The month of hearts, flowers and chocolate has come. Couples from all over the world are now excited to celebrate the love month in a place where romance is much in the air.
This February, we will bring you to Lisbon in Portugal where Valentines is marked with historic landscapes, magnificent waterways, impressive palaces and striking basilicas.
The capital and largest city in Portugal, Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, dating back to hundreds of years ago. Said to be founded by the Phoenicians, the city was once called Felicitas Julia by the Romans. Its name was then changed to Lixbuna when the Moors invaded the city in the 8th century. Now, the place is recognized as a global city and the tenth richest metropolitan in terms of Gross Domestic Product.
Enter and stroll around the metropolis through its two main transportations. The Port of Lisbon has cruises that let tourists see the different water sceneries of the city, such as the famous Vasco Da Gama Bridge, the longest bridge in Europe. On the other hand, the Elevador Da Bica, a funicular railway, connects many city streets for easier access to its various tourist attractions.
Bring out the princes and princesses in you and experience a fairytale adventure in the Sintra Palace and the Belem Tower. They’re located in two rustic portions of the city and are considered as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Visit the Estrela Basilica and the Rua Augusta Street Arch and be overwhelmed with their distinctive architecture.
Lastly, spend an afternoon at the Park of Nations located in the Tagus Estuary. Here, one can visit the different bars, cafes, restaurants, shopping centers, oceanarium and a whole lot more. As the evening falls, have an intimate dinner with your love one in an open area overlooking the pristine waters of the Tagus River.
Whichever way you want to celebrate Valentine’s Day, it would always be more romantic when you spend it with the one you love the most. Make it more memorable by taking that person to a lovely place you both have never been before. So be happy, share the love and have a Valentine’s Day in Portugal, where L stands for Love and Lisbon.