Saturday, 11 October 2014

Suggestion: What to do in Lisbon





Go up to the Castelo de São Jorge and stroll through Alfama
Those passing in Lisbon and do not go the Castelo de São Jorge will have lost for sure an unforgettable moment. It is the highest point in the city, among the most typical neighborhoods. A unique opportunity to feel and realize the connection of the city with the river Tagus. Address: Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisbon.

Listen to a Fado
Like it or not the style of music, dinner by candlelight listening to fado in Lisbon is unavoidable. Some times while walking in the streets of Alfama, Mouraria ou Madragoa you will hear someone singing. The amateur fado (vadio) it is like that, when you feel like singing, you sing and guitars will follow you.Tripadvisor: http://www.tripadvisor.com.au/ShowUserReviews-g189158-d1950252-r123775190-Mesa_De_Frades-Lisbon_Estremadura.html

Go to the Terreiro do Paço
The largest square in Lisbon and also one of the most iconic symbol of the city and its rebuilding after the great 1755 earthquake Currently, it is mostly a very pleasant area to stroll along the river, in the late afternoon. It is also very beautiful through ferry ride.

Go to Santa Justa Elevator
As someone walks in the downtown area (Baixa) you will pass by it. It has an enviable view of this old part of Lisbon, as well as being a privilege to travel this elevator with more than one hundred years it was designed by Ponsard, a disciple of the great master works in iron, Gustave Eiffel. Address: Rua do Ouro, 1150-060 Lisbon
 
Use the tram
It is a common means of transportation for weekenders, but also one of the best ways to travel through historic neighborhoods. Looks good on any photo and the sound of the electric to run on the rails is one of the most characteristic of the city. The 28 is the best known, but there are more ...

Visit Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower
Lisbon has two unique monuments which are World Heritage. Are two Gothic jewels of which easily impress anyone. Apart from the vaults worked in stone constitute a work of admirable engineering, the wealth of decorative elements attached to maritime aspects and travel browsers are fascinating. Address: Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisbon

Try a pastel de Belém – the real Portuguese tarts
It is an ex-libris of Portuguese cuisine and has a recipe closely guarded secret that makes them unique. Not to be missed! A sweet pastry that weekenders like to follow up with a coffee. It is close to Jeronimos Monastery and the Belem Tower, the place is called Pastéis de Belém (Rua Belém 84-92, 1300-085 Lisbon)

Visit the Oceanarium (in Parque das Nações)
The Parque das Nações is a success story in the revitalization of an industrial area, with a prime location along the river. It is worth visiting the Oceanarium, one of the largest in Europe, where you can enjoy the flora and fauna of the various oceans of our planet. Address: Esplanada Dom Carlos I, s/nº, 1990-005 Lisbon

Visiting the National Tile Museum and the Carriage Museum
Are two museums that have no equal in the world. One tells the story of the tile in Portugal since the first uses the wall in the century. XVI to the present day. Another has an unrivaled collection of carriages, with fine examples of eighteenth century exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded. National Tile Museum Address: Rua Madre Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisbon. Carriage Museum address: Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, 1300-004 Lisbon.

Dinner in Bairro Alto
Lisbon is also known for having a very lively and busy night. After an afternoon of shopping in the elegant Chiado neighborhood, nothing like a late afternoon either in Santa Catarina and/or São Pedro de Alcântara. Stay for dinner in the Bairro Alto. It is essential for those who like to go out at night and have fun – many bars and restaurants (not clubs), perfect for bar hopping while making new friends along the way.

Go to Ginjinha Cafe
Try a typical Portuguese liqueur: Cafe ‘A Ginjinha’ is a city center tourist attraction. When walking to ‘Restauradores’ or ‘Rossio’ , a lively area, in Lisbon’s city center, be sure to stop at the ‘A Ginjinha’ cafe. But when I say cafe I should say a very small cafe, no seats you drink in the street with the locals. Address: Largo São Domingos 8, 1150 Lisbon

Go to A Brasileira Cafe
The famous poet Fernando Pessoa spent a lot of his time there. Address: Rua Garrett 120, 1200 Lisbon

Go to Sintra (Lisbon outskirts)
Do not also forget to visit the beautiful town of Sintra, UNESCO World Heritage Site and chosen by many Portuguese intellectuals to live.


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