Top 5 things to do in Lisbon.
Lisbon might just be your holiday paradise if all you wish for is friendly weather to have fun all day. Here are 5 amazing things you can do:
- Visit the monuments inside Lisbon
The capital of Portugal is a city of history. Whilst visiting, you should Stroll to the iconic Torre de Belém standing since the 16th century, and slide into Alfama District, the oldest part of the city’s spelling history. Do not miss Lisbon’s cathedral and tile-fronted chapels just around the corner. Explore the national tile museum where the blue-hued azulejos are exhibited, St George’s Castle, Monastery of Jerónimos, Lisbon Oceanarium, National Museum of Ancient Art, Museu do Oriente, and the Lisboa Story Centre.
- See the city while relaxing
You just want to relax but yet, still, see the city? Do that in a moving thing. Tram 28 allows you to pass by castles and palaces starting from the palm-spotted hills of Graca to the gorgeous domes of the Estrela Basilica where the journey ends.
Funiculars will only take you on a joyful ride to and fro the neighborhoods above the city but the Santa Justa Elevator will lift you from the Baixa to Carmo while showing you the Lisbon downtown throughout the ride.
- Go to the market
Visiting the markets of a holiday site is a must-do. The Mercado da Ribeira is famous for its range of succulent legumes to Mediterranean fruits. There are also food shops and nice eateries where you can eat custard tarts, drink fine Portuguese wine and devour francesinha sandwiches. For unique trinkets and antiques, the weekend market, Feira da Ladra is your best plug plus, if you haggle well, you will get the best for less.
Heads up, go early to get the best out of whatever is brought to both markets or the other ones.
- Go enjoy the water bodies of Lisbon
You can decide to go ride the waves at Caxias where the Tagus Estuary meets the Atlantic Ocean with the locals retreating over the weekend who are ready to teach you if you don’t know how to or go sunbathing at the Troia Peninsula beach, the Costa da Caparica or the many around the coasts.
5. Enjoy the night
After all of these activities, you should enjoy the nightside of Lisbon. Go to Bairro Alto. It is the city’s spot for amazing nightlife. From drinks to pastries, the city will not disappoint.