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Castelo De São Jorge

Castelo de São Jorge is one of the oldest structures in Lisbon. This was once a fortress (taken by the Moors in 1147), and now a must-see landmark with fantastic views of the city.
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Mosteiro Dos Jerónimos

In Belém, situated west of the city along the river, lies Lisbon’s and possibly Portugal’s most important historical monument. Here you can see an opulent church and cloistered garden built in the elegant Manuelian style at the beginning of the 16th century when Portugal was a great sea-going power. There are several other sights close by.
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National Tile Museum

National Tile Museum is devoted to the tiles which are so typical in Portugal, housed in a monastery whose varying building styles and decoration gives a good summary of the country’s history. One of the high points is an enormous tiled fresco which shows Lisbon as it was just before the big earthquake in 1755.
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Parque Das Nações

The area where Expo 98 was held has been successfully transformed into a centre for exhibitions, leisure and culture. The extensive amount of building since the Expo almost overshadows pearls such as Siza Vieira’s Portugal pavilion and Santiago Calatrava’s adjacent Oriente Station.
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Oceanario de Lisboa

This is one of the biggest aquariums in Europe and it shows more than 100 different species. Some of the animals that are exposed here are barracudas, tuna, sharks, rays and one of the most popular attractions is a large sunfish. This is an adventure for all ages.
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