Lisbon, also known as the City of Light, is not only the capital of Portugal, but also the capital of the hills, the fado, nostalgia and history.
Each monument, detail and tradition attract the attention of everyone who walks through its streets.
Without a doubt, its people, climate, cuisine and culture will always make you want to return to Lisbon.
Praça Marquês do Pombal
Located at the end of Avenida da Liberdade, this square stands out for the monument erected to the governor of Lisbon from the mid-19th century the marquis Pombal.
Right next to the square is Eduardo VII Park, the largest in the city, where you can enjoy a quiet walk.
In addition, in this park is the Estufa Fría, one of the most important botanical gardens in the world since there are numerous botanical species representative of different habitats that are preserved through different greenhouses.
Cathedral of Lisbon
Also known as Sé de Lisboa, it is the oldest church in the city. After different modifications caused by several earthquakes, it is the mixture of different architectural styles: Romanesque and proto-gothic architecture. This cathedral is declared a National Monument.
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos
Located in the Belém area, it is one of the main tourist attractions of Lisbon.
It is an old monastery of the order of San Jerónimo and in conjunction with the Torre de Belém, the Jerónimos Monastery was declared a World Heritage Site by Unesco in 1983.
Castelo de São Jorge
Formerly it was known as Castelo dos Mouros and, in addition to hosting a lot of history, it provides spectacular views over the city and the Tagus River. Lisbon is a city with many viewpoints, get lost in its streets and discover every corner!
After visiting the historic center, it is essential to visit the Belém neighborhood, which is located next to the river, almost on the outskirts of the city. It is very well served by public transport from the Baixa area, and this is a better option than driving.
What makes Belém attractive is its typically Portuguese architecture, in Manueline Gothic style, mostly late medieval, and it is home to two of Lisbon's main historical-artistic monuments, the early 16th century Jerónimos Monastery and the Belém Tower. Belém is also home to the Monument to the Discoverers, which depicts some of the main Portuguese navigators in history, making it a must-see for history lovers.
And you can't leave Bélem without tasting the famous Belém cream cakes.