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A guide to visiting Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.  We had an amazing surprise visiting this incredible city.  We saw so many beautiful things, like castles, colorful houses, trams, bridges, and we met very nice people.

We stayed in the most fun neighborhood of Lisbon: Bairro Alto.  Where you will find the coolest bars in townalong with the Pink Street. Here there are a lot of bars and clubs.

Here’s our list of the best places to visit in Lisbon:

Visit Alfama: Check out the unique streets, colorful houses, traditional shops and Portuguese gastronomic restaurants.  There are also nice places to listen to Fado, which is traditional Portuguese music.

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Streets of Alfama
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Alfama Bars

Torre de Belem: Built more than 500 years ago, it is one of the most visited tourist spots in Portugal.  Located on the banks of the Tagus River, the tower has served as a fort, prison, customs office and lighthouse.

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Torre de Belem (Belem Tower)
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Torre de Bélem (Belem Tower)

Go to the top of Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte: The locals say, here is the most impressive view of the city.  It is high up and complete with the best views  of Lisbon.

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Views from the Miradouro

Praça do Comercio: Also called Terreiro do Paço, located next to the Tagus River, is one of the largest squares in Europe.  It is, in fact, where many cultural events and shows take place throughout the year.  Nearby, you can walk along the famous Rua Augusta, where the Triumphal Arch stands out.  The viewpoint of the Arch of Rua Augusta, is open to visitors and has a panoramic view over the city and Tagus River.

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Tagus

From here walk to the Bridge 25 de Abril: Golden Gate-style, it is the largest suspension bridge in Europe, and the 20th longest in the world.  It was officially opened in 1996.

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Monasterio dos Jeronimos: The Jeronimos Monastery was designed in 1496, by King Dom Manuel I.  The construction took more than 90 years to be ready, and after the inauguration, the Jerónimos Monastery was one of the largest in Portugal.

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Castelo de Sao Jorge: Built to protect the city from the Romans, this beautiful building is in a high area of Lisbon, and the view of the city is spectacular.

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São Jorge Castle

Take a Tram ride: The trams in Lisbon are not only one of the most useful methods of transport, for getting around the city, but also one of Lisbon’s more famous tourist attractions.

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Tram

See the Rossio Station: The Rossio Train Station was built in the late 19th century, between 1886 and 1887.  It is one of the most beautiful architectural landmarks of Lisbon.

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Rossio Station

Do not miss the chance to eat: Pasteis (Egg Tarts), Bacalhau (Cod),  and drink Porto wine as well as Ginga, traditional Portuguese foods and drinks. Aura bar, Doce Fama (best pasteis in Alfama), Time out market, Pasteis de Belem, Jardim do Rejedorio are one of the best places to eat in Lisbon.

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Portuguese Pasteis
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Portuguese drinks


Currency:
 Euro

Official Language: Portuguese

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