Pontinha is the perfect place to stay in Lisbon as some of the city’s star attractions are close. Two destinations that should be at the top of every visitor’s list is the fascinating National Museum of Costume and Fashion and the iconic Queluz National Palace. If time permits, be sure to also visit the Belem National Palace and the National Coach Museum.
To better understand Lisbon, head to one of its museums and theaters. Visit some of the interesting museums including the Dr. Anastacio Goncalves Museum and the National Archaelogical Museum. There are a number of excellent galleries to enjoy nearby including the Center for Modern Art.
If the sun is shining, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Visitors of all ages love to hang out in places like the Edward VII Park and the Floresta de Monsanto Park. There is a charming atmosphere here as well as well-designed gardens.
Holiday makers visiting the Pontinha area should not miss out on the Marques de Pombal Square, the Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara and Saldanha Square. For history lovers, the region’s past comes vividly back to life at the Ajuda National Palace.
Spend a few hours at the Amoreiras Shopping Center, the Colombo Shopping Centre and the El Corte Ingles Shopping Center for some retail therapy.
Sports fans visiting Pontinha should head to nearby SL Benfica Stadium to see the S.L. Benfica taking on visiting rivals. On game days follow the procession of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final siren sounds, join fans in the nearby pubs and relive the games finest moments over a few cold beers.
At the end of a long day enjoying the charms of Pontinha, recharge your batteries at one of the area’s bed-and-breakfasts, hotels or short-stay apartments. Make reservations for the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, the Hotel Real Palacio, or the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade.