The Church of São Vicente de Fora is not only a place of worship, it is also a monument of art. Its façade follows a Mannerist style, while its Baroque main altarpiece resembles a baldachin decorated with statues. It also houses the Braganza Pantheon.
The gateway to the district of Baixa was built following the 1755 earthquake that leveled a large portion of Lisbon to the ground. These days, the arch remains a popular tourist attraction with its ornate design and Corinthian columns.
Built in 1902, this elevator provides a connection between
the Carmo Square and the streets in the lower portion of Lisbon. The filigree
details of the lift continue to attract the curious. It’s also a great spot for
enjoying picturesque panoramas of the city.
MAAT stands for Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology and it is indeed a monument to all three. Found within an old riverside power station, the design and architecture of the museum has earned it the recognition as one of the most lyrical new museums in Europe.
The ruins of the Gothic style Carmo Convent has withstood the test of centuries after it was left in ruins by an earthquake that hit Lisbon in 1755. Even to this day, its haunting roofless nave continues to attract visitors.
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