I really had no expectations going to Lisbon. There have been a lot of positive reviews of the city in the travel groups I am apart of so I thought it would be fun to visit. I am so glad I did! This city blew me away with culture and beauty. From cobble stoned alleys to tiled walls, you will fall in love with this city!
Just to warn you, there are a lot of pickpockets in the city. Within 5 minutes of being there we saw two men try to take something out of a woman’s purse. Luckily people around started yelling at them. They are obviously not very sneaky and not violent, just be aware. I saw a lot acting like tourists to try to trick people so just be aware of your things.
Like I said before, I didn’t really have any expectations so I didn’t really plan anything to do. That being said I’m listing things I did do and things I know to do next time I visit! There is also so much more to do in Lisbon than listed here!
Check Out Rossio Square
I love European squares! There is so much energy and life. I love relaxing and people watching.
Get a View of Lisbon
There are lookouts all over the city! There are also usually restaurants near them with a great view from the patio. Grab some sangria or a glass of wine and enjoy the view.
Visit Praça do Comércio
This is another square in Lisbon with shops and restaurants. It also leads to the ocean with a small beach area. Another great place to hangout and people watch or grab some sangria.
Go Tile Hunting Around the City
Tile covered buildings are all around the city! They add so much character and are fun to get pictures in front of!
Check Out Different Neighborhoods
Lisbon has different neighborhoods and each can give a different vibe. Alfama is considered “old town” and has great lookout views and also a great place to get on tram 28. The Barrio Alto neighborhood is good for nightlife and to listen to traditional Fado. The streets of Barrio Alto are filled during the night with people hanging out and drinking. A really fun atmosphere!
Lisbon is a beautiful city that I can’t wait to visit again!
Have you been to Lisbon?
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