When you visit a new city, you want to fully enjoy it: from visiting all monuments &sightseeing to trying the local cuisine and enjoying the festive atmosphere. In the case of Lisbon, you will not miss the opportunity to feel itsvibrant lifestyle during a weekend: two days of culture and party with plans like visiting the Barrio Alto onFriday evening and closing the trip on Sunday with the best Brunch Electronik in Lisboa, the cherryon top of three unforgettable days.Let’s go!
Friday: between a classical and underground atmosphere
After landing in Lisbon, there nothing better to imbibe the spirit of the Portuguese capital that a visit to its most famous neighborhood: Alfama.
It is mandatory, touristicallyspeaking, to take a tram to move around the area of San Vicente, where we can find out monuments such as the National Pantheon, the viewpoint of Santa Lucia, San Jorge Castle and the cathedral.
After a stop for lunch (cod is the star dish) just five minutes from the recommended Casa dos Bicos, we find the Baixa district, a commercial area of the capital full of life, where we can find one of its main attractions: Santa Justa’s elevator.
Taking the elevator to reach Barrio Alto, which as the name suggests (high quarter) is the perfect place to appreciate the city almost at a bird’s eye view, and is also the perfect place to lengthen the day until midnight.
Barrio Alto is a very quiet and bohemian area during the day, but from midnight on, it becomes the meeting place of clubbing lovers, as it gathers the best pubs and clubs in the city.
Saturday: the village of Sintra and sunset from Tagus River
After an unforgettable night, it’s time to slow down a little and have a more relaxed day. To do this the beautiful nearby village of Sintra is the perfect plan.
Just 30 kilometers away and fully accessible by public transport,Sintra hides among its hillsthe wonderful and eye-catching Palacio da Pena, the imposing Castle dos Mouros (prepare yourself to exercise your legs), the incredible national palace, theRegaleiraPalace (it’s essential to visit its impressive “Initiation well”, a construction that will surely leave you with your mouth open) or the Palace of Monserrate.
Back in the city, it’s time to visit one of the most emblematic places of Lisbon: Belem district,monumental in every corner.
It hosts absolute architectonic gems like the tower, the monastery or the “monumento a osDescubrimientos” will await you with a backdrop, the Tagus River sunset which will leave you speechless.
Do not forget to buy the delicious cakes of Belem, which will charge your batteries next day, a boost that we’ll surely need.
Sunday: brunch on the top
After a full culture Saturday,it’s time to close the weekend combining the best of the two plans: an exquisite setting as is the park Tapada da Ajuda and an outdoor celebration where electronic music and good atmosphere combine.
Brunch Electronikis one of the most massive, dynamic and wide range parties that are held in Lisbon. The best way to close our cultural-festive trip to Lisbon, a dynamic and historical city with so much to tell.