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Castle
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Castelo de S. Jorge, a second-century citadel, overlooks the historical center of the city. This castle dates back to medieval times, approxi
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Aquarium
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See more than 450 species of marine life at the biggest indoor aquarium in Europe, Lisbon Oceanarium. Peter Chermayeff designed this massive
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Inspired by Vasco da Gama, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos serves as a great example of Late Gothic Manueline architecture. You can tour the church, w
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Duration: 8 hours
Experience the natural and historical beauty of Portugal on a small-group day trip from Lisbon to Sintra and Cascais. Just a few hours from Portugal's capital city, Sintra is a magical place where man and nature exist in perfect harmony. Discover secret caves and trails at Pena Park, admire the natural wonders of Sintra Natural Park and the cliffs of Roca Cape, and visit the whimsical Pena National Palace. Enjoy a scenic drive along the Atlantic coast, and stop at Cascais Beach. Walk around Cascais town and bay.
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World heritage site · Landmark
Belém Tower , Lisbon
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A World Heritage Site, Belém Tower played an important role in Portuguese exploration during the Age of Discoveries. View the native beige-wh
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Alfama , Lisbon
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Wander through the oldest district in town, Alfama, known for its high concentration of Fado bars and restaurants. Set between Sao Jorge Cast
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Lisbon

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Landmarks · Aquariums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Things to do in Lisbon range from discovering the city's immense cultural heritage at local museums, to walking its charming back allies and distinctive neighborhoods. Take a walk on the city's waterfront to admire Belem Tower, an architectural jewel built in the Late Gothic Manueline style. Nature and animal lovers flock to Lisbon Oceanarium, the biggest indoor aquarium in Europe and home to more than 450 species of seawater wildlife. History buffs can get in touch with some of the most important events in the history of Portugal at Jeronimos Monastery, home to Maritime Museum and National Archeology Museum.

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Where to stay in Lisbon

Check into one of Lisbon's grand city center hotels to position yourself well to explore the central historical districts on foot. To avoid the potentially high prices of some of the Old Town's central upscale hotels, try staying in a hostel instead. While some hostels have an upper age limit for their guests, they're affordable and oftentimes offer access to attractions on par with or better than bigger hotels. In the upper town, opt for one of the family-run bed and breakfasts, which provide affordable rooms and, as the name would suggest, include a meal as well.
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