Lisbon, Portugal Night and Daytime Photos
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This gallery features night and daytime Lisbon, Portugal images including the UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Belem such as the Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, Vasco da Gama Tomb, and sites in Lisbon's famous Alfama, Baixa, and Bairro Alto areas and much more.
Belem Tower was built in 1520 and was the last structure seen by the famous Portugese explore sailors as they left port and the first as they returned home.
Jerónimos Monastery was built in the 16th century by order of King Manuel. It is made of white limestone and stretches about 300 yards in length. It serves as a monument honoring the great Portugese navigators for their discoveries. Vasco da Gama's Tomb is located in the monestery. The church inside features palm tree like columns and sea motifs.
Alfama is Lisbon's quarter with medieval alleys and outstanding views. One can take the 12E Trolley to the top of the quarter to see the Castle and excellent views in all directions. At the base, is Praco do Comercio, site of the Portugal Royal Palace till the 1755 earthquake and tsunami.The square has Lisbon's Arch of Triumph which has the famous Portugese Vasco da Gama and Pombal. The square also features a statue of King Jose 1 and his horse stomping on snakes, and an elephant representing former Portugese colonies in Africa and India.
The Castle of St. George can be seen from almost everywhere in the city. Its oldest parts date from the 6th century, when it was fortified by the Romans. It became the royal palace until another one (that was destroyed in the Great Earthquake) was built in today's Praco do Comercio.
Vista do miradouro de Nossa Senhora do Monte
The viewpoint is developed in front of the Chapel of Our Lady of Mount . From it can be seen to the south, the Sea of Straw , the Castle of St. George , part of downtown Lisbon and the estuary of the Tagus river , to the west, the Bairro Alto to the Monsanto Forest Park and north the valley of Avenida Almirante Reis .The Parliament building, a magnificent example of Neo-Gothic architecture, is just over 100 years old. It's the third largest Parliament building in the world, and is also home to the Hungarian Crown Jewels. Tours are available when the National Assembly is not in session.
Baixa, and Bairro Alto areas
Noteworth sites to see are the Convento Do carmo, Rossio Square, Rossio Station, Largo de Sao Domingo, and the Monument to the Jews slaughtered during the Inquisition. Click on the link below for more details.
Photos shot while on a Tauck Tour of Portugal and Spain in September, 2016.
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