Updated: Apr 1, 2020
Lisbon is a coastal city with lots of sun and tourism. The city welcomes you with lots of things to see and explore. Your interactions with the Portuguese will make your experience and trip very pleasant. If you go to Lisbon, take a few days to enjoy the city and its surrounding areas.
After a few months in Belgium, where sunny days are scarce, we were ready to spend a few days in the sun rays, exploring the views and relaxing on the beach. Boca do Inferno is a cleavage on the seaside rock cliffs in Cascais, a monument made by time and the persistence of the force of sea waves. The sound of the sea as it hits the rocks and goes back to itself, evokes something within you, something indescribable, something that seems like a calling. It draws you in as you become mesmerized contemplating God's creation.
The people of Lisbon are jovial, pleasant, and welcoming. Like in many other beach towns, life slows down to a pace where you can sit back, relax, and enjoy the beauty of its beaches, monuments, and views. You will also see many performers along the coastal paths. Some sing contemporary music, others their traditional Fado, but whatever the genre, music becomes part of every scene.
Belem Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, stands as a monument celebrating Portugal's long standing naval tradition. Once an important gateway to the city of Lisbon, Belem Tower attracts people because of its history and what it adds to an already beautiful landscape. Day or night, Belem Tower offers a wonderful place to practice your photography or your posing. There's a variety of things to do in Lisbon, from the city center, the beaches, and the historical mountain town of Sintra. Its hard to have a favorite place in Lisbon.
Sintra must be in every visitor's itinerary. A small town set up in the mountains, Sintra has some of the most beautiful sites, such as Quinta da Regaleira, another UNESCO World Heritage Site. Sintra is a slice of history preserved through time, that gives us a glimpse of several eras in Portugal's rich history. There is no single favorite place in Sintra, every site that you visit will become your favorite until you visit the next.
By night, the sites are impossibly more beautiful. Lisbon offers a great array of restaurants and entertainment. Fado houses, a stroll in the beach, or sightseeing, they all offer a different perspective of the city by night, as it accentuates its beauty and its festive spirit.
Lisbon is a relaxing place, great for your morning runs, lying on the beach taking in the sun, slowing down life for a few days, or just sightseeing! Add it to your bucket list, and you will not be disappointed.
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