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5 Must See Tourist Attractions In Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, this city is a place that rich in history and also full of modernity. Lisbon save a lot of interesting tourist attractions to visit. Lisbon is located on the north bank of the River Tagus, churches and ancient castles all over the city are still in a state of well maintained.

Although old and save a lot of stories of history, but modern Lisbon also has a lively nightlife and the excitement in the Bairro Alto. Shopping attraction was no less impressive. When tired of exploring the historic sites, treat yourself with shopping at a flea market or the Campo de Santa Clara in the magnificent shops Lberian Peninsula and the Centro Commercial Colombo.

Here are the interesting tourist attractions in Lisbon You must see:

1. Belem Tower

Bellem towers, old historic buildings (1515-1521) with gothic style, is situated on the banks of the river Tagus. This tower is the icon of Lisbon city. UNESCO has listed the Belem Tower in Lisbon as a World Heritage monument. Built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor, the Belem Tower was the starting point for many of the voyages of discovery, and for the sailors it was the last sight of their homeland. 

2. St. George's Castle

This is one of must see tourist attractions in Lisbon, Portugal. St George’s Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge) in Lisbon is a medieval citadel resting high atop one of the city’s highest hills overlooking the Tagus River. The hilltop citadel of Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George Castle) is a fascinating place to contemplate Lisbon’s history. Visitors can climb the towers, walk along the reconstructed ramparts of the castle walls and enjoy extraordinary views over the city and Tagus river. Geese and ducks roam around the castle gardens, which are surrounded by native oak, pine and olive trees.

3. Jeronimos Monastery

Like the belem tower, the mosteiro dos jeronimos is on the UNESCO world heritage list. The Jeronimos Monastery is the most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery. Built it in 1502 where Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal in prayer before leaving for India. It was built to commemorate Vasco Da Gama's voyage and to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for its success. Vasco da Gama's tomb was placed inside by the entrance.

4. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is house of magnificent collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art. It was substantially renovated and modernized in 2001 (many of its masterpieces were on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art during renovation), and can't be missed during a visit to Lisbon. This is one of the world's finest private art collections, amassed over a period of 40 years by oil magnate Calouste Gulbenkian, who was one of the 20th century's wealthiest men.

5. The Oceanarium

One of the world's largest aquariums. The Lisbon Oceanarium has a large collection of marine species — birds, mammals, fish, cnidaria, and other marine organisms totaling about 16,000 individuals of 450 species.