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.
What they say about Lisbon
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.