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Lisbon: Good to know
Must do’s in Lisbon
Bélem Tower: this fortified tower on the banks of the Tagus River is a stunning landmark dedicated to Vasco da Gama out of recognition for his explorations which brought status and wealth to Portugal. A definitely must-do on your city trip to Lisbon..
Pastéis de Belém: a deliciously sweet local pastry whose secret recipe is carefully kept secret. The original Pastéis de Belém can only be found in the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém. So do not forget to plan a visit in on your city trip schedule.
Alfama: the oldest district of Lisbon. It is the only part of Lisbon which withstood the devastating 1755 earthquake. Hop on the famous tram 28 to get there. Once in Alfama make sure you visit the pleasant Castelo de São Jorge with stunning views over the Tagus and the city and stroll through its numerous steep street alley or enter a bar and listen to the melancholic fado concert.
Santa Justa-lift: connects the Santa Justa in the heart of Lisbon with its more elevated Carmo square. The 45 meter high elevator was designed by Raul Mesnier, a student of Gustav Eiffel. a spiral staircase leads up from the square to a panoramic terrace; the place for exceptional photos of the neighbourhood and city.
Fado concert: let your spirits float while you listen to the melancholic fado music in one of the many bars, restaurants or authentic 'casas de fado' Lisbon is famous for.
Lisbon: Insider tips
Bairro Alto is a cosy bohemian-like neighbourhood loved by artists and students alike. Its atmosphere is young and vibrant, both day and night!
Fancy a romantic outing during your city trip Lisbon? Sintra is a beautiful day’s outing. Its features the typical narrow streets, charming shops and a wonderful palace, which can be visited: the Palácio Nacional da Pena Palácio de Monserrat and its knight-like Castelo dos Mouros.
How to explore Lisbon?
A fast an efficient way to visit Lisbon is by metro; it is affordable, safe and runs on time.
The most nostalgic way to visit is by tram. The romantic wooden trams pass through side alleys and up steep hills. They are an utter joy, even if you decide never to hop off. A wonderful experience not to be missed.
Unique are Lisbon’s elevadores. They are funiculars which bridge the steep differences in height of this city built on 7 hills.Rent a car and visit the most westerly point of the continent of Europe of one of the many stunning, neighbouring cities and villages.
Lisbon Travel information
Travel documents: a valid Belgian identity card will suffice to board your flight to Lisbon.
Local time: - 1 in comparison with Belgium
Currency: EUR (Euro)
Climate: Lisbon enjoys a pleasant climate. Summers are warm with temperatures around 30°C. Winters are mild.