Photos of Lisbon: check out the main attractions of the Portuguese capital and start planning your trip to one of the most charming destinations in Europe
Portugal is often the gateway for Brazilians when they decide to visit Europe because of the language and the proximity to Brazil. Lisbon is the most visited city in the country and takes visitors sighs for its beautiful buildings and cozy streets.
The Portuguese capital was built over the last three thousand years and is located on the banks of the Tagus River. Lisbon is a center of culture, history, entertainment and stands out as one of the main centers of avant-garde architecture and modern art in Europe.
Explore landmarks steeped in history, such as the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Oceanarium, the Alfama and Chiado districts, the Marquês de Pombal square and the imposing São Jorge Castle in 19 Lisbon photos.
The famous Lisbon cable cars passing through the streets of the Portuguese capital. Photo: Frank Aus
Praça do Comércio is one of the symbols of Lisbon. The place always hosts events and the surroundings are full of restaurants and shops. Photo: Thinkstock
The Dom Luís I bridge is part of the train route to Porto, located about a 3-hour journey from Lisbon. Photo: Thinkstock
The tiles that welcome tourists at the São Bento station in Porto tell a bit of Portuguese history. Photos: Thinkstock.
Torre de Belém, built to protect the city from invaders, in 1983 received the title of World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Photo: Francisco Aragão.
Calçada São Francisco and its imposing historical buildings. Photo: Thinkstock
Rua Augusta, a famous street in downtown Lisbon, Portugal, starting at the famous triumphal arch, connects Praça do Comércio to Praça do Rossio. Photo: Fabio Canhim
Alfama, one of the oldest and most typical neighborhoods in the city. Photo: Visit Lisbon.
Lusitanian cuisine is another strong point to be explored. Photo: Visit Lisbon
Praça do Comércio, better known as Terreiro do Paço, is a square in downtown Lisbon located next to the Tagus River, in the area that was the site of the palace of the kings of Portugal. Photo: Visit Lisbon
Senhora strolls through the charming and narrow streets of Lisbon. Photo: Renate Dodell
Lisbon Oceanarium. Photo: Pedro Damasio
Sé Cathedral, also known as Church of Santa Maria Maior. Photo: Visit Lisbon
Commerce Square. Photo: Francisco Aragão.
D. Pedro IV Square. Photo: Visit Lisbon
Luís de Camões Square. Photo: Visit Lisbon
Dom Pedro IV Square seen from above. Photo: Hendrik Terbeck
View from the top of the Portas do Sol viewpoint, in the Alfama district, one of the most traditional in the city. Photo: Thinkstock.
The Jerónimos Monastery was once the address of monks, it functioned as a school and orphanage and is now open for visitation. Photo: Thinkstock.