Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is a city rich in history, culture and charm. Here are some activities and places not to be missed during your visit to Lisbon:
The Belém district :
- Visit the Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and Belém Tower (Torre de Belém), both UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
- Taste Belém’s famous pastries, “pastéis de nata”, at the Pastéis de Belém pastry shop.
St. George’s Castle (Castelo de São Jorge) :
- Offers stunning views of the city and the Tagus River. You can also explore the castle ruins.
The Alfama district :
- The oldest district of Lisbon, with its narrow streets, whitewashed houses and azulejos (earthenware tiles).
- Visit Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) and discover the many picturesque churches and viewpoints.
The district of Chiado and Bairro Alto :
- Enjoy the bustling streets, stylish boutiques, art galleries and cafes.
- Visit the National Museum of Contemporary Art (MNAC) and the Chiado Museum.
The Nações Park :
- Formerly the site of Expo 98, it is a modern district with gardens, restaurants, the famous oceanarium and numerous entertainment spaces.
The National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) :
- Home to an impressive collection of royal carriages.
The National Azulejo Museum :
- Discover the history of azulejo, the art of earthenware tiles, through a rich collection.
The Baixa district :
- Stroll through the shopping streets, Praça do Comércio and Praça da Figueira.
- Don’t miss the Santa Justa elevator for panoramic views of the city.
The iconic trams :
- Take tram 28 for a scenic experience through the narrow streets of Lisbon.
The Tagus :
- Enjoy a walk along the river, take a cruise or take the ferry to visit the south bank (Almada).
Portuguese cuisine :
- Taste traditional dishes like bacalhau (cod), pasteis de bacalhau (cod fritters), and feijoada (bean and meat stew).
Don’t forget to get lost in the city’s alleys, taste the local culinary delights and take the time to appreciate the unique atmosphere of Lisbon.