Area Information | Lisbon | Portugal

Lisbon Portugal

If you’re dreaming about your next trip to Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15oC. A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation. Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.

LISBON BEACHES

Surrounding Lisbon are some of Portugal’s finest beaches, and during the summer, a trip to the beach is a wonderful addition to your holiday. The beaches of the Lisbon region extend along four very different coastlines, and range from wild surfing beaches, through to calm family-oriented beaches and charming resort towns.

The close proximity of Lisbon to beautiful beaches is not well publicised, and few visitors realise that a holiday to Lisbon can combine the delights of a city break with the relaxation of a beach holiday. Many of Lisbon’s beaches can be easily reached using public transport, which makes them ideal for a day trip while based in Lisbon.

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CULINARY LISBON

Lisbon is becoming an increasing popular destination for foodies. It’s home to one of the world’s largest and best food markets (the Time Out Market), it’s the birthplace of the pastel de nata, and it’s a great place to try a few of Portugal’s many different dishes.

Whether you’re visiting Lisbon for a few days, a few weeks, or even longer, this foodie guide will take you through all you need to know about Portuguese food and what you should eat in Lisbon.

Lisbon is filled with history, traditional Portuguese food, incredible pastries and multicultural cuisine. As you stroll through local, non-touristy neighborhoods you’ll learn about the unique history and culture of these diverse areas. You’ll get to savor the food locals love to eat in Lisbon, and meet the people behind these favourites. We can proudly say you’ll be leaving Lisbon feeling like a true insider.

 

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THINGS TO DO IN LISBON

You may love Lisbon for the monuments, ideal conditions for the practice of sport or delicious gastronomy. Even for all these reasons and more. One thing is certain: all the time in the world won’t be enough to enjoy all to do and see in the capital. Make your choice and let Lisbon blow your heart away.

Some of Lisbon’s most popular attractions are not included in the habitual compilations of the top 10 tourist spots. Despite the region having plenty to offer that goes beyond what you will find just in the city, the city itself creates unforgettable moments in unexpected places.

The romance of catching tram 28 and getting a glimpse of the inside of the houses that decorate the climb up to Graça. The unique feeling of arriving at Cascais by train, having travelled along the coast right beside the mouth of the Tagus. The tranquility of the zoo. These are just some of the experiences that can make your stay absolutely unforgettable.

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