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27 Mar 2024

Exploring Lisbon around Olissippo Marquês de Sá


Situated in one of Lisbon's most elegant areas near "El Corte Inglés," Gulbenkian, Gulbenkian Gardens, Campo Pequeno, and metro stations, Olissippo Marquês de Sá offers an excellent starting point for exploring Lisbon's wonders. With a central location and convenient access by foot and metro, guests have a plethora of options to discover the city.

Here's a comprehensive itinerary for a memorable day in Lisbon:
Walking Tours:
  1. Gulbenkian Foundation and Gardens: A short stroll from the hotel takes you to the Gulbenkian Foundation, a cultural hub featuring art exhibitions, concerts, and a vast collection of artworks. Explore the museum and then relax in the tranquil Gulbenkian Gardens, an oasis of greenery in the city.
    Photo by Ruben Marques
  2. El Corte Inglés: For shopping enthusiasts, El Corte Inglés is a must-visit destination. This department store offers a wide range of shops, from fashion and accessories to electronics and home goods. After shopping, enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or cafes.
  3. Campo Pequeno: This iconic building is not just a bullring; it's also a cultural and entertainment center. Explore the interior, which houses shops, restaurants, and even a cinema. If you're lucky, you might catch an exciting event happening in the arena.
  4. Estufa Fria: Just steps away from the hotel, Estufa Fria is a tranquil and lush oasis. Explore its botanical gardens and enjoy the serenity of this green space in the heart of the city.
  5. Parque Eduardo VII: Right across from Estufa Fria lies the imposing Parque Eduardo VII. Walk through its expansive gardens, take in the panoramic views of the city, and snap memorable photos next to the large Portuguese flag.

  6. Avenida da Liberdade: Stroll down the glamorous Avenida da Liberdade, lined with luxury shops, charming cafes, and impressive architecture. This iconic avenue is a perfect spot for a leisurely walk and to soak in the vibrant atmosphere of Lisbon.
  7. Walking down Avenida da Liberdade: If you're up for a longer walk, continue down Avenida da Liberdade to Praça dos Restauradores and onwards to Praça do Rossio. Here, you'll find the historic heart of Lisbon, with its lively squares, historic buildings, and charming cobblestone streets.

 
Exploring by Metro:
  1. Castle District and Alfama: Take the metro from São Sebastião station and head to the Castelo station to explore the historic Castle District. Wander through the narrow streets, visit the São Jorge Castle, and soak in the medieval atmosphere. Then, continue to Alfama, where you can immerse yourself in Lisbon's oldest neighborhood, known for its charm and authenticity.
  2. Riverside area of Cais do Sodré: After exploring Alfama, take the metro from Martim Moniz station to Cais do Sodré station. Here, you'll find the vibrant riverside area of Lisbon, with its lively atmosphere, waterfront promenade, and trendy bars and restaurants.
With this comprehensive itinerary, guests at Olissippo Marquês de Sá have the opportunity to experience the best of Lisbon, from its cultural attractions to its historic neighborhoods and lively waterfront. Enjoy your exploration of this beautiful city!
 
 
 

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