Still looking for that perfect destination for your summer getaway? Look no further than the coast of Portugal in its capital city. Lisbon rests on the Iberian Peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus. It is also one of the oldest cities in the world, with beautiful ancient architecture and rich cultural history : Take a step back in time and enjoy Lisbon, our perfect summer getaway.
Here is what to do while spending a summer vacation in Lisbon.
Olissippo Lapa Palace
Located in a 19th-century palace among a gorgeous sub-tropical garden, you can relax poolside or stop by their full-service spa. The breathtaking views add to the luxury of your stay in this elegant palace.
Rua do Pau de Bandeira 4, 1249-021 Lisboa, Portugal. Tel.: +351 21 394 9494
Sao Roque Church
This 17th century chapel is bursting with art of ivory, agate, gold, and silver, as well as mosaics that line its walls. It was the first Jesuit church in Portugal, and it is considered the most expensive chapel in the world. You can understand why it is valued so highly when you step inside and view the spectacular interior of this church.
Oceanario de Lisboa
Considered one of the best aquariums in the world, it is a place where to enjoy a break from the sun and where to observe over 16,000 animals of 450 different species at the Oceanario de Lisboa. Additionally, the building was designed after an aircraft carrier, giving the aquarium a unique architectural experience.
When it comes to shopping, check the fun and chic shoes and accessories designed by a Portuguese mother daughter duo, Alameda Turquesa. The colorful and bold designs embody the exciting feel of Portugal and adds some fun to every outfit.
Museu da Cerveja
Experience the wonderful combination of a museum and beer at Museu da Cerveja. Enjoy tastings of local beers as well as beer from Portuguese speaking countries as you learn about the rich history of the beverage, dating back to the 1st century A.D.
38.708404, -9.135800, Portugal
+351 21 098 7656
A great place to wind down and watch the sunset, enjoy a cocktail while overlooking the city from this majestic rooftop bar. Offering panoramic views of the city, you won’t want to miss an enjoyable evening in the relaxed ambiance of Silk.
R. da Misericórdia 14, Edifício Espaço Chiado – 1200-273 Lisboa, Portugal. Tel.: +351 913 009 193
It is not the full Portuguese experience without a trip to Senhor Vinho to enjoy fado music. Fado music is the traditional Portuguese music, and here you will find some of the best fado artists in the country. This venue’s menu offers some of Portugal’s finest cuisine to pair with the renowned music.
R. Meio à Lapa 18, 1200 Lisboa, Portugal. Tel.:+351 21 397 2681