Discover this ancient city and prepare to have the perfect city break. Enjoy the light, the monuments and the amazing food.
A European capital like no other, Lisbon offers a wide range of incredible sights and attractions that will leave you speechless. Set out to discover the centuries-old monuments, the grand squares, incredible churches and beautiful narrow streets and immerse yourself in this charming city.
Sights and Neighborhoods
To fully enjoy Lisbon, take long walks across the city center and discover its secrets at every corner. Start your journey at Terreiro do Paço, enjoy the view to the river and the 18th century buildings that shape this grand plaza. Go up to the Cathedral (or simply “Sé”), the oldest church in the city, and continue your journey to the Alfama neighborhood where you’ll find amazing terraces to enjoy incredible views of the city and the river.
Walk along the narrow streets around Alfama and Mouraria, two of the most traditional areas in the city, where you’ll find charming locals and always great food. Some restaurants in these quarters still offer incredible Fado experiences, a Portuguese style of melancholic music performed by local singers.
Belém and Parque das Nações
To find even more Lisbon treasures, hop on one of the yellow trams and stroll along the city quarters until you reach Belém. Once there, prepare to be blown away by the marvelous “Mosteiro dos Jerónimos” and the beautiful “Torre de Belém”, both World Heritage sites that reflect Portugal’s Age of Discovery of the 15th and 16th centuries.
To explore one of the most modern areas of the city, go to Parque das Nações, where you’ll find innovative architecture and a truly vibrant business district.