Museu Militar de Lisboa
Museu Militar de Lisboa is the highlight for the rich Baroque decoration with ceilings with 18th century paintings on military themes and battle scenes and also tiled panels, from the most historic battles since the Christian Reconquest period to World War I. For more information, please see: www.exercito.pt
Monserrate Palace and Gardens
Monserrate Palace is listed as a world heritage site, divided by geographic area, the garden showcases species from Mexico and Australia. The exotic and plant motifs decorating the building are a perfect complement to the plants and exuberant decorative elements in the gardens. Greenhouses, bridges, statues, waterfalls and fountains make Monserrate a must-visit place on your stay in Lisbon. For more information, please see: www.parquesdesintra.pt
Vertigem Azul offers Catamaran boat tours in Sado Estuary, Arrábida and Tróia coast. Dolphin Watching, Birdwatching and Sunset Cruises
Vertigem Azul has come to develop expertise in the organisation of Nature programmes, providing fantastic experiences for all visitors. From dolphin watching, to Catamaran boat tours in Sado Estuary, Tróia and Arrábida Coast. For more information, please see: www.vertigemazul.com
Arrábida Nature Park
Parque Natural da Arrábida is dotted by idyllic beaches and secret coves and just two steps from Setúbal, a fishing town, the Parque Natural da Arrábida represents a peaceful, natural and protected encounter between land and sea. You’ll find forts, museums, convents, hermitages, retreats, palaces and unforgettable beaches. But to venture further along trails, you’ll need to book a visit with the park services, as they are not open to the public. Put on a pair of comfortable shoes, don’t forget your bathing costume and explore the magic of these unique hills, just a few kilometres from Lisbon.
Sado Estuary Nature Reserve
There is no better way to get to know the region, and the area of the Sado Sanctuary than to explore the huge wetlands separated from the sea by the Tróia peninsula: the Reserva Natural do Estuário do Sado. Here you can find countless species of birds and several dozen dolphins amid marshes, sandbanks, rice paddies and a vast area of woods and reed plantations. This conservation area is also home to several threatened species. Ideally, join one of the many cruises that visit the estuary from Setúbal to observe nature in its calmest state. But if you only have time to take the ferry across to Tróia, you may still catch sight of the friendly dolphins. For more information, please see: www.icnf.pt
Aqueduto das Águas Livres
One of the most iconic images of Lisbon, the aqueduct provided the whole city with fresh drinking water when it was built in 1744. The most visible part of this magnificent structure is the Alcântara section which crosses the entire valley. It has 21 round arches and 14 pointed ones, the largest of which is 65 metres high and 29 metres across, making it the world’s largest. It is possible to join a walking tour that provides a unique way to get to know this important monument. For more information, see: museudaagua.blogspot.pt
Castelo de Palmela
Palmela castle is one of the most impressive sights in the Lisbon region, it is a faithful testament to the battles waged during the first royal dynasty to establish the territory of Portugal. It houses two churches, one lined with 17th-century tiles and a set of 16th-century graves.