The Portuguese capital was once one of the most important cities on earth, and was at the heart of an empire that had territories across almost every continent of the known world. This has left a fascinating legacy around the capital, both in terms of the fortification and defense of the city and in terms of the wealth and style of the architecture of so many of its buildings. While there are thousands who do come to visit the city every year, if it is too far a journey to make the trip yourself, why not immerse yourself in the spectacular culture and enjoy a virtual reality tour of Lisbon?
The Huge Jeronimos Monastery
One of the most impressive sights to enjoy when taking a virtual tour of Lisbon city and the surrounding area is the Jeronimos Monastery, which is among the most impressive buildings in the city. The sheer size of the building is impressive, and with its Gothic architecture and wonderful decoration, it is a masterpiece to be enjoyed in cinematic virtual reality. While some visitors to the city may miss out on the monastery as it is often used for official functions, the virtual tour means that you never need to miss out on this spectacular part of the landscape in Lisbon.
Exploring The Hills Of Lisbon
A famous part of the history of Lisbon is that the city has actually been built on seven hills, and there are very few flat areas in the city. A great part of taking the virtual tour of Lisbon city is that you’ll never feel it in your legs, and following the trams and funicular railways to the top of the city’s hills is easy enough from the comfort of your own computer. You still get to enjoy the spectacular views from the viewpoints at the top of these hills, and can take in the spectacular panoramas in wonderful cinematic virtual reality.
The Belem Tower
While modern Lisbon is a cosmopolitan and exciting city, it also has a long history, and one of the most famous tourist landmarks in the city is actually placed in the waters of the Tagus river. The wonderful Belem Tower is an iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site and was built to protect the city from the potential of attack by water, but following an earthquake in 1755, the river moved, meaning the tower is now much closer to the banks than it once was. This is one of the most popular parts of the virtual tour of Lisbon city, with the sixteenth century tower also being well decorated as well as being a functional part of the city’s defenses.
Visiting The Ruins Of Igreja do Carmo
While many parts of Lisbon are thriving, the Igreja do Carmo is a memorial to the threat of earthquakes that can hit this part of the country. The cinematic virtual reality captures the arches and the nave of this church that was affected by the 1755 earthquake. After the roof fell in during the earthquake, it was decided that repairs would be too difficult, and now this haunting building is also home to the city’s archeological museum.