Lisbon. A personal experience.
Lisbon is an illuminated city. The almost constant presence of sunshine and the River Tagus transforms the Portuguese capital into a mirror of a thousand colours - highlighting the city’s unique architecture and beauty.
There are so many things to see and do in Lisbon that visitors have access to a wide array of different experiences.
As we walk through Lisbon - whose history spans back thousands of years – we find streets filled with heritage monuments, and characteristic neighbourhoods where the city first developed and can still be experienced at its most genuine level.
Visit Lisbon of the River Tagus, whose riverfront is dedicated to leisure activities and links the monumental zone of Belém with the modern area of the Parque das Nações.
Have fun in Lisbon, where nightlife continues till dawn.
Practise sport in Lisbon - with excellent golf courses and beaches close at hand.
Experience calmer moments in Lisbon in the city’s parks, gardens, belvederes, cafés and esplanades.
Or simply enjoy the pure pleasure of being in Lisbon, through its gastronomy, luxury hotels, spas and shopping centres.
TOP THINGS TO DO
Walk in Lisbon
The good weather and long days are an irresistible invitation to discover and experience the city with a relaxed and leisurely walk of its seven hills, taking breaks at the various sightseeing spots along the way. The viewpoints of Graça, Senhora do Monte, Santa Luzia, São Jorge Castle or São Pedro de Alcantara are just some of the scenic spots of Lisboa, where you can admire the most beautiful panoramic views of the Portuguese capital, also known as "Cidade da Luz Branca" (City of White Light).
Lisbon by tram
f you would like to get to know Lisboa’s hidden secrets, without the slog of climbing its seven hills on foot, then take a ride on the no. 28 tram. This is the ideal way of discovering some of Lisboa’s most interesting historical sites. Starting from Martim Moniz, the no.28 heads in the direction of the Graça neighbourhood, past São Vincente de Fora Church which is worth a visit due to its imposing tiled facade. Behind the Church is Campo de Santa Clara, where the “Feira da Ladra” market is held every Tuesday and Saturday and you can buy and sell everything.
In Lisboa, the fresh air, beauty of the landscape, temperate climate and local friendliness come together in harmony. Scattered all over town, there are many esplanades where one can talk, study, make out or simply do nothing. Come and discover these peaceful meeting points Lisboa has been built on seven hills, and on each one of them there are places to discover.
Castelo De Sao Jorge
Built in the mid-11th century, this fortification still retains eleven towers displaying various architectural features characteristic of military fortifications from the Moorish period. The steps leading up the sides of the curtain walls provide access to the ramparts and towers enabling visitors to explore the entire perimeter.
Market and Fairs
There is no better way to learn first hand a city's lifestyle than a trip to the market. Here you can discover in the most spontaneous way the past and present habits, tastes and fashions of Lisboa's locals.
Visit one of several fairs set up in the city's public squares and gardens and enjoy a more authentic shopping experience.
In the heart of Alfama, at Campo de Santa Clara, you can find "Feira da Ladra", Lisboa's historic flea market. Held every Tuesday and Saturday, its offers the most diverse bric-a-brac, from old records to clothes, furniture and crockery, essentially a multitude of items at reduced prices.
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