Have you ever wondered what incredible places you missed after leaving a city? Here we try to figure out what you missed during your last holiday in Lisbon, a beautiful city with many hidden sides.
Santa Justa Elevator
This is a historic elevator in Neo-Gothic style, from which you will have an amazing view. The ride (€1.40) only takes a few minutes, but once you reach the terrace you will have a nice view over the rooftops of Lisbon, the Castle of San Giogio and more importantly the Tejo river.
Up until the first half of the 20th century there were 75 windmills in Lisbon. Most of them were situated in the Ajuda Hill, but after the massive urbanization of the area there are only four left today. Two of them are located and preserved in the Parque dos Moinhos de Santana. The other two are hidden in Rua do Casalinho da Ajuda in the courtyard of an elementary school.
Casa do Fado e da Guitara Portoguesa
Fado is a great part of the cultural heritage of Portugal. A trip to Lisbon is unthinkable without visiting the “Casa do Fado.” It’s the perfect place to understand something more about the history of this music, audiovisual displays will help you discover the authentic sound of Portugal. Remember, in the Alfama district many of the venues are quite expensive, but you can easily find an alternative around the Bairro Alto neighbooud.
Feira da Ladra
The Feira Da Ladra is a street market and attracts people since the 12th century. You will find there all kinds of products, from new to old, second hand and vintage. The market takes place every Tuesday and Saturday in Via Campo de Santa Clara, near the charming Alfama district.
Chapito, School for performing arts
A former women´s prison turned in to a school for circus entertainers placed in the heart of Castelo district, Chapito offers fantastic views of Lisbon and the river, with many indoor and outdoor spots. At Chapito you will also be able to enjoy live shows and it is definetely a nice place to have a drink after a long walk around the city.
The Mouraria was known as one of the most crumbling areas of Lisbon but things are changing. The neighborhood has been renovated over the past two years rediscovering the charm of one of the oldest parts in the city. Today it ´s a mix of Chinese and Indian shops, but the soul of the place is truly Portuguese, it is said that the Fado was born here. This area is known for narrow streets and little squares. One of the major attractions is a house in gothic style right behind the church of São Cristóvão, one of the oldest buildings still standing in Lisbon.
Explore the city
From Cais do Sodre catch a ferry to Cacilhas and talk a walk to go and find Cais do Ginjal. Along the river you will discover how Lisbon is changing, but, most importantly, you will enjoy one of the best views of the city. The area is full of cheap restaurants with Portuguese delicatessen.
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