Summer may nearly be over but there's still plenty of time to plan a short break or two. Europe is the natural choice for people looking for a short break getaway where travelling is going to be relatively quick and cost-friendly. Treating your partner or your family to a few days in Lisbon is the perfect short break to relax in a sun-kissed city full of character and tradition. Weather-wise Lisbon is rrely too hot or too cold,making it a perfect year-round choice.
Botanical Gardens The Botanical Gardens sprang to life in 1858, when planting began. Now, at over 10 acres in size, the Botanical Gardens are home to over 18,000 species from all over the world. The perfect space to enjoy some quiet time and immerse yourself in nature. Oceanario de Lisboa Opened in 1998, the Oceanário promotes knowledge of the oceans, preservation of natural heritage and how people can change their daily habits for the good of the seas.
Lisbon Zoo Most European cities have zoos and Lisbon is no exception. Lisbon Zoo features 2,000 animals and a dolphin show.
Rossio Square Set in the heart of Lisbon, this bright and bustling city square is bursting with flower stalls, shops and people.
Lisbon's Flea Market Locally named the ‘Feira da Ladra', this market has been running in Lisbon for centuries. The market begins at the Arco de São Vicente, every Tuesday and Saturday, from dawn to dusk, stalls set up to sell all manner of second-hand and new products, many catered to tourists.
Santa Engracia Church Just a short walk from the Flea Market, or the National Pantheon, can be seen standing proudly just a short walk away (see photo). Held every Tuesday and Saturday, from dawn to dusk, stalls set up to sell all manner of second-hand and new products, many catered to tourists.
Time Out Mercado da Ribeira, Cais do Sodré
If you like your food then you will love Mercado da Ribeira. Located in Lisbon's biggest fresh food market it’s firm favourite among Lisboans, browse and eat opposite original fruit and vegetable stalls on the other side of the huge 19th century building. Hosting a total of 35 kiosks, all selling regional specialities, perfecting for filling your tummy or purchasing authentic gifts to take him to loved ones.