Europe Useful Travel Tips you must Know Before Planning your Vacation
6. Lisbon – the city of the sea, Portugal
Spring is the best time of year for a trip in Lisbon.
Most shops in Lisbon open from 9 or 10 am and close at around 7. Small shops are closed for lunch between 1:00 p.m. to 15:00.
Tourists are simply crazy about trams in Lisbon. They have a retro look and climb very steep slopes. There are about three famous trams: Elevador da Gloria, Elevador da Bica and Elevador do Lavra.
If you want to go out and enjoy your night in Lisbon, the Bairro Alto is where you should go.
At 20 minutes by train from Lisbon are famous resorts Cascais and Estoril. You must not miss them! Because there is no beach in Lisbon, you can tan here but prices are not as good as in the city.
Go to Sintra (an hour from Lisbon)- that between XIII-IX was the summer residence of the kings of Portugal. Since 1995 has been included in the UNESCO World Cultural Heritage. Here you can visit the famous castles nearby with a spectacular view.
Go to Cabo da Roca – the western point of Europe continent. The view of the Atlantic Ocean will take your breath away.
Use Lisbon Card (Lisboa Card) to use the free public transportation (bus, subway, tram, funicular railway, suburban railway) and also for free or discounted access to museums, art galleries and other venues visit.
Walk with the famous wooden electric tram number 28 and let him take you through historic neighborhoods such as Chiado, Alfama, Graça and Baixa.