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Norwegian Epic, in Lisbon
1. Cruise ship Norwegian Epic navigating the Tagus River, between Praia do Ginjal Beach and Lisbon.
Tagus River in Lisbon
2. The Tagus River and the Bay of Lisbon viewed from the Viewpoint of the Almada Castle.
Ship and Bridge 25 de Abril
3. Ship in the Tagus River passing under the Bridge 25 de Abril, near to the margin of Lisbon.
Lisbon at dusk
4. Sunset between Lisbon and Almada in the Tagus River, under the Bridge 25 de Abril, from the Viewpoint of the Almada Castle.
Lisbon at nightfall
5. Night falling over the city of Lisbon.
Pombal Downtown
6. View over the Pombal Downtown of Lisbon. To the left, the Hill of the Castle.
Historic Neighborhood of the Castle
7. Historic Neighborhood of the Castle, in Lisbon.
Pombal Downtown, Lisbon
8. Pombal Downtown in Lisbon, viewed from the Elevator of Santa Justa.
Ferries in the Tagus
9. Riverside of Lisbon and the ferries crossing the Tagus River.
Lisbon by night
10. The lights of Lisbon by night, the the mirrored waters of the Tagus River and the Bridge 25 de Abril.
Urban Lisbon
11. Historic Neighborhood and Mouraria Valley, in Lisbon. To the left, the Hill of the Castle.
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About Lisbon

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City of Light and Sea

To celebrate the end of a long journey through the Iberian Peninsula towards the ocean, the Tagus River, contours the last piece of land and names it Lisbon, the westernmost capital of Europe.

The waters of streams leaked between the valleys and harmonized the landscape, corrugated in the shape of a hand fan, softly declined over the river, like a glorious amphitheater built purposely by nature for us to assist the dancing between the Tagus River and the Atlantic Ocean.
The Bugio Lighthouse marks the exact spot.

We are invited to enter the ocean by the maritime breeze that blows along the riverside body, a true ambassador of the good omens: to the south, the golden tongues of sand of Caparica and to the north the majestic Roca Cape, guardian of the Ericeira World Surfing Reserve situated further north. The immense blue sky induces us to the Universe but are the river waters that illuminate Lisbon, mirroring the sun in various tonalities over the orange roofs of all the city.

On top of a hill, the Castle of São Jorge reminds us the conquest of Lisbon to the Muslims by Dom Afonso Henriques, in 1147.

To the west, the green lung of the Mobsanto Sierra returns us to the present.

City of the Seven Hills

Seven mounts rise above Lisbon with the best perspectives over the city.

It was in 1620 that Frey Nicolau d'Oliveira illustrated Lisbon as the City of the Seven Hills in the .

Throughout millenniums, the waters leaked from the top of the lands until the Tagus River and drew various valleys forming diverse mounts called hills. Actually, there are more than seven hills, however, the historical reference of Frey Nicolao stood until the present days.

How to visit Lisbon?

We organized Lisbon in six areas with distinct interests, according to their historical and touristic importance:

County of Lisbon Historic Center of Lisbon (Traditional Neighborhoods) Historic Center of Lisbon (Traditional Neighborhoods — Bica and Madragoa) Historic Center of Lisbon (Historical Neighborhoods) Forest Park of Monsanto and Green Corridor of Monsanto Belém Parque das Nações Riverside Avenues

Map of the seven touristic areas of Lisbon

  1. Historic center of Lisbon

    Historic Neighborhoods

    The first people to occupy Lisbon established themselves in the area where is situated the Neighborhood of the Castle (Pt: Bairro do Castelo) and the Neighborhood of Alfama. Here was born Lisbon.

    Between the 3rd and 5th centuries after Christ, arises the Muslim Fence of Lisbon since the south wall of the Castle of São Jorge until the margins of the Tagus River, providing a stronger and more sheltered social cluster, protected from foreign attacks.

    Due to the occupation of the peripheral land to the walls, during the conquest of Lisbon by Dom Afonso Henriques, are formed the Neighborhood of Graça, Neighborhood of São Vicente de Fora and Neighborhood of Mouraria. This last one would be occupied by Muslims who chose to not abandon the city of Lisbon.

    1. Neighborhood of the Castle (Pt: Bairro do Castelo)

      It is the cradle of Lisbon where the first people settled 3200 years ago. It was the place of the celebrated conquest to the Muslims by Dom Afonso Henriques in 1147 and here existed the first residency of the Royal Court in Lisbon, the Paço da Alcáçova, within the walls of the Castle of São Jorge.

      Places to visit:

      1. Castle of São Jorge
      2. Lisbon Cathedral
    2. Alfama Neighborhood

      The Fado, gastronomy and architecture illustrate the most typical neighborhood of Lisbon, known since the year 711 by the mineral and medicinal springs of warm water, the only springs in the region of Lisbon. Its name of Arabic origin - alhama, that means hot fountain - reminds us the ancient springs and fountains used by the common folk. During the Festivities of Santo António its streets are filled with revelry.

      Places to visit:

      1. Bicos House
      2. Fountain d'El Rei
      3. Fado Museum
      4. Square of Chafariz de Dentro
      5. Alfama Tower
    3. Neighborhood of Mouraria

      In 1170, after the Christian conquest, Dom Afonso Henriques designated this site for the Muslims, hence the term Mouraria (Note: In PT, Mouro, means Muslim).
      Even nowadays it continues to be the most multicultural neighborhood of Lisbon.

      Places to visit:

      1. Castle of São Jorge
      2. Lisbon Cathedral
    4. Neighborhood of São Vicente de Fora

      Here camped the German and Flemish troops that helped Dom Afonso Henriques to conquer Lisbon, in 1147, yet its lands were totally depopulated. Only in 1288 the Franciscan Order of Santa Clara decided to build in this place its religious facilities.
      The National Pantheon is situated in this Neighborhood of Lisbon in pair with the Church of São Vicente de Fora.
      To the East of theses monuments we find the Campo de Santa Clara where takes place the famous market of Ladra.

      Places to visit:

      1. National Pantheon
      2. Church of São Vicente de Fora
      3. Campo de Santa Clara
      4. Viewpoint of the Garden Botto Machado
    5. Graça Neighborhood

      The occupation of the Graça Neighborhood begins with the establishment of the troops of Dom Afonso Henriques, during the conquest of Lisbon, at the Mount of São Gens and the construction of a hermitage in tribute to São Gens of Lisbon after the capture of the city. Only in 1796 is erected the Chapel of Nossa Senhora do Monte, after the destruction of the previous hermitage by the Earthquake of 1755.
      The Graça, how it is usually called, offers one of the best and most beautiful perspectives over Lisbon from its two viewpoints.

      Places to visit:

      1. Viewpoint of Senhora do Monte
      2. Viewpoint Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
      3. Church and Convent of Graça
      4. Vila Sousa (working-class neighborhood)

    Traditional Neighborhoods

    In 1373, the construction of the Ferdinand Wall of Lisbon widens the perimeter of the city to the East and West of the Muslim Fence and fosters the creation of new neighborhoods.

    Finally, the construction of the Paço da Ribeira in 1498 - where in the present is the Square of Comércio - as a replacement of the Paço de Alcáçova, official residency of the Portuguese kings, fills with soil the Valverde Stream and advances the land of Lisbon until the margin of the Tagus River. Here is found the current Pombal Downtown, built by the order of the Marquis of Pombal after the Earthquake of 1755.

    1. Pombal Downtown (Downtown of Lisbon)

      Until the 13th century flowed here an arm of the Tagus River where emptied the Valverde Stream and the Arroios Stream. The silting transformed theses lands into sand and sludge, then in 1498 Dom Fernando ordered the construction of the Paço da Ribeira, official residency of Portuguese kings, filling totally with soil the arm of the river. After the Earthquale of 1755, the Marquis of Pombal rebuilds this site with a new architecture known as Pombal Downtown including innovative construction techniques like the pombal cage (anti seismic construction technique) and the fireproof walls.

      Places to visit:

      1. Ribeira das Naus
      2. Cais das Colunas
      3. Square of Comércio
      4. East and West Towers
      5. Square of Município
      6. Arch of Rua Augusta
      7. Elevator of Santa Justa
      8. Square Dom Pedro IV (Rossio Square)
      9. Figueira Square
      10. Theater Dona Maria II
    2. Chiado Neighborhood

      After the Christian reconquest, its lands are integrated within the Ferdinand Wall, in the 12th century, and begins the period of the social occupation with convents and burgher houses. The post Earthquake of 1755 requalifies this area about the progressive ideas of the Marquis of Pombal with a new cultural environment, commercial and bohemian that endures until the present, despite the terrible fire at the Chiado Warehouses that broke out in 1988 and left part of the neighborhood in ruins.

      Places to visit:

      1. Square of Chiado
      2. Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação
      3. Mártires Basilica
      4. Cafe A Brasileira
      5. Garret Street
      6. National Theater of São Carlos
      7. São Luiz Municipal Theater
      8. Chiado Warehouses
      9. Carmo Square
      10. Carmo Convent
    3. Bairro Alto de São Roque Neighborhood

      It is better known merely by Bairro Alto(Note: Bairro, means Neighborhood) and began to be urbanized outside the Ferdinand Wall, in the mid of the 15th century, when was still designated by Vila Nova de Andrade. In the present it is the most renowned place for nightlife related with neighborhood bars and Fado houses.

      Places to Visit:

      1. Garden and Viewpoint António Nobre (São Pedro de Alcântara)
      2. Church of São Roque
      3. Luís de Camões Square (Largo de Camões)
      4. Atalaia Street
    4. Bica Neighborhood

      The Bica Neighborhood is located within the area of the Neighborhood of Santa Catarina: on the July 22nd of 1597, a landslide between the Alto de Santa Catarina and the Alto das Chagas forms the Valley of Chagas and on that steep slope is born the Bica Neighborhood. The Bica dos Olhos, a miraculous spring that healed eye diseases - it was necessary to bath the eyes before the sunrise -, belonging to the merchant and ship-owner Duarte Belo, is in the origin of the neighborhood's name and its main street - Street of Bica de Duarte Belo.
      It is considered an extension of the Bairro Alto Neighborhood in an architectural, social and bohemian senses, extremely known by the Bica Elevator.

      Places to visit:

      1. Bica Elevator
      2. Bica de Duarte Belo Street
      3. Bica dos Olhos
    5. Cais do Sodré Neighborhood

      It was always linked to the maritime tradition by the proximity to the Tagus River and was one of the main ports of Lisbon during the Era of the Portuguese Discoveries. At that time existed a small beach and the quay was known by Square of Remolares.
      The Earquake of 1755 gave it the name Cais do Sodré in homage to the family Sodrés from Santarém for funding the reconstruction of that area.
      In 2013, the neighborhood gets a new life with the project Rua Cor-de-Rosa of the architect José Adrião, that transforms the Neighborhood of Cais-do-Sodré into one of the most important places for nightlife, in communion with the Alto Neighborhood of São Roque

      Places to visit:

      1. Nova do Carvalho Street (Rua Cor-de-Rosa)
      2. Ribeira Market
      3. Dom Luís Garden
      4. Duque da Terceira Square
      5. Roque Gameiro Garden
    6. Santos Neighborhood

      History takes us to the primaries of the 4th century when three Christian martyrs were buried at the place of the Church of Santos-o-Velho, giving origin to the extinct parish of Santos-o-Velho. Near the river existed the Praia de Santos Beach before being silted and flattened in 1867 and it was inclusively used as a shipyard and dock for diverse vessels from the 15th century on.
      As the Paço da Ribeira, Dom Manuel ordered the construction in this Neighborhood of Lisbon the Paço Real de Santos, currently Palace of Marquês de Abrantes, that serves as the French embassy.
      The Santos Neighborhood houses one of the most characteristic neighborhoods of Lisbon, the Madragoa Neighborhood. On the Avenue 24 de Julho, by the river, exist some of the most hottest nightclubs and bars of Lisbon.

      Places to visit:

      1. Santos Square
      2. Vitorino Damásio Square
      3. Santos-o-Velho Church
      4. Fountain of Esperança
      5. Avenue 24 de Julho
      6. Cintura do Porto a Santos Street
      7. Viewpoint of Rocha de Conde de Óbidos
      8. 9 de Abril Garden
    7. Santa Catarina Neighborhood

      In the Camões Square, between the Churches of Nossa Senhora do Loreto and Nossa Senhora da Encarnação, was situated the Door of Santa Catarina of the Ferdinand Wall, built in the 14th century and demolished in 1707. Exterior to the wall was built the Neighborhood of Santa Catarina which came to be Parish of Lisbon.
      A neighborhood of especially steep streets the cross the Hill of Santa Catarina, the Bica Neighborhood and the Mount of Chagas, between houses and old palaces. In 1859, the Camões Square is flattened and the Monument in tribute to Camões is built in 1867.

      Places to Visit:

      1. Santa Catarina Viewpoint
      2. Camões Square
      3. Church of Nossa Senhora do Loreto
      4. Church of Nossa Senhora da Encarnação
      5. Church and Convent of Paulistas (Igreja de Santa Catarina)
      6. House where the poet Bocage died
    8. Madragoa Neighborhood

      The Madragoa is a very popular neighborhood among the Lisbon Neighborhoods by its social and architectural history. It's born in the 16th century with the presence of Africans brought by the Portuguese Discoveries, time wherein the neighborhood was known by Mocambo Neighborhood. The Proximity to the Tagus River mingles it with the people of the sea, fishermen and fishwives, and are listened the traditional manners of people selling things on its streets.
      It is possible that the name Madragoa had origin at the House of Madres de Goa that existed in the former Madragoa Street, nowadays Street Vicente Borga.
      The nightlife in bars of the neighborhood is present in the south and east boundaries. Also during the popular festivities, in June, all its streets enter in major diversion.

      Places to visit:

      1. Fountain of Esperança
      2. Convent of Madres Goa
      3. Trinas Convent
      4. Convent of Cristo das Francesas
      5. Convent of Brígidas Inglesas
      6. Vicente Borga Street (former Madragoa Street)
    9. Príncipe Real Neighborhood

      It is considered the chic neighborhood of Lisbon, such as Chiado, by the numerous palaces and mansions that make it up, and by the artistic moral the flows in the streets driven by the art commerce, fashion and gastronomy.
      The history begins troubled with the failure of the various projects for this Neighborhood, since the 17th century, time wherein became a laystall. Only from 1869, with the construction of the Garden França Borges and with the residential and leisure planning, the neighborhood gains a new trend.
      The subsoil of the garden hides the Patriarcal Reservoir that was integrated in the water supplying system of Lisbon.
      The King Dom Pedro V is in the origin of the toponymy of the Neighborhood of Príncipe Real (Note: "Príncipe Real" means "Royal Prince").

      Places to visit:

      1. Príncipe Real Square
      2. França Borges Garden
      3. Patriarcal Reservoir
      4. Botanical Garden of Lisbon
      5. National Museum of Natural History and Science
    10. Prazeres Neighborhood

      Those who cross the bridge 25 de Abril to Lisbon, may observe its slope to the right side and the huge Cemetery of Prazeres built in 1833 due to the enormous cholera epidemic that devastated Lisbon.
      Two large spaces are in the origin of the creation of this Neighborhood, both built in 1743: the Necessidades Palace erected by the order of the King Dom João V and the Necessidades Park that evolved throughout time until the reign of the King Dom Carlos I.

      Places to visit:

      1. Príncipe Real Square
      2. Necessidades Palace
      3. Necessidades Park
      4. Prazeres Cemetery
      5. Garden Olavo Bilac and viewpoint
    11. Lapa Neighborhood

      A former pottery of red clay situated near to the Estrela Basilica is in the origin of this neighborhood, in 1741. Early is connoted for being a luxurious neighborhood inhabited by burghers and wealthy families. By the end of the 18th century is built the illustrious Estrela Basilica and in 1853 is inaugurated the Garden Guerra Junqueiro, known as Estrela Garden. It is told that in this garden there was a caged lion that had been by Paiva Raposo and gave origin to the term Leão da Estrela (Note: "Leão da Estrela" means "Lion of Estrela").
      Currently, the neighborhood stretches until the headquarter of the Portuguese parliament, the Palace of São Bento erected in the end of the 17th century.

      Places to visit:

      1. Estrela Basilica
      2. Guerra Junqueiro Garden
      3. São Bento Palace
    12. Campo de Ourique Neighborhood

      It began to be a land of windmills and bakers that provided bread for all the city of Lisbon. It's from here that comes the expression "Résvés Campo de Ourique", alluding to when the waters of the tsunami generated by the Earthquake of 1755 almost got to this neighborhood.
      In the present it is a cosmopolitan neighborhood but tranquil, traced by the urbanization of 1886 and full of street commerce. The Market of Campo de Ourique transformed into a place of snacks and gastronomical culture with flavors from north to south of the country. Right in front of the market there's the Church of Santo Condestável.
      In this neighborhood lived the poet Fernando Pessoa.

      Places to visit:

      1. Campo de Ourique Market
      2. Santo Condestável Church
      3. Garden Teófilo de Braga
      4. House Fernando Pessoa
      5. Amoreiras Shopping Center
    13. Penha de França Neighborhood

      It is situated in one of the highest points of the city, about 110 meters high. It's essentially a calm residential neighborhood that began to be urbanized in the end of the XIX due to the Industrial Inquiry of . Before absorbing the parish of São João and a bit of the parish of Beato, the initial area that gave origin to the Neighborhood of Penha de França was significantly smaller.

    14. São João Neighborhood

      As the Neighborhood of Penha de França, the Neighborhood of São João was little more than farms and olive groves until the beginning of the 20th century. It was by the stimulation of the industry in Lisbon, through the construction of working-class neighborhoods, that the urbanization of this neighborhood was intensified.
      Extremely calm, with large avenues towards the Tagus River. A tranquility that reminds its large cemetery in the Alto de São João.

      Places to visit:

      1. Alto de São João Cemetery
      2. Nacional Tile Museum
  2. Belém (Lisbon of the Discoveries)

    From Belém navigated the first Portuguese caravels to the discovery of the World, in the beginning of the 14th century, in the reign of the King Dom João I. Motivated by the religious will, military and commercial, developed enough methods and technology to reach four continents, writing one of the most epic pages in the history of Mankind.

    1. Jerónimos Monastery

      It is one of the most important monuments of Portugal and considered World Heritage by the UNESCO.
      It's design began after the return of Vasco da Gama from India, in the mid of 1496, by the hand of the King Dom Manuel I to homage the devotion of the Infant Dom Henrique to Santa Clara de Belém and São Jerónimo. In testament, the King leaves the Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém to the Order of São Jerónimo and, hence, it is known as Jerónimos Monastery.

    2. Belém Tower

      Vigilant and equipped with artillery on the right margin of the Tagus River, of Manuelino style, arises the stone tower built by the order of the King Dom Manuel I. It served the safety of the river from 1520 on, during the expansion of the Portuguese Empire, strategically aligned with the Tower of São Sebastião da Caparica and the Tower of Santo António de Cascais. In the present it is a point of mandatory stoppage for all who wish to know the Lisbon of the Discoveries.
      It is classified as World Heritage by UNESCO since 1983.

    3. Monument of the Discoveries

      The stone caravel leaning over the Tagus River invokes the Infant Dom Henrique, at the prow, and every navigator that serviced the Portuguese Discoveries. A monument of 56 meters high, built in 1940 by the occasion of the Exhibition of the Portuguese World and rebuilt in 1960 when was being paid tribute to the 500 years of the infant's death.

  3. Parque das Nações (Futuristic Lisbon)

    An extensive area of fifty hectares that Lisbon abandoned near to the mouth of the Trancão River, was transformed in the example of futuristic construction to house the greatest exhibition of the 20th century, the Expo'98, held between the May 2222 and the September 30th of . From the polluted industrial land was born the harmony of green spaces involving dwellings, pavilions and monuments. The riverside area was revitalized with marinas and long promenades that are the most beautiful in Lisboa. Each line of the new architecture design on CAD became an example of success and a case study for the whole world. Nowadays, the place is called Parque das Nações and is the easternmost parish of Lisbon.

    Places to visit:

    1. Oriente Station
    2. International Market of Lisboa
    3. Marina Parque das Nações
    4. Lisbon Oceanarium
    5. Pavillion Atlântico | MEO Arena
    6. Pavillion of Portugal
    7. Pavillion of Knowledge
    8. Theater Camões
    9. Water Gardens
    10. Tagus Sidewalk
  4. Forest Park of Monsanto and Green Corridor of Monsanto

    Forest Park of Monsanto

    The Monsanto Sierra is the most important geological formation of Lisbon and also the highest point in the city, with 227 meters. Consisting mainly of basalt and limestone, it resulted from the clash between tectonic plates seventy million years ago.
    The landscape of today is quite different from what it was a century ago, of underbrush, without the enormous forest that characterizes it in the 21st century, olive trees and burgher farms occupied its land, as the windmills that were nearly a hundred in the mid of the 19th century.
    Only in 1934 it is instituted the decree that protects and forests the Forest Park of Monsanto as we currently know it.

    Places to visit:

    1. Interpretation Center of Monsanto
    2. Woods of São Domingos de Benfica
    3. Alvito Playground
    4. Playground of Alto da Serafina
    5. Calhau Playground
    6. Monsanto Campsite
    7. Avenue Keil do Amaral
    8. Viewpoint Montes Claros
    9. Viewpoint Moinhos do Mocho

    Green Corridor of Monsanto

    Imagining the connection between the Forest Park of Monsanto and the center of Lisbon, in 1977 Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles executes a project to facilitate the pedestrian access to the Monsanto Sierra from the heart of the city. The route is like a 2,5 Km extension of grove descending the sierra and crossing Lisbon until the top of the Liberdade Avenue that can be done on foot or by bicycle.

    Route (North-South)

    1. Park Eduardo VII
    2. Garden Amália Rodrigues
    3. Bridge for walkers and bicycles over the Street Marquês da Fronteira
    4. Bridge for walkers and bicycles Gonçalo Ribeiro Telles
    5. Amnistia Internacional Gardens
    6. Horticultural Park Jardins de Campolide
    7. Children and Youth Recreation Park
    8. Urban Park of Quinta José Pinto
  5. Riverside

    Lisbon is the Tagus and the Tagus is Lisbon, so we can claim. Through bridges, harbors and promenades, we cross, come and go in the Tagus River.
    The river contours the city from north to south until the Atlantic Ocean and during this route the Lisbon Port, the responsible maritime authority for the riverside organization, built various leisure centers - bars, restaurants, marinas and docks - that are an essential stoppage for living the soul that gives life to Lisbon.

    1. Riverside Promenade of Champalimaud Foundation

      In 2010, the Champalimaud Foundation inaugurated the Champalimaud Center near to the Pedrouços Dock. The new architecture includes a long limestone promenade guarded by the shadow of several rows of pine trees. The pier stretches by three hundred meters into the Tagus River, curved over the Pedrouços Dock.

    2. Riverside promenade of Belém

      It is the seaside promenade with more history in Lisbon due to being located in the precise place where the Portuguese caravels left to India in the time of the Portuguese Discoveries, and by crossing the monuments related with this era.
      The 2,5 kilometers of promenade begin near to the Bom Sucesso Fort, Hotel Altis, Garden of Japan, Folk Art Museum, Pattern of the Discoveries, Recreational Dock of Belém and culminate in the River Station of Belém.

    3. Riverside Promenade of Junqueira

      Until 1701 it was an area of wetlands where thrived large reed concentrations, a plant used for weaving baskets and other items. After the outcrop of the land were built palaces and mansions in the north part of this promenade, the Junqueira Street, that names this route. It begins at the Garden Central Tejo of the Electricity Museum in a perfect course, passing by the statue Guitarra na Proa in a garden facing the National Cordage, car parking, restaurants area with pedestrian bridge to the Street Mécia Mouzinho de Albuquerque, garden with pedestrian bridge to the Guarda Bystreet, until the pilar of the Bridge 25 de Abril.

    4. Recreational Dock of Santo Amaro (Lisbon Docks)

      Around the Recreational Dock of Santo Amaro was built a group of warehouses that give rise to restaurants and bars, and that are converted into frenetic places of nightlife. It is, probably, the most popular place among tourists that look for a meal near to the river amidst masts of sailboats and the lovers of bars and nightclubs.

    5. Alcântara Dock

      It became famous due to the warehouses that lodge bares and nightclubs at Cintura Street of the Lisbon Port, more active during Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights, located behind the Recreational Dock of Lisbon, with view to the boats.

    6. Riverside Promenade of Santos

      In front of Santos Square, a riverside area divided between the parishes of Estrela and Misericórdia extends the night at the warehouses situated by the Tagus River. Once more, bars and nightclubs are the hosts of this riverside promenade. Thre's also a pedestrian bridge over the railway that facilitates the access to whom crosses the Avenue 24 Julho.

    7. Wharf of Cais do Sodré

      Its privileged central location made it into a boarding and disembarkation site of passengers through the river station, metropolitan and suburban railway. Here we find a bicycle lane that runs along the riverside warehouses full of restaurants and small piers.

    8. Riverside Promenade Ribeira das Naus

      Here were built many of the ships which tore the seas in the time of the Portuguese Discoveries. Requalified in 2013, it possesses a small ramp to the river reminding a river beach that leaves from a viewpoint over the Tagus River. It is the ideal place to sit and appreciate the coffee of the local kiosk.

    9. Wharf of Cais das Colunas

      At the end of the Comércio Square we find two columns risen over the end of a stairway that served the most majestic entrance of Lisbon. It is an extension of the Ribeira das Naus, requalified with a small viewpoint over the Tagus River, before arriving the River Station of Terreiro do Paço.

    10. Dock of Terreiro do Trigo (Wharf of Jardim do Tabaco)

      The Lisbon Port built here the Lisbon Cruise Terminal B, however the place is better known by the reduced group of restaurants existent in its warehouses.

    11. Dock of Santa Apolónia

      Despite the location being a little far off the center of Lisbon, right in front of the Rail Station of Santa Apolónia, it became extremely famous by the avant-garde vein of the bars and nightclubs implemented in the riverside facilities. Among diversion and tastes descend visitors from all over the World at the Cruise Terminal of Santa Apolónia.

    12. Parque das Nações

      Almost five kilometers were requalied during the EXPO'98 to offer the longest and one of the most beautiful seaside promenades until the mouth of the Trancão River. Nearly all the time protected by the shadow of the pine trees, with the Arrábida Sierra in the horizon, we walk among marinas, gardens, a futuristic pavilions - Marina Parque das Nações, Lisbon Oceanarium, Water Garden, etc - until enter the refreshing calm of the Tagus Promenade crossed by the Bridge Vasco da Gama.

  6. Avenues

    Those who come from the Terreiro do Paço, cross the Comércio Square, follow the Augusta Street until the Square Dom Pedro V (Rossio) and find the first avenue that leads to the other side of the city through the main arteries of Lisbon, the Liberdade Avenue.

    1. Liberdade Avenue

      It came to be closed to common folk by the order of the Marquis of Pombal that wanted exclusivity for rich people. It was born from the project Passeio Público, after the destruction caused by the Earthquake of 1755, to bring the elegance of the Parisian boulevards to Lisbon.
      There are 1370 meters of wide sidewalks, gardens and fountains, everything was the vision of the architect Reinaldo Manuel.
      But still in the 21st century the marquis continues present, honored on a column of a statue in the center of the Square Marquês de Pombal.
      Currently, the Liberdade Avenue houses some of the most important fashion and jewelry brands, as well as theaters and concert halls.

    2. Fontes Pereira de Melo Avenue

      Just to the right of that Square Marquês de Pombal, with the Park Eduardo VII on the left side, we climb 1050 meters by the Avenue Fontes Pereira de Melo towards the Square Duque de Saldanha. It is very attended because of the selective shopping centers near to the square, on its top.

    3. República Avenue

      1650 meters of historic buildings, company headquarters and small businesses fill the República Avenue until the Campo Grande. Along the way we come across with the Rail Station of Entre Campos and the multipurpose space Campo Pequeno.

    4. Campo Grande

      We can claim that the Campo Grande is a 1200 meters part of a huge city garden with two avenues, one on each side, transiting its entire length. On its center exists an enormous lake where one can ride a rowboat and find the curious fact that we are literally navigating in the center of Lisbon!

  7. Bridges over the Tagus River

    1. Bridge 25 de Abril (Salazar Bridge)

      It was the first bridge to connect the city of Lisbon with the south margin of the Tagus River, concretely the County of Almada, inaugurated on the August 6th of 1966 and named Salazar Bridge in homage to the President of the Ministers Council, António de Oliveira Salazar, despite the official name was Bridge Sobre o Tejo (Note: Meaning "Bridge Over the Tagus"). After the revolution on the April 25th, 1974, its name was changed to Bridge 25 de Abril.
      It was constructed based on the concept of a suspension bridge, also with rail transit, has 2228 meters of length and the main deck is about 70 meters above the water level.
      The construction was led by the Engineer José Estevão de Abrances Couceiro do Canto Moniz.

    2. Bridge Vasco da Gama

      Inaugurated on the March 29th (year 1998) by the time of EXPO'98 represents the second crossing over the Tagus River and the first to link the Counties of Montijo and Alcochete with the capital of Portugal. It is the longest bridge of Europe with 17,3 Kilometers of length.