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    Lisbon Portela Airport: Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, 1700-111 Lisboa, Portugal

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Castelo de São Jorge

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 7.1km

The Castle of St George is perched on the highest of Lisbon’s seven hills, high above the Baixa and the Mouraria (the Moorish Quarter). The site was occupied by Romans, Visigoths and Moors and was the royal residence until the late-fifteenth century; it was rebuilt in the 1940s.
Tel: (21) 887 7244. Fax: (21) 887 5695.

Tram 28
Tram 28

Tram 28

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 5.9km

The legendary Tram 28 is a tourist attraction in itself. Vintage trams still ply the well worn route from the city centre on sea level, right up through the jumble of streets towards the heights of St. George Castle. On the way the tram slices open the city, providing insights into the Lisbon way of life, as well as offering sweeping views back towards the city and out over the Rio Tejo.
Tel: (21) 361 3000

Torre de Belém

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 15.2km

One of the city’s most famous sights is more impressive on the outside than on the inside. This white stone tower, built in the early-sixteenth century to defend the river, was the last thing that the seafaring adventurers saw before setting out on their epic adventures. It is an excellent example of the Manueline style of architecture, with fanciful naval themes. A gangway leads to the very average museum within the tower.
Avenida de Brasília
Tel: (21) 362 0034. Fax: (21) 363 9145.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 41.6km

This sixteenth-century monastery is one of the few surviving examples of medieval, Manueline architecture (named after Manuel I and featuring naval motifs) and is listed (along with the Torre de Belém) as a UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also the resting place of Vasco da Gama and the nation’s most famous writer, Luís de Camões.
Praça do Império
Tel: (21) 362 0034. Fax: (21) 363 9145.

Parque das Nações

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 4.0km

The former Expo98 site has been converted into a mixed-use area, with a collage of housing, tourist attractions and a wide walkway on the Rio Tejo. The Torre Vasco da Gama, the site’s landmark tower and Lisbon’s tallest building, has an observation platform and restaurant two-thirds of the way up. The Oceanário, one of the largest oceanariums in the world, is one of the city’s most popular attractions.
Tel: (21) 891 9898 or 891 7002 (Oceanário) or 891 8409 (Atlantico).
Fax: (21) 891 9003 or 895 5762 (Oceanário) or 891 8413 (Atlantico).

Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 5.1km

This is a treasure house of art covering almost every significant epoch. Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Islamic and Oriental art comprise half the exhibition rooms; the rest is devoted to European art from medieval times to the early twentieth century.
Avenida de Berna 45
Tel: (21) 795 0236 or 795 0241 (Centro de Arte Moderna).

Centro Cultural de Belém

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 14.2km

This modern complex houses the Museu do Design as well as performance and exhibition spaces. The museum features twentieth-century design, divided into ‘Luxury’, ‘Pop’ and ‘Cool’ themes, supplemented by temporary exhibitions.
Praça do Império
Tel: (21) 361 2400 or 361 2444 (tickets). Fax: (21) 361 2500 or 361 2560 (tickets).

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 12.1km

Essentially Portugal’s national gallery, the museum’s collections of painting and sculpture date from the twelfth century and include a wide range of works by Portuguese and international artists.
Rua das Janelas Verdes 9
Tel: (21) 397 6001. Fax: (21) 397 3703.

Sé (Cathedral)

Distance from Lisbon International Airport: 6.8km

Built in the twelfth century by Dom Alfonso Henriques, Portugal’s first king, Lisbon’s cathedral is primarily Romanesque in style, although later styles were incorporated when earthquake damage was repaired. The cloister dates from the thirteenth century and the Baroque sacristy houses the remains of St Anthony (Lisbon’s patron saint) and other treasures.
Rua do Castelo / Largo da Sé