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Lisbon is one of the most vibrant cities in Europe which offers a curious blend of traditional heritage and striking modernism. This large Portuguese city boasts a plethora of stunning white-domed cathedrals, ancient Roman ruins, grandeur royal castles and many other incredible archaeological sites, so it’s a great sightseeing spot. There is so much to explore here; hop aboard a funicular, ride a vintage tram, go swimming and kite surfing at the stunning Guincho Beach, wander through the streets of the Sao Vicente neighbourhood to explore gorgeous murals and wall art and step inside the Oceanario de Lisboa aquarium to spot over 8,000 marine creatures, including rays, sharks, coral reefs and sea otters. You can book exclusive holidays to Lisbon from India through Brightsun Travel.
Lisbon boasts a wealth of superb museums and art galleries which allow you to step back in time and learn about Portugal’s fascinating cultural heritage. Visit the National Museum of Ancient Art to explore a collection of more than 40,000 items, including oil paintings, textiles, glassware, silverware and furniture. Step inside the Berardo Collection Museum to browse more than 900 paintings created by renowned artists, including Roy Lichtenstein and Francis Bacon. Head to the Museum of the Orient to witness a variety of more than 3,000 items, including paintings, sculptures and Chinese ceramics dating back to the Neolithic period. Another captivating museum worth visiting in Lisbon is the National Coach Museum that showcases lots of 17th century ceremonial rides, sedan chairs and vehicles.
Lisbon is home to an incredible selection of iconic landmarks. The most distinguished among them is the 16th century Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO-listed monument which features beautifully ornate carvings, stunning facades and gilded spires. Another must-see attraction in Lisbon is the Sao Jorge, a medieval castle with Moorish architecture, a large-terraced square and high-rise towers which offer panoramic views of the city. Then there’s the 16th century Tower of Belem, classified by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity, which features impressive Portuguese colonial architecture. Other excellent tourist attractions in Lisbon include the spectacular Royal Palace of the Alcacova and Comercio Square, one of Europe’s largest squares. Contact Brightsun Travel to book luxury holiday packages to Lisbon and discover all that this immense city has to offer.