Lisbon is one of those cities where one loses themselves in a dream-like state in which it is possible to fall in love with everything. With its beautiful castles, vintage streets and cafes, Lisbon is one of the most romantic cities in the world. Especially during sunset, every sight in the city is like a separate postcard photograph. Everything one does in this city becomes somehow romantic among its old streets and unique architecture. However, there are some options which are extra romantic and enchanting. Here are some of those ideas.
1Enjoying Fado in Alfama
Alfama is one of the most touristic districts of Lisbon. It is also one of the oldest ones. Located near Sao Jorge Castle and Tagus River, Alfama is brilliantly rich with history. Situated high, Alfama is also a great place to watch the beautiful city. Most importantly, this district is the center of fado. Restaurants and bars offering live fado performances are everywhere in Alfama. It is one of the most romantic things one can do: enjoying a nice Portuguese meal accompanied by amazing local wine while listening to breath-taking fado performances.
2Walking the Tagus River
Tagus River is historically, architecturally, and aesthetically very important for the capital city of Portugal. Offering amazing views especially during sunset, the river is quite charming. Also hosting some of the most popular attractions of the city like Jeronimos Monastery, 25th of April Bridge, and Belem Tower; Tagus River’s banks are great for a romantic walk.
3Cruising the Tagus River
As said, the Tagus River is crucial for Lisbon. Another amazingly romantic thing to do here is to take a sunset cruise on the river. These cruises run throughout the day, but taking one during sunset is especially unique. The activity that offers a unique perspective for the city of Lisbon and its landmarks lasts around two hours and it is one of the most romantic experiences one can enjoy.
4Visiting Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara
Sao Pedro de Alcantara viewpoint is one of the many lookouts in the city. Because Lisbon is founded upon seven hills, understandably, there are many high grounds which are great for panoramic views of the city. Featuring benches in a beautifully peaceful garden and a baroque fountain, Miradouro de Sao Pedro Alcantara is among the most romantic viewpoints in the city.