Cultural Tourism in Lisbon
Cultural Tourism in Lisbon
Lisbon has long been a city full of art and history, making it one of the cities that receives the most Cultural Tourism.

Lisbon has long been a city full of art and history, making it one of the cities that receives the most Cultural Tourism. You'll find museums packed with medieval paintings and classical sculptures, to traditional Portuguese tiles and old horse-drawn carriages. Art lovers are equally well catered for, with a mix of galleries showcasing works by competent Portuguese artists, big international names, and exciting street art upstarts.

Lisbon offers travellers a variety of cultural attractions. Discover some activities that you should do on your Cultural Tourism trip in Lisbon.

1. Jerónimos Monastery: The monastery was declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It was built by King Manuel I on the site of Ermida do Restelo, where the explorer Vasco da Gama and his men spent time in pray.

2. Belém Tower: Together with the Jerónimos Monastery, this imposing tower was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983. One of the city's must-see attractions, the military construction served as a fortress and port during the Age of discoveries.

3. Trams, Funiculars and Elevators: These means of transportation are important to the identity of the famous Yellow 28 tram that takes passengers through the narrow streets of the city's historic and tourist districts. The Santa Justa Lift features a neo-Gothic style, and visitors ascend to a terrace with impressive views of the city.

4. Alfama: This charming neighbourhood is known as the birthplace of Fado, the traditional music of Lisbon. It retains much of its original design, as it was one of the less affected neighbourhoods by the devastating earthquake of 1755.

5. Chiado: This neighbourhood, located in the south of the city, is home to many artists. It also houses the oldest bookshop in the world: Livraria Bertrand.

6. Baixa: This neighbourhood was rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake. Today it has large spaces, palaces and pedestrian streets.

7. Saint George Castle: One of the most visited attractions in Lisbon, the castle was built in the mid-11th century. It has 11 towers, gardens and archaeological artefacts from more than 2,000 years of history.

8. Royal Treasure Museum: The museum opened to the public in June 2022. Its permanent collection of more than 1,000 pieces includes the crown jewels and pieces of Portuguese royalty.

9. National Tile Museum: A highlight of Portuguese culture, discover the tile's place in history from the 15th century to the present day.

10. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum: The museum houses an impressive collection of Egyptian, Mesopotamian and Persian objects and paintings by European artists.

Where to stay on your trip to Lisbon?

During your visit to Lisbon, you can stay at Residencial Florescente, which has more than 87 years of history in the hotel sector.
This is one of the oldest hotels in the historic area of ​​Lisbon, being one of the most recent works carried out during the summer.
Its excellent location is on Portas de Santo Antão Street, in the heart of the historic centre, known as the “Portuguese Broadway” for its theatres and concert halls.
From here you can visit the entire historic centre of the city on foot. It is located 5 minutes from the cosmopolitan Freedom Avenue.
Residencial Florescente restaurant, Bistro 99 offers a gastronomic concept of relaxed food.
The rooms are equipped with TV, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, hairdryer, amenities, safe, coffee maker (in superior/deluxe rooms), everything for you to enjoy maximum comfort during your trip to the city. Book now and venture into Cultural Tourism in Lisbon.