First of Lisbon is older than you think. it is a hilly-coastal city of Portugal. Making it the most scenic and one of the beautiful travel destinations in Portugal. Archeologists found that populations over 1200BC had inhabited the city. That is older than Rome.
Lisbon is known as ‘the city of seven hills.’ But I say that Lisbon has more to offer. It’s pastel colored city walls and houses, the striking Azulejo tiles and the stunning street art, Lisbon is traveler’s paradise! From ethnic nature to oldest book shops, let me tell you ‘the’ must to do things in Lisbon –
Ride in a wooden tram
Wooden trams are what Lisbon is famous for! the yellow trams you see in every post card is Lisbon’s ride to commute. The idea actually came from the USA. That’s why the locals loving call it Americanoes.
Sintra is a nearby city from Lisbon city center. The place is full of fairy tale castles. What is special is that, they are all colorful. This fairy tale place is home to Pena Palace to the lavish National Palace and the rugged Moorish Castle. This colorful city is a must see place in Lisbon.
Explore Igreja de São Roque Cathedral
The Lisbon cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) is a popular tourist attraction in Lisbon city but you have to take my word, the Igreja de São Roque is the most beautiful cathedral in Lisbon.
You will know why when you see it yourself. This cathedral deserves to be top of the list actually coz you will need time to recover and see other places when you come out of here.
Have dinner at Mercado da Ribeira
The Mercado da Ribeira or Time Out Market is food market in Lisbon. Being taken over by the Time Out Lisbon magazine in 2014, the market offers not just the regular meat, fruit, and vegetable stalls, but also an enormous indoor food hall.
The market functions from 10 AM to midnight from Sunday to Wednesday and from 10 AM to 2 AM from Thursday to Saturday. The Mercado da Ribeira is one of the best places to have dinner in Lisbon.
Get a book from the smallest bookshop in the world
Lisbon is home to the tinniest bookshop. The Livraria Simão is located at the beginning of Escadinhas de São Cristóvão and is considered to be the smallest book shop in the world. The bookshop is so tiny has 4000+ books. You can purchase as well.
The shop is only 4 square meters and the shop keeper should go out if you want to go through. Tiny but mighty! This place certainly has a lot to offer and a must visit place in Lisbon.
Watch the sunset at Miradouro Portas Do Sol
Miradouro means, viewpoint. There are actually a lot of those in Lisbon. Specially at the tourist places.
The Do Sol offers the most beautiful view from eastern-orientated hill. The Do Sol means – Gate to the sun. This makes the best viewpoint for amazing sunrises and sunsets.