Lisbon is a vibrant capital city, located in western Portugal on the estuary of the Tagus River. As one of the oldest cities in western Europe, Lisbon has a rich, turbulent history. By the 15th century, the port of Lisbon became one of the most important in the world. But unfortunately, the city center was largely destroyed by an earthquake in 1755. Today, it has been reconstructed into a bustling modern city blended with traditional heritage. In this video, we highlight 10 awesome things to do in Lisbon:
10. Try the traditional food
Things to try include: bacalhau à brás, pastéis de bacalhau, bifana, bifinhos com natas e cogumelos, ginjinha, pastéis de nata
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9. Ride Tram 28
A 7km route connects Martim Moniz Square with Campo Ourique, while passing through Lisbon’s most historic districts. We recommend starting your journey at Campo Ourique and riding it until the end.
8. Experience Fado and the nightlife at Bairro Alto
Fado is a traditional Portuguese music genre, known for its expressive and melancholic sound. Recommended bar: Tasca do Chico
7. Visit St. George’s Castle
Castelo de São Jorge stands on top of the tallest hill in Lisbon and served for different purposes throughout history. Today, you can stroll around its garden and the towers or participate in a guided tour.
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6. Take in one of the many viewpoints
Lisbon’s best viewpoints include: Santa Luzia, Portas do Sol, São Pedro de Alcântara, and Monte Agudo.
5. Explore the highlights of Belém
There are a few things you can’t miss: Torre de Belém, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, Tropical Botanical Gardens, Pasteis de Belém bakery, and the Jerónimos Monastery.
4. Walk around the Alfama District
Another great thing to do in Lisbon is to stroll around the Alfama District. This neighborhood was the only one to survive the 1775 earthquake, making it the oldest area of Lisbon. Its narrow cobbled streets give the city a unique character.
3. Go on a sunset cruise on the Tagus River
During a two-hour sailing adventure you’ll pass under the iconic San Francisco-lookalike bridge and take in the views of the most impressive monuments in Belém and the historic center.
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2. Day trip to Sintra
At number 2 we have a day trip to the charming town of Sintra. Highlights include the gardens and mansion of Quinta da Regaleira, the Castle of the Moors with its incredible views, and the colorful Pena Palace.
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1. Explore downtown Lisbon on a free walking tour
This area boasts the largest amount of entertainment options, bustling with cultural, gastronomical and leisure alternatives. Make sure to visit the iconic Praça do Comércio, the beautiful Rossio Square, and the bustling Rua Augusta.
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🎵 MUSIC CREDITS:
Rejoice in the morning by The David Roy Collective
Pao De Acucar by Luc Allieres
Filipa Biscaia live Fado performance
Marktplatz in Spanien by Hanjo Gabler
Spanish Lover by Anthony Vega
Bossa Old by Hanjo Gabler
My Beloved by Zac Nelson
🎥 VIDEO CHAPTERS:
1:26 Try The Traditional Food
2:08 Ride Tram 28
2:56 Bairro Alto Fado and Nightlife
3:36 St. George’s Castle
4:18 Best Lisbon Viewpoints
5:52 Alfama District
6:33 Sunset Cruise on Tagus River
7:41 Sintra Day Trip
8:26 Downtown Lisbon Free Walking Tour
9:14 Lisbon Additional Information
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