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Lisbon Travel Tips

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Lisbon the capital of Portugal is definitely worth a visit. My husband and I visited Lisbon a couple of years ago in December. Visiting a city in the off season is something I strongly recommend not only is it more affordable to fly the hotels are cheaper and city is less crowded. The temperatures were surprisingly mild compared to other cities in December.


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We spent a total of three days in Lisbon and one of the days we made a day trip to Sintra. I got stung by the so-called Travel bug and I love visiting new places but I know how difficult it can be to go somewhere new without a plan on what to visit. I find it easier to have someone plan the trip for me. A lot of the time I don't know what I can see or what to eat. Getting help from people that know the city makes your trip more enjoyable. I recently discovered Trova Trip. Trova Trip is a company that offers fully planned and organised tours for travellers. All you have to do is travel. These getaways are built on 20 travellers, 10 days and 3 cities. You should definitely check out their website and read more about the destinations they offer (Lisbon is one of them YAY!). With Christmas approaching this could be also a (very) nice gift for someone that loves to travel. It’s also the gift that keeps on giving! Trova Trip is running a holiday sweepstakes offering a free trip for 2 to any of their destinations, which is currently Italy or Portugal. All you have to do is visit their website and signup via email.

In this blog post, I will be talking about the top must-see attractions Lisbon has to offer when vacationing for only a few days.

Belem Tour

What looks like a miniature castle was originally built to protect Lisbon’s port. The Belem Tour is located in the historical area called Belem. I recommend appreciating ‘the exterior rather than waiting in line to explore the interior. The Belem Tour is free to visit but you have to pay when you want to see the interior.

Belem Tour

Vasco de Gama Bridge

What looks like a replica of the Golden Gate Bridge is actually the longest bridge in Europe. It links the north and south of Portugal. Definitely worth a stop.

Vasco de Gama Bridge

Bairro Alto

This area is perfect to walk around. You will find lots of bars and restaurants.

Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto

what to do in Lisbon

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Jardim De Estrela

A beautiful park in Lisbon. You can walk around and enjoy nature. You will find ponds and fountains. Nearby you will find Basilica da Estrela which is worth a visit. This church is not only beautiful but you can pay a small fee (around $5 per person) to go all the way up and over look Lisbon.

Jardim De Estrela

Jardim De Estrela


Jardim De Estrela view from the top

Lisbon Zoo

We are Zoo goers. I love visiting the zoo and rewind from everything that is around me. When we visited the zoo, we saw plenty of baby animals which was surprising regarding the fact it was mid-december. The Zoo is small but it has a good amount of animals to see. Plus you can take a little cable car ride which was super scary but worth it. The almost 30 minute (slow) ride will take you around the entire zoo with a birds eye view. Don’t do this ride if you are afraid of heights. You will be standing the entire ride on a really tight space.

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo

Lisbon Zoo

Campo Pequeno

This iconic building nowadays serves as a venue for events. Back in the days you were able to see bullfighting here.

Campo Pequeno

Sintra

If you have time to visit this magical city, please do. You can take the train to Sintra which will take about 1 ½ hours. Sintra is known for its castles. When you arrive in Sintra they have a great public transportation system that takes you to all the castles. I recommend visiting Pena Place. This castle looks colorful and surrelictic. If I wouldn’t know better I would say it came straight from a fairytale book.

Pena Place

Sintra

I hope I was able to inspire you to visit Lisbon!

Thanks for stopping by!

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