Lisbon is a beautiful city basking in the glory of the Atlantic. In the historic times Lisbon was an important trading center and till date the city maintains its charm while adapting the modern settings. The Moorish quarter of the city Alfama takes visitors...more
Lisbon is a beautiful city basking in the glory of the Atlantic. In the historic times Lisbon was an important trading center and till date the city maintains its charm while adapting the modern settings. The Moorish quarter of the city Alfama takes visitors down the historic lanes. Whether it is shopping, enjoyment or historic attractions, Lisbon offers all types of attractions for visitors to have fun. The metro line in Lisbon features fine artistry. There are also numerous funiculars in the city that are worth visiting like the Gloria Funicular,Lavra Funicular, Bica Funicular and Santa Justa Elevator.
The museums in the city are excellent to visit; the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga and the Museu do Azulejo are a must-visit. Lisbon features a number of parks and green spaces. Some good parks to visit are the Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon Botanical Gardens,Jardim Zoológico and the Ajuda Botanical Gardens. The Castelo de Sao Jorge or the St. George's Castle is one of the important sites in Lisbon.
Lisbon offers some excellent shopping for visitors to enjoy. Some main shopping streets in Lisbon are Chiado, Baixa, Avenida da Liberdade, etc. The city also has a number of excellent shopping malls like the Centro Comercial Colombo,Centro Comercial Amoreiras,Armazéns do Chiado,Dolce Vita Tejo,Centro Comercial Vasco da Gama, etc.
Lisbon is served by the Aeroporto da Portela, which is also the largest international airport in Portugal. There are several ways by which people can get from the airport to the city. The aerobuses run regularly from the airport to different parts of the city. Metros also run from the airport to the city center and a one-way ticket costs 1.9 Euros. Taxis cost around 10 Euros from the airport to the city center.
Muslims visiting the city can dine at one of the many Halal restaurants that serve Indian, Moroccan, Middle Eastern and even traditional Portuguese dishes. Tourists must be warned that some of these eateries do serve alcohol and are not Halal certified. However, others are Muslim-owned or have an entirely Halal menu, such as; Restaurante O Assador Halal, MK Halal and Sublime Halal. Some good halal restaurants in Lisbon include Zaafran, Taste of Punjab, Sadik House, Star Kebab, Dervixe, Passage to India, etc.
Muslim tourists can use the facilities provided at any of the number of mosques in the city. One such mosque is the Central Mosque of Lisbon; which is the main and most prominent mosque in Lisbon. Also located within the city are: Masjid Baitul Mukarram, Mesquita Aicha Siddika de Odivelas and Mesquita Benformoso.