Spring is the perfect time of the year to plan a getaway: good temperatures are coming and we’re leaving behind the winter cold, the days are getting longer… So, nothing better than taking advantage of these days and visiting one of Europe’s most charming cities: Lisbon.
Located on the banks of the Tajo river, the Portuguese capital offers its visitors a wide range of possibilities. It’s an absolute must to visit the historical center where the La Baixa district is located, the most central and important district of the city. Here you’ll find the famous Avenida da Liberdade, with its terraces, cafes, and meeting places for intellectuals and artists; la Plaza de los Restauradores, La Placa do Rossio, La Plaza de Figueira and the Plaza del Comercio, are other stops you cant miss before taking the Elevador de Santa Justa, an elevator from which you can enjoy a lovely panoramic view of the area.
Don’t miss the chance to visit el Chiado, the “Montmartre” of Lisbon, with its legendary “A Brasileira” cafe, and the Barrio Alto, one of the most attractive and modern places in the city, that hosts a wide variety of bars and pubs to enjoy a festive night and, of course, the famous fados. The best choice to move around here is by taking the number 28 tram, that still retains the charms of yesteryear´s transportation, and passes by the most notable places in the city.
Stroll through the beautiful streets of the Alfama, the old fishing district, and up to the San Jorge Castle, where you’ll have the capital and the river at your feet. The views from this building, built in the 5th century by the Visigoths, are impressive.
Now in the outskirts, head towards Belem, a riverbank district where you can visit the precious and important los Jeronimos Monastery, considered a World Heritage Site by UNESCO, and the most important monuments in Lisbon, like the Torre de Belem and the Monumento a los Descubrimientos. Don’t leave here without trying the delicious Belem cookies or the “Pasteis de nata”.
More modern, but not with any less charm, is the Parque de las Naciones, a recreational area created for the 1998 World Exhibition and where you can find Europe’s second biggest aquarium as well as the Estación de Oriente designed by Santiago Calatrava.
And there’s no better way to get to know all these places other than by staying in a hotel where you can reach them easily. The Vincci Baixa 4* offers everything you could wish for so your getaway will be perfect, as its located in the heart of Lisbon (Baixa district) and only seven kilometers from the airport.
Vincci Baixa 4* is in a privileged location in that it is in one of the city´s most exciting and bohemian areas and has lots of entertainment possibilities. You can go shopping in any of its many shops, or rest on one of its innumerable terraces frequented by musicians and artists. Head north, as well, and you´ll find Rosio, a district known for its great cuisine.
Stay in this hotel and enjoy its modern, comfortable and carefully decorated rooms, its variety of services, like its cozy Lounge Bar, and its Cafe do Rio restaurant, where you´ll find an original menu with a wide variety of dishes designed for all tastes. And, before booking, don’t forget to check out the promotions to travel and the best price.
So don’t hesitate, forget about the fear of post-holiday syndrome and escape with Vincci to nearby Lisbon. The Portuguese capital is waiting for you.