There are many European capitals to spend a relax weekend. One of the most attractive cities for the tourists is Lisbon because its location, gastronomy and emblematic architecture. Certainly, the more time we spend in a city, more places you can visit and more things you can do there. If you only have few days for sightseeing, this article will help you to decide what plans you can do in a weekend in Lisbon:
1. VISIT THE CITY FROM THE HEIGHTS
One of the things that you can do in Lisbon is see it from the heights. There are many viewpoints around the city, you only have to go to the Saint George Castle, the Arch of Augusta Street or visit the Viewpoint of Saint Lucy to enjoy the best views of the city.
2. TASTE THE ICE CREAM
One of the plans to do in Lisbon that makes mouth-watering: the Italian ice cream is famous but the Lisboan ice cream is not far behind. If you want to feel like a Lisboan visit Santini and taste its ice cream, in Rua do Carmo.
3. TRAVEL BY TRAM
The tram is one of the emblems of Lisbon. Certainly, travel by tram is one of the plans that you have to do in Lisbon. There are some with decades of history that roam through the streets of the historic city centre. The route in the tram 28 is the most recommended but we suggest you go with time because there are long queues to get it.
4. TAKE A WALK IN THE ALFAMA
Clothes hanging on the clothesline, houses decorated with colourful tiles, neighbours roasting sardines on the streets… This district of Lisbon looks like a small village where the neighbours wave from the balcony and the kids play football in the street without fear of traffic. During this walk remember to visit the Cathedral of Lisbon, a temple that looks like a fortress.
5. LOOK AT THE SKY FROM THE CARMO CONVENT
This convent is one of the most charming places of the city. Nowadays its ruins are part of the Archaeological Museum. Between its columns and arches that formed part of the old church you can see the beautiful blue sky of Lisbon.
6. CAIS DO SODRÉ, THE TRENDY DISTRICT
Cais do Sodré, the trendy district in the city. In the past frequented by prostitutes and sailors, nowadays is an area with funny restaurants and brothels become unique cocktail bars. If you want to enjoy the Lisboan night this is your place.