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Visiting Lisbon

The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is home to gorgeous architecture, incredible history and the warmest winters in Europe, making it a favorite destination for travelers worldwide.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, beating out London, Paris and Rome by centuries, and its history is omnipresent. The stalwart and sprawling Castle of St. George has overlooked the city since the time of the Crusades, while the marine detailing at the ornate Monastery of St. Jerome still commemorates Portugal’s Age of Discovery.

The city’s Moorish roots are alive in the Alfama, the historic district of Lisbon, where time seems to stop among its narrow, winding streets. The nearby Lisbon Sé is a thousand-year-old mishmash of architectural styles, and serves still as the site of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Romantics and architecture buffs... Read More
The capital city of Portugal, Lisbon is home to gorgeous architecture, incredible history and the warmest winters in Europe, making it a favorite destination for travelers worldwide.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world, beating out London, Paris and Rome by centuries, and its history is omnipresent. The stalwart and sprawling Castle of St. George has overlooked the city since the time of the Crusades, while the marine detailing at the ornate Monastery of St. Jerome still commemorates Portugal’s Age of Discovery.

The city’s Moorish roots are alive in the Alfama, the historic district of Lisbon, where time seems to stop among its narrow, winding streets. The nearby Lisbon Sé is a thousand-year-old mishmash of architectural styles, and serves still as the site of the Archdiocese of Lisbon. Romantics and architecture buffs alike will enjoy a visit to the National Palace of Sintra, which housed the Portugese royal family within its gleaming white walls for over four centuries.

With cultural attractions like the Gulbenkian Museum and kid-friendly spots like the massive Lisbon Oceanarium (not to mention its wonderful shopping and restaurants), there’s something to be found for everyone in Lisbon.    Close

Stories and Tips Lisbon

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Premium Tours Day Trip to Sintra and Cascais

Written by koshkha on 21 Apr, 2013

When I told my colleagues in the Lisbon office that we'd be having a holiday in Lisbon they all agreed that we should take some time out of the city, get out to the hill town of Sintra and out to the beach at Cascais.…Read More


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Parque das Nacoes, Lisbon

Written by koshkha on 06 Apr, 2013

The Parque das Nações – or Park of Nations - was created for the 1998 Expo in Lisbon and quickly became a major tourist attraction. Whilst many locals will still refer to it as the ‘Expo site’, its official name was adopted after the Expo…Read More


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Underground, overground, Public Transport.

Written by koshkha on 31 Mar, 2013

Before going to Lisbon for our recent holiday, I had a half plan to not bother too much with public transport. I go to the city often and have always found the local taxis to be great value so I had in mind that we…Read More


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Tips for dining in Lisbon

Written by Slug on 02 Nov, 2011

I’ll be straight up honest and admit that Portugal doesn't offer one of my favourite world cuisines although it is perfectly possible to eat very well in the country if you follow a few basic guidelines.Breakfast: I must confess we usually simply buy a nice…Read More


Spending the night in a Aquarium

Written by Jctravel1983 on 27 Sep, 2011

The Oceanário is a aquarium in Lisbon. Their specialty: sharks! They look big and scary, but behind glass sharks are not dangerous to humans and therefore ideal companion for a slumber party! Children can spend an evening and night in Lisbon Oceanário, while their parents…Read More


Lisbon day 5 - Castelo de Sao Jorge

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

Alfama is for visitors to Lisbon synonymous with the imposing castle, Castelo de Sao Jorge (Castle of St. George) and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of the main viewpoints of Lisbon.Castelo de Sao JorgeThe Castle of Saint George (Portuguese name: Castelo de Sao Jorge)…Read More


Lisbon day 4 – Cascais

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

Like Saint Tropez Cascais makes use of the image of the yachts, palm trees in the scarcely perceptible wind blowing and sports cars with roof tearing through the streets. Many wealthy English and French have their holiday here, but the town is also the perfect…Read More


Lisbon day 3 - Jardim Zoológico

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

At the Estrada de Benfica lies Jardim Zoológico to the east of the Palacio de Fronteira. This zoo dates from the last century and is home to more than 2000 animals. There is much entertainment: shows featuring dolphins and sea lions, demonstrations with birds,…Read More


Lisbon day 2 - Belem, Amoreiras, Rossio

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

Less than 10 km west of downtown Lisbon, is the Tagus to the Belém district, rich in museums and sights and monuments from the period of exploration. Although Belem today has become a modern residential area, it remains part of Lisbon in particular historical and…Read More


Lisbon Day 1 - Alfama, Mouraria, Baixa

Written by Jctravel1983 on 15 Sep, 2011

The colorful streets of the Alfama and Mouraria, the imposing Elevador de Santa Justa, the Casa dos Bicos, the Elevador da Bica charming, the squares Praça de Comércio and Praça da Figueira of the Baixa and the famous shopping street Rua Augusta are among the…Read More


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