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Sightseeing in Lisboa Region - what to see. Complete travel guide

Lisboa is a vast region in the western part of Portugal, whose capital is the city of the same name. The region is known to travelers, primarily due to an abundance of attractive beach resorts. The so-called Lisbon Riviera annually attracts hundreds of thousands of travelers; however, fans of excursions visit the region too.
Costa De Lisboa is the famous resort of international importance, which has been holding up tourists for many years. Vacationers can combine holidays with scenic walks and exploring … Open
The most important attractions of the region are located in the capital. Lisbon offers travelers a very rich and varied program of excursions. Its guests should definitely see the beautiful Castelo de São Jorge built in the early Middle Ages. No less impressive landmark is Sé de Lisboa , a true example of the Romanesque style. The latest large-scale reconstruction of the cathedral took place in the 18th century; the first religious building in that place has appeared in the 12th century.
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Lisboa has numerous beautiful palaces, including Palácio Nacional de Queluz , Palácio Nacional de Belém and Palácio Nacional de Mafra ; those are true embodiments of the Baroque style. Among the cultural venues, Teatro Nacional de São Carlos , as well as Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga with its priceless collection of paintings and tapestries deserve attention.
Photogallery of Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga:
The region has about a thousand of hotels; the focus of the most popular and well-known accommodation places is the city of Lisbon. The famous designer hotel Eurostars Das Letras can be … Open
The city of Amadora also has outstanding attractions. It is a large modern city, a considerable part of which is occupied by busy streets with spectacular skyscrapers and office buildings. On their background buildings of 17-18th centuries can be seen; latest are even more unique. Monuments of modern architecture also look very amazing. Amadora is one of the leaders in large-scale modern buildings.
rossio It would be interesting to explore the picturesque seaside town of Setubal; this is a popular resort with developed infrastructure. Every street of the city is a true architectural masterpiece with many beautiful buildings, emblematic monuments and landscapes. One of the busiest places is the waterfront; there are always lots of people strolling even late at night.
Costa De Lisboa is the famous resort of international importance, which has been holding up tourists for many years. Vacationers can combine holidays with scenic walks and exploring … Open
Nearby there is another picturesque town with an amazing history, Almada. The monument of Cristo Rey has remained the local symbol for many years. It’s located on a small hill with several spacious lookouts around it. After admiring town’s view, you should definitely look into the Museum Casa da Cerca introducing history and culture of the town. The building, which houses the museum, is completely renovated and has a great architectural value.
Lisbon at night Many resort towns also feature an abundance of important historical sites. Thus, a huge number of old churches and cathedrals have survived in Estoril; a convenient starting point for excursions is the town of Carcavelos. A popular tourist destination is the town of Sintra, its main attraction is the wonderful National Palace. The interior of previous years has been restored there in full; every detail of the interior is a priceless museum piece. Today, many historical buildings of Sintra are converted into hotels making the resort more attractive. Lisboa region will be interesting to see. All travelers would find resorts and destinations to enjoy here.
The region has about a thousand of hotels; the focus of the most popular and well-known accommodation places is the city of Lisbon. The famous designer hotel Eurostars Das Letras can be … Open
Besides its rich historical heritage, the region is famous for its picturesque beaches. Not far from Cascais, there is the so-called Lisbon Riviera. To the service of guests of the resort, there is a fabulous choice of luxurious hotels, high-quality and comfortable beaches, prestigious restaurants, and entertainment centers. This is a high-class resort region that stretches to Cabo da Roca. It is a fabulous choice for all connoisseurs of modern comfort. The majority of beaches with infrastructure are located right in this area. All other beaches are wild ones.
Paula Rego Casa das Historias The region’s capital, Lisbon, is widely recognized as one of the best cities for shopping in Europe. A great choice of shopping centers, specialty stores, and trendy boutiques wait for their visitors. For tourists, it will be very interesting to visit local shopping centers as they will be able to purchase quality clothes and shoes by Portuguese manufacturers. These items are reasonably priced but are of a great quality. Chiado is famous for its trendy boutiques that offer various exclusive designer items. There are also several street markets nearby that mostly sell various souvenirs and local products. In order to buy memorable and unique souvenirs, consider visiting Baixa district as it has the largest selection of souvenir outlets and street vendors.
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Map of all shopping areas
Shopping streets in Lisboa Region
♥   Shopping area ' Rua do Ouro' Lisbon, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rua Augusta' Lisbon, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Baixa Pombalina' Lisbon, 7.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rua do Carmo' Lisbon, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Shopping area ' Rossio' Lisbon, 7.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Lisboa Region
♥   Castle 'Castle of São Jorge' , 7.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Penas' , 31.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of the Moors' , 31.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Óbidos' , 74.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castle of Almourol' , 102.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all parks
National and city parks around Lisboa Region
♥   Nature Park 'Arrábida' , 25.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sintra-Cascais' , 34.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Serras de Aire e Candeeiros' , 91.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Nature Park 'Sudoeste Alentejano e Costa Vicentina' , 140.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all art museums
Art galleries in Lisboa Region and around
♥   Art museum 'Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga' Lisbon, 9.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museu Calouste Gulbenkian' Lisbon, 9.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Art museum 'Museu Colecção Berardo' Lisbon, 13.8 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sights around Lisboa Region from our guide 'Extreme places on Earth'

House Garden in Lisbon

From the series “Unique Living Houses”
The green facade is not the only unique feature of this house. It has a lot of unusual architectural elements too. One of the main features is a long pool located on the roof. It has windows in its bottom. If you dive in and look into them, you can see a bedroom situated below. Inside, the house is designed in light-colored palette. Three floors are connected by long wooden stairs. Many rooms have large windows. The house is literally enveloped by the natural splendor. … Read further

Santuario de Cristo Rei

From the series “The Most Grandiose Statues and Monuments”
Many pilgrims seek to visit the famous statue of Christ the King on June, 8. On this day, the important religious shrine, the relics of Sacred Heart, is put at the foot of the statue every year. It is also worth noting that the sculpture is located on a small hill at 113 meters above sea level. The statue is equipped with a great viewing platform allowing to admire the nice views of the Tagus River and mountainous areas. Many experienced tourists tend to visit the tourist attraction in the evening. After dark, the monument is illuminated with amazing lighting system. … Read further
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