Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and the largest city in the country. This wonderful city has many places to visit. Whether you have a weekend or several days, you’ll love Lisbon.
If you like to walk through the cities, you will love Lisbon, because it has several important places you can not miss. For example:
Trade Square: This is the most important of Lisbon. It consists of a set of buildings, facing the Tagus River. Once there came boats and this is known as the door of Lisbon. There is a river station where the tours depart by the Tagus River and the ships that cross the river. In this square there are two points of interest: The Triumphal Arco da Rua Augusta, and The equestrian statue of Jose I.
Rossio Square: The official name of the square is Plaza Don Pedro IV, and is the nerve center of Lisbon. It is the busiest area of the city. On the sides of the square and surrounding streets there are shops, bars and restaurants. This place also has several points of interest:
D. Pedro IV statue: Located in the center of the square.
Dona Maria II National Theatre: This replaced the uneducated a former palace.
Rossio railway station: The facade of the building is spectacular.
Marques de Pombal: This well known square is located in the heart of the modern Lisbon. In the center stands a monument to the Marques de Pombal, a former governor of Lisbon. The surrounding buildings are known corporate headquarters of well-known companies, such as banks or hotels.
In addition to the squares, Lisbon has other interesting monuments, including the Lisbon Cathedral. This is the oldest and most important of the city. Dating back to the 12th century and its style is Romanesque. Curiously, the 1755 earthquake destroyed large parts of the Church. The most important of the cathedral is its treasure, consists of four rooms with costumes, jewelry and relics from different eras.
Another of the best places to visit is the Belem Tower. It was built between 1515 and 1519, and was declared a World Heritage Site. On the ground floor you could see the defensive guns and hollows where shooting the prisoners.
In closing we recommend you to visit the Vasco da Gama Bridge. It is the largest in Europe and was built for the Universal Exhibition of 1998. Pretty impressive.