Welcome to Lisbon
The eternal Lisbon, capital of Portugal, is currently the favorite travel destination to Europe. The beautiful city has never been so fashionable, and with total reason. The streets of Lisbon are intertwined in old and new, Moorish and Portuguese, as the sea and the river embellish the landscape.
It is the cosmopolitan capital of the moment with the dynamics of a large and safe European city, full of rich Portuguese culture, unique architecture in the world, electric streetcars through narrow streets, cool parks, good street art, renowned museums, restaurants and shops of class and a very pleasant climate. The city is drawn between hills, and there are several viewpoints in Lisbon with some of the most beautiful views in the world. Lisbon is the city of the moment, and you should not lose it for nothing.
On the outskirts of Greater Lisbon there are even incredible destinations such as the romantic Sintra and its castles or the bright city of Cascais with its casinos and beaches. Not to mention the unparalleled Portuguese cuisine and traditional dishes with Cod and seafood, by Atlantic and Mediterranean influences, the best Portuguese wines and the various sweets such as the Pastel de Belém.
See below our Top 10 Things to Do in Lisbon and plan your trip!
Top 10 Things To Do In Lisbon
The Castle of São Jorge, located high on a hill in Lisbon, combines elements of medieval and Muslim architecture. The Castle was built around the eleventh century by the Arabs and conquered by the Portuguese in the thirteenth century, who used it as a residence of royalty and military center. The Portuguese National Monument is the most visited attraction in Portugal and must-see in Lisbon.
From 1519, the Tower of Belém lost its military function of defense lookout in the river Tagus, but its traditional architecture Manuelist remained. The terrace of the Torre de Belém is one of the best belvederes of the river Tagus, and inside the tower there is a museum about its use in the era of the discoveries of Portugal. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a must-see for all tourists in the capital!
Opened in 1875, the triumphal arch of Lisbon's most famous street has since 2013 its viewpoint. Referring to the discoveries of the imperialist era of Portugal, it is one of the most beautiful ancient monuments of the city. It is possible to go up to your viewpoint and see all the Commerce Square, Augusta Street and Baixa de Lisboa, the Tagus River, the Cathedral and the Castle of São Jorge. For being so central and charming, well worth visiting.
The stunning Queluz Palace, located a few miles from Greater Lisbon, is one of the booms of Portuguese architecture, designed to be a royal residence in the 18th century. Its harmonious gardens, statues, fountains and details in every room are examples of baroque, rococo and neoclassicism of the time. Who does not visit it when in Lisbon will certainly regret seeing the photos of this amazing place.