Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon, the ‘city of the sea’ boasts a beautiful setting and a charming character that will surprise and entice you. Discover the hidden gems of the Portuguese capital, where fascinating culture and incredible beaches combine.
It may be one of the world’s great historic cities, but Lisbon retains a youthful appeal, with contemporary culture existing alongside seemingly everlasting architecture. True to its roots, at a glance, the city appears to be frozen in time – with vintage trams and village-like neighbourhoods. But explore a little further and you’ll discover cobbled streets where small bars spill out onto the streets and exciting nightlife is housed in converted riverside docks or 18th century mansions. Head to Alfama, where the essence of Lisbon life is still found at the public baths and tiny patio restaurants. Or embrace the vibrancy of Rossio Square – thought to be the liveliest area in the city.