Heritage and history with a special twist
Lisbon on 28
When the tram goes by, time stops …
UNESCO - Cultural Landscape and World Heritage site
The pure pleasure of the riverfront
The fascination of the sea
Setúbal, Palmela & Sesimbra
A perfect symbiosis of nature and sea
Parque das Nações
Welcome to Modern Lisbon, a contemporary city
Sharing good time at the table
The charm and elegance of the city centre
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.
The Jerónimos Monastery was proclaimed a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983.This notable 16th century work of architecture became part of Portuguese identity and culture.
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.
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.
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.
What they say about Lisbon
Facts & Curiosities about Lisbon
Oceanário de Lisboa - Best Aquarium in the World
Oceanário de Lisboa was considered the Best Aquarium in the World by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice.
World's Leading City Break Destination 2019
Lisboa was considered the World's Leading City Break Destination 2019 by the World Travel Awards. +info
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.
Sintra - Palácio da Pena | © PSML - Wilson Pereira |
Lisboa - Mosteiro dos Jerónimos | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Ericeira - Surf Spot | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Arrábida - Wine tasting | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Atlantic beaches | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Castelo de S. Jorge | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - View from Castelo de São Jorge | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Torre de Bélem | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Chiado | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Terreiro do Paço | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Elevador da Bica | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Parque das Nações | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Oceanário de Lisboa (Lisbon Oceanarium) | © Pedro Pina |
Arrábida - Dolphin Watching | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Cascais - Santa Marta Lighthouse | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Cascais - Praia do Guincho | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Sintra - Palácio Nacional de Sintra | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Sardinhas (sardines) - Handicraft | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Ericeira/Mafra - Enchanted Forest of the National Hunting Grounds of Mafra | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Oeiras - Surf | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Tagus Estuary Natural Reserve - Vila Franca de Xira | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Golf - Estoril/Cascais | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Urban Art - © CML | DMC | DPC | José Vicente 2014 GAU
Lisboa - Fado Vadio | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisbon Tram - Elétrico 28 | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Birdwatching - River Tagus | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Pastel de Nata | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Ericeira - Surf Spot | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Boating and Cruises | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - 25 April Bridge | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Chiado Tram | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Arrábida Vineyards | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Arrábida - Shrine (Cape Espichel) | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisbon is a dream destination for foodies! | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Library - National Palace of Mafra | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Sintra - Castelo dos Mouros (Viewing Point) | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Mafra - Palácio Nacional de Mafra | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Ericeira - Beach | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Lisboa - Ancient Art Museum | © Turismo de Lisboa |
Sintra - Roca Cape (Westernmost point of continental Europe) | © Rui Cunha