Lisbon City Breaks
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Lisbon, the contemporary capital of Portugal, is perched on the country's Atlantic coast and also stretches along the banks of the pretty River Tagus. This charming city holds strongs ties to its past with fairytale palaces, spectacular churches and beautiful castles mirroring Lisbon's exhuberant cultural heritage. Cobbled streets and winding alleyways enclose the city's wonderful historic monuments which include Lisbon Cathedral, St. George's Castle and the truly mesmerizing Torre de Belém.
Lisbon CathedralThe oldest church in Lisbon and one of the last lines of defence for the city during the 16th century. A mix of gothic and Romanesque style, the cathedral features detailed cloisters, beautifully constructed arches and fascinating statues.
Belém TowerBuilt on a small basalt island in 1514, this fortified tower acted as a defence fortress and a gateway to the city. Earning UNESCO World Heritage status in 1983, Belém Tower is one of Lisbon's most popular attractions.
St. Jerome's MonasteryEstablished at the start of the 16th century, this breath-taking Manueline structure was built to commemorate great Portuguese voyages around the world. It was UNESCO listed in 1983 and feature magnificent carved cloisters and a fountain.
OceanariumThe largest oceanarium in Europe and second largest in the world behind Osaka oceanarium. It's inhabited by over 16,000 animals and plant species including sharks, sting rays and Eusébio and Amália, the centre's famous sea otters.
Rossio SquareThe lively Rossio Square in the centre of Lisbon is dominated by two huge baroque fountains complete with marble statues of justice, wisdom, moderation and strength. Many café's, bars, restaurants and shops line the square.
Fatima90 minutes from Lisbon is the catholic centre of Fatima. The once small village now houses an enormous church, hosting millions of pilgrims every year and it's claimed that visions of the Virgin Mary were experienced here in 1917.