What to do in Lisbon? This is a very well known city for its colonialist history, its architecture, tradition, music and entertainment. From its incredible views given by the Alfama hills, the Castle of St George, the pleasurable climate, to the friendly people, you can enjoy every street of the city by walking or just while popping on one of its famous trams. And obviously, if you are in Lisbon you cannot miss out on visiting the nearby Sintra, just 30 km away from the city centre (18 miles). But what else is it not supposed to  forget to be seen in the Portuguese capital?

1. Belém Seafront

If you want to enjoy the historical air of Lisbon you cannot in any way miss the Belém seafront. In a historical area which hosts museums, monuments and especially famous patisseries ready to tempt you with a taste of Pasteis de Belém, it is possible to see the Belém Palace, official residence of the Portuguese President. The Coleção Berardo Museum, the Panoramic Gardens, the Monument of the Discoveries and the popular Monastero dos Jerónimos. Belém is famous also for its adventures, as in those personalities who left its harbour such as Vasco Da Gama and Ferdinand Magellan. Even Cristopher Columbus stopped by there before heading back to Spain on his way back.

2. the nightlife of Lisbon at its peak

Lisbon is a city that maybe at first glance might come across as a bit melancholic, attached in a way to excessive way to its traditions. In reality though, the city is really young, dynamic and perfect for those who want to live the nightlife at its best. In the last 10 years, the city has become as one of the most avant-gardist  capitals of Europe. Today Lisbon is amongst the hottest, entertaining and perfect destination you can think of. From the many restaurants, bars, all the way to the nightlife places. If you are into gambling then, you can check out the Lisbon Casino and discover how to receive the bonus from the casinos. A lot of fun in several ways.

3. Alfama

The story of Alfama dates back to the Moors. This district is characterised by narrow streets which would unfold around picturesque shops, tiny cozy restaurants, as well as an  historical architecture well preserved to this day. The famous attractions of the city in the Alfama, like the Lisbon Cathedral and the Feira da Ladra (the flea market) are unique. Visitors are fascinated by this area because you get lost withing its streets. If you really want to discover Alfama make sure to take your time, have a drink in a bar from the area or just reach one of its panoramic spots such as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia or up until the Miradouro Sophia.

4. The Baixa and the Castle of St George

When you roam around Lisbon you cannot miss the Castle of St George. This building is located above a hill, the highest one in the city. The view that you admire from there  in the district of Baixa and on the Lisbon river is wonderful. The castle includes 11 towers, lookout posts and gardens that bring back in time. Visiting the castle is probably one of the most famous attraction to have in the capital, and for this reason you could have to queue up for a while, hence booking in advance might be a well thought decision.

5. Rua Augusta

The main road in Lisbon is Rua Augusta. If you love to stroll and discover the city you must follow the Rua Augusta which connects to the famous Rossio Square, Comércio Sqaure and Confeitaria National. On the Rua Augusta you will find fashionable shops, patisseries and artisan shops.

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