Castelo de Sao Jorge

One of the oldest sites in Lisbon, this castle dates back to almost 2nd century BC.  One of the major historical significance of this place was, that Vasco da Gama, after he discovered India, was received by the then King of Portugal.

Today, Castelo de Sao Jorge stands as one of the major landmarks in the city of Portugal.  Apart from having a gallery which gives a lot of information about the history of Lisbon and Portugal, the castle also has a camera obscure which allows the visitors to have a 360-degree view of the entire city of Lisbon.

The Discoveries Monument

This iconic monument is situated at the Northern banks of the River Tagus.  The Discoveries Monument was built as a tribute to Henry the Navigator, who led various Portuguese expeditions. This monument is also dedicated to all those people who helped Portugal become a dominant superpower and go on to rule the seas during the14th Century.

The monument was originally built to increase trade during the depression period but with time it became the symbol of a super power which Portugal used to be.

The monument also has a museum inside it, which gives a lot of information about the history of Lisbon.

Lisbon Oceanarium

One of the largest aquariums in the world, Lisbon Oceanarium is a tourist’s delight, especially for those who love aquatic life.

You can find more than hundreds of thousands of aquatic species of different kinds. One of the major highlights is that all the aquatic species are provided an ecosystem to thrive in. For example, a penguin is provided a habitat which resembles the ecosystem of Antarctica, similarly a killer whale is given a habitat similar to the pacific ecosystem.

The species are separated by an invisible acrylic wall which gives the impression that they are all swimming together.

Lisbon Cathedral

One of the oldest cathedrals in the city of Lisbon, the existence of the Lisbon Cathedral dates back to almost 12th century and is one of the most famous places of worship in Portugal.

The cathedral has undergone several restorations due to which it is a standing picture of various architectural styles such as gothic, neoclassical, etc.

The cathedral currently is the headquarters of the Bishop of Lisbon.

Estadio Jose Alvalade

Portugal is known for its Football and has produced some fine players such as Luis Figo, Christiano Ronaldo, among others.

A football fan would love to see a football match in Estadio Jose Alvalade which was built in the year 2003 and was one of the playing venues during the Euro 2004.

The stadium is home to Sporting Clube de Portugal which is one of the three largest football clubs in Portugal.

The first match was a friendly, played between Sporting Clube de Portugal and Manchester United in which the former emerged as the eventual winners.

The stadium is located only seven kilometres north from the city of Lisbon. Hence a football fan would love to soak in the atmosphere provided by this beautiful five star stadium.