The season for Best Of Lisbon lists is slowly picking up With the tourist season comes all the best of sights, best of things to do, best of places to eat etc. Most of them are the same – for obvious reasons. Like this one we just received on twitter this morning. The reason we share this one is because it gives you a good and precise overview of the neighborhoods and sights in a few minutes. The perfect appetizer for your own research. [caption id="attachment_30023" align="aligncenter" width="3221"] Opposite Castelo de São Jorge you find on all best of lists Graca is never mentioned – for obvious reasons. But we have the two best sunset view points in town. The Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen – aka the Graca Miradouro – and Miradouro da Senhora do Monte where the two photos in this post are taken.[/caption]
Lisbon is one of the world’s most scenic capitals. Stretching over 7 steep hills and perched on the shores of the Rio Tejo, it’s filled with natural beauty, stunning architecture, interesting museums, fantastic shopping, world-class seafood and wine, and remarkable cultural sights. It boasts a warm, sunny year-round climate and a reputation for being one of Europe’s most affordable cities with one of the lowest crime rates. Lisbon’s compact size makes it very walkable, but you can also hop on a tram to get around. They’re not only a convenient way to navigate the narrow streets, but a tourist attraction all by themselves, transporting you through an eclectic mix of historic neighborhoods. Alfama, the oldest district, dates to the 11th Century, and is the only part of the city to survive the earthquake in 1755. An enchanting labyrinth of ancient alleyways which extend from the Tejo River to the São Jorge Castle, it’s also the best place to hear the soulful strains of fado music. A youthful essence is found in the bohemian Bairro Alta district which draws the under 30 crowd to its hilly cobblestone streets. At night it transforms into the city’s vibrant nightlife quarter until the sun rises. Close by, sophisticated Chiado offers luxury shopping, old-style cafes, and theatre along its elegant streets. Baixa is the heart of the downtown district, with Praça do Comércio along the waterfront at one end and Praça do Rossio at the other. Between these two historic squares you’ll find significant landmarks and plenty of shopping. Belem is located outside of central Lisbon, about 5 kilometres to the west, but with some of the city’s most notable attractions, it is well worth a visit. Check Out Jane Pinzhoffer’s 10 attractions in Lisbon on TravelAlerts
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