Lisbon and Centre
Discover the charms of the Portuguese capital and the wonders of central Portugal.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos e Igreja de Santa Maria de Belém
The remarkable Jerónimos Monastery of Lisbon is one of the most attractive and imposing monuments of the city of Lisbon. It is a masterpiece of portuguese architecture from the 16th century, it’s classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Regaleira Palace is the main building and the more common name for Quinta da Regaleira. The palatial villa is situated on the mountainside not far from Sintra’s historical centre and is a 4-hectare estate into a palace surrounded by lush gardens, lakes, grottoes and enigmatic constructions with hidden alchemical meanings.
Convento da Ordem de Cristo
Convent of Christ is the name usually given to the monument ensemble consisting of the Templar Castle of Tomar, the Order of Christ convent of Rebirth, the conventual wall - now known as the Seven Hills Woods, the Immaculate Conception Hermitage and the conventual aqueduct also known as the Pegões Aqueduct. The castle had its foundation in 1160 and comprised the walled village, the yard and the military house situated between the Master´s house - the Alcáçova (fortified citadel with a sovereign residence), the knight's round-shaped Oratorium known as Charola, finished in 1190.
Basílica da Santíssima Trindade
Located in the Shrine of Fátima, the church is a modern building of circular shape and white color, the color of the stone that covers it, coming from this region and known as white of the sea.
The construction of the Old Cathedral began in the 12th century under the direction of Master Roberto, who was directing in the same period the works of the Cathedral of Lisbon. The Romanic church, built in yellow limestone, is located on a slope and is composed by three aisles, prominent transept and threefold headboard. The one floor cloister, located on the southern side of the church was built in the beginning of the 13th century.
Palácio Nacional de Mafra
The Palace of Mafra is a monumental Baroque palace and monastery. Construction began in 1717 and was completely concluded in 1755. The Palace was built as a consequence of a vow the king John V made if his wife gave him offspring. This palace’s highlights are the majestic rooms for the royal occupancy and the curious monastery that used to share walls with the royal palace.