Capital of the country that, in its golden times, once held the biggest empire in the world, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most fine capitals.
Charming, romantic, picturesque, captivating. These are adjectives that suit Lisbon and its atmosphere. After the devastating earthquake that hit the city in 1755, Lisbon was totally renewed by Marquês de Pombal with his urban plan to rebuild it. Nowadays, the place particularly aimed is now an iconic one. Baixa as it is known, with Terreiro do Paço as its symbol, is a wide open place with several streets where you can find shops, cafes, restaurants and bars.
Another iconic place is Torre de Belém (Belém Tower).On the right side of Rio Tejo, built in the 16th century, this tower had this precise location with the purpose to be part of a defense system for the city. It is a Unesco World Heritage Site, due to the importance this tower had in the Portuguese maritime discoveries in the Age of Discoveries. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Discoveries Monument) and Rossio - these are monuments that you had to seek and admire.
Lisbon is a true reflection of one city that has both the historic, classic or even medieval neighborhoods, with the modern and fine architecture. Lively during day and night, this is the kind of city you don’t want to miss. Lisbon night is romantic, energetic and inspiring.
Before leaving, take notice that you have to taste the typical bifana with Portuguese beer. It’s a simple combination yet so delicious. Be aware of the many terraces distributed and the various opportunities you will have to take amazing pictures. It may be the typical villages, the landscapes, the Rio Tejo, the enormous monuments or the refine architecture.
Lisbon will definitely take you to an unforgettable journey.