Lisbon won the World Travel Awards Best Destination for City Break in the World
The World Travel Awards ceremony, in which Lisbon was honored for the first time with the World’s Best Destination Award for City Break, took place on December 10th in Vietnam. Created in 1993, the World Travel Awards recognized the best examples of good practice in the tourism sector on a global scale.
The voting is carried out by the public and by more than 200 thousand professionals of Tourism, coming from 160 countries.
This distinction was attributed to the Portuguese capital for its attractiveness and offer of excellence regarding short stays.
It is worth remembering that this year is already the second time that Lisbon obtains a similar recognition.
Things to do in Lisbon during a short stay
There are many social activities and leisure activities that can be lived in Lisbon. This city has many good options that can only be found in the Portuguese capital.
Walking is one of them. In the center, areas such as the classic Baixa Pombalina or the traditional neighborhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto are mandatory. A visit to the São Jorge’s Castle is also recommended. And very close are the viewpoints of Graça and Senhora do Monte that provide unique panoramic views of the city. A bit further away, the area of Belém with its monuments or the more modern Parque das Nações are also another great examples.
It is also recommended a tour on the historical tram 28. This is a very traditional and fun way to get to know some of Lisbon’s neighborhoods. From the gastronomic point of view, there are numerous and excellent options available. Important to remember is a “must do” – try one custard tart (or more)!
The highlight of the stay in Lisbon
Today many of those who visit Lisbon recognized that one of the best things to do, is a boat tour. Whether it’s a romantic tour in the sunset, a relaxed cultural tour or a lively party on board. Some can even embark on a regatta!
We often hear opinions that a boat tour in Lisbon is a “must do”. Also, those who have experienced it got astonished with the sailing in the Tagus river. Comments that this tour was the highlight of the visit are also very common. So if you are planning a visit to Lisbon and decide what to do… Take this advice: include one of these experiences on your list. You will not regret it!