Lisbon is full of historically important monuments and is perhaps the best place to witness history unfold. The wonderful monuments and the rich history attached with the destination make Lisbon one of Top Historical Destinations in the world. Lisbon is a very historically important place and thus sees a lot of tourists every year. Whenever you are planning to visit a historical monument in Lisbon or a place of historical significance, it is always good to know a little information about the place, its opening and closing times, the ideal duration of visit and the need of tour guide to visit the historical monuments of Lisbon. Explore the historical monuments of Lisbon with a guided tour or opt for in-depth information of its historical account, this Lisbon guide is your go-to option for free. Move to things to do in Lisbon page for the complete list of attractions and activities.
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Top Historical Lisbon landmarks
Traverse through the finest landmarks and famous historical buildings of Lisbon.
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Avenida Brasilia, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Playing a significant role in the Portuguese maritime discoveries, Belem Tower is a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Lisbon that needs to be checked out. Climb up to the top of the four-storied landmark structure of the Belem Tower for magnificent views of the city and the river, admire the Portuguese Manueline style of architecture, and take a thousa...
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Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisbon, Portugal
09:00 am - 06:00 pm
Overlooking the historic centre of the city of Lisbon is the medieval charm of Castle of Sao Jorge. Go on a thorough exploration of the castle which is impressive, for the history buffs it is recommended to go on an archeological tour to have a dig into the past, and lose yourselves to the soothing views from up the top of the castle. Castle of Sao Jorge offers a flavor of the medieval Lisbon.
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12:01 am - 12:00 am
Interested in shopping at Lisbon? Look no further than the neighborhood of Chiado Square. Offering an interesting mix of the medieval and the modern pieces, Chiado Square is a great destination to spend time at. Wander around the neighborhood of Chiado Square checking out the shops, indulge in people watching, and get a flavor of Lisbon by dining a...
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Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
Visit the nice seafront memorial of the Padrao Dos Descobrimentos that celebrates the Portuguese Age of discovery. Take a moment to stare at the marvelous piece of architecture overlooking the bay, before clicking pictures for your social media. While the views are totally breathtaking even from the ground, do get on to the lift to reach the top of...
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Rua da Senhora do Monte 50, 1170 Lisboa, Portugal
Set in the parish of São Vicente, Miradouro Da Senhora Do Monte in Lisbon is for those who seek a place to relax and enjoy the views of the city. Make use of the tram 28 to get to the scenical spot of Miradouro Da Senhora Do Monte, stare endlessly at the panoramic views of the castle, and relax under the shade of the trees. It is a best picnic spot with sunrise/sunset views.
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Largo Trindade Coelho, 1200-470 Lisboa, Portugal
10:00 am - 05:00 pm
Interested in history and architecture? Take a trip to the Sao Roque Church And Museum. Take a look at the beautiful roof of the royal chapel, soak up the lovely spiritual atmosphere of the Sao Roque Church, and go through the excellent exhibits in place at the museum. Artistically significant with a special something for everyone, Sao Roque Church...
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Rua dos Correeiros, 204, Lisbon, Portugal
Rossio Square is a great cultural spot in Lisbon. Known as Rossio square even though it’s original name is Pedro IV Square or rather Praca de Pedro IV, the place is a wonderful area to just relax and unwind after a long day of sight-seeing for the tourist.
There are two beautiful fountains worth admiring in the square. The focal point is of c...
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Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisbon, Portugal
09:00 am - 07:00 pm
One of Lisbon’s oldest monuments, this Roman Catholic cathedral was begun in 1150, but a lot of what you see today is renovated, for the Cathedral was hard hit by the 1755 Earthquake. That’s why you’ll see several styles of construction to its build - Romanesque, Gothic, Baroque, Neo-Classical, and Rococo. The main attraction here...
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Av. da Liberdade 1250-096 Lisboa Portugal
Lisbon’s grandest road is a 1100-metre-long boulevard, and stretches between two squares, Restauradores Square and the Marquis of Pombal Square, connecting downtown Lisbon with northern Lisbon. Its tree lined pathways are terrific for a stroll; on your walk, you ought to spot the magnificent Monumento aos Mortos da Grande Guerra (Monument to ...
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Parque Eduardo VII, 1070-051 Lisboa, Portugal
12:01 am - 12:00 am
The 64 area formal public garden is one of the largest in Lisbon, and has three main sections: a grassy knoll in the centre with geometric hedges, and two further landscaped gardens. The northern end has some pretty statuary; the western end has the Estufa Fria greenhouses. Some of the other sights to see here are:
Monumento ao 25 de Abril (April ...
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R. Chaby Pinheiro 11, Lisboa, Portugal
11:00 am - 08:00 pm
The 1982 historical bullring was renovated and reopened to great success in the 2006. Historically used only for bull-fighting, the arena is now an important performance and event venue. Look up the tickets online for concerts, musicals, theatre, and exhibitions. Under the bullring is an underground shopping complex, eateries, cinema and supermarket.
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R. Augusta 2, 1100-053 Lisboa, Portugal
Adorned with statues of various historical figures, the stone-built triumphal arch-like building of Arco Da Rua Augusta is one of the top places to visit in Lisbon, especially if you are a history buff. Go on a walking tour of the monument during the night, climb up to the top of Arco Da Rua Augusta for unparalleled views of the city, and make sure to listen to the performers.
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1070, Lisbon, Portugal
10:00 am - 05:30 pm
Serving the Islamic community of Lisbon is the prominent structure of the Central Mosque Of Lisbon. Feel the rich history capture your senses as your walk inside the mosque grounds, soak in the multi-cultural vibe, and revel in the warmth of the people inside the mosque who receive you with both hands. Central Mosque Of Lisbon can be visited by eve...
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Largo Ajuda, 1349-021 Lisboa, Portuga
10:00 am - 06:00 pm
Before 1910, when Portugal became a republic, this grand palace was the official residence of the Portuguese Royal Family. As such, the reason to visit is clear – sheer, immodest grandeur. Luxuriously and lavishly decorated in every way, the palace and its treasures will keep you drooling for hours. Fine art, furniture, statuary and tapestrie...
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R. Sao Domingos de Benfica 1, 1500-554 Lisboa, Portugal
10:30 am - 05:00 pm
Built in 1671 as a hunting pavilion, the palace is still the private residence of the Marquesses of Fronteira. As such, all visits to inside the palace are guided. Multi-lingual guides will take you through one of the most beautiful houses in all of Lisbon.
Room of the Battles, with scenes from the Portuguese Restoration War.
The 16th c...