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Lisbon, Portugal

The discoveries of early explorers made a small kingdom a world power and its capital a wealthy city. Your explorations in Lisbon can include the village-like Alfama district,churches, castles, and elegant 18th-century squares.

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Lisbon, Portugal

Port of Call

The One Thing You Don't Want to Miss

Don't miss the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, or Jeronimo's Monastery. Commissioned in 1501 after Vasco da Gama's return from his voyage, this remarkable monastery is a beautiful and unique example of Manueline architecture.

Other Fun Things to Do

  • Explore the streets of Lisbon from Rossio Square to the main thoroughfare, the Avenida da Liberdade. Visit the monastery and the Maritime Museum, which houses miniature boats and original maps chronicling the history of navigation from the Middle Ages to today.
  • Visit Sintra, considered one of the most beautiful palaces in Portugal. It was once the summer residence of Portuguese kings and aristocrats.
  • Walk through the charming village of Fatima, where numerous sightings of the blessed Virgin Mary have been reported.

Get a Taste of Local Flavor

While you're in Portugal, be sure to try the fantastic Portuguese breads. They make a delicious accompaniment for seafood stews and soups.

Local Currency

As part of the European Union, Portugal's official currency is the Euro (EUR). Credit cards and traveler's checks are also widely accepted. Every purchase is subject to a value-added tax.

Weather in Lisbon, Portugal


Temperature Fahrenheit Celsius
Average High 57° 13.89°
Average Low 47° 8.33°
Mean Temperature -14.44°
Record High 60° 15.56°
Record Low -41° -40.56°
Precipitation Inches Centimeters
Average Precip. 3.61 in 9.17 cm

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