How to arrive at the Real Palácio Hotel in Lisbon
Lisbon long history, is dynamic, consists of a series of conquests and re-conquests. The best way is to go back to the origins of the city’s foundation. We thus suggest a visit to St. George's Castle, the highest of the seven hills that once formed Lisbon’s profile. It is believed that it was in this city site that the first settlement appeared that gave rise to Lisbon.
If the city’s history commences in the Castle, due to its imposing panoramic landscape, it is from here that you may also view the present and the future of the city. After leaving the Castle, a trip to Graça belvedere is a must, followed by the Alfama and Mouraria quarters, steeped in popular culture, traditional shops and dozens of “fado” – traditional folk singing - restaurants.
Going downhill, we enter Lisbon's Baixa (Downtown area), rebuilt in 1755, after the great earthquake, under the leadership of the Marquis of Pombal. Walk round the Baixa, discover its recesses, view the “Pombaline” architecture and enjoy some of the regional delicacies.
And should the Sun tempt you, the beaches of the Estoril coast, a mere 30 minutes away, also await your visit.
For the imaginative and the dreamers, the invitation is to visit the ancestral palaces and gardens of Sintra (preferred sites of poets Byron and Beckford), to become acquainted with histories of kings, queens and artists.
- Belém Cultural Centre
- National Coach Museum
- National Fine Arts Museum
- Ceramic Tile Museum
- Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Museum
- Oriental Museum
- Pavilion of Knowledge
- Lisbon Marine Aquarium
- Sanctuary of Christ the King
- St. George's Castle
- Lisbon Cathedral
- Casa dos Bicos
- Jerónimos Monastery
- Monument of the Discoveries
- Tower of Belém
Gardens and Belvederes
- Ajuda Botanical Garden
- Gardens of the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation
- Estrela Quarter Gardens
- Santa Justa City Lift
- Graça Belvedere
- São Pedro de Alcântara Belvedere
- Santa Catarina Belvedere
See our ideas for activities in Lisbon and experience the best of our region.