5 Most Recommended Must Dos in Lisbon
November 21, 2019
The capital of Portugal is the coastal but hilly city of Lisbon. Being a trading port from long ago, it is called by locals as “city of immigrants” and acquired most of Lebanon heritage and culture. Days of touring this charming city could get you to some of the most beautiful castles and quaint restaurants with savory delicacies. Here are a few of Lisbon’s most recommended things to do, so read through.
CHECK THE CITY WITH TRAM 28
These oldies but goodies tram are part of the experience since most of them are the ones used during World War II so, basically, you’ve already experienced history the moment you sit on one of their benches. The No. 28 Tram is the most famous one since it takes you to the most notable places in the city including, Bairro Alto, Baixa, St. George’s Castle and Alfama. It’s an authentic way to see the city’s scenic routes but make sure to arrive early since it gets crowded by tourists most of the time.
PEOPLE WATCHING AT ROSSIO SQUARE
This popular Lisbon landmark is a part of local’s daily routine. This plaza has been a gory place in the medieval times because of the countless bullfights and beheadings here but now it’s one of the best place to chill. Walk on its cobbled streets, sit beside the fountain and watch the busy locals walk past you.
MARVEL AT THE TORRE DE BELEM
Back in the 16th century, this mighty tower had been the watcher of the waters erected high above the quay of Lisbon over the mouth of the river Tagus. This is undeniably one of the most iconic landmark of the city and offers a great view if you go up its tower. If you’re in the area, go ahead and combine the Belem Tower and the famous Jeronimos Monastery, a UNESCO World Heritage Site with an impressive architecture.
WANDER THE STREETS OF ALFAMA DISTRICT
Europe is full of this charming old cities and Alfama is included in this list. And the word wander must have originated here since wandering its streets is such a beautiful past time to do. Known to be the oldest city in Lisbon, its charm is all over the district and you just need a comfortable walking shoes and discover little corners and big corners full of quaint alfresco cafes and see the amazing Lisbon Cathedral along the way.
ENJOY NIGHTLIFE AT BAIRRO ALTO
For the night owls, this should be part of your Lisbon itinerary, the part of the city that never sleeps. Most of the shops here are close in the morning but come and see it at night because all of them are wide open. Cocktails and drinks here are cheap and this is the best place to try out Morangoska, a drink with vodka and fresh strawberries.