10 things to do in Lisbon that only local know

The capital of Portugal is the place to visit, no doubt about it. Lisbon is a city full of life, full of places to visit and where your eyes will always have something new to see and you to feel. Full of color, with incredible architecture and spectacular views, this city will be ready to welcome you and provide you with the best trip of your life.

For this, we made a list of 10 things to do in Lisbon. Start your tour with a trip from Tram 28 from Martim Moniz to Campo Ourique. With this trip you will pass through neighborhoods known as the neighborhood of Graça, Baixa and Bairro Alto as well as passing through the Castle of São Jorge and Alfama. As we have just mentioned, another site that has to visit is the Castle of St. George which is one of the most important monuments in Portuguese history.

Whoever comes to Lisbon has to listen to a fado. It is part of our list and we recommend it. Like it or not, listening to a fado in Lisbon has a whole lot of magic. If you are lucky enough to hear him sing on a street in Alfama, Mouraria or Madragoa, you should take advantage of it. The fado is lazy or amateur is nevertheless, when they feel like singing, sings and guitars accompany. You can not visit the Terreiro do Paço, it is the largest square in Lisbon and also one of the most emblematic and is a symbol of the reconstruction of the city after the earthquake of 1755. Nowadays it is a pleasant place to visit and relax at the foot of the River.

Getting up at Elevador Santa Justa is a privilege since this lift is more than 100 years old. It has an enviable view over the old part of Lisbon and was designed by Ponsard, a disciple of the master of iron works, Gustavo Eiffel. Since we have talked about incredible sights we must also mention the two unique monuments that are World Heritage, Jerónimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém. These two monuments easily impress anyone.

As with fado, those who go to Lisbon have to try a pastel of Bethlehem. It is the cake that has to eat without fail, a recipe very well kept in secret and that makes these pastels unique. To the side of the industrial zone we have the Parque das Nações which was a success in revitalizing this zone. Visiting this area, you should also visit the Lisbon Oceanarium which is one of the largest in Europe where you can enjoy fauna and flora of several oceans of our planet.

Two unique museums worldwide. Yes, they are in Lisbon and they deserve your visit. The National Tile Museum and the Car Museum. The first tells the story of the tile in Portugal and the second, has an unparalleled collection of cars. To end your trip the best way is to have dinner in Bairro Alto. Lisbon is known for a very lively and busy night. Dining in Bairro Alto is a must for anyone who likes to have fun especially in a city known for its entertainment.

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