Lisbon is one of the best cities to visit, if you are looking for an amazing adventure, involving both history and culture, as well as romantic walks along the Atlantic Ocean. The capital of Portugal is indeed a special place, ideal to be explored; friendly climate, beautiful nature, nice people, good prices, a fast-growing luxury segment, beaches, restaurants and friendly atmosphere - all of these define Lisbon giving you enough reasons to spend your holiday here.
The weather in spring and autumn is warm and pleasant. The average temperature is 20 degrees Celsius above zero, so if you want to avoid hot weather, May-June and September -October periods represent the best time for visiting the capital of Portugal. Lisbon is one of the warmest European capitals, so winters are mild with an average temperature reaching 15 degrees Celsius during the day and a minimum of 8 degrees Celsius at night.
A walk through the city can start from the Baixa area (Downtown) where the Sao Jorge Castle, dating from medieval period, is located.
The elevator of Santa Justa offers a splendid panorama over the city. It was built at the beginning of the 20th century according to the architectural project of Raul Mesnier de Ponsard and Gustave Eiffel.
Other objects of interest are the Cathedral of Santa Maria Maior (Se de Lisboa), a Roman Catholic cathedral built in the 12th century; Convento do Carmo a former monastery built in the 14th century and destroyed by the great earthquake of 175 are the ruins of the original Gothic church.
As for the cuisine, the most famous Portuguese dish is “bacalao” a specialty of dried and salted cod…so the rest is the secret of the Portuguese.
Bacalao can be cooked in 365 ways, equal to the number of days in a year.
If you decide to visit Lisbon in June, be ready for the party, as the entire city is in full celebration of St. Anthony and you will find fresh delicious sardine dishes everywhere.