Lisbon, the oldest city in Europe which lies on the Atlantic Ocean, is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. A lot of sunshine and amazing tourist attractions make it the perfect destination for a few days. Enjoying the nightlife of Bario Alto, sitting on a terrace of a restaurant while eating fresh fish or just walking along the boulevards, Lisbon has something for every kind of traveller. Here is the itinerary that you should follow if you just have two days and wanna see the highlights of Lisbon:
Start your visit at Marquess of Pombal Square an important roundabout in Lisbon and walk down the charming Avenida da Liberdade with its shops and boutiques till you reach the Praca dos Restauradores. Walk to the Praca Dom Pedro IV, the most famous square in Lisbon, with its restaurants and the Teatro Nacional D. Maria II.
Follow Rua Áurea till you reach the Elevador de Santa Justa, an antique elevator from where you have nice city views, on your right side. Go back to the Rua Áurea till you reach the impressive Praca do Comércio situated near the Tagus river with its triumphal arch. Now it’s time to discover the Alfama district. Wander around the steep and narrow streets of the district with its imposing Sé Cathedral till you reach the Castelo de Sao Jorge, one of Lisbon’s most famous attractions.
Before going home you can walk a few minutes back to the Sé Cathedral and take the famous tram number 28 which will bring you to the lively district Bario Alto where you can enjoy a feast and explore the bars and nightclubs.
Start your day at the Jardim da Estrela, one of the loveliest parks in Lisbon and admire the amazing Basilica da Estrela. Walk down Calcada da Estrela (or take the Tram 28) and discover on your way the Assembleia Da Republica government building. Follow the railway of the tram 28 till you arrive to the pretty Largo de Camoes square where you can do some shopping or take your lunch break.
Afterwards you need to walk to the Cais do Sodré train station where you take the train to Belem, where you will find a few of Lisbon’s most amazing attractions. Visit the astonishing 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery, the famous historic tower Torre de Belém and the enormous Padrao dos Descobrimentos. Before going back to the center of Lisbon you can get out of the train at the station Alcantara Mar and have dinner at the modern marina of Doca de Alcantara.