Being a major city in Portugal, Lisbon also had a long historical background which gives it a rich architecture. Even the huge population of travelers arriving at this Portuguese city for business purpose can’t help, but admire Lisbon’s Portuguese architecture and construction, with touch of Portuguese late Gothic, 16th century and modern architecture.
From modern cafes and markets to museum and churches with ancient Portuguese architecture, Lisbon has many admirable landmarks posing as fascinating sites for travelers with keen interest in architecture.
This is the most remarkable symbol of Portugal's wealth and power during the 'Age of Discovery'. It has magnificent cloisters with each column carved differently with coral, sea motifs and coils of rope. A UNESCO World Heritage Monument, it is among the greatest triumphs of European Gothic Architecture.
This is one of the most admirable landmarks of the city. Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard, a French architect, built this extraordinary structure. There is a cafe at the top with stunning views of the city. 45 meters in height, this fascinating giant is exemplary of the post-Eiffel iron architecture.
This marvelous piece of architecture can be spotted from nearly everywhere within the city. Just outside its main gate is King Afonso Henriques's statue along with a series of cannons. The castle comprises of 18 towers which the visitors climb to catch some of the breathtaking views of the city.
Once a Gothic church, this architectural gem is now an archaeological museum housing a comprehensive collection of tombs, ceramics, mosaics and statuary. At the entrance, there is a stone imprinted with lettering of Gothic style. Visitors get awestruck by the amazing architecture of this wonderful tourist spot.
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