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Lisbon without secrets – useful tips for travelers

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Lisbon offers many interesting places and monuments that are worth seeing or visiting. The first encouragement for tourists are two sites inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List! Find out what these sights are and what else you shouldn’t miss when visiting Lisbon for a short weekend stay.
Lizbona oferuje wiele interesujących miejsc i zabytków, które warto zobaczyć lub odwiedzić. Pierwszą zachętę dla turystów stanowią dwa obiekty wpisane na listę światowego dziedzictwa UNESCO! Sprawdź, jakie to zabytki i czego jeszcze nie można przegapić, udając się do Lizbony na krótki, weekendowy pobyt.

Portuguese sounds the most beautiful in Lisbon

Learning Portuguese is not difficult at all and if in addition it motivates you to plan your first trip to Lisbon, what more could you want?! Some of our students assumed that they would not go to Portugal until they had mastered the Portuguese language at an advanced level. Well, after just a few hours of classes, they changed their mind and have already planned their first trip to Portugal. Find out that learning Portuguese is pure pleasure!

Steep streets and… comfortable shoes in Lisbon are ‘must have’

You can visit Lisbon during the weekend, you can also visit it for a week or two, and some live there all year round and have not yet soaked up the charm of this wonderful city! Apart from the fact that Lisbon is a city full of monuments and interesting museums, it is probably one of the most beautiful towns in Portugal. Narrow streets are connected by steep flights of stairs, trams run both on flat and completely sloping terrain, and car drivers must have mastered parallel parking up the hill. And all this makes the city views in Lisbon so unique and charming at the same time. So the first practical tip for anyone who wants to explore Lisbon on foot – comfortable shoes.

Jerónimos Monastery – a pearl in UNESCO World Heritage

Not every city can offer us high-class monuments that entered the UNESCO World Heritage List. Lisbon has two such facilities. If you don’t have much time to explore this beautiful city, but want to see something great, put the Jerónimos Monastery on your sightseeing list. This building, or actually the entire complex of monastic buildings, was built in the 16th century and is a unique combination of Gothic and Renaissance, known in Portugal as the Manueline style (the name comes from the name of King Manuel I the Fortunate). It is worth to spend more time and admire the entire beautiful monastery interior.

Torre de Belem – the second gem of Lisbon architecture

The second gem of UNESCO’s World Heritage Site is the Torre de Belem, a military building located right on the shores of the Lisbon River Tagus. At the very beginning, it served as a watchtower and was also a clear landmark for sailors. During its career, Torre de Belem was also a prison where political prisoners were held. It is worth seeing it from all sides and also from the inside, as it is currently the only building built entirely in the Manueline style.

Taste Lisbon

Coming to Lisbon, it is impossible to deny yourself the delicacies offered by the local cuisine. Portugal is famous for its delicious and varied desserts and you can get dizzy from the very sight of the charming pastelaria! Learning Portuguese will be much faster if you order pastel de nata or pão de deus with your morning coffee. For lunch, after a good walk around Lisbon’s monuments, sit down in a restaurant – decorated with blue and white azulejos – and order a local delicacy – cod fish. You don’t know which one? Don’t worry, as Portuguese legend says, here you can eat cod prepared in 365 different ways!

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