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Architecture of Lisbon

02 October 2009

1147 – Santa Maria Maior de Lisboa Cathedral, Lisbon

Lisbon’s cathedral, called the Sé Patriarchal, is one of the largest constructions of Romanesque origin in Portugal. The Portuguese word Sé, meaning cathedral, comes from the word sede meaning bishop’s seat. The origins...

02 October 2009

1300 – Castle of Sao Jorge, Lisbon

The Castelo de Sao Jorge stands above the center of Lisbon to the east. The origins of this former fortress date back to an Iron Age settlement on this site, which was occupied...

02 October 2009

1515 – Belém Tower, Lisbon

Architect: Francisco de Arruda The Torré de Belém stands on the bank of the Tagus where it widens into a large bay. Originally conceived as a lighthouse and simultaneously a defensive fortress for...

02 October 2009

1572 – Jerónimos Monastery, Lisbon

Architect: Diogo de Boytaca / Joao de Castilho Parallel to the bank of the Tagus and measuring almost 300m, stands one of Portugal’s most famous buildings, the former Hieronymite Convent. The convent complex...

02 October 2009

1775 – King José I Monument, Lisbon

Architect: Machado de Castro

02 October 2009

1775 – Praça do Comércio, Lisbon

Architect: Eugénio dos Santos / Veríssimo da Costa The royal palace Paço da Ribeira, into which Manuel I moved in the 16th C. from the Castle of Sà£o Jorge, stood on this site...

02 October 2009

1793 – Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos, Lisbon

Architect: José da Costa e Silva The Teatro Nacional de Sà£o Carlos is Lisbon’s opera house and was opened in 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House,...

02 October 2009

1846 – Teatro Nacional D. Maria II, Lisbon

Architect: Fortunato Lodi The theatre was built on the site of the old Estaus Palace, built around 1450 as a lodging for foreign dignitaries and noblemen visiting Lisbon. In the 16th century, when...

02 October 2009

1850 – Museu da Marinha, Lisbon

Part of the Jerónimos Monastery complex which was rebuilt and partly restored at the end of the 19th century in the Neo Manueline style

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