Lisbon has grown to be one of the most popular European destinations, and with its pleasant climate, scenic views and beautiful architecture it’s easy to see why! It was once named the coolest city in Europe by Vogue magazine and it has been rated as one of the best places to visit in Europe by National Geographic Traveller. Let’s have a look at 9 reasons that make Lisbon such an amazing place to visit.
1) River Tagus
In this sense, as this broad river, heading towards the Atlantic, was the origin of Lisbon’s wealth, beginning with a walk along the Tagus’ shore would be logical. There are many bars, cafes, and restaurants that provide a place to sit back and relax while you watch the river traffic.
The River Tagus is one of the most important rivers in the world. It starts in Spain at an altitude of 894 meters and ends at 1302 meters above sea level. It’s a real gem because it has so many qualities which makes it unique.
2) Lisbon Heritage Hotels
Janelas Verdes is an 18th century townhouse which once belonged to famous writer Eça de Queiróz. It is one of five Lisbon Heritage Hotels. This 29-bedroom boutique hotel is right between trendy Lapa and stylish Santos, overlooking the River Tagus.
The hotel is on a green-ish lane called Rua das Janelas Verdes, a street characteristically full of architecture that has endured.
3) Historic districts
In Old Lisbon, Alfama and Bairro Alto, two historic neighborhoods, cling to slopes leading up from the river, represent the city’s old charm. Learn the secrets of these two charming neighbourhoods by walking the streets.
These two regions of Lisbon are almost pedestrianized, cars are rare. Cafes and restaurants spill over onto the cobbled streets.