Walk along the cobblestones of the Portuguese capital city, where the sound of local musicians sounds and freshly caught fish is served in restaurants on the street.
The Portuguese capital Lisbon is rapidly becoming one of the hippest European destinations for a city trip. Both young and old will remember Lisbon for a long time after a trip to this city of fado with an indefinable melancholy feeling of homesickness. It is not for nothing that the Portuguese invented a completely unique word for this feeling: ‘saudade‘. If you’ve been to Lisbon, you really understand what they mean by it. Lisbon is also close to the sea and in the vicinity of the fairytale Sintra that is definitely worth a visit.
Lisbon is a varied city and that variation can be seen in the different characteristic neighborhoods. If you want to experience the real Portuguese traditions, the historic Alfama district is an unmissable attraction. Steep winding cobblestone streets lead you past fado bars and restaurants, old castles and churches with breathtaking views over the city. In Bairro Alto every evening the party breaks loose in the many pubs and restaurants where you can enjoy the tastiest petiscos, the Portuguese variety of tapas.
The fastest and cheapest way to get to Lisbon is by plane. For example, you can fly to the airport Aeroporto de Lisboa (LIS).
Lisbon has accommodations for all budgets. Both inside and outside the center you will find a variety of hotels, from affordable accommodations in old neighborhoods to modern five-star hotels where you are provided with all comforts. The city also has a fairly extensive metro network and public transport is very advantageous. Even if you are staying outside the center of Lisbon, you are so where you want to be.
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Culture enthusiasts can indulge in the musical and historical district of Alfama, a jazz club in Bairro Alto or one of the artfully designed castles in the beautiful town of Sintra. You can find more history on the imposing Praça do Comércio and the famous Belém, where monuments remind of sailors from earlier times and the world famous Pastéis de Belém are served daily. A day of Lisbon can not be better closed than with a drink in the cozy streets of Bairro Alto, where young and old come together and visitors of all nationalities feast on the pleasant atmosphere that only a city like Lisbon offers.
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