consists of a lattice type design. Next to it is a skyscraper. The tower was constructed for the Expo Fair in 1998 and at that time consisted of an observation desk and restaurant that offered panoramic views of the region.

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Rua Garrett – Shopper's Mecca

This is the ultimate tourist district of Lisbon. The area is famed for its excellent collection of museums as well as shops and restaurants that seem to merge well to offer an exciting atmosphere for all tourists. A shopping mecca the district is well known for high-end shopping boutiques located within old fashioned shops. The place is also home to popular patisseries and sunny cafes that are places of indulgence for all foodies.

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