Lisbonne: 4 must-see attractions
Places to visit in Lisbon
Alfama is the soul of Lisbon. Small flowered patios, corbelled houses, Fado music concerts (typical Lisbon music) emanating from restaurants... You can just stroll around or take the mythical tramway line number 28, which is often crowded but remains full of charm. The maze of alleys in Alfama goes up to Castello São Jorge, an imposing castle from which you can admire the panoramic view of the entire city from the top of the ramparts.
Bairro Alto is the second most popular district in Lisbon and is the perfect place to enjoy the city's nightlife. In the evening, the bars and music clubs come to life and the Lisboetes joyfully take over the alleys. Would you like another Ginjinha (the traditional cherry liqueur)? During the day, don't miss out on the Carmelite Convent: which unfortunately partly collapsed during an earthquake in 1755, it exudes a moving atmosphere...
Also, take a walk through the Belém district, there you will see the famous tower of the same name. A symbol of Lisbon, it was built in the glory of Maritime explorers. A must for gourmets is the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, which since 1837 has been making delicious Pastéis de Nata, a kind of small cream tartlet.
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is probably the most beautiful monument in Lisbon. This 16th-century monastery is revered for the beauty of its carved stone decorations. Shapes of shells, vines and animals intertwine along the arcades and walls of the building. The Mosteiro dos Jeronimos is a UNESCO World Heritage Site.