Welcome to Lisbon

The eternal Lisbon, capital of Portugal, is currently the favorite travel destination to Europe. The beautiful city has never been so fashionable, and with total reason. The streets of Lisbon are intertwined in old and new, Moorish and Portuguese, as the sea and the river embellish the landscape. It is the cosmopolitan capital of the moment with the dynamics of a large and safe European city, full of rich Portuguese culture, unique architecture in the world, electric streetcars through narrow streets, cool parks, good street art, renowned museums, restaurants and shops of class and a very pleasant climate. The city is drawn between hills, and there are several viewpoints in Lisbon with some of the most beautiful views in the world. Lisbon is the city of the moment, and you should not lose it for nothing. On the outskirts of Greater Lisbon there are even incredible destinations such as the romantic Sintra and its castles or the bright city of Cascais with its casinos and beaches. Not to mention the unparalleled Portuguese cuisine and traditional dishes with Cod and seafood, by Atlantic and Mediterranean influences, the best Portuguese wines and the various sweets such as the Pastel de Belém.

Top 10 Things To Do In Lisbon

The Castle of São Jorge, located high on a hill in Lisbon, combines elements of medieval and Muslim architecture. The Castle was built around the eleventh century by the Arabs and conquered by the Portuguese in the thirteenth century, who used it as a residence of royalty and military center. The Portuguese National Monument is the most visited attraction in Portugal and must-see in Lisbon.

From 1519, the Tower of Belém lost its military function of defense lookout in the river Tagus, but its traditional architecture Manuelist remained. The terrace of the Torre de Belém is one of the best belvederes of the river Tagus, and inside the tower there is a museum about its use in the era of the discoveries of Portugal. It is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, a must-see for all tourists in the capital!

Opened in 1875, the triumphal arch of Lisbon's most famous street has since 2013 its viewpoint. Referring to the discoveries of the imperialist era of Portugal, it is one of the most beautiful ancient monuments of the city. It is possible to go up to your viewpoint and see all the Commerce Square, Augusta Street and Baixa de Lisboa, the Tagus River, the Cathedral and the Castle of São Jorge. For being so central and charming, well worth visiting.

The stunning Queluz Palace, located a few miles from Greater Lisbon, is one of the booms of Portuguese architecture, designed to be a royal residence in the 18th century. Its harmonious gardens, statues, fountains and details in every room are examples of baroque, rococo and neoclassicism of the time. Who does not visit it when in Lisbon will certainly regret seeing the photos of this amazing place.

Also known as the Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém, the Jeronimos Monastery is, since the 16th century, a landmark in Lisbon. It is one of the most beautiful examples of Manueline architecture, which survived the great earthquakes and fires to the present day. From inside the church it is possible to appreciate the stained glass, the work of the architect João de Castilho.

The vibrant city of Lisbon is located in its Baixa, more precisely in Chiado, the highest concentration of culture and nightlife. Those who walk in these streets are charmed by the charm of the city, the traditional bars, cafes and restaurants that represent the essence of the Portuguese people. This is where many of Lisbon's best memories are.

Historically one of the most important rivers in Europe, the Tagus river is vital to the glorious landscape of the great Lisbon. From the plane you can admire its beauty, which, when joining the sea, transforms the daily life of the local population and fills poetry for centuries. One of the best ways to see Lisbon is by boat on the Tagus River.

Located in the heart of Lisbon, Parque Eduardo VII has one of the most beautiful viewpoints of the city, much sought after by tourists and also enjoyed by the locals. Its gardens and squares provide a very pleasant environment for day trips, and as Lisbon has good weather during most of the year, it is to be enjoyed.

The Monument to the Discoveries celebrates the achievements of Portugal from its independence to the era of the discoveries, in a beautiful sculpture on the banks of the River Tagus. It is one of the most visited attractions in Lisbon, located next to the Belém Tower and overlooking the 25 de Abril Bridge. It is a must see for all history lovers.

Planned since 1150, shortly after the conquest of Lisbon by the Portuguese, the Cathedral of Lisbon came as a reaffirmation of the Christian faith over the Moors. The church resisted sparingly the three earthquakes that struck Lisbon, but today it is one of the most visited churches in Portugal. The organs of the cathedral are the highlights of this beautiful building.

Top Tours & Activities in Lisbon

2H Sailboat Tour In Lisbon With Welcome Drink Included – Sightseeing River Cruise

This is best boat Sightseeing tour in Lisbon! Appreciate the beauty and uniqueness of a city built facing the water from a sail boat boat. You are welcome aboard and we will change your idea of Lisbon... for real!

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1H30 Craft Beer Tasting In Lisbon – 5 Beers Included

Visit 1 famous craft brewery or 1 classic brew pub. Taste 5 brewer styles sourced by a Master Brewer Portuguese, snacks and get an explanation of the manufacturing process and demystification of secrets and details of the various styles that will be enjoyed.

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Sintra And Cascais, Palaces, Nature And Ocean Views – Private Full Day Tour 4X4

We will go off road to some beautiful views of the beaches and ocean. Visit some of the most beautiful palaces of sintra, get to know its natural charms and visit Roca Cape, the most western point of continental europe!

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1H30 Sunset Boat Tour In Lisbon With Typical Snacks And Drinks

We offer you river tours to know the city in its many sites and it includes a taste of the Portuguese wine and gastronomy, a really gourmet picnic!

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Full Day Tour To Sintra, Cabo Da Roca And Cascais From Lisbon

Join our small group on a guided full day tour from Lisbon to the village of Sintra, get inside two of Sintra's most famous attractions, Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira. Then, see the impressive Cabo da Roca, and the charming coastal town of Cascais.

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Luxury Sailboat Sunset Tour Along The Tagus River From Belém, Lisbon

Come and enjoy with us the spectacular sunset seen from the river Tagus with its unique colors as you navigate in a romantic atmosphere in the company of those who want, giving to the magic of life.

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From Lisbon: Small-Group Tour To Sintra With Visit To Quinta Da Regaleira And Pena Palace

Get out of Lisbon and get to know charming Sintra, visit the uniquely charming Palácio da Pena, fall in love with the romantic Quinta da Regaleira with its gardens, lakes and grottos. Get to know Cascais, the Portuguese Riviera, and Cabo da Roca, the westernmost point of Europe, near the famous Guincho beach. A complete day you won't forget.

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Electric Bike Guided Tour In The Lisbon Hills

Discover the authentic neighborhoods of Lisbon with this guided tour of 2h30 on our comfortable electric bicycles. Let's get to know some of the best known attractions in Alfama, Mouraria and Graça, and see the beautiful Lisbon of the best angles in the belvederes of the city.

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Good To Know

Language
Portuguese
Currency
Euro (EUR)
Time Zone
GMT+0
Country Phone Code
+351
Best Time To Visit
The best time to visit Portugal is spring season which starts in February to find hills bedecked in seasonal flowers and almond groves awash with pretty pink blossom. Of course, autumn is another best time to visit Portugal, especially for walkers and cyclists, as temperatures are still warm but crowds are a lot less.
"We had a great time in this Tuk Tuk tour!"
Me and my friend took this Tuk Tuk tour in Lisbon old city and was really a pleasure. The guide was quite communicative and knew a lot about the places where we went so we learnt a lot about that part of the city. Totally recommend it! :)

From Eco Tours With Local Guide In An Electric Car, reviewed by: Maria, 2017-05-17