The city of Lisbon is located on the coast of the Atlantic Ocean, in Portugal. This historical city has many ancient cathedrals, churches and monuments.

Jeronimos Monastery.

The Jeronimos Monastery is the place where the explorer Vasco da Gama is buried. Visitors will be able to explore the cloisters of the monastery. The Sao Roque Church is a famous church, considered to be one of the most expensive churches to be built. This church was built using gold from Brazil. The decorations were carved from agate, ivory, gold and silver, and part of the church is decorated with colourful mosaics. Nearby visitors will find the baroque Santa Catarina Church.

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Jeronimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal. Thanks to my friend Jean for this photo.

Belem Tower.

The Belem Tower is located on the shores of the Tagus river, near the Atlantic Ocean. This tower is the city’s symbol, representing the Age of Discovery. A trip to the city of Lisbon would be incomplete without visiting this monument, which used to be the city’ watchtower.

Historical city center.

St. George’s Castle is a set of ancient battlements located in the city center. From this castle visitors will be able to enjoy views towards Alfama, a medieval district located in the center. Peacocks roam across the grounds. Inside the castle there is an archaeological museum.

The Museums.

There are many museums in the city. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum is a private collection that includes paintings by Monet and Rubens. The Berardo Museum is another art collection where visitors will be able to see paintings by Picasso and Warhol.

The ceramic tile museum is located in the Madre de Deus convent. The Tile Museum is a museum where visitors will be able to see many ancient tiles and hand painted tiles. Tiles decorate many of the city’s ancient houses and many traditional shops sell them. At the Coaches Museum visitors will be able to see golden carriages.

Parque das Nacoes.

This city, located on the shores of the Atlantic Ocean, has several beaches and parks. The city’s main beach is located in the nearby town of Caiscais. The Parque das Nacoes is one of the city’s main parks. The park grounds are located next to the city’s main bridge. Visitors will be able to visit the city aquarium and the casino, which can be found in this park. Part of the park has a shoreside promenade.

Pasteis.

There are many traditional restaurants in Lisbon where visitors will be able to try local seafood, including the famous bacalao salted codfish. The Pastéis de Nata are traditional pastries that can be found in most of the city’s bakeries. The most famous pastries are the Pastéis de Belém, sold at the monastery where they were first produced. These egg and custard pastries can be served with sugar and cinnamon.

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