Located right on the Atlantic coast, this Portuguese capital is surrounded by four sides of the sea. Perhaps so, Lisbon is also known by the close name “City of all Portugal”.
Behind the famous architecture, Lisbon streets are not as magnificent as many Western European cities. Many buildings and streets appear old, but all public places are very clean and decent. Lisbon is one of the most beautiful and strange capitals in Europe, Lisbon is located on seven adjacent hills overlooking the Tagus port. From hill to hill people use the elevator.
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Promenade on the tram number 28
Once in Lison, spend at least a day on the tram 28 – the oldest Lisbon train line running from Largo Martim Moniz, passing through most of the city’s major attractions up the hill to Bairo Alto , and then through the rows of shophouses, undulating along the slopes of the old town of Alfama. The rows of houses, winding alleys, hun smoking bring the ancient, sad and mysterious to this neighborhood.
A feature not to be missed of Alfama is the architecture that combines the harmony of the Roman and Arab schools. Alfama has a poignant trait of a historical witness who has experienced many ups and downs of time, but still exists til now. Your camera will probably have to work at full capacity when tram 28 goes through the neighborhood with Arab-style houses, through the majestic Se church, through the castle of São Jorge – where the romantic souls choose make the sunset view to the street. And a real-life Lisbon in the terracotta color of peeling paint houses, the crumbling walls of colorful grafitti paintings, the clothes-drying rigs are all out on the yard, or the cats lazy lounging on the bench beside the road.
Listen to the sound of the piano playing during dinner with aperitif with a Portuguese-style potato soup, the famous greasy sausage, grilled on alcohol on a plate. Sausage smells very delicious, attractive taste. After finishing the meal, the pork and pork mixed pork with bread appeared charmingly. Lisbon cuisine fascinates people somewhere in a very strange and charming way.
Sublimation in architectural building
Praca do Comercio is considered to be the largest square in Lisbon, spread out near the banks of the Tagus river. For centuries, this Square was the site of the royal palace until the building was badly damaged in a major earthquake in 1755. After being renovated, the palace turned into a giant stone monument. giant signaling the entrance to the city. Find yourself a seat at one of Lisbon’s most famous cafes, Café Martinho da Arcada. Reading some of Portugal’s literary works and enjoying coffee with lunch, just watching the people at this ever-frequented literary café in Lisbon is extremely ideal.
The castle – a magnificent work of Lisbon and also a world cultural heritage, was built in 1502, until the end of the 16th century. This is typical architecture for Portugal’s peak period. It is a combination of two architectural styles, Gothique style and Renaissance style architecture of Europe.
Another great place to enjoy great art is the Belem tower. Belem Tower is almost isolated along the banks of the Tagus River, between the pier of Bom Sucesso and Pedrouços, on basalt rocks from the complex Lisboa-Mafra structure. This is considered one of the most famous tower of Lisbon. UNESCO World Heritage site (along with nearby Jeronimos Monastery). Belém is built of marble, the inside of the tower is decorated like a battleship, the spirit of exploration by thousands of Portuguese cruises is quite clearly reproduced with many precious artifacts. This tower is not only a demonstration of Portugal’s golden age, but also a fascinating tourist attraction of Portugal. Another place is the Belém Cultural Center, which consists of 4 buildings, inside of an international standard gallery and stage for art performances.
Enjoy the full cuisine and entertainment
Mercado da Ribeira – Lisbon’s largest fresh food market is a favorite of the capital’s citizens and tourists alike. There are a total of 35 food and beverage outlets with a uniform sign printed on a black background in a very synchronized and sharp black background and selling regional specialties, including famous products such as Azeitao lamb cheese, ham slice the Alentejo, and don’t forget to enjoy the traditional Pastel de nata at the city bakeries. This custard dish will be very delicious if used right when it is still hot.
Lisbon cuisine in particular and Portuguese cuisine in general are deeply influenced by the cuisine of the colonial expansion expeditions, reflected in the variety of dishes as well as spices used. use.
With ocean cod alone, it is said that Portugal has 365 different ways of processing. The fish here are grilled and then covered with a layer of salt, then served with tiny potatoes baked in the shell, drenched in a layer of olive oil and less fresh green kale. This fish dish is served with slightly hard bread and Sangria wine, enjoyed in the cold night is really ecstatic.
Diverse cuisine, affordable prices, friendly people and always full of wine, that is what can be said about Lisbon cuisine. For those who love seafood, this must be a paradise.
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The language of communication in Lisbon is the Portuguese native language, somewhat similar to Spanish, but there are some words that mean different things.
Be careful when saying thank you to someone, because Spanish uses’ gracias’ to thank you, while this word may offend people in Lisbon, the word “thank you” in Portuguese is’ obrigado ‘, or’ obrigada ‘if you are female.
Located near the Atlantic Ocean, the temperature in Lisbon is always mild. Summer is not too hot and winter is not too cold like other countries. However, August is the hottest month of the year, July is perfect weather but the water is quite cold, September is also considered to be quite good for a trip. Also, another suggestion is April or May, when the weather is warm right at Easter.
If you stay a lot of days and go with a group of friends, you should rent an apartment for more convenience and savings.
“Avoid getting lost!” Is a familiar saying when traveling in this city. Lisbon is one of the places where you will be attracted by the picturesque buildings and streets. Make sure that you will not get lost if you miss the hypnotic beauty.