Travelers are going crazy for Lisbon. Portugal’s largest city is now on everybody’s radar and here are some reason why you should pack your stuff and come to visit!
- It’s gorgeous.
From the tree-lined Avenida de Liberdade, to the gorgeous houses in Baixa and Alfama or the Lisbon’s sprawling central square Terreiro do Paço, Lisbon’s streets are full of vibrancy and romance. Adorning the city’s sidewalks you can find a beautiful Portuguese trademark: ornamented tilework.
- The climate.
Lisbon has great weather year round. Winters are mild, with blustery weather and snow rare.
- It’s perfect for foodies.
Portuguese cuisine is every seafood lover’s dream. Traditional eats like bacalhau and amêijoas à bulhão pato are as ubiquitous as they are tasty. Head to the famous restaurant Cervejaria Ramiro to get your fill of the best seafood Lisbon has to offer. If you want a sweet treat, grab a pastel de nata.
- The nightlife is exploding.
Lisbon is knowned for its happening and inexpensive nightlife. If you want to hit up some bars, head to Bairro Alto or Santos, but you if you want some discos, you can head up to Cais do Sodré. If you’re into some old school vibe, try some Fado at Alfama, you will be amazed!
- Getting lost here is a delight
Lisbon is Europe’s second oldest capital (after Athens). It was ruled by Romans, Germans and Arabs before Portuguese crusaders conquered it in 1147. Wandering through the souk-like streets of ancient neighborhoods like Alfama, Mouraria or Bica is one of the city’s greatest historical pleasures.
- There’s lots of culture
You can filled up with arts — from the gilded interior of the Sao Carlos opera house, to the fabulous art in the Gulbenkian Museum and Berardo Collection or the enormous opportunities to catch a good and cheap concert.
- Shopping can take you back in time
Lisbon is filled with specialist shops where a friendly face will be waiting behind a wooden counter to help you find all kind of vintage articles your searching for!
- It’s cheap.
Lisbon offers some of the best things in Europe at a bargain. Most of the city’s attractions are free or inexpensive to enter, and the food and wine are really good and also cheap.
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