A picturesque coastal city known for its world-class seafood, historic monuments and friendly locals, Lisbon is packed with charm.
Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is an underappreciated gem in Europe that is just waiting to be discovered. The whole city is a wonderful melting pot of art, culture, history and delectable food wrapped in a balmy seaside ambience. Flying from Malta to Lisbon should be on the top of your wanderlust bucket list.
The best thing you can do when you visit Lisbon is to start off by getting lost in its charming streets. Wandering around the medieval Alfama district, you will find a labyrinth of narrow little streets with cobblestone pavements and wonderfully genuine sights, smells and sounds around every corner. An alternative to walking is to jump on the iconic Tram 28, a charming, traditional tram which will take you through much of the city at leisure.
There is so much to see in Lisbon including an array of impressive monuments and wonderful museums. The Belém district home to the Belem Tower, Jerónimos Monastery, and Monument to the Discoveries should not be missed.
When it comes to museums and galleries, you will be spoilt for choice. Visiting the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is a must. Here you will find various national art collections as well as many artefacts from Portugal’s age of discovery. Other museums worth visiting include The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Museu Colecção Berardo and Museu da Marinha.
Make sure you also take some time to appreciate the local cuisine too. Dining traditions in Portugal tend to follow those of Mediterranean countries If you’re looking for authentic traditional Portuguese food, then you need to visit the Chiado area of the city. Here you will find many small, family-run restaurants serving delectable Portuguese food. For extra authenticity, try and find a place where there’s traditional fado music being played. Lisbon is also very well known for its vibrant nightlife. Strolling through Bairro Alto, you will find a huge variety of bustling bars and nightclubs.
Book your flights to Lisbon now and get ready to experience one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.