Visit Lisbon, an open Air-Museum, during Dental Treatments Trip | Medidental Lisbon

HERITAGE

Lisbon: a city-museum to be discovered

Lisbon is an authentic open-air museum, whose history is told on the façades of its buildings, by statues raised to famous figures, by the names of its streets and plazas, in inscriptions of façades and a variety of monuments.

If we start the itinerary in the Baixa, namely in the Terreiro do Paço (where King Carlos was assassinated and where various ministries had their headquarters) notice the arch and the clock of the Rua Augusta, the MUDE (Design and Fashion Museum) and also the jam-packed shop windows like those in Rua do Ouro and Rua da Prata.

In turn, if we go up one of the seven hills, you will certainly be impressed with the magnificence of the Sé Cathedral, St George's Castle, the National Pantheon, the Church of St Vincent Outside the Walls, the Casa dos Bicos (literally “House of Spikes” dedicated to Saramago) and the magnificent views from the belvederes and vantage points of Graça, Senhora do Monte, Portas do Sol, Santo Estêvão and Santa Luzia.

On the other side of the Baixa, you can take a ride on the Santa Justa Elevator to the church and the barracks of the Largo do Carmo, epicentre of the April revolution that put an end to the dictatorship of Marcelo Caetano and his predecessor, Oliveira Salazar.

Take some time to do some shopping in the renovated Armazéns do Chiado, take a coffee in the Brasileira with the bronze statue of the poet Fernando Pessoa and enjoy the views from the Santa Catarina (Adamastor) and S. Pedro de Alcântara belvederes.

Continue on to Príncipe Real, a fashionable area of the city, where you can also visit the Natural History Museum (you may need some time) and the Mãe de Água and Patriarcal Reservoirs, ending your walk at the Águas Livres Aqueduct.

Then, stroll downhill to the Cais do Sodré and follow the waterfront. The Jerónimos Monastery, the National Coach Museum, Belém Tower, the Monument to the Discoveries, the Electricity Museum, MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology) and Champalimaud Foundation are all places that simply have to be photographed.

Fall in love with a city that is a real art gallery, which has the longest suspension bridge in Europe and the second largest Oceanarium in the world, and which is embraced every day by the 110 meter high Christ the King statue, a white stone symbol of faith.


Note: If you wish, Medidental can organise your whole stay with regard to visits (individual or guided) to monuments, museums and a variety of circuits, always based on your preferences provided beforehand.