Lisboa, the capital city of Portugal offers different attractions like picturesque streets, tramways, historic buildings We have been to some of them and thought of sharing the details here.Let’s begin our Sightseeing Journey…

Where we went?

1.Ascensor da Bica

Lisbon’s historic funicular, is a charming and practical way to navigate the city’s steep hills. Ascensor da Bica, inaugurated in 1892, connects the Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré districts. It offers a quick and scenic journey through Lisbon’s hilly terrain. The funicular’s classic design and colourful tiles add a touch of vintage charm to the cityscape.

Once you reach Cais do Sodré, you’ll find Ascensor da Bica ready to take you on a delightful journey through Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods. Enjoy the ride and the picturesque views!

2.Santa Justa Lift

The Santa Justa Lift in Lisbon is a captivating blend of historic charm and architectural elegance. Built in 1902, this iron masterpiece by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard serves both as a practical connector between the lower Baixa and elevated Carmo Square and as a cultural icon symbolizing Lisbon’s rich heritage.

Its Gothic and Moorish-inspired design adds a touch of uniqueness, and a ride to its upper platform offers mesmerizing 360-degree views of the city, including landmarks like the Castle of São Jorge. Beyond its functionality, the Santa Justa Lift stands as a testament to Lisbon’s commitment to preserving its cultural treasures, inviting locals and tourists alike to marvel at the city’s landscape from new heights.

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3. Praça do Comércio 

Praça do Comércio, also known as Commerce Square, is a grand and historically significant public square situated along the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. This iconic square, one of the largest in Europe, is surrounded by vibrant yellow-painted buildings, creating a striking visual impact against the blue sky.

Dominated by the majestic Arco da Rua Augusta, an arch that leads to the bustling Rua Augusta shopping street, Praça do Comércio has long been at the center of Portugal’s political and commercial activities. The square is bordered by government buildings, including the imposing Ribeira Palace, which once served as the royal residence. 

4.The Pink Street

The Pink Street, or “Rua Cor-de-Rosa” in Portuguese, is a lively and vibrant street located in the historic Cais do Sodré district of Lisbon, Portugal. Renowned for its distinctive pink-colored pavement, this pedestrian-friendly street comes alive in the evening as a popular nightlife destination. Lined with an array of bars, restaurants, and clubs, the Pink Street offers a diverse and energetic atmosphere, making it a favorite among locals and tourists alike. The lively ambiance, coupled with the eclectic mix of establishments, contributes to the street’s reputation as one of Lisbon’s trendiest spots for socializing and entertainment. During the day, the Pink Street retains its charm, with some establishments serving as cafes or shops. 

5.Belém Tower

Belém Tower, or “Torre de Belém” in Portuguese, is a historical fortress and iconic landmark situated on the banks of the Tagus River in Lisbon, Portugal. Built in the early 16th century during the Age of Discovery, the tower stands as a testament to Portugal’s maritime heritage. Its architectural style blends Moorish, Gothic, and Manueline influences, creating a stunning example of the Manueline style, characterized by intricate detailing and maritime motifs. Originally constructed to defend the entrance to the harbor and symbolize Portugal’s overseas expansion, Belém Tower has since become a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a symbol of the city.

6.Tram 28

The route of Tram 28 covers significant landmarks, starting from Martim Moniz in the Baixa district and traversing through Graça, Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela. The journey takes passengers through narrow streets, past historic churches, and alongside colorful houses adorned with laundry hanging from balconies – a quintessential Lisbon scene.

The wooden interiors and rattling sounds of the tram add to the vintage atmosphere, evoking a sense of old-world charm. Tram 28 not only offers a convenient way to explore the city but also serves as a moving historical tour, passing by notable sights such as São Jorge Castle, Lisbon Cathedral, and the Estrela Basilica.

Other Sights Worth Visiting

Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)
Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa)
Alfama District
Castelo de São Jorge (Saint George's Castle)
Ajuda National Palace (Palácio Nacional da Ajuda)
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  • February 19, 2024

    I love Lisboa ❤️. I did a photowalk in the Alfama district, and loved it.

  • February 19, 2024

    I love this, Lisbon is one of my favourite cities! I’ll have to make sure I visit Pink Street next time I go!

  • Gabby Leopard

    February 19, 2024

    This is very useful. I have been to Lisbon twice but haven’t done most of the things on this list.


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