Most people think of visiting Athens, London, or Madrid when they decide to take a trip to Europe. Lisbon, Portugal, is one place that seems to fly under the radar.
You probably never knew why it is the perfect place for a summer trip.
Lisbon is the capital of Portugal. It has many things to offer visitors. See five reasons to add Lisbon to your bucket list of dream destinations.
Lisbon is one of the youngest capital cities in the world. It is older than more recognized capitals like Paris or Rome by hundreds of years. You see its age in its museums, architecture, and other sites to see around the city. As recorded in the Guinness Book, the oldest book store in the world, Bertrand, is found in Lisbon. The aging tram system continues to run along the cobblestone streets. Lisbon is incredibly proud of its place in history during the Age of Discovery in the 15th and 16th centuries.
When many think of sunny European destinations, places like Rome, Barcelona, or Athens come to mind. Although it should be the first, Lisbon is the last place many consider. Lisbon is the sunniest European city, averaging 2,799 hours of sun a year. The excellent beaches about 30 minutes from the city center are perfect for enjoying this sunshine.
The Food And Spirits
From sausages to the custard tarts to the fantastic port wines (the national drink of Portugal), the food and beverages of Portugal are excellent. You will find lovely restaurants and cafes throughout the city that serve modern world-class cuisine and traditional fares. Make sure you experience the open-air markets in the town for on-the-go street foods.
Lisbon has turned the graffiti into something enjoyed by all instead of considering it an eyesore. Street art is something that Lisbon embraces, so much so that there are even street art tours all over the city. There are murals scattered all over Lisbon. One of the places you should go to see some incredible examples of street art is the Calcada da Gloria.
Built across seven separate hills contributes to the city's landscapes and stunning views everywhere. View a mix of new and old from many different points in the city. There is something different to see atop every hill and corner. Lisbon is a city that is just beautiful to admire.
Lisbon is a world-class capital that many never consider visiting. It is artsy, old, modern, and rich in history.
There is something for everyone, from world-class restaurants and beaches to the cobblestone streets and street art murals. Lisbon is a booming capital that seems to be one of the hidden gems of Europe.
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