In our previous article “Lisbon Tours and Day Trips – Introduction” we have discussed why hiring a professional tourist agency to provide you with a guided tour throughout Lisbon is almost necessary when visiting this wonderful, historic city. This is especially important if sightseeing of major cultural and historic checkpoints is high on your list of priorities when visiting Lisbon. In this article we will discuss what there is to see in Lisbon that can be interesting and appealing to you as a tourist. As we have previously mentioned, Lisbon is a large city and it has many different things to offer many different people, tastes, and preferences. For that reason we have compiled a small collection of different places and sites to recommend to you in order to make your Lisbon visit as memorable as possible. We believe that these are some of the most interesting places to visit in Lisbon and we hope that they will appeal to the largest possible audience.
The uptown area of Lisbon is most likely one of the first things you will see when visiting this city. As office and apartment complexes-es make up the majority of the buildings that surround the area, it is generally one of the few rather unremarkable-looking areas of Lisbon. The area is, however, also home to the Gulbenkian Museum, which contains a huge collection of art and makes a rather commendable reason to visit this particular area of Lisbon.If, however, museums are not something that appeals to you, the uptown area might still have something to offer you, such as a sizable selection of large shopping malls mixed in with smaller, authentic shops to provide for the most unique and pleasant shopping experience.
Belem is the place to go if a piece of history is what you are looking for in Lisbon. This is where the Portuguese pioneers and adventurers of the past left the land that is today known as the proud country of Portugal, and went on to explore the world. When you find yourself in the area, you cannot help but think of all the brave, great men that trod the road below your feet long before you were born. It can be a rather overwhelming feeling, and you should not be surprised if, coming back from this “pilgrimage”, you find that you have discovered new perspectives.