Overlooking Rio Tejo, sweeping across undulating hills, sits the delightful city of Lisbon, the ideal year round holiday haven. With boutique shopping, gourmet dining, Gothic cathedrals and charming museums all at your fingertips, visitors are invited to indulge, relax and explore Lisbon’s historic and iconic sights. Wander Lisbon’s narrow lanes, be carried away by a lumbering yellow tram, and feast on delightful delicacies while listening to traditional fado singers. And for those looking to combine culture with beach, just outside Lisbon is Sintra, home to stunning beaches and traditional fishing villages.
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Holidays in Lisbon offer the perfect mixture of sun, culture, history and fun. Lisbon is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), with a history spanning thousands of years. The colourful streets of the city are filled with heritage monuments, Gothic cathedrals, monasteries and quaint museums, while century-old bright yellow trams wind their way across the hillside. The Moorish Alfama neighbourhood is well-worth a visit, with a Arabic castle that sits at the top of a hill, overlooking the rooftops of the city.
Head down to the imperial Belem waterfront, where Portugal's ‘Age of Discoveries’ is honoured with a lavish monastery and stunning river-facing statues and plenty of leisure opportunities. Dine at one of Lisbon’s many restaurants, some with traditional fado singers. And if you’re looking for nightlife, Lisbon delivers in spades with some nightlife continuing until dawn.
If you’re looking for some of Portugal's famed sand, Lisbon is the only capital located so close to sandy beaches. Romantic Sintra is a well-worth a visit, with beautiful beaches and fairytale-like buildings.
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