Monday, May 21, 2012
Lisbon, Portugal - A Global City All its Own!
Start your Lisbon city tour at historical Avenida da Liberdade and see many statues and monuments and admire the Romanesque, Gothic, Manueline and Baroque architecture. Visit world-renowned museums such as the National Museum of ancient art, Museum of Portuguese Tile Mosaics, National Museum of Costume and Fashion and the City Museum. Explore Lisbon Castle which also happens to be perched atop a hill where there are panoramic views of the city and surrounding area. Spend a few hours at The Oceanarium where a number of sea creatures swim in beautiful state-of-the-art surroundings. Take a ride on the famed and historical Tram 28 and see many old neighborhoods and popular landmarks. When evening comes, start it of with a meal and some drinks at one of Lisbon’s great restaurants and than top of a great night in the city with a visit to Bairro Alto. This neighborhood is known for being the cultural center of Lisbon and at night that culture takes the form of music, dance and drink.
Lisbon is also known for having many great hotels, resorts and hostels. It doesn’t matter what kind of budget you are traveling on, there is a place to suit the needs of every traveler to the city from the luxury traveler to the budget traveler. One property that stands out from the rest when it comes to comfortable, safe, quiet, clean and stylish budget accommodations is the
Shiado Hostel located in the Chiado area of the city. The hostel offers nine rooms in total. There are two private rooms each with a double bed while the other rooms are shared.
One of the best things about this quaint little place is it was almost entirely decorated by local artists. Other amenities include free internet access with wi-fi connection, complimentary tea and coffee throughout the entire day and night, free (and delicious!) breakfast, kitchen facilities, laundry service, security lockers to safely store valuables and complementary city walking tours. There is a yoga school, post office and several restaurants and bars nearby and Shiado Hostel is also located in close proximity to many of the popular attractions in Lisbon.