Lisbon Travel Guide

There is really something more than your eyes can behold when you are in Lisbon, Portugal. It is a place where its beauty and splendor touch your soul. Lisbon is certainly with enormous significance to Portugal as an alpha city nonetheless its historical past of over 20 centuries is to be embraced and recognized. Lisbon is certainly the mother city to Portugal.

The Allure of Lisbon

Lisbon continues to be one of the most important cities in Europe with top attractions like Jeronemos Monastery, a church built in the 1500s as a part of a magnificent monastery, having cloisters that are considered the most beautiful in the world; Belem Tower, which is a symbol of the Age of Discovery and which is the city’s icon, and built during the early 1500s; St. George’s Castle, inside of which is a small archaeological museum, and from its millennium-old walls you can have a bird’s-eye-view of the city in the company of roaming peacocks; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, which housed the world finest private art collections from the East and west including works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and Rene; Bernardo Museum, with Europe’s greatest modern art collections by Andy Warhol, Picasso, and Dali that was put together by Portuguese millionaire; Ancient Art Museum’s fascinating Oriental and European art that consist the collection of Portugal’s “National Gallery” illustrating Portugal’s links with Asia and Africa; Tile Museum, showcases ancient art form of decorative ceramic tiles in a lavish old convent and belonged to the top 10 tiled attractions of the century; The Golden Baroque Trio’s largest collection of royal carriages which are housed in Coach Museum and in its two other golden baroque attractions, the Sao Roque Church which is home to the world’s most expensive chapel and Santa Catarina Church, one of the city’s most magnificent interiors; Design and Fashion Museum, one of the world’s leading design and fashion museums; and, Oceanarium, where you can find an odyssey of sea creatures swim together
in a state-of-the art building.

What tourist needs to know? Here is a helpful guide to what you should know if you are planning to visit the city of Lisbon.

Alfama,Lisbon,PortugalWhy visit Lisbon? Lisbon is the largest city and the capital of Portugal. A place where both locals and tourist will really enjoy. A city rich in history, in fact it has the most diverse histories in Europe. Its story is reflected in its architectural works inspired by the different group who tried to overrun the Romans who were its original settlers. Lisbon has also mild climate that makes it an all year round travel destination.

When it the best time to come? Lisbon is a perfect travel destination all year round because it is blessed with mild weather and has no extreme weather conditions. Summer season is typically hot during the day and cold at night, best for strolling and swimming in the beach. It is also the best time to enjoy Plenty of Lisbon’s biggest and most popular festivals like Cascais International Sailing Week and also the BaixAnima Street Festival. During winter months, rain mainly occurs. The best time for a visit may be the transition months of November, March and April where the temperature exceeds20 °C (68 °F), with an average temperature of these three months amounting 18.5 °C (65 °F) during the day and 11.2 °C (52.2 °F) at night.

St. Anthony,Lisbon,PortugalWho should see Lisbon? Lisbon is a destination for the whole family. It offers a lot of leisure activities for the parents as well as the children. They can visit a lot of historic places and other tourist spots. Not to mention, it is a perfect place for honeymooners. Also, since Lisbon is the center of Commerce in Portugal, it is the home of a lot of shopping centers and restaurants which caters fashionistas, food lovers and many more.