If Visiting Lisbon with Kids, Plan on a Visit to the Jardim Zoológico: Small by international standards, Lisbon’s zoo, the Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa (Zoological Garden) nevertheless houses over 2,000 animals ranging over 400 species. Before visiting the animal enclosures, take a cable car ride and enjoy an aerial view of the zoo and its […]
Castelo Sao Jorge was the Royal Palace of a Line of Portugal’s Monarchs: Like many famous cities in Europe, Lisbon’s roots are centuries old. But few proofs of that are so evident here as that of Castelo de Sao Jorge, Lisbon’s Saint George’s Castle. First begun in the 6th century by late Romans, it bears […]
Discovering the Sights of Lisbon is as easy as Hopping on and off: Discovering Lisbon on your own is easy with a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour. Hop-on hop-off tours give you the freedom to discover Lisbon at your own pace as you can stop at places of interest for as long as you like. You’ll […]
A mariner’s compass that shows Portugal’s maritime expeditions during its golden Age of Discovery.
An eye-catching monument on Lisbon’s waterfront commemorating all the people involved in Portugal’s war overseas.
A symbol of Portugal’s great era of expansion: Torre de Belem or Belem Tower sits at the mouth of the Tagus and guards the entrance to the city. It’s another of Lisbon’s iconic attractions on the Lisbon waterfront. Belem Tower was built as a fortress in the middle of the Tagus in 1515-21 and it […]
Portugal’s early discoverers stand prominently at the waterfront: We were taught about Vasco da Gama and his early discoveries at school, but during those days I found the history lessons pretty dry and hard going. Between the heat of the afternoon tropical sun, our non-airconditioned classrooms, and history lessons that were so distant to our […]