A. Strengths and Weaknesses of Lisbon
The Torre de Belém is the most iconic landmark of the Portuguese capital Lisbon.
Wonderful viewpoints all over the city, especially from the St. George's Castle, the majestic Mosteiro dos Jerónimos in Belém as well as the gorgeous Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira are all part of Lisbon's colourful cityscape.
Among the highlights of a trip to Lisbon figures the Oceanário de Lisboa, one of the very best aquariums in Europe (and #11 in the world), which was designed by the famous American architect Peter Chermayeff.
Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the mighty River Tagus, Lisbon enjoys a truly stunning setting and scores very solid throughout all of the other categories as well, while being one of the most affordable of Europe’s capitals.
While there is a lot to see (100+ attractions), no sight really stands out, and only Belem Tower is rated over 6/10.
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B. Best Things to Do in Lisbon (Detailed List with Photos and Information)
They contribute to a sights score of 6.90/10.
MOSTEIRO DOS JERONIMOS (Monastery of St Jerome) 6
This 16th-century white limestone church and monastery is the resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama.
Architectural highlights include the splendid Gothic- and Renaissance-style double cloister as well as the ornamented South Portal.
D. Top 10 List of the Best Things to Do in Lisbon (including close-by excursions)
SINTRA (town with palaces, 32 km from Lisbon) 8
TORRE DE BELÉM 7
Palácio de Queluz (Palace, 16 km from Lisbon) 7
MOSTEIRO DOS JERONIMOS 6
Oceanário de Lisboa 6
St. George's Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge, viewpoint) 6
Palácio dos Marqueses de Fronteira with Garden 6
Museu Calouste-Gulbenkian 6
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte (viewpoint) 5
Elevador de Santa Justa 5
E. Best day trips and excursions from Lisbon
The highlights of the CULTURAL LANDSCAPE OF SINTRA include:
-PALÁCIO DA PENA (PENA PALACE) 7
-QUINTA DA REGALEIRA 7
-CASTELO DOS MOUROS (Moorish Castle) 6
-PALÁCIO NACIONAL DE SINTRA (National Palace) 6
Palácio de Queluz (Palace of Queluz, in Queluz, 16 km from Lisbon) 7
Cascais (seaside town, 34 km from Lisbon) 6