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Our most recommended Lisbon Metropolitan Area Museums & Exhibitions

Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Entrance Ticket

1. Sintra: Pena Palace and Park Entrance Ticket

The palace is situated in the eastern part of the Park of Pena, which one has to pass through to reach the steep ramp built by the Baron of Eschwege that provides access to the castle-like building. The palace itself is composed of two wings: the former Manueline monastery of the Order of St. Jerome and the wing built in the 19th century by King Ferdinand II. These wings are ringed by a third architectural structure that is a fantastical version of an imaginary castle, whose walls one can walk around and which comprises battlements, watchtowers, an entrance tunnel and even a drawbridge. In 1838, King Ferdinand II acquired the former Hieronymite monastery of Our Lady of Pena, which was built by King Manuel I in 1511 on the top of the hill above Sintra and had been left unoccupied since 1834 when the religious orders were suppressed in Portugal. The monastery consisted of the cloister and its outbuildings, the chapel, the sacristy and the bell tower, which today form the northern section of the Palace of Pena, or the Old Palace as it is known. King Ferdinand began by making repairs to the former monastery, which, according to the historical sources of that time, was in very bad condition. He refurbished the whole of the upper floor, replacing the fourteen cells used by the monks with larger-sized rooms and covering them with the vaulted ceilings that can still be seen today. In roughly 1843, the king decided to enlarge the palace by building a new wing (the New Palace) with even larger rooms (the Great Hall is a good example of this), ending in a circular tower next to the new kitchens. The building work was directed by the Baron of Eschwege. The 1994 repair works restored the original colors of the Palace’s exterior: pink for the former monastery and ochre for the New Palace. In transforming a former monastery into a castle-like residence, King Ferdinand showed that he was heavily influenced by German romanticism, and that he probably found his inspiration in the Stolzenfels and Rheinstein castles on the banks of the Rhine, as well as Babelsberg Palace in Potsdam. These building works at the Palace of Pena ended in the mid-1860s, although further work was also undertaken at later dates for the decoration of the interiors. King Ferdinand also ordered the Park of Pena to be planted in the Palace’s surrounding areas in the style of the romantic gardens of that time, with winding paths, pavilions and stone benches placed at different points along its routes, as well as trees and other plants originating from the four corners of the earth. In this way, the king took advantage of the mild and damp climate of the Sintra hills to create an entirely new and exotic park with over five hundred different species of trees. The Palace of Pena was designated a National Monument in 1910 and forms part of the Cultural Landscape of Sintra, which has been classified by UNESCO as World Heritage since 1995.

Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

2. Lisbon Card: 24, 48, or 72-Hour Pass

Unlock the city of Lisbon with the flexible Lisbon Card. Enjoy unlimited travel on city transport, and free admission to 39 museums, historic buildings, and more. Benefit from discounts at a vast range of attractions, vouchers for different shops, and a handy guide that explains how to use the card. After exchanging your GetYourGuide voucher for the magnetic card, the Lisbon Card immediately provides 24-hour, 48-hour, or 72-hour access to the public transport system. Eligible on the Carris metro, buses, trams, and cable railways, it also works on CP trains between Cais do Sodré and Cascais, and trains between Oriente, Rossio, and Sintra.   Skip the lines to enter Jerónimos Monastery, and climb the Belem Tower. Enjoy free access to the National Tile Museum, the National Coach Museum, and others. Admire stunning palaces, including the Mafra National Palace and the Ajuda National Palace. Ride the famous Santa Justa Lift, and much more—all with one card. The Libson Card provides free entry to the following attractions: • Jerónimos Monastery / Monasterio de los Jerónimos• Pilar7 Bridge Experience / Experiencia Pilar 7 • LISBOA Story Centre• National Tile Museum / Museo Nacional del Azulejo   • National Coach Museum / Museo Nacional de Carruajes  • National Ancient Art Museum / Museo Nacional de Arte Antigua• Sintra Mitos e Lendas• Santa Justa Elevator / Ascensor de Santa Justa• Mafra National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Mafra• CARRIS• METRO• CP-Comboios de Portugal• FERTAGUS• National Pantheon / Panteón Nacional• Ajuda National Palace / Palacio Nacional de Ajuda• Chiado Museum - National Museum of Contemporary Art / Museo del Chiado Museo Nacional de Arte Contemporânea• National Ethnology Museum / Museo Nacional de Etnología      • National Costume Museum / Museo Nacional del Traje     • National Museum of Theatre and Dance / Museo Nacional del Teatro y de Danza  • National Archaeology Museum / Museo Nacional de Arqueología• National Music Museum Music / Museo Nacional de la Música• Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves Museum-Residence / Casa-Museo Dr. Anastácio Gonçalves• Republican National Guard Museum / Museo de la Guardia Nacional Republicana• Ceramics Museum - Sacavém / Museo de la Cerámica - Sacavém• Air Museum / Museo del Aire• Batalha Monastery / Monasterio de Batalha • Alcobaça Monastery / Monasterio de Alcobaça• Tomar Convent of Christ / Convento de Cristo - Tomar• Museum of Neo Realism - Vila Franca de Xira / Museo del Neo Realismo - Vila Franca de Xira• Museum of the work Michel Giacometti / Museo del Trabajo Michel Giacometti• Casa da Cerca - Museum of Contemporary Art - Almada / Casa da Cerca - Museu de Arte Contemporanea - Almada• Chapel of the Holy Spirit of the Mareantes - Sesimbra / Capilla del Espíritu Santo de los Mareantes - Sesimbra• Museum of Setúbal - Municipal Gallery / Museo de Setúbal - Galería Municipal• Rua Augusta Arch / Arco da Rua Augusta• Greenhouse / Invernadero Frío• Maritime Museum of Sesimbra / Museo Marítimo de Sesimbra• Museum Tesouro Real• CIRES – Roaz Interpretive Center of the Sado Estuary / CIRES - Centro Interpretativo del Roaz del Estuario del Sado• Royal Treasure Museum / Museu do Tesouro Real 

Lisbon: Luz Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

3. Lisbon: Luz Stadium Tour and SL Benfica Museum Ticket

Discover the Portuguese passion for football on a guided tour of Luz Stadium, home to the SL Benfica Football Club, one of the most popular football clubs in Lisbon and Portugal. Retrace the footsteps of legendary players like Eusébio, Paulo Futre, and Mantorras at the museum. Start with a tour of the largest and most modern stadium in Portugal. Uncover the secrets of the home to the 2014 final of the Champions League. Explore this multi-purpose stadium that opened in 2003. Walk through the field, visit the locker rooms and press room, and take a photo of yourself with the eagle mascot of Sport Lisboa and Benfica. Learn about soccer landmarks in the “History of Benfica” exhibition at the Museum Benfica Cosme Damião. Hear about SL Benfica’s legendary player, Eusébio, and explore the modern, multimedia technology of the museum. Get an alternative history lesson of Portugal and the Portuguese-speaking world.

Lisbon: Immersivus Gallery Lisboa Experience Ticket

4. Lisbon: Immersivus Gallery Lisboa Experience Ticket

Enter a space dedicated to immersive experiences in Lisbon. Walk through and pause to watch the art projections which make use of fantastic technology. See how art, culture, and technology can come together in an innovative way. The Mãe D'Água das Amoreiras Reservoir will be transformed into a monumental canvas where the content will be projected 360º. Watch from the standing audience around the space or from the platform underwater. From both places, you will be immersed in the show and become part of its history. Immersivus Gallery Lisboa was born in the Mãe D'Água das Amoreiras Reservoir. It aims to be an artistic reference point and diversify the cultural offer of the capital. Currently on display is the Impressive Monet, Brilliant Klimt, and Misterioso Egito. Other shows will include work from national and international artists. Impressive Monet, is a reinterpretation of the paintings from the founding father of Impressionism, showing the journey beyond the frame through the artist's endless search for capturing light. Brilliant Klimt, show traces the biographical path and the artistic legacy of the Austrian artist through his iconic painting - The Kiss. This will be the main thread of the journey while exploring the influences of Klimt's world. The Christmas magic has arrived at the immersive Gallery with “O Fabuloso Circo de Natal”. An immersive audiovisual experience with several moments full of surprises and fun. Misterioso Egito, "The Mysterious Egypt", showcases artefacts and artwork from ancient Egyptian culture interpreted as a stunning showcase of light, design, and lasers.

Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Entry Ticket

5. Lisbon: Calouste Gulbenkian Museum Entry Ticket

Explore the museum's galleries on two independent circuits, organized geographically and in chronological order. Discover the first loop which encompasses the Eastern and Classical Art on display in the Egyptian, Greco-Roman, Mesopotamian, Eastern Islamic, Armenian, and Far Eastern galleries. Take the second circuit to delve into European Art from the beginning of the 11th century to the mid-20th century, with sections devoted to the Art of the Book, Sculpture, Painting, Decorative Arts, and the work of René Lalique, Calouste Gulbenkian close friend. Begin the European Art circuit with works in ivory and illuminated manuscripts, followed by a selection of 15th, 16th and 17th-century sculptures and paintings. Explore the French 18th-century decorative arts collection with its outstanding gold and silver objects and furniture, as well as paintings and sculptures. Continue your journey through art history with a group of paintings by the Venetian painter Francesco Guardi, 18th and 19th-century English paintings. End your route through the museum by viewing the superb collection of jewels and glass by René Lalique, displayed in its own room.

Lisbon: Museu Coleção Berardo Entrance Ticket

6. Lisbon: Museu Coleção Berardo Entrance Ticket

Visit the most popular modern and contemporary art museum in the country, the Museu Coleção Berardo. Located in Belém, this museum has 6 exhibitions on view through which you can experience the most significant artistic movements in the last century.   Admire works by artists from diverse cultural contexts and using varied forms of expression. Take a trip through history by exploring the works in chronological order. Names such as Pablo Picasso, Marcel Duchamp, Piet Mondrian, Joan Miró, Max Ernst, Vieira da Silva, Francis Bacon, Andy Warhol, Donald Judd and Bruce Nauman are presented within the framework of the artistic movements they defined.

From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

7. From Lisbon: Sintra & Cascais Guided Day Tour

Spend an entire day exploring Lisbon's surroundings on a tour that takes you to Sintra and Cascais. First visit the mysterious and fascinating village of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to explore its natural landscapes and cultural and natural heritage. Upon exploring the village, you will feel as though Sintra seems to have come straight from a fairy tale, with its many palaces and Romantic architecture. You will have time to enjoy lunch among the splendid scenery and may choose to enjoy a traditional meal at a local restaurant, or bring your own lunch and eat outside. Next, it is time to cross the mystic mountain of Sintra towards the Atlantic Ocean. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to see the quaint Colares village and to learn more about local wines dating to the 13th century. You’ll also see Praia das Maçãs, a small and popular local beach. Reaching the coast, you will make a stop in one of the most picturesque seaside towns, Azenhas do Mar, which has a stunning view overlooking the Atlantic Ocean. Next, you will be taken to the westernmost point of continental Europe. From here, you will climb down to the beach. Continue on to Cascais, a former fishing village that gained fame as a resort for Portugal's royal family in the late 19th century and early 20th century. Continue to Pena Palace located on the top of the Sintra Mountain. Embark on a guided tour through this colorful building and take in the incredible views from the mountain top. At the end of the tour, be dropped off at the original departure point.

Jewish Lisbon: Private Tour

8. Jewish Lisbon: Private Tour

With three thousand years of history, Lisbon overflows with influences of Sephardic presence. Jews in Lisbon came to develop a unique identity and were part of a sophisticated society of intellectuals, mathematicians and cabalists, during the Renaissance. The tour will start at the most perfect viewpoint to observe and comprehend the city. You will be able to see, from the top of one of the highest hills, the old neighborhoods, the astonishing monuments and the stunning bright colors of Lisbon. You will understand the city evolution and the dimension of its Jewish quarters. Visit the second oldest district in Europe and discover the physical signs of Jewish presence. Departure toward the place where once existed “Small Jerusalem”, the biggest Jewish quarter in Europe, that was completely devastated by the earthquake of 1755, but where it’s still possible to recognize its rich History. Visit the place where once existed the smallest Jewish quarter and let yourself be taken by ancient memories. Departure toward Chiado and discover the stories of the most influential Jewish families of Portuguese Kingdom. On Rossio Square we will get you to know everything about Portuguese Inquisition, its way of operating and will tell about the events that justified the setting of a Jewish Memorial, in front of one of the most significant places in the Jewish Portuguese History. During the tour, we will also tell you about how Crypto Judaism became part of Portuguese Jews identity. At the end of the tour, you can choose between visiting the Lisbon Museum (the Palácio Pimenta, where we invite you to see archaeological artifacts dating back to the period when Jews arrived in Lisbon and a wonderful model of Lisbon before the earthquake of 1755) and the Synagogue Ohel Jacob (where you will be received by one of its members). (https://museudelisboa.pt/pt/nucleos/palacio-pimenta) ( https://hehaver-oheljacob.org/) Discover Lisbon! Itinerary Hotel Pickup Nossa Senhora do Monte Belvedere Alfama Terreiro do Trigo Terreiro do Paço Baixa D. Dinis Wall S. Domingos Church Chiado Largo Carmo Palácio Pimenta/Ohel Jacob Synagogue Hotel Drop-off

Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

9. Lisbon: Rua Augusta Arch Admission Ticket

When you visit the Rua Augusta Arch you’ll have access to a vantage point with a 360-degree view of Lisbon and the surrounding area. The Terreiro do Paço, the Pombaline downtown area, the Cathedral, the Castle of St. Jorge, and the Tejo River Tejo are some of the iconic landmarks that you can see from the top of the building with your admission ticket. On the upper part of the Arch, you’ll see sculptures by Célestin Anatole Calmels, including Glory crowning Genius and Valor. Lower down are sculptures by Vítor Bastos, representing the historical figures of Viriatus, Vasco da Gama, the Marquis of Pombal, and Nuno Álvares Pereira.  Inside the Arch, in the Clock Room, you’ll learn about the history of this triumphal Arch, from the time when construction first started, after the 1755 earthquake, to its completion in 1875.

Lisbon: 2-Hour Luz Stadium and Guided Museum Tour

10. Lisbon: 2-Hour Luz Stadium and Guided Museum Tour

Discover the history of sports in Lisboa at the Benfica Stadium and Museum. Learn about the players, traditions, and secrets of the club from your expert guide and fellow Benfica aficionado. Stroll around the pitch, visit the changing rooms, and the press room, and have your photo taken with the Sport Lisboa and Benfica eagle. Learn about the relationship between Sport Lisboa and Benfica with clubs in other cities and countries, and celebrate the differences that every culture brings to the sporting world. Feel celebrated as a participant in the club, because none of it would be possible without the fans and supporters.

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What people are saying about Lisbon Metropolitan Area

Very good concept, indeed it is worth taking the city pass (very quickly profitable between the price of public transport and visits). In addition, it allows reduced queues, in fact there is a normal queue to buy tickets and another to go to the monument, with the city pass there is another small queue to convert the city pass into a ticket (for the Belem tower in particular, for the monastery there is no need to have a ticket) Lisbon a very beautiful city in any case

The Lisboa Card is a very useful tool to visit and move around the city. The means of transport (trams, metro and buses) work very well and it takes very little to get from one district to another. In addition, the card allows free admission to many museums, panoramic points and other tourist attractions and offers convenient discounts.

Great idea to get the Lisbon Card. We made the purchase in advance so that we could pick it up at the kiosk at the airport and thus take the metro to get to the hotel. Many trips made by metro, train and tram and several visits included which allowed us to visit many places during our short stay of 5 days.

Wonderful place. Tip: Plan to arrive early. We had booked our tickets for the opening and were able to fully enjoy the visit before the crowds arrived. Afterwards, visit the nearby Moorish castle. We ended with a visit to Quinta da Regaleira. An unforgettable day !

It was an amazing experience. The site is gorgeous and there is a lot to explore. It was a hike to get up there. I highly recommend getting there early at 10am or later at 4:30 or so to avoid crazy lines to get in and to get into the Palace.