Tuesday, January 12, 2010

First Time in Lisbon? Check This Out!

Lisbon is one of the few cities in the world (some of the others are San Francisco, Istanbul and Rome) that is built on 7 hills. The city is divided into districts, therefore facilitating sightseeing for visitors:



If at all it helps you to plan your stay in Lisbon, the way I divided my time was:

- Day 1: An overview of Bairro Alto, Baixa, Chiado (main city areas) and Alfama (most historic part)
- Day 2: Full day at Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
- Day 3: Visit Belem in the morning and Castelo São Jorge in the afternoon/evening
- Day 4: Visit Lisbon with the GoCar

Getting around the city with public transport is fairly straightforward and inexpensive. I bought a 3 Day 7 Colinas Pass, costing 12 Euros, for unlimited use on buses, trams, funiculars and elevators. You can get more information from the Turismo de Lisboa website.

By doing the above, I did not feel rushed at all and could truly enjoy every moment in Lisbon. Detailed information about each of these segments coming up next!

1 comments:

banoo said...

very interesting and the pictures are well taken. awaiting yr next segment ....

amma

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