Lisbon in 3 days: where to go in Lisbon

Lisbon in 3 days

Lisbon in 3 days

The coat of arms and flag of the Portuguese capital depicts the sea and a sailing ship. These symbols of the city, which for many centuries was one of the most significant centers of navigation in the Old World, can be seen in different places: on houses and in advertising brochures, in shop windows and in paintings by local artists. Lisbon in 3 days is a great opportunity to get to know the city from where ships in the old days, whose captains fearlessly plowed the seas and discovered new lands.

Harmony of styles

The history of Lisbon has more than twenty centuries, in which there were many bright events, wars and upheavals. The city serves as a vivid example of how the heritage of different eras can be harmoniously combined on the same streets, and architectural styles can be intertwined in an intricate, but very pleasing to the eye pattern..
The city center is its Palace Square, reconstructed after the earthquake. It happened in 1755 and practically destroyed the capital of Portugal completely. The restored square today features symmetrical buildings, an equestrian statue of King Jose I, erected in the 18th century, and a place for meeting and strolling for both townspeople and guests..

By order of the queen

One of the most beautiful buildings in the city, acquaintance with which should be included in the excursion program "Lisbon in 3 days" - Basilica da Estrela. It was erected at the end of the 18th century by order of the queen. Maria of Portugal vowed to build a temple in honor of the birth of her son. She kept her word, but Prince Jose died suddenly, two years before the end of the work..
The basilica rises above the city, and its snow-white dome is visible from different points of Lisbon. Marble of three colors was used by the builders for facing the temple, and its main attraction is the Christmas nativity scene, consisting of five hundred figures. The founder of the temple, Queen Mary, is buried under the vaults of the church.

Views of the Tagus

The best views of the city and the Tagus River are from the observation deck of the National Portuguese Pantheon - the Church of Saint Engrassia. The temple, founded in 1682, stands on a hill, its shape is in the shape of a Greek cross, and the long construction of the church has become a household name in Portugal. "Building Santa Engrassia" means now infinitely long work on something.
Despite the long-term construction, the temple amazes with its majestic appearance, and the interiors - luxury. Many prominent figures are buried in the Church of Saint Engrassia, including the navigator Vasco da Gama, who brought real maritime glory to his homeland..


  • Lisbon in 3 days
  • Lisbon in 3 days