Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): 11 Things to Do in Lisbon

11 Things to Do in Lisbon
Also known as The City of the Seven Hills, prepare to do a lot of walking when exploring the creative and relaxed capital of Portugal. Lisbon is jam-packed full of activities, historic monuments and food, not to mention being a short train ride away to the beach and to the fairy-tale city of Sintra. Allow at least a week to explore and plan your days carefully so you have time for it all!

Famous marbled streets leading towards Praça do Comércio

Praça do Comércio

Wander down the marbled city streets, through the large archway and into Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square), where you will find a huge statue of King Jose on a horse. This area was turned into an open square after the great earthquake of 1755, which destroyed most of Lisbon.

Pracio do Comercio

Explore Bairro Alto 

Walk through Bairro Alto to see the iconic view of the small tram climbing up and down the hill. Continue getting lost up the many narrow stair cases to stumble upon street art, cafes, bars and glimpses of the lovely river views.

Exploring the street art

Catch a Tram 

The trams around Lisbon are iconic and you will no doubt think to yourself what a lovely idea it would be to jump on a tram and whizz around the city. However, be careful not to pick Tram 28, unless you want to be packed in like sardines on a hot, sweaty day.

Tram in Lisbon

Try a Portugese Tart 

There are two types of tarts famous in Lisbon. The Pastéis de Belém is the original version but ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: 11 Things to Do in Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Praca do Comercio   Bairro Alto   The Pasteis de Belem   Monument to the Discoveries   Castelo de Sao Jorge   Bell Tower   Miradoura da Senhora do Monte   Ponto Final   Suspension Bridge   The Costume Museum   Pink Street  
Author: Jennifer Stephens
Read it on author's website: https://traveladventurediscover.com/2018/10/09/lisbon-portugal/

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