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Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When you visit Lisbon you will find many things to do and see that you will remember for the rest of your life. Indeed there are so many things to do in Lisbon that you may find yourself overwhelmed. It is best to plan which places and which Lisbon activities are most important to you so you don't miss out on what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Start with Lisbon tours. Sightseeing packages are arguably the most effective way to enjoy Portugal's capital city. Hop-on hop-off bus tours are popular because they allow each tourist to stop at any point on the map to enjoy attractions in Lisbon in an up close and personal way yet still be able to ride through some areas while enjoying a knowledgeable guide. Other Lisbon excursions include cruise tours

which show you exactly why people call Lisbon the Queen of the Sea.

The top tourist spots in Lisbon are mostly historic buildings and museums. Belem Tower is the most famous structure in the city and a must see attraction. Cristo-Rei the Christ the King statue is a duplicate of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. You can even enter the statue's base to visit the a chapel andl a gift shop or to have a quick bite to eat.

The National Museum of Ancient Aart is often touted as the best museum in the City of Seven Hills. However a local might tell you to go to Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to view works from such famous artists such as Rubens and Monet. Meanwhile tThe Bernardo Museum contains modern art from the likes of Dali Picasso and Warhol. For a change of pace visit the Design and Fashion Museum which charges no admission for tourists to view international fashion design.

Religion is very important to Portuguese history which is apparent when you visit the chapels and churches in the city. Go to the Sao Roque Church to view the beautiful mosaics and . Vvisit Madre de Deus Convent to see a display of tiles that are well known to anyone embroiled in Portuguese culture.

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Cascais

Laze in the sun on a soft sandy beach, stroll traditional lanes, savor Portuguese cuisine or just take in the atmosphere of this resort town near Lisbon. 

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Lisbon Old Town

Discover views over the old town from hilltop Graça, Moorish history in Alfama, bustling downtown Baixa, bohemian Chiado and nightlife in Bairro Alto. 

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Sintra

Medieval castles, royal parklands and forested mountains surround historic streetscapes just a short drive from the fresh seafood and surf of the Portugal coast.

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Alfama

Explore Moorish castles and medieval alleyways in Lisbon’s oldest district before an evening of traditional live music at an authentic Fado bar.

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Chiado

Discover this district of boutiques, bookshops and charming cafés that was once a hub for Lisbon’s writers and intellectuals.

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Belem

In this Portuguese city, travel back to times of global discovery. Tour this historic launch point for explorers seeking distant riches. 

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