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Heritage and history with a special twist
Belém
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When the tram goes by, time stops …
Lisboa on 28
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UNESCO - Cultural Landscape and World Heritage site
Sintra
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The pure pleasure of the riverfront
The Riverside
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The fascination of the sea
Cascais
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A perfect symbiosis of nature and sea
Setúbal, Palmela & Sesimbra
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Welcome to Modern Lisbon, a contemporary city
Parque das Nações
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Sharing good time at the table
Gastronomy
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The charm and elegance of the city centre
Historical Neighbourhood

Why Lisbon

If you’re dreaming about your next trip to Europe, 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 famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.

Top Attractions

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Rua Augusta Arch

Climb up one of Lisbon’s iconic buildings for a unique view of the city. Open to the public since 9 August 2013, the Arch leaves Lisbon at your feet literally.

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Ancient Art Museum

It houses the most relevant public collection, from the 12th to the 19th century. Painting, sculpture, silver, gold and jewellery, decorative arts – Portuguese, European, African and Oriental.

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National Coach Museum

The museum houses a unique collection in the world consisting of vehicles from the 17th, 18th and 19th centuries including coaches, berlins, sedan chairs and carriages

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Sintra Myths and Legends

The Myths and Legends interactive centre is the latest tourist attraction to be added to Sintra’s historic quarter

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Jerónimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery is one of Lisboa’s greatest historic landmarks. Declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1984.



Facts & curiosities about lisbon

25 de Abril Bridge

On the 6th of August 2016 it will be 50 years since the inauguration of the “Ponte 25 de Abril”, an icon of Lisbon.
The bridge is 2,300 m long, with 1,013 m comprising the central suspended span, which in the ranking of road/rail bridges puts the Ponte 25 de Abril in 1st position in Europe and 3rd in the world.

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.

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.