- By Kevin
- On Dec 5, 2017
- Travel Tips
This Lisbon guide will provide an introduction to Lisbon,by answering some of the common holiday questions such as where to stay,the most famous attractions,suggested activity for family holiday in Lisbon,and providing links to further in-depth information.
Parque das Nações and North Central Lisbon
The suggested activity for the day,is the enjoyable walk from the Calouste Gulbenkian museum to the Praça dos Restauradores.This route passes through the Parque Eduardo,the Praça do Marquês de Pombal square,the tree-lined avenue of the Avenida da Liberdade before ending at the Praça dos Restauradores.This is a pleasant walk as it passes through Lisbon’s finest parks and grandest plazas,and the final section is downhill with multiple excellent views over centre Lisbon.
Along the walk is some of Lisbon’s best shopping,including the boutique and designer stores of the Avenida da Liberdade and the exclusive El Corte Inglés department store.At the start of the trip is the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and this is regarded as Lisbon’s finest museum and is a worthy detour.The walk route begins at the to the Praça de Espanha metro station(blue line),and finishes at the Restauradores metro station(blue line)and is approximately 3km with the majority downhill.
Sintra Day Trip
Sintra is an incredibly scenic town that is situated Serra de Sintra,and within the pine covered hills are extravagant palaces,magnificent mansions and ancient castle ruins.In addition to the historic monuments,there are challenging hiking trails,demanding cycling routes and some of the best rock climbing of central Portugal.Sintra is the best day trip from Lisbon and should be included on any extended visit itinerary or tour of the region.
Most visitors spend a single day in Sintra,but there are sufficient sights to easily fill two days of sightseeing.The following plan is our suggested route for two days in Sintra,with the second day replacing one of the other days(possibly the day on the beach or day trip to Mafra)