Here's my list of Lisbon sightseeing: Sandy in LA
With their jolts and twisty turns, Libson's antique trams, which date from 1901, feel and look like they belong in a ride at Disney World rather than in a major European city. Line 28 runs from the Basilica da Estrela, skirts the Bairro Alto and the central shopping district, ending up at Largo do Martin Moniz, within walking distance of the castle of Sao Jorge. At times there's just a single track, and the cobblestone streets are so narrow that you can literally touch the sides of the buildings if you lean out of the tram's large windows. Fares are 160 escudos (85 cents) for a single ride if bought from the driver on board, or 450 ($2.40) for a day pass, available from Carris (the city transit) kiosks throughout the city.
Tower of Belem (Torre de Belem) 5-story tower built in early 1500s.
St. Jeronimos' Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos)
Tomb of Vasco de Gama in the monastery church
Monument to the Discoveries
Ajuda Palace--open 10-5 except Mondays
Alfama district--oldest in Lisbon. Only area not destroyed in 1755 earthquake. In existence before the 5th century. Walk along Beco do Mexias, rua da Regueira, which is lined with restaurants and shops; and Patio das Flores, a little square with houses faced in tile. Visit also the fish market at the foot of the Alfama and you will see fishwives march about with baskets of fish on their heads.
Castelo de Sao Jorge (St. George's Castle) the beginning of Lisbon. Can take a bus from Praca da Figueira, no. 37.
Estrela Basilica, Largo da Estrela. Lisbon's most beautiful landmark. Built late 18th century of luminous pale marble and topped with an enormous stone dome.
Carmo Monastery and Archaeological Museum
Church of Se, Largo de Se, the city's most imposing structure.
Igreja de Sao Roque is a Jesuit church with an ornate chapel called Sao Joao Baptista, which is opulently decorated with amethyst, agate, marble and entire columns of Chilean lapis lazuli.
Museu National de Arte Antiga, rua das Janelas Verdes 9, contains one of Portugal's greatest treasures, the polyptych of the Adoration of St. Vincent, painted by Nuno Goncalves between 1460-1470.
Church of Santa Engracia
Church of Sao Vicente
Praca do Comercio (Black Horse Square)
Arch of Triumph at entrance to Rua Augusta (one of main shopping streets)
Palace of the Parliament
Edward VII Park
Praca de Touros do Campo Pequeno (open 10-7, closed Sunday) bullfighting ring.
Gulbenkian Museum, 45 Avenida de Berna. One of the richest and most eclectic art collections in southern Europe. Treasures come from Egypt, Rome, China and Russia, with masterpieces by Rembrandt, Rubens, Van Gogh, Picasso, Rodin and Henry Moore.
The Coach Museum. Located in an 18th century riding academy attached to the royal palace. Exhibits include a Coronation coach finished in gold leaf with a tortoise-shell inlaid floor.