If you love historic sites, Lisbon is definitely the right place to start discovering Portugal.
If, in addition, you like cultural experiences and walking tours, we have a suggestion for you in a hotel in Lisbon, located in the heart of the city – Chiado.
The city of Lisbon
Lisbon is the biggest Portuguese city and it exudes life 24 hours a day. It’s easy to get lost in the beauty of the cobbled and narrow streets. Known as the city of the seven hills, the ascent to the Castle of São Jorge is essential. Along the way, we come across unique people, stories, traditions and fado, Intangible Heritage of Humanity.
City by the sea planted, inspiration for poets and writers. “Lisbon with its houses/ of various colors” was a muse for Fernando Pessoa and his heteronyms.
When the day ends, a new Lisbon emerges: we feel the city seethe in the endless night of Bairro Alto.
Lisbon is a city full of light and poetry. There is so much to visit and see that you will have to plan accordingly. Some tips on what to do in Lisbon when visiting for the first time and the viewpoints you can’t miss!
The Lisbon of Fernando Pessoa
Fernando Pessoa is the most important Portuguese writer. Born in Lisbon in 1888, he lived mainly in the Portuguese capital, having also lived in South Africa during his childhood.
He is one of the greatest poets of our time. In his youth, he lived in the Carmo area, a few meters from the Lisboa Pessoa Hotel, a hotel in Lisbon dedicated to him.
If you love walking tours, you can’t miss the literary tour of A Lisboa de Fernando Pessoa, available every Friday at 11:30 am. Free for Lisboa Pessoa Hotel guests.
Lisbon is just the beginning, set out to discover Portugal from one end to the other, head north or further south. Porto has so much to discover and Évora so much to delight.
Set out to discover and collect experiences!
If you liked these suggestions of things to do in Lisbon, stay tuned to our blog where we will continue to introduce you to Porto, Lisbon and Évora, beautiful cities of Portugal.