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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nasswiss Park :
- Once the site of Expo 98, it is a modern area with parks, restaurants, the famous aquarium and many entertainment venues.
National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) :
- Home to an impressive collection of royal carriages.
Azulejo National Museum :
- Discover the history of azulejo, the art of pottery tiles, through a rich collection.
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.
The famous tram :
- Take tram number 28 to experience stunning views through Lisbon’s narrow streets.
- Enjoy a walk along the river, take a cruise or take a ferry to visit the South Bank (Almada).
Portuguese cuisine :
- Sample traditional dishes such as bacalhao (cod fish), pastes de bacalhao (cod fritters), and feijoada (bean and meat soup).
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.