Lisbon is a beautiful city, ornate architecture, gastronomy, traditions, and Fado music. From the spectacular sightseeing views of the hilltop in Alfama (check Portas do Sol article) to the amazing sunset of St. George´s Castle, the views are unique and breathtaking.
Friendly locals and excellent weather, put comfortable footwear in the bag, to walk along the Lisbon avenues, tiny streets, and the seven hills. Do you have time to hop on Tram 28? Perfect!
Your visit to Lisbon should consider Belém Civil Parish. Depends on your time, but we highly advise one full day on your plan. While there, the Monastery of Jerónimos, Tower of Discoveries, and Belém Tower are the key points, besides the beautiful garden and the moment you should have to taste the famous Pastéis de Belém.
Walking on Marquês de Pombal (Rotunda Metro Station) has a beautiful statue, as an homage to the reconstruction after the Earthquake of 1755. Liberdade Avenue is a ex-libris of Lisbon, with the major worldwide brands stores and offices, you will find also Hard Rock Café in Restauradores.
Bairro Alto is nightlife and lots of restaurant concepts, besides amazing bars on rooftops. Bairro Alto and Alfama, are the perfect places to listen live fado music and have a wonderful meal.
Country : Portugal
Setlement : 1147 ( has Portuguese capital )
Capital city area : 100.05 km2 | 38.63 sq miles
Metro : 3015.24 km2 | 111,164.19 sq miles
Elevation : 2 metres | 7 ft
Capital city : 505.526 people
Metro area : 2.827 millions
Shopping malls are open at the moment with stores of essential goods or services only!
Mondays to Fridays : 8 am to 9 pm
Saturdays and Sundays: 8 am to 7 pm
Soccer is the major sport in Portugal. Visiting the Portuguese capital, you will be able to visit sports museums from the major clubs in Lisbon. The four major clubs in Lisbon are :
Lisbon is beautiful and the perfect spot for a city break if you leave in Europe. However, if you have time, we strongly advise you to visit other cities and villages in the metropolitan area.
Fado, a Portuguese way to express feelings, history, and stories. Portuguese fado has been awarded Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. By night, you will be able to listen to local restaurants or fado house music. The capital has also other types of music. Lisbon offers you electronic music, African music, new wave, indie, jazz, and several music festivals with international artists.
If you are interested in learn more details about Fado Music, you should consider visiting:
There are some tour operators providing experiencies with fado music, dinner, and other activities in the Portuguese capital.
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Portugal has a population of about 10 million.
The population density is at its greatest in Lisbon, the capital and its suburbs, where about 1.9 million people live. The second largest city in Portugal is Oporto in the north.
Generally speaking, there are more people living in the country’s coastal regions than in the inland areas.
Market Tour in Portugal is a journey to the world of senses, discovering the Portuguese ingredients in the market stalls. You will be able to engage with locals, making questions, and always with a professional chef with you to visit the local market.