There is no doubt that Lisbon is one of the most beautiful capitals in the world.
It combines culture, history and beauty! Here are 13 reasons why you should visit Lisbon in 2017!
1. Sunrise in Lisbon
One of the most beautiful peaceful sunrises you will ever witness in your life can be seen in Lisbon. The sunrise is accompanied by thousands of birds that fly around which makes it look like a scene from the movies!
#Bonus: See the sunrise from one of the many viewpoints in Lisbon
2. Portuguese people are skilled at speaking English
As Lisbon is one of the most touristic cities in Portugal, Portuguese have always been exposed to the English language. Especially the younger generations are likely to speak English at a really good level. Therefore, If you visit Portugal, there is not going to be a language barrier as there is almost always someone around that speaks the language whether it is a taxi driver, a waitress,hotel/hostel employees or just a pedestrian.
#Bonus: Portuguese are the friendliest people I have ever met in my life ! So they are always up for a good chat or a good friendship!
3. The weather is sooo good!
The sun is always up during the summer so do not forget to bring a good hat and your sunscreen to avoid direct sunlight. If you live in colder countries this is your opportunity to enjoy the generous rays of sunshine and make the best out of it.
4. Coolest buildings you will ever see
Lisbon has some of the coolest buildings. Walk through the streets of the old neighborhoods like Alfama or Mouraria and search for the most interesting building! You will be impressed by the colorful tiles and extraordinary houses because Lisbon is not afraid to show its personality!
5. You can try the world’s finest custard tarts
6. The airport is really convenient and so is the transportation system
The airport is just 6.2km from the city centre and really accessible by the metro. It costs just €1.45 for a one way ticket and it is right outside of the airport. The public transportation is also quite good and well connected. A daily day pass costs only €6 and allows you to use all types of public transportation like metro,bus and the cute trams that are part of Lisbon’s cultural heritage.
7. Art is everywhere!
Every wall has a story in it, street art is part of Lisbon as it’s ranked as one of the top cities in the world with its street art! Also, artists are always up to create something new and inspire people. So It would be surprising to visit Lisbon and not see anything artistic going around!
8. Enjoy a drink at a rooftop bar
Lisbon has many rooftop bars that have some great views. You can try Topo or Hotel Mundial in Martim Moniz.
#Bonus: Catch the sunset
9. Heaven for surfers
If you like surfing, you can visit Cascais which is only 30 minutes away by train. It has beautiful beaches and are ideal for surfers. You can definitely organize a day trip and make the best out of the beaches and the sun.
10. Amazing Daytrip to Portugal’s Wonderland
Have you heard of Sintra? It’s one of the most beautiful places you can possibly go to! It is a small city on a hill 40 minutes from Lisbon! You can spend a great day there visiting the palaces and the beautiful gardens that look like they came out of a fairytale.
We have written an article that explains exactly how to get there and what you can see. So check it out!
11. Breathtaking views from the miradouros
Lisbon is the city of the seven hills and it is possible to be admired from its many miradouros. Miradouros are translated to viewpoints and the views you can take from these spots are totally breathtaking! Walking to the miradouros can be exhausting so make sure your shoes are suitable before deciding to reach the highest ones!
12. Free Walking Tours
Did you know that there are free walking tours in Lisbon? That’s right! Discover Lisbon offers a variety of free walking tours such as the Mouraria Tour, Alfama Tour and many others! The local enthousiastic guides take you to the most historic places around Lisbon and tell you about secrets you didn’t know!
Do you want to know more? Check out this page!
Belem Tower is the most iconic building in Lisbon. It was built in 1515 as a way to defend Lisbon’s harbour and It has a strong historical meaning to Portugal. It is advised to go early to skip the queue as only 150 people can get inside at the same time or you can check out our Belem Tour that skips the queue. The views from the tower are great for photos!
Visiting Lisbon soon? Check out this list with the coolest places in city to visit!