Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lisbon top 10 Travel Destinations

Lisbon Portugal
Lisbon
The slippery streets of connecting the bars of Barrio Alto, sardines cooking uncovered at every corner. The winding passageways adrift in Fado music leading to the Moorish castle atop the Alfama district. The immense festivals that bring visitors from all over the continent. Lisbon might not be the first capital you think of when planning a trip to Europe, but it will rank high on anyone's list of best European travel destinations and is often regarded as one of the top travel destinations around the world.
 Lisbon CastleImage via Wikipedia
When in Lisbon visit the many museums in the city. The Gulbenkian Museum has an incredible collection of art. Art lovers should also visit the Berardo Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art during Lisbon travel. The National Azulejo Museum, Coach Museum or Tile Museum, should be visited during Lisbon vacations. It has a wonderful collection of religious, decorative tiles many which were made in Lisbon Portugal.
 Tiles (c.1660) in the National Tile Museum in ...Image via Wikipedia
Discover the city’s narrow streets and many barrio’s, or quarters, that have made Lisbon tourism famous. With over 20 centuries of history Lisbon travel offers guests a look back into the past that shaped the country. The old quarters of Mouraria and Castelo are perfect for interesting day trips. Lisbon travel is excellent in June as the streets come refreshingly alive with feats that honor patron saints. People come out in festive moods and walk through medieval streets celebrating. Alfama is also a great area to celebrate in at this time of year. It’s one of the biggest tourist attractions and one of the oldest quarters of the city.
View of Alfama from the Miradouro of Santa Luz...Image via Wikipedia
Lisbon vacations should include a walk to the Tagus River where there are a variety of leisure areas and historical monuments to see. Here you can view the Torre de Belem in all her glory and get great views of the city. A short walk from the tower is the Mosteiro dos Jeronimos which is a highlight of Lisbon tourism. This historic monastery’s architecture and mere presence awe people during Lisbon vacations.
 Seven Wonders of PortugalImage via Wikipedia
When in this area of Lisbon travel to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga and view impressive antique art pieces.

Take a walk to the Moorish Sao Jorge Castle and see breathtaking views of the city below. Lisbon vacations along the coast offer fine sandy beaches at Estoril and Cascais as well as old fishing villages such as Sesimbra. For a beautiful nautical view hop on a boat ride along the Tagus or Sado and watch Lisbon life from the sea.
 Centre of Cascais.Image via Wikipedia


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