Monuments and statues in Lisbon

7 best monuments & statues in Lisbon

Work to Comercio
Praça do Comércio

Square, Gateway

Lisbon's largest and most central square is located right on the banks of the Tagus River in the heart of the city. [btn "Book a hotel in Lisbon in advance";label=p-lisabon-praca-comercio] The centre of the square is dominated by the equestrian statue of King Joseph I and the palace buildings lining the perimeter on three sides. The fourth one is then a promenade along the Tejo River,…

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Mosteiro Jeronimos
Jeronymite Monastery


The Monastery of the Order of Jerónimos, in Portuguese "Mosteiro dos Jerónimos", is one of the most beautiful and famous buildings in Lisbon. It was built around 1500 in the suburb of Belém and is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The extensive Gothic building is extremely well preserved with a beautiful courtyard in the centre of the monastery. [btn "The 10 best hotels in Lisbon"…

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Torre del Belem
Torre de Belém


Just a few hundred metres from the Jerónimos Monastery, you will find one of the main symbols of Lisbon and Portugal - the Tower of Belém. It stands here as an elegant sign to the sailors that they are entering the harbour. It was built at the beginning of the 16th century and, together with the neighbouring monastery, is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. [btn "Choose accommodation with river views"…

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Statue of Christ Lisbon
The statue of Christ in Almada

Statue, Lookout

The statue of Christ the King stands on a high cliff above the Tejo River near Almada, overlooking the whole of Lisbon on the opposite bank. The resemblance to the statue of Christ in Rio de Janeiro is not accidental. The Brazilian iconic statue became the inspiration for a similar monument in Portugal after the visit of the Cardinal of Lisbon to Rio de Janeiro. [btn "Choose the cheapest hotel in Lisbon"…

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Castelo Sao Jorge
Castelo de São Jorge

Castle, Lookout

One of Lisbon's main attractions is perched on a hill overlooking the city and the Tagus River. The original defensive Moorish citadel and St George's Fortress was converted into the residence of the Portuguese kings after 1147. Despite its age, the castle is extremely well preserved and also open to the public. [btn "Find a hotel with a view of Lisbon";label=p-lisabon-castelo-jorge] …

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Sao Vicente da Fora
Monastery of São Vicente de Fora


One of the largest sacral buildings in the city surpasses all the others especially by its location. It is located on the edge of the hill above the Alfama district, and is therefore visible from the banks of the Tejo River. [btn "How much do hotels in Lisbon cost? Find out at";label=p-lisabon-sao-vicente] The monastery of the Augustinian Order has stood on this site since…

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Tram in Lisbon
Sé de Lisboa


The Cathedral of Our Lady, by its full name Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa, is the main Roman Catholic church in the city. [btn "Find a romantic hotel in central Lisbon";label=p-lisabon-se] None of the locals or tourists call the cathedral anything other than "Sé de Lisboa". It is located in the southern part of the Alfama district, right in the historic centre of Lisbon. The name "Sé"…

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