It’s a part of the Iberian Peninsula that we are going to visit in our Top 10 article of the day.
It is the capital of Portugal, Lisbon is an incredible city to discover, very popular with world travelers for its festive atmosphere, its climate, its cuisine and so many other surprises.
The Tram 28 is well known to tourists, it is one of the symbols of Lisbon, you can see it in many photos and postcards.
This tram goes through many important sites of Lisbon with it’s 35 stops across all the parts of Lisbon.
It’s an amazing tourist attraction, which turns out to be very practical for discovering the city and getting around.
It’s a symbol of Portuguese pastry and a treat for the taste buds, the famous pastel nata.
These soft, sweet and creamy egg tarts are to be enjoyed with a good coffee, on the spot, in town or in a park.
Many stalls compete for the title of the best pastel natta baker, but the reference and the most known remains the PASTEIS DE BELEM pastry shop, not far from the Belém tower.
If you are in the area take a detour to enjoy this renowned pastry shop and if you are a foodie, like me, you have to go there to taste them.
It is a district that brings together several dozens bars and restaurants in a couple of streets, the perfect place to liven up all your evenings in the capital.
You will find bars for all tastes and styles, prepare yourself for a crazy night out if you go there.
It is a real postcard beach, Praia de Carcavelos offers swimmers the largest beach in Lisbon, with restaurants, bars and cafés.
Whether you are alone, accompanied, with family or friends, this is the beach to choose if you are in the region, the beach is also very well maintained.
The beach is perfect for swimming and sunbathing but with the right conditions, it’s also a good surf spot.
The Tower of Belém is an important fortification for the history of Portugal and Lisbon, indeed it marks a turning point in the history of the military architecture of the country.
It was the first fortification with two floors of shooting position, which made it a great asset for the defense.
The Tower is also adorned with magnificent architectural elements.
It served as both a port and a fortress and is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you want to immerse yourself in history and learn more you have to visit it.
It was the last royal palace of the country, and became a national monument in 1910. The palace opened to the public in 1968 to become an important museum of decorative art which houses many works.
You can visit the different rooms of the palace such as the bedrooms of the monarchs, the queen’s bedroom, the music room, the blue room and the marble room as well as the spaces where all the social evenings of the time took place.
Castelo São Jorge is an essential monument for the city of Lisbon, this castle was built by the Moors in the 11th century.
You can visit the ruins of the fortifications, the museum and enjoy an incredible view overlooking Lisbon and its 25th of April bridge.
The Feira de Ladra are flea markets that take their name from thieves who sold their loot on the sly in these places.
Today, it is known to be a flea market where you can find a lot of things, if you are looking for curiosity, unusual objects or if you like treasure hunts, the Feira de Ladra is the right place for you.
This is one of the reasons that pushes visitors to head to Almada, “Santuário Nacional de Cristo Rei” or the sanctuary of Christ the King of Almada.
Manuel Gonçalves Cerejeira wanted to undertake this construction thinking about Christ the Redeemer of Rio de Janeiro.
It’s towards the waters of the Tejo, at the top of a cliff that you can see this immense construction, you should know that it is one of the highest monuments in Portugal. The 28 meter high statue of Christ is erected on a gate measuring 82 meters in height.
An architectural gem for Portugal, the 25th of April Suspension Bridge is reminiscent of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco and has nothing to be ashamed of as it is spectacular.
Located at more than 190 meters above the Tejo, this bridge has a total length of more than 2200 meters.
This bridge was intended for both cars and trains, do not hesitate to cross it to enjoy the panorama and to take photos with the bridge in the background to make beautiful postcards.
This was our Top 10 things to do in Lisbon, you have discovered original ways to visit the city, spots where to go out, eat and discover breathtaking monuments.
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