Top 5 romantic things to do in Lisbon
Lisbon is one of the trendiest cities to visit in Europe. If you’re coming to Lisbon with your lover, you might be wondering what are some of the most romantic things to do while in the city. Don’t worry, today I will be sharing you my top 5 romantic things to do in Lisbon!
Paris is usually considered the most romantic city ever. It is known as the “city of lights” and as the “city of romance”, thanks to its incredible architecture. The elegance and luxury of Paris are indescribable! However, I have to tell that when two persons love each other, it does not really matter where they are at. The love two people have for each other will turn any place and any moment into a magical one. Cherish every day you spend with your soulmate, cherish them, and show them your affection as many times as possible. Don’t wait for a special moment to tell each them you love them. If they’re nearby, do it now. If they’re not, grab your phone and do it. Appreciation and affection are small details that are very easy to give every day.
As your love will grow stronger, you will start making plans together. If you’re travelling to Lisbon together and want to have special and intimate moments away from the touristy crowds, this article has been written for you! Read on and find out my top 5 romantic things to do in Lisbon.
Have a boat cruise on the Tejo river
First of my top 5 romantic things to do in Lisbon is to take a boat cruise on the Tejo river. This is a great activity, you will discover Lisbon on a new perspective. You will get to see the enlightened landmarks of Lisbon while the sun either rises or sets. The company BYX offers great options. Their boat cruise lasts for two hours, and the drink is on them! This deal costs 69,90 euros for two persons. If you’re spending Valentine’s Day in Lisbon with your significant other and are still wondering what to do, I think this can turn out to be one of the greatest moments of your stay!
Take the rowing boat at Campo Grande
The Campo Grande, which was formerly known as Campo de Alvalade in the nineteenth century, was precisely built for romantic walks. Today you will find there plenty of different activities, such as areas dedicated to dogs, but also children’s playground for your children to exhaust their energy.
But, if you want to have a romantic moment with your lover, head for the Campo Grande main lake. Each rowing boat has a capacity up to six people. But you will be able to rent one just for the two of you. In comparison with the Tejo boat rides, the boat rides at Campo Grande are more intimate, since you’re the only ones on the boat.
Enjoy the sunset at Ribeira das Naus
While in Lisbon, you will soon realize that the Portuguese people are closely connected to the water, the sea and the desire to explore. Most Portuguese meet with friends after work, enjoy the end of the day while drinking a cold beer or a glass of wine. While in Lisbon, you will get to know a deep love relationship between the city of Lisbon and the Tejo river.
Take your lover by the hand and go enjoy the end of the day by the Tejo river to watch the sunset. The Avenida Ribeira das Naus links the Praça do Comércio to the Cais do Sodré area. From there, you will be able to see the Ponte 25 de Abril, the seagulls dancing above the water, the boats leaving the port, while feeling the cold breeze and the performances from streets artists and musicians.
Have a picnic
I love having picnics! It’s a unique way to have a break from your routine, it’s relaxing and so romantic if you are with your lover. You don’t need much to have an amazing moment with the person who makes you happy. Brag a blanket, a few Portuguese delicacies, some good wine and go to one of the many gardens of Lisbon.
I personally love the Jardim Botânico and the Jardim da Estrela. There’s a very intimate and romantic atmosphere in these two. Read this article to find out some of the best Portuguese desserts you can get for your picnic. You can also get a few bolinhos de bacalhau, if you prefer salty food rather than sweets. Check this article to know more about the bolinhos de bacalhau.
Have a romantic evening at Teatro São Carlos
Put on one of the best outfits on and invite your soulmate to attend an opera performance at Teatro São Carlos. It first opened its doors on June, 30th of 1793. This theatre is gorgeous! And it is host to world-known operas and breathtaking performances. If you want to know where to begin your walk through the Chiado area, I think it is a great place to start. It will give you a few perspective on the cultural dimension of Chiado. Next to São Carlos, you’ll also find the São Luiz Theatre that hosts more modern music performances and theatre plays.
Now that you know my top 5 romantic things to do in Lisbon, I hope you feel inspired! Feel free to share your own thoughts and experiences. I would be very happy if you’d share with us your own suggestions of romantic places and things to do while in Lisbon. If you want to tie the knot while you’re in the city, read this article! Lisbon has the most impressive and mesmerizing wedding venues I’ve seen! See you soon in Lisbon!