Are you longing for a perfect walk outdoors where you can experience the warm rays of the sun along with the cool breeze of the air? Then you should not miss visiting the beautiful city of Lisbon for 3 days where you can finally have a refreshing break from your stressful life.
3 days in Lisbon is like an adventure in ancient Rome. There are a lot of similarities between the two places, and going to Lisbon is actually like hitting two birds with one stone. Wait, maybe we could even say it’s like hitting three destinations with one travel because Lisbon also proves to be very characteristic of Budapest.
Getting three days in Lisbon can be the most exciting chance to break your monotonous life. Let me share some tips on how you can get the most out of your Lisbon travel. I will do this by recounting some of my experiences where I am hoping you could also get lessons from.
Transportation And Flights To Lisbon
Flying to Lisbon through the Ryanair is one of the best deals we have gotten during our travel. We didn’t really mind flying at the wee hours of the night because the small amount that we had to spend and their pleasant services are all enough to make the flight extra memorable.
From our arrival at the airport, we had to get a taxi ride to the place that we have booked for only less than 30 Euros. The driver was very respectful and the travel time was very fast.
Well, if you are arriving in Lisbon earlier during the day, you could actually just ride the metro. It is definitely a wiser option if you are traveling on a budget. Take advantage of the very inexpensive fare and roam the city endlessly. It’s suggested that you read our guide for transportation from Lisbon Airport to downtown Lisbon.
Day 1 In Lisbon
On our first day, we headed to the Castelo de Sao Jorge where we had a very beautiful introduction to Lisbon’s culture. The castle is open from 9:00 in the morning to 9:00 in the evening.
From there, we went to the Alfama neighborhood where we had the chance to know more about the local people and discover the mesmerizing environment of the area.
Then we visited the Se Lisbon Cathedral which gave us a view of the religious past of the city. It is a beautiful church, yet it lacks the elegance of other Catholic churches. You may visit this place for free and they are open daily.
From the cathedral, we headed on to the Lisboa Story Centre which is located right in the middle of the Praca do Comercio. The entire place was so fascinating because of the artistic architecture used by its builders. Our tour guide was able to provide us with a lot of information about not just about the square but also about Lisbon’s past. This public square is open daily from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm. Prepare around 7 Euros for your entrance fee.
Since we got really tired and hungry from all the tours, we went straight to Mercado da Ribeira where we were able to find great options for our gastronomic adventure. You may be intimidated by this place at first because of its crowded characteristic. But don’t give up finding your own seat. You will surely love the delicacies from the kiosks.
Day 2 In Lisbon
Our first stop for the second day was the Lisbon Oceanarium. According to our guide, this oceanarium is considered as one of the biggest oceanariums in the entire European continent. For only 17 Euros, we were able to get a wonderful experience with sea creatures. I suggest that you give this a try as well. You won’t regret coming here.
From the oceanarium, we decided to simply get on a relaxed mode. We went to the Saldanha neighborhood where we were able to see notable street arts. We also grabbed this chance to keep our memories through beautiful photographs of the place. Explore the area with your group and you will surely love how majestic this part of Lisbon could be.
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Day 3 In Lisbon
All our travels are usually filled with gastronomic adventures. We never fail to explore even the most distant parts of a city just to taste their local delicacies. For our travel to Lisbon, we went to Belem which is a suburb a few miles away from the city. Here, we found some of the best local cooks who gave us a magnificent food adventure.
You could reach the town by riding the metro to Cais do Sodre. From here, you will have to get on a train going to Linha de Cascais and make a stop to Belem. Please, do not ever miss a visit to this suburb. The local food of Lisbon is worth all your travel time!
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