Museu do Teatro Romano
The ultramodern Museu do Teatro Romano catapults you back to Emperor Augustus’ rule in Olisipo (Lisbon). Head upstairs and across the...
Hidden behind the Casa dos Bicos, Última Sé is an atmospheric haunt with arched stone walls, a fun crowd and DJs. It features nights of...
Cruzes Credo Café
In the shadow of the grand cathedral, this youthful, jazz-loving cafe has earned a local following for its cozy ambiance and eclectic...
Lonely Planet review
One of Lisbon’s icons is the fortress like sé , built in 1150 on the site of a mosque soon after Christians recaptured the city from the Moors. It was sensitively restored in the 1930s. Despite the masses outside, the rib-vaulted interior, lit by a rose window, is calm. Stroll around the cathedral to spy leering gargoyles peeking above the orange trees.
History buffs shouldn’t miss the less-visited Gothic cloister , which opens onto a deep pit full of archaeological excavations going back more than 2000 years. You have to squint hard to imagine it, but you’ll see remnants of a Roman street and shopfronts, an Islamic-era house and dump, as well as a medieval cistern. The treasury showcases religious artwork.