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Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) in Sintra

Pena Palace (Palácio Nacional da Pena) is the most complete and notable example of Portuguese Romantic architecture. Originally the palace was the former Hieronymus Monastery of Our Lady of Pena, built by King Manuel 1...
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Castelo de São Jorge – St. George’s Castle in Lisbon

Visiting Lisbon? It’s hard to miss Castelo de São Jorge (St. George’s Castle) high on a hill overlooking the city. Built in the mid-11th century, when the Moors ruled Portugal, this fort was built on what was considered to be the most difficult spot to access in the area. It’s purpose was to house ...
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Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) in Lisbon

Belem Tower is one of many important monuments around Lisbon. It was built between 1514 and 1520 on the northern bank of the Tagus, as part of the Tagus estuary defense system. Two distinct military architectural styles are found in the tower: the mediaeval keep; and the modern bulwark...
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Museu da Marioneta – Puppet Museum in Lisbon

Residing the in the restored Convento das Bernardas, Lisbon’s Museu da Marioneta (Puppet Museum) is the first and only museum in Portugal entirely dedicated to displaying, understanding and archiving marionette puppetry. Visitors will get a whole overview of the world of puppetry.
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Museu Nacional dos Coches – National Coach Museum in Lisbon

Take a trip through time and see transportation from centuries past. The National Coach Museum tells the story of how royalty and everyday people got around before there were cars, trains and planes. Portuguese Queen Amelia of Orleans-Braganza, wife of King Charles I...
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The Orient Museum (Museu do Oriente) in Lisbon

The Oriente Museum in Lisbon celebrates Portugal’s many discoveries, former colonies and multiple excursions to Asia. The permanent collection is divided into two areas. The first includes various pieces of exceptional value such as the range of 17th and 18th century Chinese and Japanese...