Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Lisbon Guide 10 Things to Do on Your First Trip

Lisbon Guide 10 Things to Do on Your First Trip
Lisbon is an absolute dream to explore and honestly I can not compare it to any other European capital. You could stay for weeks and it would still not be enough time to discover all its hidden secrets. As a start, here’s my ideas on 10 things you can’t miss on your first trip to Lisbon.

Lose Yourself in the Alfama District

With its narrow, winding cobblestoned roads, perched on a hill with spectacular views of the city, a wander in this neighbourhood is a must. Pick up some souvenirs from the traditional craft shops that line the street or watch a performance of fado in an authentic fado house. The maze of paths will eventually lead you to Castle Sao Jorge or you’ll find yourself at the bottom of the hill facing the Romanesque Sé Cathedral that still stands the test of time.

Top tip: Go early before the heat of the day becomes too intimidating and plan your transportation (see tram 28 below) beforehand if you’re not keen to hike the incline or hire a tuk tuk. Otherwise hike from Santa Apolina station to the top.

Seek Breath-Taking Views of the City

Castello Sao George is Alfama’s castle and you can walk the walls to take in spectacular views of the city, the Tagus river and even the ocean. The miradouro are lookout/viewpoints and the best places to catch the sunset with an ice-cream or drink in hand. Miradouro de Santa Catherina is in the backstreets of the Bairro Alto. Miradouro de Santa Luzia you can find if you follow the tram route from the ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Lisbon Guide 10 Things to Do on Your First Trip
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Castle Sao Jorge   Romanesque Se Cathedral   Miradouro de Santa Catherina   Miradouro de Santa Luzia   Miradouro das Portas do Sol   Miradouro da Graca   Miradoura de Sao Pedro de Alcantara   Rossio square   Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte   Martim Moniz square   Baixa Chiado   Bonjardim   Elevador De Santa Justa   Convento do Carmo   Cafe A Brasiliera   Rua Augusta   Statue of King Jose I   Comercio Square   Mercado de Ribeira   Mosteiro dos Jeronimos   Pasteis de Belem   Discoveries Monument   Torre de Belem   Lisbon’s pink street   Cais do Sodre   Gulbenkian   Tile museum   Park of Nations   Lisbon Oriente  
Author: Lia Nell
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