We had no idea what to expect. We wanted to travel, Lisbon was accessible and so we went. We really had no solid plans on what to see. I mean, Tripadvisor lists one of the top sites in Lisbon as an AQUARIUM. (It was disappointing, for something so highly rated on Tripadvisor).
But Lisbon turned out to be a beautiful gem of a city, and left me wanting more. It all started with our stay at the best hostel possible which has certainly spoiled us for the rest of our travels in Europe.But there’s more. So, what exactly makes Lisbon a great travel destination?
Other reasons to love/visit Lisbon? You can take a day trip to Sintra (location of 2nd castle picture, and near the Western-most point of continental Europe); cork is popular there (I bought a cork postcard); the sidewalks feature beautiful mosaics of small, black and white stones; you can visit the oldest book shop in the world; the people are awesome! Super kind, neat and intelligent.
If you’re left wanting more, like me, you can plan a second Portugal trip to Porto! Fingers crossed…