Thursday 15 August 2019
Lisbon is a fantastic city located on the Camino Portugues. Portugal’s capital is a hotbed for culinary delights, culture and history. We travelled to this wonderful Portuguese metropolis to discover the top 10 things to see and do when you visit:
1. TORRE DE BELEM It can be hard to distinguish what time period this landmark dates back to. There is Gothic, Romanesque and Moorish influence in its architecture. One thing is for certain, it’s absolutely stunning. A must-see.
2. MONASTERY OF JERONIMOS The Monastery is a UNESCO world heritage site and was built in honour of The Age of Exploration. Located just outside the city centre, there is a lovely park and some nice restaurants nearby. A perfect afternoon.
3. MUSEUM OF MODERN ART Portugal is no stranger to wonderful art, the country has produced geniuses like Nuno Gonçalves and Josefa de Óbidos. Their works can be found in this paradise for art lovers, along with works from local and international artists.
4. MERCADO DA RIBEIRA The Ribeira market is best renowned for food in Lisbon. It’s split into two sections; downstairs is dedicated to fruit and vegetables. Go upstairs and sample some modern Portuguese delicacies.
5. NIGHTLIFE IN BAIRRO ALTO If you are looking for a lively evening to spice up your Camino than you’ll be right at home in Bairro Alto. Great value for food and drink, this hotspot is popular with locals and tourists alike.