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About Lisbon

Lisbon, the westernmost European capital city, lies with the Sintra Mountains to the north and the Tagus River to the south. This old city with a long and storied history is built atop seven hills, its topography undulating between high and low. Buildings are constructed like mountain ranges, with old churches and monuments found throughout its dense medieval atmosphere. The new city district is a veritable forest of modern buildings. Even though the World Exposition Park is far away, it is still a good destination for for a leisurely walk. There is also the area of Belém replete with a nautical atmosphere, where you can walk and admire the exquisite architecture in the the glow of the setting sun. A sunset like this is absolutely unforgettable!

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Belém Tower
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
Observation Deck
Belém Tower is a classic landmark of the port of Portugal. It witnessed the voyage and separation of countless ships in Portugal during the Great Navigation era. The return and reunion was completed by Manuel I in commemoration of the arrival of Da Gama in India. Used as a customs, telegraph station, or even a lighthouse. The whole building of Belém Tower is arranged in an "L" shape with five floors. The whole tower is made of white marble and is a typical Manuel style building. The tower is surrounded by stone ropes, with stone knots, crosses and some stone carvings of plants and animals. It is very special.
Monument to the Discoveries
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The nautical monument, also known as the Great Discovery Monument, stands beside the Empire Square, with its tall and straight posture and modern design, making it one of Lisbon's new landmarks. The monument was built to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of the prince of the dynasty, Don Alfonso Henry, with statues of Henry, Da Gama and many other sailors engraved on the sides, along with a number of voyagers who accompanied them, and Famous generals, missionaries and scientists in the history of Portugal, behind the monument is a large cross symbolizing religious beliefs.
Jerónimos Monastery
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UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
The Jeronimos Monastery is located in the prestigious Belem district. This magnificent white building is a prominent landmark of the port city. Together with the Church of the Order of the Knights of St. Mary, it is a masterpiece in the history of human medieval architecture. In 1983, together with the nearby Belém Tower, it was listed as a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. The famous navigator Da Gama also sleeps here.
São Jorge Castle
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Historical Site
The Castelo de São Jorge (St. George's Castle) sits atop the highest hill in Portugal's Lisbon. Built in the fifth century, large portions of it were destroyed in the 18th Century after a major earthquake. It is a favorite attraction for tourists because of its incredible views of the beautiful surrounding city. There is a statue of King Afonso Henriques, who expelled the Moors and kings of Portugal, at the main gate. Peaceful and quiet, explore the remnants, its cannons and the remains of the Alcaçovas Palace, which housed Medieval kings. There is even a modern restaurant and museum.

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Lisbon is bordered by the Sintra Mountains in the north and the Tagus River in the south. It is the capital that's located at the westernmost point of Europe. This ancient city with its long history is built on 7 level. The terrain is high and low, and the buildings are stacked upon each other. Old churches and monuments are located in it, giving it a strong medieval style. The new urban area is full of modern architecture. Although the expo park is far away, it is a good place for leisure and walking. In addition, in the Santa Maria de Belém with its maritime style, the sunset is absolutely unforgettable. You must walk and appreciate the exquisite buildings against the setting sun!
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World Heritage Tour Compared with the neighboring Spain, Portugal has a relatively fewer world heritage sites, but it still has 15. The number is just right for travelers to have the opportunity to visit everywhere. If you want something more than food, travel to Portugal to enjoy world heritage sites. Its a really good choice!
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The most famous attraction in the Belem district of Lisbon must-have: Belm Tower. Belem Tower, one of the world's cultural heritages, has a very important historical and strategic significance in the history of Lisbon, and it has also been named one of Portugal's seven wonders. Come here early in the morning, there are already many tourists around Belm Tower, sitting on the surrounding lawns and steps in twos and threes, and the Belem Tower has already started long queues, waiting to enter. Belm Tower was built between 1514 and 1520 during Manuel I. It was first used to defend the port of Belm. Now there are many barrels that have been preserved in the past. Cultural relics of the 16th century. Later, the Belm Tower gradually transformed into a beacon, the starting point for Portuguese navigators to explore the unknown ocean at that time. Later, it became a jail that was held in custody. You can feel the gloomy atmosphere of the dungeon when you enter the tower. There are several lookout windows and balconies around the tower. Although the history is long, the walls made of stone are still well preserved. The exquisite craftsmanship of the year is clearly visible. Entering the tower requires a wooden bridge, and the Belem Tower at the high tide seems to float above the sea. Belm Tower was officially recognized as a World Cultural Heritage by the International UNESCO in 1983. In 2007, it was named one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal and has a history of more than 500 years. Although it is called a tower, it is more like a fortress. It is guarded on the coast of Lisbon and witnesses the glory and glory of Lisbon.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Here are the absolute best restaurants in Lisbon: The Decadente, Belcanto, Confeitaria Nacional, Cantinho do Avillez, A Cevicheria.
Here are the best places to visit in Lisbon, including: Jerónimos Monastery, Elevador Santa Justa, Monument to the Discoveries, National Coach Museum, Museu Nacional do Azulejo.