Things to do in Lisbon
Things to do in Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the few cities in the world to offer a unique natural setting. The presence of the river Tagus accompanies us during the visit, the discovery of the riverside front and respective port area, and the streets full of history of its people and events more striking that shaped the "face" of this city. Under a mostly blue sky, the light of Lisbon is coloring roofs, streets, houses, windows and green nooks in a variety of shades and colors, which have been chosen as reasons for shooting and photo shoots.
Being a city built on hills, from the various belvederes, installed in the highest points, can enjoy breathtaking views. We highlight the castle of S. Jorge, where we reach the cacilheiros in their crossing to the south bank, the 25th April bridge, Rossio, Carmo convent, Bairro Alto, Eduardo VII park among other points of the city. Alongside the old city, with a very rich heritage, Lisbon is also a modern city that has been renewed in new cultural and leisure proposals.
Explore the flavors of Lisbon, an ancient and modern city, where flavors and smells of many gastronomies are interspersed. Lisbonians especially like the traditional Portuguese cuisine, which includes snacks (codfish, fish from the kitchen garden, codfish fritters, green eggs ...) that taste better when we sit in a neighborhood tavern to enjoy a meal. To accompany the meal, the Portuguese elect the wine, or Portugal was not a country with a great wine tradition, and there are wines suitable for each dish.
A city is also known through its gastronomy and traditions barrios. In June, in the districts of Alfama, Bairro Alto, Bica and Graça, it smells like grilled sardines, Saint Anthony and other popular saints are celebrated. The animation and the snack, well watered, walk arm in arm until dawn. In autumn the aroma of roasted chestnuts spreads through the streets and eating them "hot" is a pleasure.
Lisbon offers many places where we can enjoy gastronomic specialties, from the most luxurious, with contemporary cuisine, famous chefs or fusion cuisine to the characteristic neighborhood tavern, passing by the small restaurant where the intense smell of spices transports us to distant places.
Enter a café or sit on a terrace and enjoy our pastry, where the famous pastels of Bethlehem or pastels of cream stand out, and drinking a spout is an act of worship in Lisbon. Drinking a ginjinha, with or without them, or savoring a pirate in typical houses of the Lower Baixa is an indispensable ritual for many little dishes.
One of the most precious stones in Lisbon, Fado is part of UNESCO's List of Intangible Heritage. And you do not know why? Go to a traditional fado house and find the answer also in other attractions of the city.
Lisbon, a city of history and culture, in constant movement, between alleys and alleys rises from the river to the castle and accompanies the Tagus. Art and culture occupy a prominent place in the Lisbon agenda, those who are interested in culture have at their disposal a rich religious and civil heritage with a large number of museums, churches, monasteries and palaces. Visit the museums and the cultural heritage of Lisbon and get to know the elements of identity and differentiation of the Portuguese people.