8 reasons why you must Visit Lisbon in Early 2015

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!

  1. 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.

  1. The climate.

Lisbon has great weather year round. Winters are mild, with blustery weather and snow rare.

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  1. 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.

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  1. 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!

  1. 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.

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  1. 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.

  1. 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!

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  1. 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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5 Tips for a Perfect Winter in Lisbon

So, the warm days are gone and you have to grab a jacket every time you go outside. But we have a little secret to share with you – Lisbon is still great in the winter and we’re going to show you why!!

1 – Shopping

Lisbon is one of the western Europe’s most inexpensive capitals and adding to it, the sales hit the stores in early January! Go to Chiado or Bairro Alto and you can find vintage clothes and glassware, exotic soaps or some leather gloves. If you like more expensive designer boutiques, head to Avenidade da Liberdade and you will have plenty to choose from! (https://lisbonxperience.com/2014/10/07/christmas-shopping-in-lisbon/)

2- Weather

We know it’s winter, so you’ll expect freezing cold an lots of rain right? Wrong! During winter Lisbon maintains mild temperatures and the sun is no stranger either. But if you are into skiing you’ll have some option too. You have to take the train or the car to get there, but we have a few great ski spots, like Serra da Estrela.

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3 – Sweeties

As you probably know, we have an undeniable sweet tooth and you have so many pastries that you have to try very hard to taste them all. In the winter we stretch the scope of sweets even further and you don’t want to miss that. We got some examples for you – the famous Pastéis de Nata (custard tart) and tarte de Maçã (little apple tart).

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4 – Fado

In the winter you will rather stay in a cosy warm place right? So you have to go to listen to the nostalgic folk laments of Fado.

Hit the streets of Bairro Alto anda Alfama and we promise you’ll have an unforgettable night! (https://lisbonxperience.com/2014/01/06/lisbon-fado-walks-tours/)

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5 – Time

What’s one of the biggest problems of visiting an Europe Capital in the Summer? The lines and the crowded places everywhere! Guess what? In the winter you can calmly go to every tourist attraction without the hassle of other people! Try Alfama, Castelo de São Jorge, Mosteiro dos Jerónimos or the Cristo Rei!

And these are only five reasons! We have plenty more! Come visit us!

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CHRISTMAS SHOPPING IN LISBON

Image this scenario: it’s Christmas time, you’re in Lisbon and you want to go Shopping.

Don’t know how to do it? Fear no more, we got the answer!

To start, you have the perfect scenario. Every November, the Christmas lights begin to fulfill the streets. Chiado, Rossio, Avenida da Liberdade and Lisbon’s downtown are some of the places you can enjoy this atmosphere, while you do some Christmas shopping.

But let’s talk about the goods!

If you’re looking for something “old fashioned”, you’re in the right place. Art deco boxes, vintage sardine tins, handmade leather gloves , retro packs of flour or rice and all kinds of toys, they are all here. Stores like Luvaria Ulisses or Óptica do Chiado are perfect examples if you’re looking for this kind of products.

In Avenida da Liberdade you can find a more high-end kind of store. Brands like Louis Vuitton, Michael Kors or Prada can be found here and you can take a break in one of many kiosks this avenue has to offer and grab something to eat or drink.

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If you want a place with a more international kind of shop, you should go to Chiado. Although you have some stores most people can’t afford, there are more affordable one such as H&M and Zara. In Chiado you can also find quality Portuguese gifts, in stores like Vista Alegre, A Vida Portuguesa or Joalheira do Carmo .

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Add all of this to the city’s climate as well as the gastronomical experience, and we can guarantee Lisbon is one of the best places you can come across in this time of the year.

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Experience Lisbon and “Loose Your Heart” | EVENTS

“I Lost My Heart in Lisboa” video mapping show

Lisbon Experience

I Lost My Heart in Lisboa

Staring on the 30th of August (until September 8) this Video Mapping Show will be one of the main attractions in town.

VM_OSKGASP_200Projected on one of the most emblematic building in Lisbon, the show will guide you in a journey through the city to find your lost heart. 

The projections and sounds are enhanced by a magnificent light show never seen in Lisbon!

“Can we rescue your heart? Or will it be lost forever in Lisboa?”

This is the “call to action” created by Oskar & Gaspar, the producers of the show.

The music will be powered by the Beatbombers (Dj Ride & Stereossauro) feat Holly.

 

 

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Festivals Season Starts in Lisbon

Arctic Monkeys, The Black Keys, The Libertines, Bastille, The Lumineers, Imagine Dragons and Nicolas Jaar (Optimus Alive),and Eddie Vedder, Kasabian, Massive Attack, Disclosure and Tame Impala (Super Bock Super Rock), are some of the International Artists that are performing in Lisbon next month.

LISBON EXPERIENCE ALIVE

OPTIMUS ALIVE

OPTIMUS ALIVE (10TH, 11TH & 12TH OF JULY)

Optimus Alive is back to Lisbon on the 10th, 11th and 12th of July. After winning six awards at the Festival Awards Gala, Optimus Alive was the big winner, and stood out as the best festival of the year. The award of the prize by the prestigious Portuguese magazine Marketeer, in category “Events & Entertainment” also confirmed the Optimus Alive festival as the choice of the music audience.

The 8th Edition of Optimus Alive returns for three days of great music with Amazing Artists, like has been happening since 2007.

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SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK (17TH, 18TH & 19TH OF JULY)

LISBON EXPERIENCE FESTIVALS

SUPER BOCK SUPER ROCK

Outside the city (but near), this festival is located in the middle of the Nature. With wonderful beaches close by, you’ll be able to enjoy the sun during the day, and Rock hard at night in the best Alternative Music Festival in Portugal.

LISBON EXPERIENCE PRAIA DO MECO

MECO’S BEACH

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