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Most ships dock at the Santa Apolonia cruise dock in Lisbon. From here it is an easy walk to the Praca do Comercio (main square). You will find a trainstation nearby, a hop on hop off bus and taxis. Read the full Lisbon cruise port guide for tips on what to do in Lisbon and how to get there.
Santa Apolonia, Lisbon
This is the Leixoes cruise dock. This new cruise terminal offers great facilities to arriving cruise passengers. Read the full Leixoes – Porto cruise port guide for all the information on where you are going to dock and how to get to Porto by bus or metro.
This UNESCO world heritage site is a unique tower from 1515 and for the last 500 years it has been guarding the entrance to the Tagus river and Lisbon. Over the centuries it has been many things and you can learn about its function and history inside in the Governor’s Chamber, King’s Chamber, Chapel and Battery room.
Av. de Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
If you are docking at the Santa Apolonia area that the district of Alfama is right in front of your ship. Explore it by foot to get a sense for medieval Lisbon. It truly is one of the most charming districts of Europe. From the ship, simply cross the road and aim in an uphill direction. Alfama is dotted with viewpoints. Keep your eyes open when you walk through this neighbourhood, you never quite know when the next best thing pops around the corner.
This historical church is about 10 minute walk from the ship. It is one of the very few churches in Lisbon to survive the earthquake in 1755. Because it survived so many earthquakes it is a mix of all kind of different architectural styles.
Largo da Sé, 1100-585 Lisboa, Portugal
This lift is a must see in Lisbon. It stands in the city centre and it connects the lower streets of Baixa with the 30 meter higher neighbourhood Largo de Carmo. It was designed by a student of Gustav Eiffel around 1900. Take it up for a ride or use the metro station for free to get to the higher neighborhoods.
R. do Ouro, 1150-060 Lisboa, Portugal
Also known as the Basilica of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is a 18th century late baroque basilica not just known for its beautiful structure, but also for its hidden room where you will find this golden work or art with over 500 cork figures depicting the nativity scene.
Praça da Estrela, 1200-667 Lisboa, Portugal
This tram is the most famous tram of Lisbon. They are historical trams from the 1930’s. They pass though many of Lisbon’s finest districts, including Baixa, Alfama and Estrela. It is a public tram so you can hop on and off where ever you want. See map for the closest and convenient locations to pick it up.
This late Gothic Manueline monastery is one not to be missed. It is one of the highlights in Lisbon and the jewel of the neighborhood Belem. There are tons of things to see and do in and around it. Take a 15 euro taxi, or tram 15 to it from the dock. Vasco da Gama and his crew spent their last night in Portugal in prayer before leaving for the unknown on a voyage that would find them the route to India. One of the things to see inside the Jeronimos monastery is the final resting place of Vasco da Gama. Find his large tomb in this church.
Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
In the Jeronimos monastery we find the famous Maritime Museum. Learn all about the role of the Portuguese as pioneers in world exploration. See the tools, the ambitions and the conquests they have made in one of the most exciting times in history: the Age of Discovery.
Praça do Império, 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal
In one of the busiest quarters of Lisbon we find the most liviest pedestrian street of Lisbon. Go shopping, people watching or enjoy the unique ambiance of Lisbon here. Walk it from beginning to end to get a feel for the city centre district of Lisbon: Baixa
Rua Augusta, Lisbon
In the middle of town you can find this beautiful station where you can catch the train to famous Sintra: the town of palaces. Tickets coast you just a few euro, trains go about every 15 minutes and take about 40 minute. The train station in Sintra is 1 km away from the city centre.
R. 1º de Dezembro, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal