Saturday, 30 June 2018

Reasons to fall in love with Lisbon

A recent article by Javier Martin del Barrio, in the newspaper El País, lists several reasons for falling in love with Lisbon.

Music, bars, monuments, historic sites, the famous Tram 28 and even the climb to the Pilar 7 of 25 de Abril bridge, nothing is forgotten.

“Pilar 7 Experience” is the first stop as Lisbon’s most recent tourist attraction is mentioned for the incredible views of the city and the river Tejo and the possibility to “climb to heaven”.

“Like the one in S. Francisco, but better” is like Tram 28 is presented, the journalist’s favorite route starts in Estrela all the way to St. George’s Castle through Graça district, not skipping a visit to Vila Berta.

A walk from Parque Eduardo VII through the river Tejo is another suggestion, starting by a small stroll thru the gardens then down the Avenida da Liberdade, crossing the Rossio area to the Praça do Comércio, all of this during the morning.

The Oceanário also makes the list and it is considered “beautiful, fun and didactic”. One of the main reasons to fall in love with Lisbon is, of course, Fado “to enjoy the real Fado song performed by the best Fado singers” one must visit Mesa de Frades.

Finally “if you are a tourist but want to get away from the traditional route, take a taxi and go to Bairro Padre Cruz” and there you will find a unique street art collection, where 30 of the best street art performers painted the façades of this neighborhood.

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