Olissippo News

30 Jun 2024


The Castelo neighborhood is one of the oldest and most picturesque areas of Lisbon, with narrow streets, ancient buildings, and a charming atmosphere. The area is rich in history, culture, and traditions, offering plenty of options for nightlife, restaurants, and local shops. 
Olissippo Castelo Hotel is an excellent choice for those seeking a comfortable stay in the Castelo de São Jorge area, combining the tranquility of the neighborhood with proximity to popular tourist attractions such as the Sé Cathedral, the Miradouro das Portas do Sol, and the Alfama district. 
With two days, you can enjoy many interesting activities and attractions. Here are some suggestions: 

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Day 1
: Start your day with a visit to São Jorge Castle, a historic fortress dating back to the 11th century, where you can enjoy stunning panoramic views of the city and the Tagus estuary. Next, visit the Sé Cathedral, one of the oldest buildings in Lisbon, built-in 1147. The church is impressive and features charming Gothic architecture. Head down to the Alfama district, one of the most picturesque in Lisbon, known for its narrow streets, colorful houses, and traditional restaurants with a lively atmosphere. End the day by watching a Fado performance, traditional Portuguese music that is very popular in Lisbon. There are many Fado houses nearby, so ask at the reception of your Olissippo hotel for recommendations. 

Day 2: Start your second day with a visit to Miradouro das Portas do Sol, one of the best views in the city. From here, you can enjoy stunning views of the Tagus River and the typical Lisbon rooftops. Next, visit the Fado Museum, a museum dedicated to the history of Fado in Portugal. Here, you'll learn more about the history and evolution of Fado, which has been declared Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO since 2011. 

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Take a tram ride. Lisbon is known for its famous trams, which are a fun and unique way to explore the city. Enjoy a tram ride through the Castelo neighborhood and the surrounding areas. 
Also, indulge in the local cuisine: End your day by trying typical dishes at one of the many local restaurants and bars. Some suggestions for Portuguese delicacies: Bacalhau à Brás, Grilled Sardines, and the famous Pastéis de Nata. 
If you're looking for an authentic and luxurious experience in the city of Lisbon, make your reservation at Olissippo Castelo and immerse yourself in the experience of a typical Lisbon neighborhood around you. 

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