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8 Things to do in Lisbon – The City of Seven Hills

History, great food, extremely friendly people and unbeatable good weather, there are plenty of things to do in Lisbon…

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8 Things to do in Lisbon – The City of Seven Hills


Things to do in Lisbon

For a different and fun way to explore the city, take tram number 28 and ride through the different touristic attractions.

Things to do in Lisbon

Portuguese cuisine is absolutely delicious. for a nice meal try one of the following: 1. Bacalhau (Cod Fish), 2. Cozido a Portuguesa (Portuguese Stew). If street food is what you are after then definitely try Pastel de Nata (Egg Tart Pastry) and Pastéis de Bacalhau (Cod Fish Fritters).

Things to do in Lisbon

Jeronimos Monastery – built in the 1500s this monastery is the resting place of explorer Vasco Da Gama. The site is protected as World Heritage Site and is considered one of the most beautiful in the world. Definitely worth a visit!

Things to do in Lisbon

Castelo São Jorge (St. George Castle) – Built in the 11th century the St. George Castle is a great place to visit if you wish to have wonderful views from the city. There is a small archeological museum to be visited, but the good thing about this place is how peaceful and relaxing one can be when walking around. A real oasis of tranquility! Don’t forget your camera when visiting, you will make some fabulous shots.

Things to do in Lisbon

Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Aquarium) – The Lisbon Aquarium is simply the biggest aquarium in Europe and it has a vast quantity of different species (sharks, turtles, Sting rays….) and is not only fun but also educational. This is the perfect place to go with kids and spend a few hours.

Things to do in Lisbon

Chiado District – if shopping is what you are looking for, than the Chiado District is the place to go in Lisbon, but don’t think that this is only about shopping. This is a cool part of town (many people say is the coolest one)with loads of cafes, restaurants, bars, shops and squares. As a matter of fact, the Chiado district is possibly the most charming of all! ;O)

 Things to do in Lisbon

National Tile MuseumThe museum is in a former convent and is just lovely. You will have the chance to experience the Portuguese history through the images on the different tiles. Portuguese are worldwide known for the tiles and therefore this museum is well worth the visit.

Things to do in Lisbon

Alfama District – Get lost in the narrow streets of the Alfama District. This neighbourhood is a real gem. Here you will definitely see how the locals enjoy and live in Lisbon. Walking around the streets listening to the Fado played in the small cafes and restaurants is like a dream. If you really get lost, don’t worry, simply start walking down and you will find out where you are.

How to get there?

We have noticed that a lot of people think that Lisbon is either too far away or that its just too difficult to get there. In order to help you out with your travels we’ve gathered a list of some airlines (many of them have special deals throughout the year) that are flying to Lisbon from Europe.

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With regards to hotel prices, many Lisbon hotels consider summer as mid-season period instead of high season. Why is that? Majority of the Portuguese people choose to go on holidays somewhere down the coast reflecting directly on the occupancy of the hotels.
See, you have no more excuses to avoid going to Lisbon! :O)

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