Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): 15 Awesome Things to Do in Lisbon

15 Awesome Things to Do in Lisbon
Last June we hopped on a plane in Budapest to land in the Portuguese capital city a few hours later. We chose to visit Portugal in the summer season, because besides city sightseeing we also wanted to experience the Algarve coast’s fabulous beaches. We spent 3 full days exploring the vibrant, colorful city of Lisbon. Looking back a few good months after the trip, I’d say that those days were not enough. We could’ve easily spent a week there and still wouldn’t have managed to see everything the city has to offer. Nevertheless, I’ve put together a list of a few unmissable things to do and see in the Portuguese capital for first-time visitors.

Here are a few awesome things to do in Lisbon: 
Enjoy the view from the city’s many Miradouros

I am a huge fan of viewpoints and always go the extra mile to get to admire a place from above. Since I’ve previously seen some amazing images of the stunning red-tiled roofs of Lisbon with the majestic Tejo River in the background, I knew I couldn’t miss the city’s miradouros. The Portuguese capital city has more then ten such miradouros (look-out points) offering exceptional views over different neighborhoods and areas. The climb up requires little to no effort, as the road is merely a steep walk upwards, and the view is always worth it. Don’t forget to bring a bottle of water to clench your thirst, or better yet, buy a well-deserved beer after the “climb” and enjoy the view!

Visit the iconic Sé Church

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Guide Name: 15 Awesome Things to Do in Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Cathedral of Lisbon   Avenida de la Libertad   Ginjinha   Flea Market   Lisbon Oceanarium   Santa Justa Lift   Belém Tower   A Brasileira   Jerónimos Monastery  
Author: Adrienn Takacs
Read it on author's website: http://cityoftheweek.net/2017/03/26/15-awesome-things-to-do-in-lisbon/

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