TOP 5 things to do in Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the most welcoming and charming cities in Europe. The portuguese capital offers a sweetness of life that has the same beauty as its architecture and the warmth of its culture. Discover our 5 favorite activities to do in Lisbon.
Hop on the tram
This white and yellow tram has become one of the symbols of the Portuguese capital. It's an experience to climb in one of these vehicles, which first trains have been running since 1873! Lisbon being very steep, you will also appreciate its precious help in the climbs.
Getting lost in Lisbon
The city of Lisbon is also great to discover by walking and what you will find at the corner of an alley will certainly worth it. Many street artists have invested the Portuguese capital and beautiful frescoes are visible throughout the city. Do not forget to walk the pedestrian streets of Bairro Alto or Baixa.
Visit the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and the Belém Tower
The Jerónimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos in Portuguese) dates back to the early 16th century and is a testimony to the golden age of Portuguese explorers. The magnificent building, just like the Belem Tower, located right next to it, are masterly examples of the Manueline style (from the time of King Manuel I). Its cloister and the royal necropolis it houses are worth a visit.
The Belém Tower built on the banks of the Tagus is also a must. From its 35 meters, you will have a magnificent view of the Belém district and the river.
Take higher grounds at the Castelo de Sao Jorge
The beautiful Castle of Saint George (Castelo de Sao Jorge in Portuguese) overlooks the city of fado. Built in the mid-11th century, the Islamic fortress dates from the most difficult part of the hilltop to take advantage of the steep sides to the north and west.
Visit the castle gardens and have a coffee break to enjoy some pasteis de nata (small egg pies) and drink a can of sumol (Portuguese pineapple soda).
sun-bathing in Cascais
If Lisbon has plenty to offer, at the first rays of sun, a trip to the beach is required. And for that, there is nothing like going to the charming seaside resort of Cascais (accessible from Lisbon, by train from Cais do Sobre station).
You can bask on one of its beaches or even take a short walk along the Atlantic coast to go to measure the mouth of the devil (the boca do inferno).
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