Planning a trip to Lisbon Portugal? Great idea! Lisbon is a magnificent city. One of my top picks in Europe. Read on for our top Lisbon travel tips that will help to make your visit amazing. Lisbon was the first stop during an 8 month adventure in Continue Reading
Lisbon Travel Tips + Guide
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Relax at the famous Miradouros scattered around the city where you can enjoy an espresso, beer, or glass of wine on a terrace and take in the stunning views. Seek out the Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara, Miradouro Das Portas Do Sol, or Miradouro Sophia de Mello in particular.
Wander the cobblestone streets and look for colourful Azulejos.
Visit the Church of Santa Engrácia (Pantheon) for another amazing view over Alfama.
The Convento da Ordem do Carmo is a remarkable landmark that almost survived the massive earthquake of 1755.
Check out the aquarium, one of the biggest in the world.
Relax in the sun on the local Lisbon beaches.
Be sure to give yourself a full day to visit nearby town Sintra. Here you may view royal retreats, estates, castles and other buildings, including the mediaeval Castelo dos Mouros, the Pena National Palace and the Sintra National Palace. We also visited Convento de Santa Cruz da Serra da Sintra (Convent of the Capuchos) and Quinta da Regaleira.
I spent 2 full weeks in Lisbon and was unable to see everything. This was the first stop of an 8 month trip in Europe and I often think that I would like to return to Lisbon and Portugal again soon.
Lisbon is a great European destination for many reasons. There is plenty to do in the city, and also there are great day trips to do nearby. There are many beaches to hit if you are there in the warm season. The views (Miradouros) around town are Continue Reading
A great local excursion is to head South to the beaches along the Costa da Caparica. We did this by bike and it is probably the best way to get there. We picked up our bikes and headed West along the waterfront towards the 25 de Abril Bridge, and Continue Reading
Here are some photos I took while walking around Lisbon Portugal. Lisbon is a fun city to explore. You never know what you are going to find around the corner. The streets are often hilly, curvy, and made of cobblestones, so be sure to wear Continue Reading
The Miradouro da Senhora do Monte In Lisbon is a great spot to watch the sun go down, or to get some shade during a hot sunny day. I don't remember seeing drinks or snacks for sale at a cafe like there was at Miradouro Sophia de Mello so it would be Continue Reading
If you want to wind down after a long day make your way to the Miradouro Das Portas Do Sol. This miradouro has great views of the Church and Monastery of São Vicente de Fora, the Church of Santa Engrácia (Pantheon), and the colourful rooftops of Continue Reading
Here are some shots of people doing there thing in and around the city of Lisbon Portugal. Some interesting characters. Life in Lisbon in general is very laid back. There are plenty of people hanging out and socializing. Lots of gossiping it seemed Continue Reading
Rossio Square is a lively and busy square in the centre of Lisbon. There are many cafes around the perimeter, and so it is a popular spot to sit back and relax with a drink. It has long been a natural meeting place for people in the city dating back Continue Reading
The Monastery of São Vicente de Fora in Lisbon is located in the Alfama neighbourhood and stands majestically atop the hill just West of the Church of Santa Engrácia. The Monastery was founded in 1147 by the first Portuguese King, Afonso Henriques, Continue Reading
The Church of Santa Engrácia is a 17th century monument in Lisbon Portugal. It is an impressive building inside and out, and is definitely a must-see attraction in Lisboa. My apartment was steps away, and so I took my time to take it in, visiting the Continue Reading