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What to see.You could spend a week in Lisbon and still not see it all! There is something for everyone . Starting with the Statue of Marques de Pombal, the aristocratic Avenue of Liberty and downtown, with its busy Rua da Prata and Rua do Ouro, Rossio and Black Horse Square to the old section of Lisbon, Alfama, where you can climb the hill of St. George's Castle to admire a beautiful view of the city, the Tagus river and the Monument to Christ the King from the Moorish ramparts. The Castle of St George, built by the Romans, later occupied by the Moors, was conquered by the first King of Portugal, King Afonso Henriques in 1147.

Tower of BelemMonument of the Discoveries

    Visit the Palace of Ricardo Espirito Santo, and the Madre de Deus Church to see the famous tile collections, the Museum of Ancient Art, where a visit should definitely include the sections of Portuguese paintings and gold work. View quaint streets and Aristocratic mansions on the way to the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to see the famous art collections or see the National Costume Museum containing a magnificent collection of Portuguese costumes from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries or stop at the Belem area down by the Tagus River to see the Tower of Belem the Monument of the Discoveries, built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of Prince Henry the Navigator's death the Church and the Cloister of Jeronimos Monastery, with a fine example of Portuguese Manueline architecture and the Naval Museum founded in 1863 by King Louis, the only Portuguese King who also was an Admiral, where you will be amazed at discovering all the Portuguese discoveries and not to be missed is the unique world famous Royal Coach Museum with its rich collection of gilded and carved coaches from the Portuguese Renaissance.
     
    Jeronimos Monastery

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