Lisbon is a city of seafarers and travellers, who, in the days of yore, just like today, left everything behind to discover new worlds and new opportunities.
The sea is and always has been a constant presence in Lisbon life!
Carcavelos Surf School shares 10 tips for activities in Lisbon, which will help you to understand the uniqueness of this beautiful city that leaves no one untouched!
- Start with a ride on the 28 tram, a true icon of the city and one of the best ways of getting to know Lisbon.
- Climb up to São Jorge castle, take a seat at one of the terraces and enjoy a good glass of wine and the fantastic views of the city. This, the highest point of the city, offers a unique opportunity to really feel the connection between the city and the river Tagus.
- In order to truly understand the essence of the country and of this city, you have to see a fado performance in Mouraria, the old Moorish quarters. The melancholy of this neighbourhood gave birth to this so typically Portuguese musical style. Whether you become a fan of the genre or not, a candle-lit dinner accompanied by the tones of a fado in Lisbon is a must.
- Visit the Belém Tower - Travel back in time to the era of the Discoveries with a visit to the Belém Tower, one of the Seven Wonders of Portugal.
- Stay in the 16th century for a while, where you have to take a look inside the Jerónimos monastery, a symbol of the wealth and ostentation of the country from the era of seafaring.
- Dinner in Bairro Alto - Lisbon is also known for its buzzing and exciting nightlife. You can round off an afternoon at one of the miradouros, or lookout points, either Santa Catarina or São Pedro de Alcántara, and then stay on for dinner in Bairro Alto. A great plan for anyone who enjoys going out and partying.
- Don’t forget to visit the beautiful town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage site and also the place many Portuguese intellectuals have chosen to call home.
- Surfing in Lisbon is an unforgettable experience. The closest surfing beach to the Portuguese capital is Carcavelos Beach and you can get in touch with Carcavelos Surf School to learn how to catch waves!
- Catch the train from Cais do Sodré in the direction of Cascais, and enjoy the fantastic scenery it offers along the Estoril coast as it hugs the coastline of the river as it flows to the sea.
- Enjoy Lisbon’s sun and excellent beaches. From the city the beaches of Carcavelos, Costa da Caparica, Guincho and Praia Grande, are all within easy reach for a visit.