City of 7 hills, fado and its mythical light.
Há muito mais para se descobrir em Lisboa do que apenas o óbvio.
There is much more to discover in Lisbon than just the obvious. The traditional neighborhoods with their narrow winding cobblestone streets are very different from the modern and cosmopolitan areas.
However, modernity did not rob Lisbon of its character, continuing to maintain its authenticity. Just visit Alfama, Graça or Chiado to see this for yourself. The Tagus continues to play an important role in the life of the city and it is beside the river that you will find some of the nicest places in the city.
The area of Greater Lisbon also includes cities like Almada, on the other side of the river where you can visit the Cristo Rei. About 50 km to the south lies Setúbal, at the mouth of the river Sado, well known for its tasty fried cuttlefish. On the other side of the city, you can get to know the peninsula of Troia, with many natural attractions and excellent beaches.
To the north of Lisbon lies the Lezíria do Tejo. This is the region of Ribatejo, which is crossed by the river Tagus, which concerns a fantastic landscape and contributed to the development of the region. For many years, fishing was one of the main activities, but today it is the industry and agriculture that stand out and reveal themselves in the main areas of work.
The Ribatejo is also the land of horses and bulls, and, of course, bullfighting. Santarém is the capital of the region and presents some of the most striking examples of the country’s Gothic architecture. From the castle walls you can see the river. It was through this place that King D. Afonso Henriques entered the city and conquered the Moors.
All Ribatejo is synonymous with excellent food and wine, from the traditional “soup of the stone” (meat and vegetable soup) to roasted chestnuts with salted cod, and “açorda de sável” (bread and garlic soup with shad). All washed down with the amazing local wines.
In the region of Middle Tagus, we suggest visits to cities like Abrantes, Tomar and Golegã. Places rich in heritage and traditions such as the Tabuleiros Festival, the Tabuleiros Festival in Tomar and the Horse Fair in Golegã, events that attract thousands of tourists every year.