All year along, the capital city of Portugal has many things to offer. From its sumptuous monuments to its traditions in the city, Lisbon is full of mysteries and magic. Its history will captivate you and its atmosphere offer you a magical vision of the country. Quickly discover Lisbon by motorhome!
But if you come for the first time in Portugal you have to know where to start, from your start in Lisbon?
What are the places you absolutely need to see? Where can you stay around the capital? Focus on the most important places for your next trip in Lisbon by motorhome.
The Belem Tower
Built between 1514 and 1519, the Belem Tower stands up proudly on the banks of the Tagus. Major work of the Manueline Era, this tower was used to welcome the the merchant-ships in the harbor. Place of high defense, it could resist and protect the city from naval attacks. 35 meters high, its terrace will offer the perfect perspective of the city.
👉 Park my motorhome next to the Belem Tower
São Jorge Castle
This was the Portuguese kings’ home for many centuries. Its bulwark was fortified in 1370 and then abandoned in the 1500 for the benefit of the Ribiera Palace. But the castle possess a deep history going back to the 6th century before BC. It a place that knew how to survive to time. Its strategic location was an ideal choice to defend from attacks. Damaged by many earthquakes and renovated several times, it is today a place visited by tourists and it offers a great panorama from the gardens. The castle is a place not to miss if you are visiting Lisbon by motorhome.
👉 Park my motorhome next to São Jorge Castle
The Carmo Convent
‘Wonderful’ is not even strops enough to define the Carmo Convent. Its architecture is unique and held by the ruines of the nave. The latter, formed by transverse arches meant to hold the roof, which doesn’t exist anymore, is one of the masterpieces of the place. Have a walk in this open sky nave and admire the Peruvian mummies who live there. Get lost in a museum full of Paleolithic history of Portugal. As it is on a high spot, you will be able to admire a part of the city from the way constructed to access for that purpose. A magical place not to be missed.
👉 Park my motorhome next to the Carmo Convent
The Jerónimos Monastery
Also of Manueline style, the Jerónimos Monastery hides fabulous treasures. Its unique architecture which looks like that of the Belém Tower, will impress you. Finished in 17 years, the monastery will have use all the resources of the kingdom of that time to be built. Indeed, it is not less than 750 tonnes of gold devoted to it every year to give the result we know today. From its cloister to its beautifully nave through its necropolis and museum, the monastery has many things to offer its visitors.
👉 Park my mortorhome next to the Monastère des Hiéronymites
The Praça do Comércio
In the Baixa neighborhood and very close to the Arc de Triomphe of Augusta Street, is situated the place of commerce. Its yellow saffron structure, its royal palace and the huge statue of José I await you in this place that knew its hour of glory in the 1700s. Formerly place of spice markets, you will find today many bar and restaurant for lunch in a unique atmosphere.
👉 Park my motorhome next to the Praça do Comércio
And how to sleep in Lisbon by motorhome?
Camping is a good solution if you want to travel to Lisbon. The surroundings of the capital offer a lot of places to park your motorhome orcampervan.
For example, you can enjoy the plots of Lisboa Camping in the west of the city. This campsite is equipped with all the conveniences. Beyond its swimming pool, the place also offers many activities throughout the season. You can get there by taking the A5, A36 or N117.
👉 Park in Lisbon by motorhome in the Lisboa Camping
You will need to get away from the capital to enjoy the camping Orbitur Costa Da Caparica. Located in the city of Caparica, it will be very accessible through the IP7 then the A38. At this distance from the city, you will find yourself in a peaceful place typical of Portugal. Tennis court, children’s playground and mini market will be waiting for you in this campsite which remains one of the best qualified of the region.
👉 Park in Lisbon by motorhome in the Camping Orbitur Costa Da Caparica
A little lower, you will find the Camping Piedense. Located a minute walk from the beach, this campsite is a great destination for lovers of water sports. Indeed, a surf school offers lessons to enjoy the waves that the Atlantic Ocean fells on the beach. The campsite offers mini market and swimming pool and offers you a spacious plot to park your motorhome. To get there, you just hav to follow the N377 in direction of the south fdirectly rom the campsite Costa da Caparica.
👉 Park in Lisbon by motorhome in the Camping Piedense
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