With its top restaurants offering delicious seafood cousine and reputiation of the city with long history, Lisbon is surely one of those places you shall not miss on your travels throughout Europe.
What are the local most attractive tourist attractions? Which restaurants to choose if hungry or just feeling like trying something new? Keep on reading and you will see.
Travel back in time by a funicular
Until 1755, Lisbon was a typical medieval town characteristic with its narrow crooked streets. Thereafter, however, almost the entire town was destroyed by an earthquake followed by a tsunami. The remains of the Carmo (Carmelite) convent have been preserved to remember this devastating disaster. Fortunately, not all medieval sights were destroyed. The most famous ones include the Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery, both located in the Belém District.
Moreover, the oldest historic monument of the city – Castle of São Jorge – has been magnificently dominating the city up to the present time, providing a spectacular view of the entire city centre to its visitors. The main attraction, however, are considered the yellow funiculars: Elevador da Glória, Elevador da Lavra, and Elevador da Bica. Taking a ride on one of them is that kind of travelling experience you should not miss for sure.
Luxurious as well as inexpensive restaurants
In need of some tips on where to wine and dine in Lisbon? When it comes to luxurious restaurants, do not surely miss Belcanto offering a wide range of Portuguese as well as European food including the gluten-free cuisine. Alternatively, you can let yourself be captivated by the charming interior of Lisboéte, which specializes in French cuisine. The third tip is Casa da Comida suitable for vegetarians as well.
On a budget trip and food is nothing you would love to spend outrageous amount of money on? You can find great food in the Estamine Art Food Drink art café and bar or Há Tapas No Mercado!!!, with not only its great selection of delicious soups.
All this and so much more is waiting for you to discover, preferably on your own, in this peculiar, charming City of Lisbon.