The Portuguese capital is a very unique city. Within it one will feel the cosmopolitan experience, the past echoes of historical buildings, and a heady universe of scenery where nature dominates.
Bathed in a mild and sunny climate, the city is "the embroidered spotlight", making its way among the buildings, so you can enjoy the best of the gardens and enjoy the warm kiss of the Portuguese sun.
Being a reference tourist destination, Lisbon is a city that does not fall asleep and in which you can find a bit of everything at any time. Culture, gastronomy, party and sport live in a place where the most diverse and sometimes even unusual options are aligned together.
This diversity, with clearly multicultural features still lives with the current Bairista tradition that is still felt in several places, such as Alfama, Mouraria, and Restelo.
1. Stone Memories
Lisbon lives in the demands of tomorrow ... but never leaves the anchor that holds it to a past full of glories. And this past, which has gone today, remains in the smokes emanating from the stones of countless monuments, which paint this city in idyllic and unique scenery.
Passing through Lisbon makes it obligatory to visit Baixa Pombalina and Chiado, an area that was rebuilt from scratch after the earthquake in 1755, which destroyed the entire Lisbon region. Today, this is a place that maintains stone treasures that tell their own stories, such as the Santa Justa Elevador, the Carmo Convent, the Commerce Square, the Rossio Square, and the Restauradores Square. Here, there will be the commercial appeal of the countless shops that create a perfect setting for shopping.
Follow your path to the highest part of the city to get to know its soul. In Alfama, you will meet the voices and fado guitars, and you will also be invited to visit the Lisbon Cathedral, the National Pantheon, the Castle of São Jorge and the Mirador de Santa Luzia. In this high and sovereign region, you will have privileged views over the city and its surroundings and you will notice the grandeur of Tejo, the ocean and the greenery that paints a telluric scenery beyond the blue trace of the waters.
In Belém you will find Restelo. This neighbourhood is very well known for Rua das Lojas, an outdoor commercial spot, being also home to Ermida de São Jerónimo (also known as Capelinha do Restelo) and the famous multi purpose Restelo Stadium. Also in Belém you can visit the Belém Tower, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Cultural Centre, the National Car Museum and the Museum of Electricity. The Memória Church will also merit a visit.
Finally, do not leave Lisbon without knowing Alcântra. Visit Estrela and its garden, see the Águas Livres Aqueduct and visit the Cemetery of Pleasures.
2. From man to nature
Although its historical and cultural heritage is undoubtedly a pearl within the capital, Lisbon is also intrinsically green.
Nature lovers can not miss such emblematic places as the Jardim da Estrela, the Eduardo VII Park, Estufa Fria, the Zoological Garden, the Oceanarium and the Vasco da Gama Aquarium.
In addition, in the small green spots that appear throughout the city, you can enjoy true moments of relaxation.
3. From Nature to Fun
There will be no shortage of leisurely moments in the heart of Lisbon. Here you will find a city that comes to life at night and where you will easily find venues that invite you to dance, to laugh and to experience the bohemian life.
Those looking for quieter options can combine magic and tradition in the fado houses while sampling the best Portuguese dinners. Those who love parties will love places such as Bairro Alto or the Lx Factory, where they can listen to live bands, dance or just hang out with friends.
4. From fun to gastronomy
One cannot have fun without food. Gastronomy plays a pivotal role in the heart of Lisbon. This is a city that presents a fabulous diversity, which allows visitors to choose between the flavours of the world or the traditional Lusitanian flavours.
Highlights in the typical delicacies are the seafood dishes, where cod stands out. Portuguese stew and feijoada will also be found in most menus.
If you go to Restelo, however, we strongly recommend that you pass through the Casa dos Pastéis de Belém and taste the delicacy that gives it its name.