Spending Summer in Lisbon is perfect to explore the beauties of this city full of enchanting places and exciting activities. If you’re planning on visiting the Portuguese capital city during this season of the year, you can’t miss out on these 5 tips for essential walks, which will make your experience even more memorable. Discover Lisbon in a unique way, and enjoy everything the high season has to offer.
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Walk Downtown and in Chiado:
Start your Summer trip to Lisbon by exploring the vibrant downtown area, and the bohemian Chiado neighbourhood. Get lost on the historical little streets, enjoy the charm of the traditional cafés and emblematic shops. Visit the Santa Justa lift and enjoy the panoramic view of the city. Don’t forget to savour a delicious ice-cream in the artisanal shops on the way.
Have an adventure in Belém:
A trip to Lisbon wouldn’t be complete without a stop in Belém. Explore majestic monuments, such as the Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, both of which are UNESCO world heritage sites. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to taste the famous “pastéis de Belém”, a custard-tart-like irresistable delicacy. Enjoy a walk down the Tagus river and relax on the picturesque gardens, while you feel the river’s breeze.
Discover Alfama’s authenticity:
Walk inside the narrow and winding streets of Alfama, Lisbon’s oldest neighbourhood. During Summer, this neighbourhood is alive with popular festivals and the famous “arraiais”, where you can dance to the sound of fado and savour the local gastronomy. Explore the São Jorge Castle and enjoy the panoramic views of the city. Get lost on the charming streets, and taste the traditional tidbits in cosy local restaurants.
Costa da Caparica beaches:
Costa da Caparica is an excellent choice for a day of sun and sea. A few kilometres away from Lisbon, this great extension of beach offers a variety of options to relax and freshen up. With over 20 kilometres of golden sand, this is the perfect place for a dive in the ocean, or for water sports, such as surfing and bodyboarding.
Sunset in Cascais:
Finish your Summer trip to Lisbon with a magnificent sunset in Cascais. Only a short train ride away from the capital city, this enchanting seaside town is a true paradise for beach lovers. Relax on the cosy beaches, explore the charming streets, full of shops and restaurants, and allow yourself to be enchanted by the stunning sunset at the Guincho beach. Enjoy the relaxing and invigorating atmosphere before you return to Lisbon.
Enjoying Summer in Lisbon is an unforgettable experience, full of discoveries and magical moments. Don’t forget to book accommodation with LovelyStay, to make sure your holidays are perfect. Have a look at all our accommodation options on the link and enjoy an unforgettable Summer in this charming city.
Translated by Joana Teixeira