10 reasons to visit Lisbon
1. Castle of São Jorge
It is the highest point in the city, set amongst the most typical of neighbourhoods. A unique opportunity to feel and understand the city’s relationship with the river Tagus.
A beautiful town at the foot of the mountain range of the same name, its unique characteristics have led UNESCO to classify it as a World heritage site. It was even necessary to create a special category for the purpose - that of "cultural landscape" - taking into account its natural riches as well as the historic buildings in the town and mountains.
3. Belém: the Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery
Lisbon has two unique monuments which are World Heritage Sites. They are two jewels of the Gothic Manueline style that easily impress with decorative elements linked to maritime aspects and the voyages of the Navigators. Not to be missed! Being in Belem try the famous “pastel de nata” custard tart.
4. the Parque das Nações
The Parque das Nações is a success story in the revitalisation of an industrial area, with a privileged location on the river. It is worth visiting the Oceanarium, one of the largest in Europe, where you can appreciate the flora and fauna of the various oceans of our planet.
5. Trip by tram
The most widely known is Tram no. 28 that runs from Martim Moniz to Campo de Ourique, through the most interesting parts of Lisbon: Alfama, Chiado, Bairro Alto. It’s worth noticing throughout the route the architecture of the buildings, and the tiles cladding some of the façades, at least in brief Art Nouveau friezes, usually close to the roofs.
A shawl, a Portuguese guitar, a voice and heartfelt emotion. They say fado is fado, that it is ingrained in the Portuguese soul, with no distinctions to be made. In 2011, UNESCO granted Fado World Heritage status, as an urban Lisbon song symbolic of the city and the country.
7. Elevador de Santa Justa
Located in the heart of Baixa (downtown) it is an excellent viewpoint over the city centre. A reference in architecture using iron in Portugal, constructed at the beginning of the 20th century (1902), by the Frenchman Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, a disciple of Eiffel.
8. Festivals and Music Events
It doesn´t matter what time of the year you come to visit Lisbon, there is always something going on. The calendar is full of festivals and music events. Fans of every kind of music will find something interesting for them.
The region was considered as Europe’s Best Golf Destination by IAGTO in 2007 and 2003, and contains the first golf course in Europe to possess the Certified Gold Audubon Signature Sanctuary by Audubon International. The golf courses, designed by architects known for challenging courses, are remarkable for their quality and diversity.
Football is an inseparable part of Portuguese people! Lisbon it’s home to two of the country’s ‘Big Three’ football clubs – S.L. Benfica and Sporting Lisbon.