Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking.
As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate.
Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice of activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. Lisbon will appeal to a diverse selection of ages and tourists: it can form a cultural trip, a nightlife extravaganza, a family holiday, a relaxed city-break or even as a base for a beach holiday.
The Portuguese capital is constantly recognized as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides”, who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities.
How long to spend?
Lisbon takes around three days to discover and is the ideal destination for a weekend city-break.
A holiday to Lisbon could be extended to seven or ten days to include all of the enjoyable day trips in the surrounding region (all of which can be visited using public transport).
Close to Lisbon is a coastline of beautiful sandy beaches and a holiday to Lisbon could also include a few days relaxing on these glorious beaches. Suggested itineraries for a holiday to Lisbon could include:
A city-break to Lisbon:
Day 1 – Alfama, Baixa, Cais do Sodre and Chiado
Day 2 – Belem, Alcântara and a night out in Bairro Alto, Estrela or Príncipe Real
Day 3 – A sailboat experience on Tagus river from Parque das Nações to Oeiras (have a lunch at the marina) and return close to Almada side
Or an extended holiday to Lisbon region:Day 4 – Day trip to Sintra
Day 5 – Day trip to Cascais
Day 6 – Day trip to Setubal or Sesimbra
Day 7 – Day trip to Obidos or Mafra and Ericeira
Good to Know
Distance to Atlantic Ocean (by boat)
12 nautical miles
Time to Atantic Ocean (engine boat)
up to 30 minutes
Time from Lisbon (sailing boat)
1 to 2 hours
Spots we recommend
Do not miss
Go for a boat experience with TagusLovers ;-), visit Torre de Belém, eat as many Pasteis de Belem (also known as Pasteis de Nata) as you can, roam the streets of Alfama, see the view from Miradouro de Santa Catarina, take pictures of the beautiful fountain at Praça do Rossio, look out for your favourite tiled wall or floor, admire Praça do Comércio, have a brunch at Nicolau and take a ride on Tram 28.