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Attractions in Lisbon You Should Definitely See – Delights for the Sightseer in Portugal

The captivating city of Lisbon offers a myriad of attractions for the visitor. Here you will find a splendid selection of sightseeing highlights that will truly capture the imagination.


St. George's Castle

This striking castle is regarded as being one of Lisbon's most prominent sightseeing attractions. You will see that St. George's Castle is positioned on a remarkable location on the crest of a hill that looks over the city. At this castle you will encounter imposing battlements, engrossing archaeological features and an appealing museum, meaning that it will appeal to the sightseer and culture lover alike. On the other hand children will enjoy playing on the towers and walls that you will find in its environs. Visitors will have the opportunity to savour the spectacular views that can be enjoyed from a high observation point within the compound.


Jeronimos Monastery

No tour of Lisbon's sightseeing attractions would be complete without visiting the intriguing Jeronimos Monastery. This impressive building is considered to be one of Portugal's most significant landmarks and a monument of great cultural and historical significance. This splendid creation was constructed with the objective of commemorating Vasco da Gama's important journey to India in 1498. In addition to being a place of worship, this building is regarded as being a significant monument to the Age of Discovery and the wealth that it brought to Portugal. Many features of interest can be seen within the Jeronimos Monastery such as the ornate southern portal and the serene cloister.


Lisbon Oceanarium

This outstanding oceanarium is regarded as being one of Europe's best aquariums, as well as being amongst the largest of its kind on the globe. In Lisbon, things to do with kids should definitely include visiting this attraction that can be enjoyed by the whole family. Here you will find a sensational selection of fish and other marine creatures, including many different kinds of birds. You will see that this aquarium's clever layout features four different marine areas, namely the Pacific, Atlantic, Antarctic and Indian Oceans. You will also find a huge centrally positioned tank that contains a host of fascinating sea creatures such as alluring rays, graceful sharks and unusual sunfish.


Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

This fascinating museum is considered to be one of Lisbon's most alluring cultural attractions as well as one of Europe's most acclaimed museums. This establishment is located within a lush park and has been named honouring an Armenian tycoon, Calouste Sarkis Gulbenkian who left his splendid private collection of art to the nation of Portugal. You will see that this astounding collection of art includes artworks dating from the period of Ancient Egypt to the latter part of the 20th century. Visitors will encounter pieces from Rome, Persia, Turkey and more recent works from esteemed European artists. A choice of accommodation you could consider within easy reach of this museum would be AVANI Avenida Liberdade Lisbon Hotel.


National Museum of Ancient Art

This magnificent museum is undoubtedly regarded to rank amongst Lisbon's most outstanding cultural treasures. In fact this museum may be considered to be the national gallery of the nation of Portugal, housing the most extensive selection of Portuguese paintings dating from the 15th and 16th centuries. It is also esteemed for its outstanding collection of European, African and Oriental artworks that will capture the interest of the art lover. The collection of the museum includes such works from Portugal as tapestries, furniture and textiles which can be categorized as applied art. You will also find many artworks dealing with religious themes that will strike the eye of the art aficionado.