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Lisbon, one of Europe's major port cities, is the most developed region of Portugal's capital and socio-economic area. Direct flights of airline companies are w...
Lisbon, one of Europe's major port cities, is the most developed region of Portugal's capital and socio-economic area. Direct flights of airline companies are widely used to reach Lisbon, a city that is very colorful in terms of city life. Because the city is under the influence of the Gulf Stream, it has a soft double.
For this reason, you can travel to Lisbon, dating back to the historic Neolithic Age, for four seasons of the year. When you arrive at the city with its colorful night life and friendly people, you can choose to stay at the centrally located hotel Baixa Pombalina. At the same time, if you stay in this part of the historic city, you can walk to important sights such as Santa Justa Elevator, 25th April Bridge, Trade Square. You can observe the street culture in Bairro Alto District of Lisbon, where you can get trams, metro and buses within the city, you can enjoy the stress of the whole year by having fun in the bars. Baxia, shopping opportunities in the Chaido districts, as well as festivals held almost every month attract tourists as well as the city entertainment life, famous for its seafood and meat dishes. The festivals of Lisbon, where there are many buildings built with Roman, Gothic, Manuelin and Baroque architects, are predominant in arts, sports and food culture.
Where to Stay in Lisbon?
Lisbon is a historic city where entertainment has never ceased, attracting holidaymakers with warm people and a colorful atmosphere. The capital of Portugal, which has enriched its historical texture with modern details; food culture, nightlife and festivals have made it one of Europe's must-see cities over the years. Where do you stay in good Lisbon?
Lisbon is a city where transport options are enhanced and accommodation options are rich. From the 5-star ultra luxury hotel to the cheap hostels that cater to backpackers, it has many options. Moreover, these facilities are scattered throughout the city.
The local name is Baixa Pombalina, which is a fairly lively place, with the city centered around the squares. Its neighbors together with Bairro Alto and Alfama make up the historical part of Lisbon. If you are staying in this area you can walk to historical places which have become the symbols of the city, especially Rossio Square, Commerce Square, Santa Justa Elevator, Sao Jorge Castle. In Alfama, the narrow streets where Fado music lives, you can have an idea about the city culture, you can have fun at the bars in Bairro Alto.
Hotel ibis Lisboa Jose Malhoa 2 ★
The 2-star ibis Lisboa metro station with panoramic city views is just 300 meters away. Thanks to its hygienic environment, service quality and position, the facility received a high rating of 8.1. Local tastes and wines are served in the restaurant.
Hotel Gat Rossio 3 ★
The 3-star Hotel Gat Rossio is within walking distance of the city and metro stops. The ultra modern 71 room is dominated by white color. The quality of the food served at the hotel was rated "excellent" by 2,894 Booking.com users. High-level services such as baby / child care and massage are provided.
HF Fenix Garden 3 ★
HF Fenix Garden in the foreground with the chic, on the Marquês de Pombal Square in the city center. The proximity to the metro station makes it easy to access the city's attractions. The 94 rooms of the hotel are bright and comfortable. The fresh breakfast buffet served each morning is quite rich.
HF Fenix Urban 4 ★
The 4-star HF Fenix Urban, with its non-smoking, sports hall, is a popular recommendation for where to stay in Lisbon. The central location makes access to Lisbon's attractions an effortless one. The 148-room, modern hotel kitchen consists of local and international delicacies.
Eurostars Das Letras 5 ★
The 5-star Eurostars Das Letras hotel in Lisbon's historic district has 107 rooms with soundproofing and special design. As part of the Eurostars Hotels chain, the facility is blended with luxurious and functional features very well. The hotel's top-notch services include a well-equipped fitness center and sauna.
Places to Visit in Lisbon
1. Belém Tower
Built in the 16th century to commemorate the Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, the Belém Tower attracts attention with its architectural style, which is called the gorgeous manuel. The famous tower, which has become a symbol of the Belém region and is visited by many tourists, is located in the UNESCO World Heritage List. There are still old-time bombs used in defense to protect the mouth of the Tagus River, which are used for touristic purposes, which were formerly held for war criminals.
2. Sao Jorge Castle
São Jorge Castle (Castelo Sao Jorge), which allows you to see all of Lisbon panoramic, is located on the highest peak of Lisbon. It is thought that the castle, one of the most popular tourist attractions, was used by the Iberians and Celts in the 6th century BC. You can travel for a certain fee, which is preferred by tourists, as it has a view of all the city under its feet except the historical texture.
3. Jerónimos Monastery
The Jerónimos Monastery (Jerónimos Monastery), located in the Belém district, is considered one of the important symbols of the city of Lisbon. One of the most typical examples of the Manuelin architecture, which is a mixture of Gothic and Renaissance styles, like the Belém Tower, the monastery is on the UNESCO World Heritage List. The monastery, where the famous explorer Vasco de Gama's tomb is located, is one of the first places in the list of Lisbon attractions for especially art lovers with its architectural features.
4. Alpha Area
Alfama, built between the Castle of São Jorge and the River Tejo, is known as Lisbon's oldest neighborhood. The historic district, which dates back to the 12th century, succeeds in attracting attention with the charming houses and narrow streets of the enchanting architecture that have been able to survive until daylight, as the 1755 Lisbon earthquake is less affected than the rest of the city.
5. Santa Justa Elevator
Built in the 1900's neogothic style, the Elevador de Santa Justa connects the two regions of Lisbon, Baixa and Bairro Alto. The famous elevator with the aim of facilitating transport in the uphill city of Lisbon is now being used by tourists and Lisbonese to see the cityscape.
6. Pedro IV (Rossio) Square
Pedro IV (Rossio) Square, the main square of the city since the Middle Ages, has hosted many events and demonstrations, such as rallies, walks, bullfighting since the past. Pedro IV Square, one of the meeting points in Lisbon, attracts great interest from tourists. Located in the middle of the historic square, which is named after the famous Brazilian emperor Pedro IV. You can see Pedro's bronze sculpture.
7. Gulbenkian Museum
At the Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian) opened in 1969, impressive collections of antique and modern art are exhibited. You can see collections of Gulbenkian, one of the most important art collectors of the 20th century, at the Gulbenkian Museum.
8. Monument of Discoveries
In the district of Belem and on the Memorial of the Discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos), which was made in memory of the geographical discoveries of the Portuguese explorers in the 15th and 16th centuries, there are 30 famous names including Prince Henry, Vasco de Gama, Magellan and Bartolomeu Dias the sculptures are lined up. The concrete monument, built in the form of a ship, contains exhibits and exhibits giving information about the history of Lisbon.
9. Lisbon Ocean Aquarium
The Lisbon Oceanarium, with its scenic location on the waterfront, is among the most important tourist destinations in Lisbon, formerly known as "Queen of the Seas". You can spend peaceful and enjoyable time in the enchanting giant underwater museum where you can witness the lives of various sea creatures in the presence of sound effects and salt smells.
10. Trade Square
Commerce Square (Commerce Square), located next to the Tejo River, is among the places that have to be re-planned after the massive Lisbon earthquake of 1755. In the middle of the commercial plaza, one of the big squares of the city, there is a statue of the King of Portugal I. Jose.