One of the oldest capitals in Europe, Lisbon has an average 290 days of sun per year, alongside with warm, mediterranean temperatures all year long.
The city is a combination of old and new, with beautiful, modern buildings constructed alongside renovated historical landmarks and ruins. In one day, you can visit the secular São Jorge Castle and the contemporary Parque das Nações. Discover all of the city’s museums and monuments. From historic places to the most recent museum and architecture projects, there is much to see in a city which is constantly reinventing itself.
Lisbon is the perfect city break, not just because it combines a European capital, the beach and nature all into one, but because it also offers a set of characteristics you won’t find anywhere else.
Fado, Portugal’s folk music, classified as UNESCO’s intangible cultural heritage of Humanity, was born in Lisbon; there are many restaurants that offer dinner with and a show that can be overwhelming.
Lisbon is also famous for its gastronomy; fresh seafood (tuna, sardines, octopus, shrimp, seabass) can be found in many restaurants of the city. Have the opportunity to try the famous bacalhau, known as the Portuguese national dish and that can be cooked in many different ways. As for the sweets, Pastéis de Nata are a cult in Lisbon; those deliciously soft, sweet, custard tarts can be discovered everywhere in town. The most famous can be tasted in Belém.
More than ever, there are chefs innovating and reinterpreting national and international flavors in Lisbon.
Lisbon nightlife is legendary, offering fabulous bars, pubs and nightclubs, especially in Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré neighbourhoods.