The capital of Portugal, Lisbon, is a hilly, coastal, colorful city. Lisbon, Portugal is full of wonderful sights, a variety of aromas, and unique experiences that provoke memorable sensations. With so much to do in Lisbon, one must consider a holistic take on exploring this eccentric city. There are events ranging from concerts, to festivals, to fine dining–there is something for everyone. A smart approach to give you a holistic experience is to consider visiting different areas of the city to explore a little bit of everything Lisbon has to offer. In no particular order, Alfama and Graca has breathtaking city views, great bars and restuarants, and historic buildings to see. In Baixa, you’ll find that this area is the main tourist center of the city where you could find a large selection of hotels and some of the best museums in town. The best nightlife available in all of Lisbon occur in Cais do Sodre and Bairro Alto. In Cais do Sodre, you can spend your time in trendy cafes and meet artsy types of individuals. If you’re interested in extraodinary parties, Bairro Alto is the place to go to.
For specifics on what to do and see in each of aforementioned places consider these options. In Alfama and Graca, you could tour Se Cathedral, the oldest church in Lisbon, or take a trip to the Museum of Portuguese Decorative Arts. In Baxia, you could grab a bite to eat at a two-star Michelin restaurant, or explore ancient ruins of Rome at Nucleo Arqueologico da Rua dos Correeiros. If you visit Bairro Alto, get your groove on at a dance club, or have a relaxed night, star gazing at the Park Bar. If you’re in Cais do Sodre, you can snap a selfie on the Rua Cor-de-Rosa, also known as the “Pink Street, and after, you could check out the local stalls at the Municipal market. There is so much to see in Lisbon, and by taking a holistic approach in exploring the city, you’ll leave with plenty of magnificent memories.