Destination Weddings in Lisbon
"Lisboa", or Lisbon, is the capital of Portugal and is the city farthest to the west within continental Europe. Portuguese, the third most widely spoken European language in the world, is the native tongue of Lisbon, a town that 600,000 people call home. Just a few miles away from the center of town, visitors can enjoy beautiful beaches that grace the Atlantic Ocean, a gorgeous countryside and a variety of historical sites to see.
The Bairro Alto is one of the most popular and characteristic districts in the city. It is packed with restaurants, boutiques and bars, set within an eclectic and multicultural environment. The area contains fabulous restaurants, quaint bookshops, tearooms, and the designer showrooms of some of the most widely known Portuguese fashion designers.
Chiado is the area in Lisbon noted as the 'sophisticated quarter.' This is where intellectuals and artists gather in local cafés, and where the theatres, art schools and places of higher learning are located. The Carmo area, located next to Chiado, has some of the most important historical sites in the city, such as the Convent and the Church of Carmo, which have maintained their style and magnificence for centuries. The ruins are interesting to see, as well as the Museu Arqueológico do Carmo, home to a treasury of pre-historic, Roman, Medieval, Renaissance and Baroque artifacts.
Santa Apolónia is an area along a river, in which the Casa dos Bicos (16th century) is located. The "bicos" in the name of this structure are the diamond-shaped stones that cover its façade. Afonso de Albuquerque previously owned this historical landmark and it is the site of some notable Roman archaeological finds.
So much culture exists throughout Lisbon and its surrounding area that it can take a lifetime to uncover its wonders. It is not only a popular tourist destination, it is also a fashionable wedding destination, given that it offers fascinating historical sites, combined with a stunning landscape.
A marriage ceremony here is sure to satisfy those with the most cultivated of tastes.