Lisbon, some tips for an unforgettable stay
Few hours or some days to spend in the Portuguese capital? From your arrival to your departure, here 13 tips to organize your stay in Lisbon and make it unforgettable
#HelloLisboa The airport is just 6km away from the capital city, very well connected to downtown, you can decide among several transportations: subway, the Aerobus service or taxi;
#LovelylViews There are so many beautiful places to visit in Lisbon that is hard to decide where to begin: you can start your tour from Belem Tower or Jeronimo Monastery, Sao Jorge Castel or the Cathedral. These are just some of the must see of the city, but if you don’t want miss any, then jump on the no. 28 tram that goes through Graca, Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela neighborhood. Take a sit and open the windows letting the parade of buildings covered in azulejos pass you by;
#JustCruising Since the ancient past Lisbon was the best site of Western Europe to communicate with the rest of the word thanks to the sea routes. Today cruises dock in Santa Apolonia harbor, but it’s also possible to take a boat and sail on the Tejo River to have a bright news perspective of Lisbon;
#NatureExplorer Lisbon hosts one of the best aquarium in the world the Oceanario del Lisboa. Opened in 1998, it’s not just a showcase or a fun park, but its purpose is to approach people to the sea life and to raise awareness about environment issues;
#BusinessCasual Lisboa Convention Bureau was founded in 1998 and today has more than 200 associates including hotels, venues, meeting facilities, and incoming agencies. This network makes Lisbon a prime destination for MICE and travel in general;
#NewFriends Two adjectives that describe really well Lisbon are multicultural and welcoming: chatting with local people will be natural, also for a foreigner who doesn’t speak Portuguese. Take a walk through the tiny streets of Alfama: old shops, restaurants, clubs of Fado… there you can live the Lisbon atmosphere;
#ParadiseCoast Even in Lisbon you can catch the perfect waves! From surfing schools to sailing, canoeing and rowing clubs, Lisbon and its outskirts provide marinas and perfect beaches for water sports;
#WineLovers If you think about Portuguese wine, Porto come to your mind, but north of Lisbon among hills there is a great production of wine. In every corner of the capital you can find a wine bar where you can taste a glass of Bucelas or one of Torres Vedras;
#WorldHeritage There 15 World Heritage Sites in Portugal, and one of them is in the heart of Lisbon. This site is composed by two locations: the first one is the Jerónimos Monastery, its construction started in the 16th century, the second one is the Belem Tower, built to celebrate the main role that Lisbon played during the era of the great expeditions, both proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983
#HoleInOne Lisbon is famous for the brightness of its light and the depth of its blues. But it is the vibrant green of the fields which enthralls those who come to the region to pursue their favorite hobby… Golf! Here more than 20 courses spread around the region, for beginners and pro golfers;
#FamilyAdventure If your job makes you travel a lot, you have few hours between meetings, but you’d like spend some time with your family, Lisbon is your next destination. Venues for congress and facilities for families are top quality here, to make your bleisure stay unforgettable;
#Foodies Served in all restaurant during all year long, bacalhau is the king, while the grilled sardines rule during the Santos Populares. Who visits Lisbon can’t afford to miss the pastel de nata sprinkled with cinnamon.
#ShoppingBuddies Well set also on this front, Lisbon has a wide range of large shopping center, outlets, traditional shopping streets, and second-hand shops… you won’t go home empty-handed.