Lisbon is trendy. The capital of Portugal has been the focus of attention in recent years and has been rediscovered by thousands of tourists throughout the year. CNN considers it the "coolest" city in Europe, so today we present some reasons that make Lisbon an appealing city abroad.
Don't be fooled by the metropolitan life of Lisbon. Despite the city's fast pace, similar to other European cities, the people of Lisbon find a way to make the city welcoming, magical and vibrant. "Lisboetas", "alfacinhas" - as you prefer to call - are generally easy-going, affable people, who like to socialize, participate in events and parties. They are people who preserve their roots and their culture, and this is noticeable as soon as we arrive in the city. But despite incorporating culture in their routines and having typical Portuguese habits (breaks for drinking coffee, for example), people in Lisbon have an open mindset to new ideas, innovations and they know how to welcome and integrate new cultures and visitors who pass through there.
Portugal in general is known for its mouth-watering gastronomy. Lisbon is no exception. In this, you can find a variety of delicacies. From typical dishes (such as codfish, the famous sardines, bifanas, and the well-known pastel de nata) to oriental cuisine... You can choose to eat Italian food for lunch, Indian food for dinner, and a beautiful "pastel de belém" as dessert! Lisbon has dishes for all tastes and has become a center for modern and sophisticated cuisine.
3. The nightlife
The American channel CNN highlighted nightlife as one of the aspects that makes Lisbon a "cool" city,