Lisbon Riverside Promenade
Along the coastline by Lisbon riverside you will find many of the best sights to enjoy the city. Either way, starting from the Nations Park or the end of the Cascais train line the potential is immense.
The Tagus River is the longest in the Iberian Peninsula. It is 1,038 km (645 mi) long, 716 km (445 mi) in Spain, 47 km (29 mi) along the border between Portugal and Spain and 275 km (171 mi) in Portugal, where it empties into the Atlantic Ocean near Lisbon.
Reaching Lisbon the main attraction is the Nations Park, a modern area built for the World Exhibition in 1998. Here you have the Oceanarium to visit and explore the wonders of our planet’s oceans, the Pavilion of Knowledge referred as the Interactive Science Museum of Lisbon, the Gondola Lift an aerial transportation by cable, intended for tourist purposes, parallel to the river, offering views along the way.
Hire a bike for moving along and explore. This contemporary area of Eastern Lisbon is a complete contrast to the city’s old quarters.
Lisbon Riverside Sights
Going west the city completely changes. Get to Cais do Sodré and from there to the Commerce Square, showing Lisbon architectural structures from the 18th century. The vintage 28 tram will take you along the old quarters of Alfama, the Baixa and Bairro Alto.
Belém is further west, where several monuments can be seen and visited, another day for this quarter with no rush. Here is the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries. Do not forget to stop for a cup of tea or coffee with a Pastel de Nata the famous delicious cake. A tip is to go in and sit down to avoid queues, the factory is inside and you can taste them worm.
Another day’s best choice is to take the train and move even west until Cascais and Estoril, an old former fishing village, nowadays a well-known resort for lovers of calm holidays on the beach. The train line follows along the Tagus River until it ends in the Paço de Arcos village, where the Atlantic Ocean begins.