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What to do in Lisbon: 10 best suggestions

There is no question that the Covid-19 pandemic has revolutionized our personal and professional lives; truth be told, it put a lot in perspective and forced us to think and rethink a huge number of situations. One of them was the colossal importance of freedom — freedom to do what we really desire and to go wherever the heart guides us. Now that we can feel it again, and with the whole city prepared to gain a new life, here's what to do in Lisbon in this phase of reopening.  

Discover Sintra, one of the most historical areas

Sintra is full of enchantments and an immense culture to be discovered. Not only the village, picturesque and welcoming, but all the surrounding places that make Sintra a must-stop for any tourist. For this reason, we recommend you to breathe the air of the mountains, to walk through the garden of Palácio de Seteais, to visit Quinta da Regaleira, to relax in its beautiful park, to discover the History that is hidden in each step of the Castelo dos Mouros, among so many other options that this beautiful location offers to its visitors.

Relax on a terrace, enjoying delicious snacks

The sun and the heat ask for terraces, drinks and snacks. And this is what Lisbon offers with all its hospitality. Feel free to choose one of the best terraces in the city to enjoy the good weather, while observing the life happening around you. We also suggest you order the "Portuguese culture served in snacks”, in order to appreciate even better these moments of relaxation with a hint of gastronomic culture mixed in. Here are 5 excellent terrace suggestions:
 

Enjoy the city landscapes on the most trend rooftops

Alongside with the terraces, we also recommend that you sit comfortably on the most trendy rooftops of the capital. Between one cocktail or another, a fruit drink, a very cold beer or a tasty glass of wine, let Lisbon surrender and fall at your feet, revealing all its magic and splendour. To help you with this, we could write an extensive list of amazing rooftops in the capital, but Bairro Alto Hotel rooftop is definitely the one you must visit first so you can remember why visitors fall in love with this city as soon as they know it.

Feel the breeze of Tagus river at Passeio Marítimo de Algés

Feel privileged walking by one of the most envied riverside places in Europe. The Passeio Marítimo de Algés follows a large part of the Tagus river towards Cais-do-Sodré > Cascais, being one of the favourite places for walkers and friends of sports. And here’s one tip: if you walk in the opposite direction (Cascais > Cais-do-Sodré), you have the opportunity to take a look at the Portuguese monuments built in the area of ​​Belém — a place that is, undoubtedly, one of the capital's ex-libris.

Admire the sunset at Boca do Inferno, Cascais

Originally a sea cave, Boca do Inferno, in Cascais, is a rock formation reached by an abysmal force by the waves of the Atlantic Ocean — it resembles precisely an "abyss" supported by a large arch. Therefore, it is considered as one of the great jewels of Cascais, not only for the noise of the surf break that trembles those who go by, but also for the incredible view of the seacoast that surprises even the most difficult tourists to please.

Take a Lisbon tour by the Tejo waters

A tour by the Tagus River is one of those experiences that any visitor reveals, with great enthusiasm and nostalgia, when returning home.  In fact, it is not every day that we can unveil, on a boat, almost the entire coastline of the city of Lisbon, on one of the most iconic rivers of the country. Along with the immensity of the Atlantic, during this tour, you can also appreciate the magnificence of Cristo Rei (on the river’s South bank), Torre de Belém and Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

Have a picnic in the most beautiful gardens in the city

And how about having a picnic to enjoy the heat, the sun and the Lisbon light? With friends, with family or even with the soul-mate, this is the perfect option for children and adults,  especially if you choose a very calm and pleasant garden. To make this picnic even more special, serve yourself with the best gastronomic delights cooked in the good Portuguese style.

Visit the deepest roots of the Lisbon city

Discover the beauties hidden in Lisbon's historic roots — the 7 hills on which the city was founded. On each hill, you will find a belvedere with a stunning landscape over the most rural and authentic areas of a city with centuries of existence and full of history (and stories) on every corner.

Meet Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe

Did you know that the westernmost point of Continental Europe is in Portugal, more precisely in Sintra? Cabo da Roca is about 150 meters above the ocean, which allows its visitors to have a panoramic view over the Serra de Sintra and a small glimpse of the country's coastline. Come and see "Where the Land Ends and the Sea Begin” —  as the great Portuguese poet Luís Vaz de Camões used to say — and fall in love with this wonder of the capital.

Let yourself be impressed by Arrábida, its beaches and surroundings

Very close to Lisbon, we cannot fail to suggest one of the most coveted natural paradises: Arrábida. From the mountains to the clear water beaches, to the convent, to the ruins and mainly to its endless and breathtaking landscapes, everything here enchants, seduces and dazzles. Especially at this time, take the opportunity to breathe the pure air of Arrábida's nature and to feel the intense aroma of freedom!

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