a wide range of cultural activities, excellent restaurants and charming narrow streets
to explore. Don't miss the opportunity to listen to "Fado" music
whilst in the city - this folk style of music is unique to Portugal and can be heard live at many of the city's restaurants and bars.
Attractions include:Mosteiro dos Jerónimos (6.3km)
Construction of this 16th-century monastery
began in the reign of Dom Manuel I to celebrate the discovery of the sea route to India. It was finished under Dom João III (1502-1557). It is one of the most important buildings in Portugal and has been classified by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.Castelo São Jorge (3.8km)
The castle is a living memory of events that have shaped the history of Portugal, having been in the hands of Romans, Suevians, Visigoths and Muslims. It was rebuilt in the 1940s and has been recently renovated. From the castle, you can visit the medieval quarters of Alfama and Mouraria.Cathedral of Lisbon (3.4km)
Lisbon's cathedral, the Sé, was built by the first king of Portugal
, Dom Afonso Henriques (1109-1185). Its interior takes the form of a Latin cross with three naves. The 12th-century baptismal fountain where St Anthony was Christened, and the Gothic chapel
with a nativity scene by Machado de Castro, are also interesting sights.Palácio da Ajuda (5.3km)
This royal palace, built in the 19th century
after the earthquake destroyed the old palace, has never been finished completely. It has a classical facade and a precious library.