Discover the special physiognomy of Portugal | mazi travel
Built in an amphitheatrical way at the westernmost tip of the European continent, on the banks of the River Tagus, the Portuguese capital enchants every visitor with its historicity and rich naval tradition. With a distinctive physiognomy more reminiscent of a Mediterranean super-European city, Lisbon is a more humane and less cosmopolitan capital, retaining a romantic mysticism and a sad charm. Lisbon, which according to tradition was founded by the mythical Odysseus, invites everyone to discover its rhythms and its well-hidden secrets. Beautiful and nostalgic, modern but deeply traditional, the city lives today with the faded memories of its glorious colonial past and dreams of new, long journeys in the seas of the world.
Discover it through the historic core of the old town. The once aristocratic neighborhood of the Moors, where the aroma of the old city is wandering, has retained its picturesqueness almost unchanged.
Take a leisurely stroll through the picturesque neighborhoods of Alfama, visit Se Cathedral and the Church of Sao Vicente de Flora and fill your soul with magnificent panoramas of the city and the River Tagus from the Miradouro de Santa Lucía Observatory. Finally, climb the hill where the castle Castelo Sao Jorge dominates, which has guarded the city for centuries. Wander around neighboring Baixa, where the heart of the modern city beats and indulge in its lively rhythms and dynamic energy. Large boulevards, sidewalks, squares, architectural ornaments and the huge Placa de Comercio, impress and lead to the Elevador de Santa Justa, the elevator that connects Baixa with the Chiado district.
Complete your tour of the suburbs of Belem, where through a multitude of monuments, such as the famous Torre de Belem tower, the glorious colonial past and the naval tradition of Lisbon stand out and today are included in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Local cuisine and food
Portuguese cuisine is characterized by a feast of flavors, which make it popular around the world. Fish, shellfish and all seafood in general have their place in the local cuisine. A great protagonist is the cod that you can try in many variations. The locals claim that there are 365 recipes for cod, one for each day of the year. Try traditional flavors such as arroz de marisco (seafood rice, a kind of local paella), caldo verde (green vegetable soup and potatoes), caldeirada (a type of fish soup) and cataplana (a variety of mussels, cod and shrimp). Accompany the dishes with the excellent quality wines of Porto.
The best season to visit Lisbon
Lisbon offers unique emotions throughout the year. Ideally choose the period from April to September. The mild, sweet climate and good temperatures will leave you completely satisfied.
How to move around Lisbon
Transfer from/to Lisbon
Lisbon Portela International Airport is located 7 km north of the city. Getting around from the airport to the city is easy and convenient, such as the metro (following a red line passing through Oriente Railway Station and final destination Sao Paulo Station (by bus (if you do not have a lot of luggage) bus 744 arrives the center of the old town while if you have a lot of luggage choose the aerobus with itineraries to the city or by taxi.
Choose the metro that is the most efficient way to travel and get to know the city. There are 4 lines (blue, yellow, red and green) with frequent itineraries (every 5 to 8 minutes) from 06.00 to 01.00. Alternatively you can choose the city's public transport. Tram travel is a unique experience. The network tram of Lisbon (rede de eléctricos de Lisboa) serves the municipality of the capital with its 5 urban lines.