The historical district of the Portugal capital city was built to the top of seven hills, just like Rome. In its cobble stoned streets uprises and downhills alternate. During the day there are many attractions to discover - observation points at the city's unexpected points and adventurous cable-trams on its sticky streets. In the evening the lovely and sad fado can be heard from several bars and restaurants.
Lisbon lies on the bank of River Tagus, where the river falls in to the Atlantic Ocean, so we can try a dip in the sea after a pleasant but tiring sightseeing tour and a twenty minutes long train ride.
In Lisbon, 4 metro lines carry passengers. If you travel with a single ticket, you may transfer once. But the most cost-effective solution is buying a Viva Viagem card, which can be topped up at any ticketing machines.
Not the quickest but the most enjoyable method of public transport. To explore the hilly old town or the narrow streets of Alfama district, take the legendary tram 28 which covers plenty of tourist attractions.
Either colored as black-green or butter yellow cabs take passengers for a reasonable price. If you see cabs circling around stops, they indicate that the bus or tram got stuck in traffic (which is not a surprise considering the narrow streets).
Barrio Alto is the party area of the city - not only the pubs and clubs but also the streets, so bear this in your mind upon choosing the location of your accommodation. For some traditional entertainment, look for some melancholic fado music in Alfama district. Traditionally, restaurants close their doors and turn off the lights to make guests pay attention to this sentimental music.
There are several viewpoints on the hills of Lisbon called 'miradouro'. From Miradouro de Santa Luzia, you have a stunning view of Alfama district and river Tajo. Another viewpoint, Miradouro de Sao Pedro provides one of the best panoramas from its garden. You can get there with Gloria funicular.
Lisbon is the hometown of Benfica football club. Well-known legends played on the field of Estadio de Luz including Eusébio, Nuno Gomes or Rui Costa.
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