Tourism: What to do and what to visit in Lisbon?

Tourism: What to do and what to visit in Lisbon?

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a city rich in history, culture and charm. Here are some activities and places not to miss during your visit to Lisbon:

  1. Belem area :

    • Visit the Jeronimos Monastery (Mostero dos Jeronimos) and Belem Tower (Torre de Belem), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
    • Taste Belém’s famous pastries “pastéis de nata” at Pastéis de Belém.
  2. St. George’s Castle (Castillo de São Jorge) :

    • It offers stunning views of the city and the Tagus River. You can also explore the castle ruins.
  3. Alfama area :

    • The oldest district of Lisbon, with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and azulejos (porcelain tiles).
    • Visit Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) and discover many churches and picturesque viewpoints.
  4. Chiado and Bairro Alto area :

    • Enjoy the busy streets, chic boutiques, art galleries and cafes.
    • Visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) and the Chiado Museum.
  5. Nasswiss Park :

    • Once the site of Expo 98, it is a modern area with parks, restaurants, the famous aquarium and many entertainment venues.
  6. National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) :

    • Home to an impressive collection of royal carriages.
  7. Azulejo National Museum :

    • Discover the history of azulejo, the art of pottery tiles, through a rich collection.
  8. Baixa area :

    • Wander the shopping streets, Praça do Comércio, and Praça da Figueira.
    • Don’t miss the Santa Justa Lift for panoramic views of the city.
  9. The famous tram :

    • Take tram number 28 to experience stunning views through Lisbon’s narrow streets.
  10. Tagus :

    • Enjoy a walk along the river, take a cruise or take a ferry to visit the South Bank (Almada).
  11. Portuguese cuisine :

    • Sample traditional dishes such as bacalhao (cod fish), pastes de bacalhao (cod fritters), and feijoada (bean and meat soup).
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Don’t forget to get lost in the city’s alleys, taste delicious local cuisine and take the time to enjoy Lisbon’s unique atmosphere.

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