Lisbon + Porto end of May
Planning a trip to Lisbon + Porto end of May for 5 days (3 days in Lisbon + 2 Days in Porto),
Any list of must sees in both cities?
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Awesome thanks. Very informative. Can't be more thankful of you for providing such a viable piece of info...
Jan 24th, 2018 11:54 am
Great thanks for the share!PointsHubby wrote: ↑Jan 24th, 2018 11:01 amTripAdvisor is your friend
Lisbon = https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g189 ... tions.html
Porto = https://www.tripadvisor.ca/Tourism-g189 ... tions.html
Check out the respective Travel Forums for each as well... they have a list of sample Itineraries (boxed on the right hand side)
As well as offering the chance to post your own Questions and get help from frequent visitors & locals alike
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To be honest, I have to say that visiting Pasteis de Belem is over-rated. It's a checkbox and you should only go there if you want to be able to say you've been there, and make Instagram posts, etc.
Douro River waterfront is indeed amazing. But be aware this is a prime tourist area. It's full of scams, high prices, and pickpockets!
Definitely visit Bairro Alto at night. It's amazing and fun!lkovacs wrote: ↑Feb 4th, 2018 12:07 pmThe nightlife in the Bairro Alto district is hip, great restaurants and bars. It's located a few, blocks up a steep hill from the Timeout market near the train/subway station. Be sure to check out and photograph the Bica Lovers cable car going up to the Bairro Alto.
+1024SomeOtherDude wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2018 11:42 amgoogle "free walking tour" and you'll see that almost every european city incl porto and lisbon has these programs.
I love taking them. They're about 1-2hrs each, but as euro cities are generally compact, the english-speaking guides will pretty much take you to all the important sites. They will give you the background info of every site and building, otherwise, its sort of pointless looking at an old church and knowing nothing about its significance.
Its labelled as "free" but you should tip them what you can afford.
I've never been disappointed by one of those tours - I took the lisbon and porto tours last year around the same time in May/june.
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Thanks - so someplace on the outskirts might be better. Any suggestions?Jucius Maximus wrote: ↑Feb 5th, 2018 11:43 pmPros:
- This is the bar and entertainment district, so if that is what you want every night, you are in luck!
- This is the highest altitude place in the area and it will be easy to walk downhill to other destinations. Just be prepared to walk uphill at the end of the day. ("Alto" means "high".) Lisbon is extremely hilly and you undoubtedly have to walk uphill at some point each day.
- If you like to go to bed early, this is not the place due to the noisy bar scene.
- Trendy area so it may be expensive.
- A bit far from the metro / trains, if you are carrying luggage.
Even Bairro Alto closes down around 1:30 AM, so the locals will go to other party spots (disco, etc.,) closer to the waterfront. Just follow the crowds...