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Pocket Guide: Lisbon

Lisbon is the one of the oldest cities in the world and certainly one of the most visited capitals of Europe. Luckily there are plenty of beautiful hotels to stay in and enjoy your holiday. Visitors throng to Lisbon for its history, Mediterranean climate, good food, great wines, vibrant nightlife and charming hotels.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, which is served by the international airport of Portela, the arrival point to explore other cities such as Sintra, Cascais, Ericeira and Mafra.

History

The history of Lisbon is extremely rich due to its strategic location at the westernmost point of Europe at the mouth of the Tagus River. It was an important trade port between the Mediterranean and northern Europe. Although the 1755 earthquake destroyed many of the oldest buildings in Lisbon, most of the majestic monuments were renovated and can still be visited today.

Things to Do

UNESCO World Heritage Sites, beautiful vantage points, dreamy palaces, the cobblestone streets of historic Lisbon neighbourhoods and river views of the Tagus are just some of Lisbon’s top attractions.

Stop off in Belém and visit the historic place from where Portuguese explorers set off on their voyages of discovery. Two particular highlights is the Belém Tower and the magnificent Jerónimos Monastery, where the intricate stone work and find the tomb of the greatest Portuguese explorer, Vasco da Gama will astonish.

Explore the historic district of Baixa. Take the lift to the top of the Rua Augusta Arch and admire one of the most beautiful squares in the city from above. If you appreciate architecture, explore the Jewish quarter of Alfama, Lisbon's old medieval district, and the Renaissance-style ‘Casa dos Bicos’, which stand in harmonious contrast with the modern architecture of Parque das Nações and its impressive railway station. In Lisbon, you can also see one of the world's longest bridges, the Vasco da Gama.

Visit Sintra, a fairy tale town dotted with amazing palaces. Spend the day exploring coastline beaches such as Guincho or Meco, the surfer’s paradise.

If you are travelling with children, make sure you take them to one of the best aquariums in the world, Oceanário de Lisboa.

Nightlife and Restaurants

If you are looking for good nightlife areas, you can choose to say in a hotel near Bairro Alto, Estoril or Alcantara, even though there are many other districts in Lisbon where you can find the coolest restaurants, bars, clubs and nightlife entertainment. You will also find plenty of coffee shops and restaurants serving Portuguese wines, the local sweet berry liquor ‘Ginginha’, traditional custard tarts called ‘Pastéis de Nata’ and typical fish dishes. The Moorish quarter (Mouraria) is known as the birthplace of traditional Fado music.

Shopping

For shopping, stay in a hotel in Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s main shopping avenue. Here you can buy clothes from trendy designers, as well as local souvenirs. Bigger shopping centres like Colombo or Vasco da Gama Shopping Malls also offer a diverse range of retail therapy options.

Whether you want a more affordable Lisbon hotel located in Bairro Alto or a luxury five star hotel in Rossio, Lisbon has innumerable hotels that will most certainly suit your individual needs.

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