One week-end in Lisbon

Lisbon is the perfect gateway if you want something special for one week-end. Small, cobbled, narrow streets, numerous monuments that bring back the glorious times of the Golden Age of Exploration, baroque churches and exciting nightlife could describe perfectly one week-end in Lisbon.

A short tour to the medieval castles and towers

Start with a short tour to the medieval castles that you can easily discover in Lisbon. Overlooking the city of Lisbon, Castle of São Jorge (Castle of Saint George) represents one of the most well preserved fortified citadels in the entire Portugal. Dating back to the 6th century BC, remind the Portuguese of the great battles King Afonso Henriques won against the Moors. You can actually see in front of the main gate a statue in honor of King Afonso Henriques. You cannot visit Lisbon and forget to visit the symbol of Lisbon, Belem Tower. Built in 1515 for defense purposes, Belem Tower displays in an unique Manueline style representative motifs from the Golden Age of Discoveries, such as sailors, sea monsters, etc. One of the most exquisite and luxurious palaces in Europe greets its visitors in royal style: marble statues, crystal chandeliers, a valuable collection of clocks, original porcelain from China, objects brought from Egipt are only a few of the precious objects one can admire while visiting Ajuda Palace. You can visit the palace during week-end between 10 a.m to 5 p.m.

Feel the atmosphere of the city

One week-end in Lisbon means most of all feeling the atmosphere of the city, strolling on the narrow medieval streets, enjoying a cup of coffee in one of the various charming bars in Lisbon and trying to live like the Portuguese. Admire the longest bridge in Europe, Vasco da Gama Bridge and discover the coquet restaurants and shops in the oldest part of Lisbon, Alfama. The best bars to visit in Alfama are Cocktail 88, Onda Jazz or Kuta. Lisbon is famous for its spectacular nightlife, full of attraction for every tourist. The district where the party never stops is Bairro Alto. Whether you prefer the traditional Portuguese beer or the Portuguese wine, Bairro Alto and the dockside bars is the place to get you on the mood. If you want to experience a bit of the best dance floors in Lisbon, then you should go to Kapital (Santos) – a three floor disco, Loft or Lux (by far the most appreciated and luxurious club in Lisbon).

One week-end in Lisbon does not give you much time to visit everything you have planned for or to discover the city to the fullest but you will for sure fall in love with this charming city and decide to come back every time you will have the chance. Enjoy it to the fullest!

Symbol of Lisbon-

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