Lisbon is only 1 hour drive from our Bed and Breakfast Quinta Serena and is easy to visit for a city break. You can travel by car, but there is also an express bus.
Lisbon is a cosmopolitan city with character The city has a large number of historic buildings, wonderful museums, fantastic viewpoints and many attractions. Lisbon also has a modern side. There are many trendy bars and restaurants and the old trams are in stark contrast to the ultra-modern subway that takes you quickly from one side to other parts of the city. Surprisingly, there is a very lively nightlife.
Famous neighborhoods in Lisbon
Lisbon city is unique. The combination between the authentic (UNESCO) sites and modern museums ensures that you would definitely want to visit this city more frequently. The contrast is huge. The narrow and winding picturesque streets in the Bairro Alto and Alfama are in great contrast with the wide and stately boulevards at Marques De Pombal. The district Belém on the other hand, is again a combination of stately boulevards lined with authentic sights and museums such as the Jeronimos Monastery and the Tower of Belém both of which are on the UNESCO World Heritage List.
Lisbon City trips
Prior or subsequent to a stay at our Quinta you can enjoy a nice city trip to Lisbon.
A few good suggestions for a weekend in Lisbon.
Friday: Hard Rock Cafe – great fun, great atmosphere and good food!
Saturday: After a good breakfast go with the tuk-tuk to the castle and then walk down the narrow streets of Alfama, passing the Moorish walls and the cathedral.
After a drink, take a walk to the Praça do Comércio, and then go to the Cais do Sodre – a beautiful river promenade to the trendy restaurant Mercado Ribeira.
Early in the evening a walk to the GLORIA cable car and then drive up BARRIO ALTO, where a wonderful Moroccan restaurant is located: the Flor de Laranja.
Tonight is a great contrast to the night before.
This restaurant is very small and intimate. The food is fantastic !!
Finish the evening at one of the coolest bars ever, Pavilhão CHINES just around the corner.
Sunday: check out of the hotel and go to the trendy LX FACTORY under Ponte 25 de Abril.
Here you will find many cafes; clothes and furniture stalls and gift shops.
Winter or summer
Lisbon is a city that you can visit both summer or winter. It is a lively, bustling city and you can enjoy festivals such as the festas de Lisboa or Festival dos Oceanos. There are plenty of reasons to return again and again to this fascinating city!