Schmidt Christmas Market is proud to present in this week's Christmas decoration extravaganza a new edition of our vacationers abroad holiday addition.
This week we will be focusing on some of the most exciting things to try when you are visiting Spain over the holidays this year. Specifically, we will be talking about all of the amazing site sounds and activities that tourists can enjoy in the city of Lisbon.
This is a city that is considered to be one of the most festive places on earth. They have gained this reputation for a reason, and it is worth seeing exactly how it plays out in person if you have not had the chance to see such a thing before.
You will definitely not forget all of the unique memories you will make when you are vacationing in Spain this year if you happen to be in Lisbon for the holidays. It will definitely make telling stories about your favorite Christmas vacation adventures a lot easier at future family events.
The best memories are the ones that you and your entire family formed together during those special times. We have to make sure that we are grateful for all of the amazing things this world has to offer us, especially over the holiday season this year.
Eight Amazing Vacation Ideas For Christmas Travelers Frequenting Lisbon This Holiday Season
Schmidt Christmas Market has scoured the earth and most recent adventures of our top eight of the most exciting things we could find inside the city limits of Lisbon this year for you to check out.
All eight of these will be available for the holiday season this year, and for the most part, they are all family-friendly activities. The entire city of Lisbon is rather inclusive, so you can enjoy your vacation with the entire family and not just the adults this year for once.
Bring the whole family for a Christmas vacation experience of a lifetime this year and Lisbon.
Christmas Decor is thrown about all throughout the city, but in certain places, it is especially noticeable. The most noticeable of all these places would likely be the top three most popular Christmas markets featured in the city of Lisbon.
Throughout Europe, Christmas marketplaces are a commonplace tradition in most of the older cities on the continent. Lisbon is no different, and vendors and local artisans from across the country flocked to Lisbon over the holiday season to hawk their wares.
It is a great place to pick up some unique gifts for your family or friends that could not make it out this year. These are the types of things that you will simply be unable to find once you go back home. Those are what we consider worth the investment when traveling.
1. Places To See: Christmas Markets At Wonderland Lisboa
The largest Christmas event that is held in the city of Lisbon occurs throughout the entire month of December. It is called Wonderland Lisboa. It has an entire amusement park complete with a Ferris well and even an ice-skating rink for the adventurous few that are willing to take on the challenge.
All of this will be lit up as if it were in the middle of the day, thanks to the abundant Christmas lights and the massive Christmas tree that towers over the fields. It is a free place to enter, but there are costs associated with writing the various rights. Even if you do not want to spend any money, it is worth going to check it out for the new decorations alone.
2. Rossio Square Christmas Market
Christmas Decor is one of the most popular items bought at this particular Christmas market. This market is a place that has a ton of handmade goods sold. If you have anyone in the family that loves locally crafted handmade goods, this is the marketplace for you to check out. You will be able to see some of the traditional styles of artwork that have been made popular throughout the years in this area of the world.
If you happen to have a bit of extra spare cash lying around, it's a great place to pick up a gift for the friends back home you promised you would bring something back to give them for Christmas. You will be supporting a local artisan and one of the world's most flourishing micro-artist communities.
3. Christmas Market At Campo Pequeno
This is posted in one of the world's previously most widely known bullfighting arenas. Today it has been transformed into a modern auditorium and event venue.
You can sample a selection of some local pastries or other delicious goods that have been baked fresh for you. It is one of the best ways to get a little flare of the Portuguese in your life while in Lisbon this year. There is enough for all of the family members to find something they like amongst all the different options for pastries and souvenirs.
4. Go And Visit Elevador De Santa Justa
This is a rather iconic piece of architecture found right in the heart of Lisbon. It is an elevator made inside of a Gothic tower.
It allows you to easily traverse the distance between two of the city's most popular areas. You will have the ability to stop at multiple shops or dine out in some of the city's most exclusive restaurants. It is a great place to walk and enjoy some of the nice Portuguese air.
5. Before You Leave Check Out Museu Nacional Do Azulejo
Ceramic tiles may not seem that enticing to everyone, but if you want to learn more about this style of artwork history, this museum has everything you could ever want.
They have a collection of decorative tiles that stretch all the way back to the early 15th century. This makes it one of the complete collections that stretch from antiquity to modern-day in the world.
6. Watch The Fish Swim In The Oceanário De Lisboa
Although the doors to this aquarium have only been open for a little over 20 years in that time, it has made a rather impressive reputation for itself. It is considered to be a world heritage future site and was the last site of the world fair.
You can see some of the region's native wildlife enjoying its time swimming through the ocean waters while learning about their natural habitats and what we can do as people to help preserve their environment. An amazing experience to thrill the family over the holiday season this year.
7. Feira da Ladra
This outdoor marketplace is yet another favorite for people that want to check out all of the open-air markets you can while in the city limits this year.
This particular market is known as the thieves market, and it has an eclectic selection of goods that is sure to dazzle any intrepid entrepreneur that is willing to plumb the depths of this labyrinth of stalls and vendors.
8. Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Finally, before you leave, you will have to try out some of the ceviche or other local seafood cuisine that has been making headlines throughout the world from Portugal.
This particular seafood marketplace has some of the best locally caught fish that you will ever taste. No matter what time of year it is, it will always be worth a quick stop by this seafood market if you enjoy the taste of fish. They have some of the most amazing recipes and will always have the freshest caught fish available in the area for you to sample.
Written by Hedi Schreiber for Schmidt Christmas Market.