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Lisbon

Why Lisbon?

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  the third most hospitable city in the world, this is the conclusion of a survey by TripAdvisor, the world's largest travel site.
The Portuguese capital has reached the podium in the category of cities whose inhabitants are more obliging and more available to help.

 

Lisbon the 'coolest' city in Europe. According to the American television chain CNN, Lisbon is the 'coolest' city in Europe.
It praised the nightlife, as well as the "fascinating streets" of the historic districts. The proximity to fantastic beaches is also identified as a major asset, as is the gastronomy.

Attractions

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.


There are also 3 lifts and a tram, considered National Monuments that help you climb the hills of the city. At Restauradores, you can take Elevador da Glória to get to Bairro Alto, Príncipe Real and the viewpoint of Jardim de São Pedro de Alcântara quicker. Across Avenida da Liberdade, halfway along the parallel Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, the Elevador do Lavra takes you up to Jardim do Torel. Close to Chiado, Elevador da Bica connects two old neighbourhoods that are a nightlife reference of Lisbon, Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré.

One of Lisbon's attractions, in the heart of Baixa (downtown), is Elevador de Santa Justa, an excellent viewpoint over the city centre.

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.

Hippotrip, one of our amphibious vehicles, explore the heart of Portugal’s capital, by land and river, without leaving the comfort of your own seat. Is it a bus? Is it a boat? It’s both….

 

Cape Roca The point where the land ends and the sea begins.

 

25 de Abril Bridge inaugurated 51 years ago.

How to get Lisbon?

Air


Land at the Lisbon international airport which is just a mere 7 km from the centre of the city. Served by the main international airlines and just 3 hours away from the main European capitals, it is very easy to reach.

The Airlines which operate in Lisbon:

Aegean Airlines - Aer Lingus – Aeroflot - Aigle Azur - Air Algerie - Air Canada - Air Europa - Air France - Air Nostrum - American Airlines - Azores Airlines - Beijing Capital Airlines – Binter - British Airways - Brussels Airlines - Delta Airlines - Easyet Airlines – Emirates – Eurowings – Iberia – KLM – Lufthansa –Luxair – Monarch – Norwergian –Ryanair - Royal Air Maroc - Swiss International – TAP – Tuniasair - United Airlines - Vueling Airlines - Wizz


Lisboa Airport: https://www.aeroportolisboa.pt

Train


It is just as easy to reach the centre of the city. National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day.

 

 


Car

The best ways to enter Lisbon are via the A1 and A2, which both have national and international connections along their course. The landscape is beautiful and mobility around the region compensates the long hours of driving. After all, there is more to Lisbon than just city.