At Property Lisbon we understand there is a lot you may wish to see while in Lisbon, but that your time in the city may be limited. That is why we have compiled the following guide of some of the things you can do while in Lisbon, to help you better plan and organize your stay.
In our previous article “Suggested Lisbon Itineraries – Introduction”, we have already mentioned the National Coach Museum as one of our greatest recommendations on places to visit while in Lisbon. This unique and charming establishment is, however, just one of many impressive museums that you can find all throughout Lisbon.
And not just museums, all kinds of influences from the days of old can be found all over our beloved capitol. For example, in the days of the Crusades,
the land of Portugal was one of many battlefields of this great historic event. And while the country and its landscape have changed many times and significantly since then, the influence and the soul of those days gone by can still be felt when you walk through the streets of Lisbon. For a period of time, the land of Portugal was also a part of the Roman empire and this great civilization has left many cultural influences on, not only our capitol city, but on the country as a whole. Sintra, for example, is a small picturesque town located just outside of Lisbon, that holds castle so enormous that it takes a few days to fully explore it. If you have time and medieval architecture is something that appeals to you, we encourage you to pay visit to this area and we promise you will not be disappointed.
Aside from this remarkable castle, the National Coach Museum, and the sites we have talked about in our previous article, the Alfama Cathedral and the St. George’s Castle, we also recommend that you visit the National Museum of Ancient Art. Established nearly two centuries ago, this remarkable museum displays an impressive collection of art in all its forms, from paintings and sculptures to metalwork and textile, dating from the middle ages to the early 19th century. If you have the time and decide to go and visit it, it will become crystal clear why this museum takes up such a high spot on our list of recommendations.