Will you make a plan before travelling to Lisbon? Where would you like to go? And What food would you like to try? If you are too busy to do research for Lisbon, I'm here to help. I've come up a city guide checklist for you; there are 7 things in Lisbon that you shouldn't miss. Check them all out and see if these are your cup of tea, or not?
Taking Pictures of the Iconic Trams
Trams are everywhere in the world. So what exactly makes these trams in Lisbon so special and well-known? Well, who knows? But they are super cute! And you can simply spot them on the street as they are literally everywhere in Lisbon. I guess this is why their tram has become one of the Lisbon's icons. Each of them has their own style, from what I'd seen, I liked the ones with graffiti on as they are more artistic! So make sure you take pictures with them!
Going upstairs by Santa Justa Lift for the View of Lisbon
That's probably the lowest "observatory deck" ever. This Santa Justa Lift takes you to the top floor for the view of Lisbon. It was a fun and interesting experience. However, the paranomic view of Lisbon was very unimpressive... I could only see lots of houses with the same coloured rooftop. Honestly, I don't see anything special there. Anyway, I would recommend you to go somewhere for the view (for free) instead.
Enjoy Your Meal with a View at Bellalisa Elevador
You don’t really have to pay for the lift to get up to this restaurant. There’s a public pedestrian path near the restaurant. The view wasn’t as impressive as I thought, however, the atmosphere there was fantastic, especially when it was a sunny day. I enjoyed my lunch there very much. Their service was excellent and the food was delicious; what I ordered was a “Fish Pie” with potato and egg in it. It was lovely! I’ve never had such thing like that in my life before. It tasted so good! The only thing that I didn’t finish off was the espresso they gave me at the end of the meal. I would definitely recommend you to come enjoy the sunshine and an amazing quality of food here!
Bellalisa Elevador - Restaurante Panorâmico em Lisboa | Largo do Carmo Elevador de Santa Justa, 1100-998 Lisboa, Portugal ★★★★☆
Climbing up a Scenic Spot for the view of Lisbon
The view of Lisbon from Santa Justa Lift might not be pretty enough. Here’s an alternative place for you to see Lisbon in a different angle. I absolutely loved the view from Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara, where it is a small park with a view of Lisbon and the castle. I love the lamp with the view so much! I guess this is why Lisbon looks prettier here… And the main point is, you don’t need to pay to enter to the park! It’s totally free!
Discovering the Beauty of Gothic Styled Monastery
Jeronimos Monastery is one of the must-go destinations in Lisbon and it’s definitely worth you a day. There’s a museum in there and it is very large. I like this kind of architecture very much! It looks very white on the outside. I was so aroused by the details of it! You really have to look at it very closely to see the details as it’s just so amazing. Anyway, get there as early as possible or you will have to queue for a long time!
Having Lunch at Praca do Comercio
Visiting Praca do Comercio when you are hungry is a good idea since there are many attractive-looking restaurants on the sides. You shouldn’t miss this famous historical landmark in Lisbon but you also shouldn’t miss a good restaurant there, like this one I went. The chicken with orange was very tasty; the meat was very tender and juicy. I didn’t realize how tasty a chicken could be with the combination of orange sauce! It was a lovely lunch there!
Can the Can Lisboa | Praca do Comercio 82, 83, 1100-148 Lisboa, Portugal ★★★★☆
Eating the best Portuguese Egg Tart Ever
If I ever came back to Lisbon for a second time in my life, their egg tart would be the only reason. I never thought a Portuguese egg tart could be so delicious until I tried the most authentic and original one here at Pasteis de Belem. I thought all of these tarts would just taste the same as the one at KFC. I was totally wrong. The pastry was so crispy! And the egg part was so creamy and sweet! I have to tell you that I ate 17 of it in two days and I am not even exaggerating. They certainly win my heart.
Pasteis de Belem | R. de Belem 84-92, 1300-085 Lisboa, Portugal ★★★★★
So how many of these things have you done when you were in Lisbon? Tell me!