Portugal Travel Guide – Some Essential Things to Do in Lisbon

Lisbon – wonderful, romantic, beautiful Lisbon. City of golden light and ancient streets. Old seaport destroyed and rebuilt by massive earthquake. Lisbon – the city of warmth and friendliness, the city of desire, the city of Saudade. If you are planning a trip to Lisbon, here are my top 8 things to do and recommendations to see. As a returning visitor, I’ve walked the streets of the mosaic several times and I want to share some of my favorite spots with you. The following captures the essence of the capital of Portugal and gives you the chance to explore the city on your own. Take Tram 28 As soon as you arrive in Lisbon, you will hear the drive of the legendary trams that cross the city. Number 28 is the most famous of all the routes and one of the best ways to see the city as a whole. The tour covers many of the most important parts of Lisbon and takes you to many tourist attractions: Alfama, Sé, the Graca district, Baixa and Bairro Alto, Chiado and Estrela. If you buy a three-day travel ticket at the Carris kiosk on Figueira Square, you can get on and off all trams. So you save feet and cost a lot less than each time. Watch your luggage as pickpockets are very common, but enjoy the ride. Spend an evening in a fado bar. Traditional Portuguese music is known as fado. Currently, Mariza is the most famous fado singer whose great voice has wowed the whole world. Fado is traditionally sung by a woman in long skirts and wrapped in a scarf with a Portuguese guitar. He calls what the Portuguese call “Saudade”. This word is difficult to translate accurately in English. It means something like offense, nostalgia, and hope. Listen to the music and you will feel the feeling. Nowadays bars have been set up for tourists, so one has to look for small places where locals are still around. Lapa and Alfama are good options.