Lisbon Museums and Sights
Lisbon, Portugal travel guide
ABOVE: Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (Monastery of
Museums and monuments
Lisbon's Museu do Oriente
A stunning new museum in a former salt-cod warehouse traces Portugal's
historic and cultural role in the Far East, introduces Asian gods, and has
temporary exhibits drawn from a collection of more than 13,000 objects.
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Lisbon's Oceanarium is the biggest
aquarium in Europe and the second-largest in the world. The shiplike exhibit
building has a huge tank and offers activities that range from backstage tours
to slumber parties with sharks.
Sintra's Pena National Palace
Take a suburban train to Sintra, a thousand-year-old mountain town that's
famous for its royal palaces--including the park and palace of Pena, where an
over-the-top mock Moorish and medieval castle sits atop a rocky promontory.
Cabo da Roca
From Lisbon, it's an easy trip by public transportation to the far Western tip
of Continental Europe.
This superb example of Manueline architecture is one of Lisbon's "must-see"
attractions. An interesting Naval
Museum is next door.
The fortress at the entrance to Lisbon on the River Tagus was built in the 16th
Century. Don't miss the view from the top.
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