Five reasons to visit Lisbon

Five reasons to visit Lisbon
Par Joana P. Il y a 8 ans
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Visiting Lisbon

Monuments, sights, history and good food - nothing is missing in Lisbon to please you!


If you are already familiar with our website, you probably already know the attractions of Lisbon very well. However, it never hurts to reinforce them. Stay with us and get to know few of the many charms of the Portuguese capital.


1 – History

In Lisbon it "stumbles" easily on historic buildings and monuments classified as World Heritage by UNESCO. With over 800 years of history, Lisbon has many vestiges of the Old World and its monumentality is amazing. The Lisboa Story Centre, situated in the popular Praça do Comércio, tells the story of Lisbon through models and multimedia displays. The exhibition is organized chronologically, presenting the events and people, who shaped the city over the years, emphasizing especially important moments in history, as the era of the Discoveries and the 1755 earthquake.


2 – Fado

Fado was born in Lisbon in the 18th century and is characterized by the sound of the Portuguese guitar, accompanied by the powerful voice of the fado singer. This musical style, of great dramatic charge, is famous throughout the world and was consecrated Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. You can listen to it in the largest concert halls of the city, in the fado houses (several in Alfama) and in the Fado Museum.


3 – Belém

This area is a must visit. Belém is Lisbon's neighborhood that has most monuments per m2. These are almost all linked to the glorious epoch of the Discoveries, in which Portugal discovered the world aboard the mythical caravels. Visit the Torre de Belém, the Monument to the Discoveries and, above all, the Jerónimos Monastery. Oh and of course, try the famous pastel de Belém, to finish off the route on a sweet note.

Torre de Belém, Lisboa

4 – The observation decks

Spread across all seven hills facing the Tagus, Lisbon offers sights with breathtaking panoramic views. In the district of Graca, for example, you find two observation decks, which are greatly appreciated, the Miradouro da Graça and the lesser-known viewpoint - Miradouro da Senhora do Monte. It is also worth seeing the viewpoint of Portas do Sol, Mirador de São Pedro de Alcântara and Mirador de Santa Luzia.


5 – The gastronomy

Portuguese cuisine has been gaining more and more prominence on the international scene. With strong Mediterranean influence, it bets on pure, but simple flavors. A good olive oil, the freshest seafood and cream cheese. The confectionery, the conventual majority, makes authentic delights mouthwatering from the combination of ingredients such as egg yolk, sugar, flour and almond. In addition to the traditional Portuguese cuisine, in Lisbon you will find a varied selection of restaurants, that promise to satisfy all tastes.