7 reasons to visit Lisbon
7 reasons to visit Lisbon
More and more tourists decide to visit the Portuguese capital. In this blog post we give you 7 reasons to visit Lisbon.
More and more tourists decide to visit the Portuguese capital. We will give you not one, but several reasons to visit Lisbon. The truth is that everyone who visits the city loves it. It is a truly magical place that you will love.

1. World Heritage
We start with the main course, but it is the best way to encourage you to visit Lisbon. There are many monuments that you cannot miss, but there are two that have been declared a World Heritage Site. We are talking about the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery.
Both are Manueline in style and were built between the 15th and 16th centuries. The tower is next to the Tagus, guardian of the city. The monastery, located very close, stands out for its beautiful cloister and its fabulous church.

2. Affordable prices
Portugal in general, and Lisbon in particular, is an accessible destination for Europeans, especially in places close to the capital and in the small surrounding municipalities.

3. Museums
In this beautiful city, we can find museums of all kinds. One of the most important is the National Museum of Ancient Art (with paintings, drawings, sculptures and engravings). There is also the National Museum of Transport (one of the best collections of this means of transport), the National Museum of Tiles and the Museum of Fado (one of the typical artistic manifestations of Portugal).

4. Gastronomy
Perhaps when thinking of the Portuguese capital and its gastronomy, the first thing that comes to mind is cod and its hundreds of ways of preparing it. However, Portuguese cuisine is much more than that. You cannot miss the feijoadas, the rice dishes, the seafood, the cheeses and of course the famous cakes or sweets of Belém.

5. Itineraries
We refer to the routes or tours that you can do in Lisbon to discover its typical and important places. For example, in the area of ​​Belém we can go from the homonymous tower to the Jerónimos or to the Padrão dos Descobrimentos.
You can visit Chiado and Cais do Sodré. Walk from the Mouraria neighbourhood to the castle, passing through Alfama. Or you can walk from Commerce to Marquis of Pombal Square.

6. Sympathy
If there is something that characterizes the Portuguese, it is that they are very friendly and have no problem explaining or helping tourists.

7. Nature reserves
This is another reason to visit Lisbon. Throughout the region we find different natural spaces, such as the Arrábida Natural Park, the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park (with its impressive cliffs) and the Tagus Estuary Nature Reserve (the largest estuary in Europe and home to 120,000 migratory birds).

Where to stay in Lisbon?

The most popular areas to stay in Lisbon are Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto and Freedom avenue. These are very central and highly sought after areas. If you want to find something relatively affordable, you should book well in advance.

Rossio Apartments are a good alternative because they have an excellent location, next to Rossio Square, a 5-minute walk from Chiado and a 7-minute walk from Commerce Square.

From here you can visit the entire historic centre of the city on foot or by public transport such as the metro and train. Furthermore, Rossio Apartments is located 6 kilometres from the airport, making it an excellent option for anyone visiting Lisbon. Book now at the best prices.