Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Lisbon Portugal Things to See and Do

Lisbon Portugal Things to See and Do
A few shorts hours in Lisbon Portugal gave us a taste of this City which is rich in culture and history.

We were travelling on a Reposition Cruise from Bilbao in Spain to Colon in Panama with Lisbon being the first port of call. If you are visiting for the very first time by cruise ship ensure that you are up on deck early, and experience sailing under the famous 25 de Abril Bridge as you sail up the Targus River.

25 de Abril Bridge

We docked at the new terminal in Lisbon – Santa Apolonia.

As you disembark and head towards the Terminal just inside the entrance is one of the best tourist information centres we have seen. On the right-hand wall as you enter is a large map showing the highlights and sights of Lisbon including the walking distance and time from the Port. They also provide free maps.

What to see and do in Lisbon
Panteao Nacional

Panteo Nacional Lisbon

Just a short walk up the hill past traditionally tiled Portuguese homes is the Panteao Nacional. We visited on a Monday which is the only day of the week that it is closed. It houses the tombs of some of Portugal’s most famous celebrities. It is built on the site of once was the Church of Santa Engracia but it has never been used as a church. There are amazing views to be had over the River Tagus and the city from here.

Parks and Fountains Lisbon

As you wander from Panteo Nacional to the Castelo Sao Jorge you come across local parks with fountains and several lookouts.

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Guide Name: Lisbon Portugal Things to See and Do
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Panteao Nacional   Castello Sao Jorge   Mirador de Santa Luzia   The Cathedral   Elevador de Santa Justa   Avenida de Liberdade   Praca de Comercio  
Author: Jane Dempster-smith
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