Lisbon is a beautiful and romantic city and is known for its unique, cultural, multifaceted and cosmopolitan urban experience. It is the capital city of Portugal, and is located along the edge of the majestic Atlantic Ocean. This is one of the rarest cities in the Western Europe to be water-facing. In 2020, it is known for an easy-going and cosmopolitan vibe. Know about the top things that you need to do in this city in 2020 on a Portugal tour.
Check out the Barrio Alto area
The Barrio Alto region is the spot in Lisbon which is associated traditionally with nightlife. It is loved by the Portuguese people who like to begin their nocturnal fun with. The ‘fado locals’ are where you should go to enjoy drinks in the wonderful bars. It is a famous and nice street having small bars and narrow streets. You will love to sip on the Black Beer or ‘Pretinha’ in the bar.
It can be a good idea to go to Sintra, where you can enjoy a day tour. This is a beautiful village which is located at a rail distance of about 40 minutes. The place is reputed for its picturesque scenes and is loved by everyone. You will love the Quinta da Regaleira, which is a beautiful castle and is situated immediately outside the prime village area. This is a romantic and mysterious spot, and it feels nice to repose and rest in.
Make a trip to the Cristo-Rei
The Cristo-Rei is a statue that has been inspired by the statue of Christ the Redeemer which stands in the area of Rio de Janeiro in Brazil. This statue is located across the Lisbon river in Almada, and can oversee the majority of attractions to be found in the city. It can be accessed from the 25 de Abril Bridge by car.
Visit the museums
Go to the BERARDO MUSEUM, which consists of the finest collections of modern art that have been assembled by a millionaire in Portugal. The art works featured are that of artists like Dali, Andy Warhol and Picasso among various others. You can also visit the Ancient Art Museum, which comprises of appealing European and Oriental art that make up the National Gallery collection of Portugal.
Shop at the Chiado
Photo: Manuel Manso
The Chiado area is a major shopping hub, and while on a tour you would like to shop at the local as well as international brands stores. This market witnesses very busy activities.