Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is known as the City of Seven Hills. From locals sharing their passion for music through impromptu neighborhood performances, to the sights of São Jorge Castle, this coastal city offers a unique immersive experience. If you have a heart for history, visit Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery. Both are UNESCO World Heritage Sites, making Lisbon one of the best places to visit in Portugal. Belém Tower is also known as the Tower of St. Vincent, and it served as a gateway to Lisbon for 16th-century explorers. History lovers may also be interested in the fact that construction of the Jerónimos Monastery began in the early 1500s, and it’s known for being an important example of Gothic Manueline style, a rich and extravagant style of architecture. Speaking of style, if you like shopping at trendy and elegant boutiques, swing by Chiado, Lisbon’s hub for those who love shopping and theater.
Fun Fact: Construction of São Jorge Castle dates back to the second century BC.