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

National Ancient Art Museum

National 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.

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

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.

Arco da Rua Augusta

Arco da Rua Augusta

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.


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.

Facts & curiosities about lisbon

Lisboa leading city

World's Leading City Destination 2018

Lisboa was considered the World's Leading City Destination 2018 and the World's Leading City Break Destination 2018 by the World Travel Awards.

oceanário lisboa

Oceanário de Lisboa - Best Aquarium in the World

Oceanário de Lisboa was considered the Best Aquarium in the World by TripAdvisor Travelers’ Choice.


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.