Visit Lisbon andexperience the charms of the old and the new world coming together at once.Historical architecture and whitewashed houses sit in harmony alongsidecontemporary buildings and street art. This charming town expects good weatherpretty much all year round - part of the reason it’s one of the most popularholiday destinations in Europe.
Stroll through the winding cobbled streets of Alfama,the historic district in the heart of the city. Admire the medievalarchitecture of churches and small town squares, pay a visit to the Castelo deSão Jorge, which rises high above the city, and take in the sounds of thestreet musicians that contribute so much to the romantic allure of the streets.
Explore the picturesque Chiado district with itsdistinctive tiled mansions and boutiques. Grab a cup of coffee in a cafe or eata delicious local dish like bacalhau (salted and dried cod).
Thanks to the location of the city on the Atlantic,the fish served in Lisbon is some of the best inEurope. Not to forget, the Portuguese have for centuries been a seafaringnation, and the Maritime Museum Museu de Marinha is devoted to a long line ofseafarers. Stroll through exhibits of ships and maps from the 19th century.Then, why not discover local marine life at the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of thelargest aquariums in Europe.
The other museums in Lisbonare well worth a visit. There is the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, which containsa whopping 6000 objects and works of art from all over Europe, and the Museu doDesign e da Moda where you can delve into the trends in fashion in the 20thcentury.
Treat yourself to coffee and cake in theinternationally renowned Pasteis de Belem. Don’t worry about the queues thethin, flaky crust and rich custardkern of Lisbon of the famous pastel de nataare worth waiting for.
The LisbonInternational Airport is 10 kilometers north of the city centre and it’s easyto travel around by public transport. On the subway, bus and railway you canget anywhere in the city. But if you really want to get the most out of thecity, pull on a comfy pair of shoes and hit those beautiful old cobbled streetto explore on foot. This way you’ll discover the quaint local boutiques andhidden bars and restaurants Lisbon’s just waiting for you to find.