Lisbon, the capital of Portugal is a vibrant cultural city full of history, monuments, street art and picturesque views. It is easy to explore Lisbon on foot or via its old-fashion trams.
Route 1: Alfama → Sé de Lisboa → Praça do Comércio → Pink Street → Time Out Market → Bairro Alto → Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
Route 2: Santa Maria de Belém → Jerónimos Monastery → Padrão dos Descobrimentos → Torre de Belém
Torre de Belém was built in the 16th century as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon’s harbour. It’s one of the monuments that characterise the identity of Lisbon and is a landmark of the Age of Discovery.
Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) is a monument dedicated to adventurers and explorers who helped establish Portugal during the 15th and 16th centuries.
Alfama is one of Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhoods, lined with shops selling traditional crafts and cafes. While walking through the narrow streets of Alfama, you’ll feel like you’re stepping into a small village within the city.
Sé de Lisboa is a Roman Catholic Church, located on a busy junction. The building has been modified several times and survived many earthquakes.
Praça do Comércio is a grand square on the northern bank of the River Tagus. It is now a popular tourist destination for museums, local shops and restaurants.
Rua Nova do Carvalho (known as Pink Street) was once the meeting point for sailors, local criminals and prostitutes. But now it is one of the favourite nightlife spots for locals.
Bairro Alto is one of Lisbon’s most colourful neighbourhoods, with full of bars, restaurants and street art.
Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara is a scenic spot with a public terrace. The garden offers panoramic views of the city.
The pastel de nata (Portuguese custard tart) is Portugal’s most famous culinary creation. It’s a must to try and do not leave Lisbon without trying a nata or two or three!
In conclusion, it’s very easy to fall in love with Lisbon. Everything is beautiful, the weather is always sunny and warm. The city is full of colour, beautiful buildings, lovely street art, cobbled streets and amazing food – what’s not to love?