Sacristy of the Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora in Lisbon Portugal

Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora

LISBON, Portugal – The Monastery of Sao Vicente de Fora is a 17th-century monastery that features impressive polychromatic marble and the tomb of several Portuguese kings.

Ramparts of Castelo de Sao Jorge in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon’s Castelo de Sao Jorge

LISBON, Portugal – Sitting high on a hill overlooking the center of Lisbon, the Moorish Saint George Castle looks exactly how a castle should look, with its imposing ramparts offering spectacular views over the city.

National Pantheon in Lisbon Portugal

The Luminaries of Portuguese History and Culture

LISBON, Portugal — Under the distinctive white dome, the National Parthenon pays tribute to luminaries in Portuguese history and culture, including navigators, kings, presidents, writers, poets, and even soccer players.

King Jose I in Praca do Comercio in Lisbon Portugal with Full Moon

Lisbon’s Royal Town Square

LISBON, Portugal — In a space once occupied by the royal palace, Lisbon’s Praça do Comércio (or Commerce Square) occupies not just prime real estate but also a central place in the city’s life.

Coats-of-Arms Room (Sala dos Brascoes) at the Palace of Sintra, Sintra Portugal

Palace of Sintra

SINTRA, Portugal — The Palace of Sintra sits in the heart of the old town section of Sintra. From 1385 through 1880 it was a royal residence and summer escape.

Icons on Display in the Museu de Sao Roque in Lisbon Portugal

Museu de São Roque

LISBON, Portugal — Attached to the Igreja de São Roque, the Museu de São Roque displays artifacts related to the church’s history, collections of the Jesuits, and other items.

World War I Exhibit at Military Museum in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon’s Military Museum

LISBON, Portugal — Lisbon’s Military Museum, housed in a 16th-century cannon foundry next to the Tagus River, showcases Portugal’s important military history.

Graffiti in Lisbon Portugal

Lisbon’s Graffiti

LISBON, Portugal — Lisbon has nowhere near the level of rampant graffiti that Athens has, but there is still some creative and impressive street art in the downtown area.