Any information is welcome, but we (my wire and I) fancy historic parts of cities, architecture, great views, churches, markets, modern art and of course local food and drink - but we are always open to new experiences. Thanks in advance!
You and your wife are going to the right place! It's literally packed with history, churches, great views, food and drink. Anywhere in the center of the city should yield heaps of that, and if you're up to trek - the outskirts of the city have a more rustic beauty. If you have a free day/night take a train out to Sintra. It's untouched history. Looks like no one has changed anything since the 1800s (castles, mountains, majesty). Inside Lisbon though you don't need to look towards touristy destinations to see everything you listed. Pombal Square is a good place to start out. almost 8 years ago
Lisbon is absolutely amazing and Sintra is a must see. The castles are fantastic, and the views are unbeatable. My only word of advice would be to take food with you to sintra as all the places are really touristy and overpriced, but the city itself is worth seeing. In Lisbon, make sure you go the National Pantheon. The church itself is cool, but its the view of Lisbon from the top of the church that makes it worthwhile. You should also head to Belem (which is about 20 min. by tram from the city center) and go to the monestary/cathedral there and try the famous Belem pastries. Have fun! almost 8 years agoAnswered by Jordan via WorldNomads.com