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Undiscovered Portugal – Lisbon to the Algarve Tour Day 2 Lisbon

Our first full day in Lisbon saw us going on a coach tour of the city in the morning and having free time in the afternoon to sightsee in places of our choosing. We decided to explore the streets close to our hotel. This 9-day tour is run by Titan. If you are wondering about day 1 this was traveling from the UK to Portugal where we arrived at our hotel in the late afternoon, so there is no video of that.

Watch the video:

The video of Lisbon was recorded on 6 June 2023 with a DJI Pocket camera.

Below are some stills from the Lisbon video.

The Jerónimos Monastery

The Jerónimos Monastery, also called Hieronymites Monastery, is along with the Tower of Belém, one of the most visited sites in Lisbon. UNESCO declared it a World Heritage Site in 1983. This landmark is called Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Portuguese.

The religious building was designed by the Portuguese architect Diogo de Boitaca to commemorate the return of Vasco da Gama from India. The construction began on 6 January 1501 and wasn’t completed until the seventeenth century.  The building is predominantly Manueline style (Portuguese late Gothic).

The Belém Tower

The Belém Tower (Torre de Belém) was built between 1514 and 1520 in a Manuelino style by the Portuguese architect and sculptor Francisco de Arruda. It was classified as a World Heritage Site in 1983 by UNESCO.

Constructed on the northern bank of the Tagus River, this tower was used to defend the city. Years later, it was transformed into a lighthouse and customs house

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries)

The Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument to the Discoveries) stands 170 Ft (52 m) tall. This stunning monument was designed to commemorate the Age of Discoveries in Portugal. It was inaugurated in 1960, on the fifth centenary of one of the country’s great discoverers, Prince Henry the Navigator, who discovered the Azores, Madeira, and Cape Verde.

More info: https://www.lisbon.net/attractionshydcot