THE MOST ICONIC STREETS OF LISBON
Lisbon is a beautiful city. With its colors, its smells, its sounds, its tastes and its textures, it has the ability to mesmerize anyone who gets caught up in it. Here, history intertwines with art, opportunities mix with people, passions become loves, and dreams come true. It is full of lovely and special places for its authenticity, life and unique beauty. It's hard to choose just one place, but if you want to take a stroll through the city of the seven hills, know that there are some places you really can't miss:
Rua do Sacramento à Lapa
Once you arrive at this street in the municipality of Estrela, slow down and contemplate what you will find: romantic mansions, embassies and foundations, tiles, representations, and Neo-Manueline constructions;
Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo
Cross it going up or down, through the small stairs that date back to the 16th century, as you watch the emblematic Bica Funicular pass by through the typical bars and colorful buildings;
Travessa do Paraíso
Towards the National Pantheon, you will walk down this street, while observing some of Lisbon's most typical portraits, such as its small houses lined with tiles, with clotheslines at the door;
Rua do Vale
This narrow and simple street leads you to São Bento Palace, through the traditional Portuguese pavement, not without first passing by the Church of Nossa Senhora das Mercês;
Calçada do Duque
Choose to walk down this street and enjoy the landscape in the background, where you have a privileged view of São Jorge Castle and the surrounding areas; here you will also find several options to have a more traditional meal;
Rua dos Remédios
In this street of Alfama you will find some of the most traditional Fado houses, Manueline portals or very well-preserved tiles from the 18th century;
Calçada de Santana
At the top of this street, just stop and observe: the Tagus River in the distance, closer to the city, and even closer, are the typical houses of Lisbon, with geraniums hanging from the balconies, clothes drying on the clothesline, colors that bring joy to the picturesque landscape; manor buildings and tiles complement this picture that would be highlighted in any art gallery.
I could name many other streets, as there are many other places, but, here, you already have a starting point to get to know Lisbon. After this, explore, observe, search, go in search of another alley, another tradition, another image, another color - there is nothing like discovering and getting to know by your own feet!
ABOUT CÁTIA RODRIGUES
From Sesimbra, tourism professional and passionate about Portugal, its history and culture. She has been working in the area of vocational training and customer service. In her free time, she enjoys reading books and watching inspiring films, swimming and walking by the sea. Writing is the one and only way she found to combine everything she loves the most. You can find her on LinkedIn.