September 18, 2017

The 5 L's Of Lisbon Portugal

Portugal is a country with an fascinating history -- but it's also becoming the one of the hottest tourist destinations to take a vacation. Not only is the weather amazing most of the year round, but this little country is really delivers everything a vacationer might want. You should definitely put the capital city of Lisbon on your map of places to see. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

Landscapes You’ll Love
Lisbon really does have it all. You can enjoy the cityscape on one side and seascape on the other. Nestled in between the two, you can find beautifully landscaped gardens and memorials, and even a country park to enjoy. In fact, there are several wildlife and nature reserves around the area to enjoy peace and quiet when you’re on vacation. Check out Parque Eduardo VII if you’re traveling with family. The people of Lisbon have managed to integrate the man-made with nature in many of their open spaces. Beautiful.

Lisbon has become quite a lively place over the years. Live music has become a popular attraction here, and there is even a film festival you can enjoy if you arrive at the right time. There are so many things to do in Lisbon that you'll need to be quite adventurous to enjoy them all during your vacation! If you do like music, try to find a Fado night. It's the national folk music style of Portugal, a unique musical experience not to be missed.

Laid Back
Beaches are plentiful in and around Lisbon. While soft sands are available, but many tourists prefer the long promenade or coastal walks. The sea breeze is usually comfortable and not too vigorous or salty. If you do come to the beach, feel free to sit, relax and listen to the waves lapping on the sand. Some of the best beaches have all the facilities you and your family will need. Best of all, you can pack up and head back up to a cafe to enjoy a cool drink when you’re done. 

Lip Licking Tastes
Portuguese dishes are known for their flavor. You can find plenty of eateries around Lisbon. Some have strict customary opening times (this means you might need to take your meals slightly later than you are used to); however, there are usually a few bars or cafes in the city that are open at hours that might suit you a little better. It’s best to check in advance if you know you’re going to be hungry! As Lisbon is on the coast, make sure you try the Monkfish!

Landmarks You’ll Like
St. George’s Castle is a must for anyone visiting the city of Lisbon. It is known locally as Castelo de Sao Jorge, and you can ride a trolley to get there. The Basílica da Estrela is the gorgeous late baroque style building with domes that you can see from the trams. The Palace of the Marquises of Fronteira is such a stunning building. It would undoubtedly make a perfect wedding photo backdrop. But it's the gardens that we find the most enchanting. The Portuguese really know how to design & landscape resplendent gardens! Will you consider vacationing in Lisbon?

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