My nutshell version of Lisbon: The people are friendly and it’s an amazing city with plenty to see, do, explore, and beautiful architecture. The food is delicious, and the enchanting city is full of surprises.
So, let’s jump right in because Lisbon is calling you!
Lisbon has a Subtropical-Mediterranean climate, i.e. mild winters and hot summers.
June / July is the high season, so a bit crowded. But the vibe is amazing, especially during the annual Sardine Festival, namely the Feast of St. Anthony Sardine Festival, in June.
Talking about crowds… If you want to skip the crowds, then September / October is a good option. Especially September, because the weather is still relatively warm and most European schools have started thus fewer crowds.
Alternatively, April and May are also less crowded, and the weather is cooler than in June / July.
If you have ANY doubts about whether to get on the next plane and fly to Lisbon, then you’ll have no more after I share Lisbon’s accolades.
Above, from left to right: Belem Tower, Santa Justa Elevator, Padrao dos Descobrimentos, Cascais Lighthouse.
Above, from left to right: Ponte 25 de Abril, Cathedral, Street Performers, Castelo de S. Jorge
Above, from left to right: Pastéis de Nata, Sardines, Bifana Sandwich, Chicken Piri Piri.
Cacilhas is a scenic waterfront district and the perfect setting for seafood dining.
Pastéis de Nata and Portugal go hand in hand. You will want to eat this morning, noon and night. And then, there is other good stuff too…
Give restaurant cooking a miss, and enjoy true Portuguese hospitality combined with traditional Portuguese cuisine. You will want to do it again!
Above, from left to right: Chourico Sausage, Bacalhau, Alheira Sausage, Ginjinha Cherry Liqueur.
I have this thing for when I am in a destination at the sea, I want to book at a hotel with a sea view room. Ask for one when you book at the Santiago de Alfama and get the most of your stay in Lisbon.
Look for free cancellation options: Some hotels offer free cancellation up until a certain date. Booking accommodations with free cancellation can provide flexibility in case your plans change.
Check the map view: Booking.com has a map view feature that shows the location of hotels. This can help you identify accommodations in areas that are both desirable and affordable.
Hotel da Baixa is conveniently set in the city center and worth considering. You will be welcomed by friendly and professional staff that has your comfort as their priority.
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