Lisbon: Adventures in The City By The Sea
“The train slows down, it’s the Cais do Sodré. I arrived to Lisbon, but not to a conclusion.” – Fernando Pessoa
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-colored buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays 5 centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
- Buy the Lisbon Card before arriving. The Lisboa Card allows you to save money on transport, entrance fees, entertainment and gifts, save time by avoiding long lines at popular attractions and see more with countless deals and discounts.
- Taxi’s are cheaper here than in Spain. If you want to save some time and avoid the highly dysfunctional public transit system, it won’t cost you too much.
- Eat seafood where possible.