Lisbon is one of Europe’s oldest cities and one of the most fascinating to explore. Portugal’s capital offers an unpretentious culture and a wonderful historic cityscape. Known as the ‘City of Oceans’ it is the only European capital with sunsets on the sea.
Officially known as Western Europe’s least expensive capital, your money is sure to go a long way in Lisbon.
As with many cities throughout the world, Lisbon offers a hop-on hop-off bus tour which is a great way of getting you around the city and also to take in the sights. One of the main attractions is The World Heritage Belem Tower, which is the city’s most photographed landmark. A day spent visiting the Belem Tower along with Jeronimos Monastery should definitely top your list of must-see monuments.
If you are looking for a tour with a difference, GoCar of Lisbon is both unique and map free! These GPS-guided 2 person cars are intelligent talking tour cars with a 60 mile range and a sophisticated on board computer. This tour enables you to go at your own pace and will take you anywhere you like within the city. A very fun way of taking in the sights of Lisbon. You will find many other tours such as helicopter, tram or train.
Lisbon’s historic Rossio Square is a wonderful place to sit in a café with a coffee and watch the world go by. This square was once the scene of bullfights, celebrations, executions and uprisings and is now a meeting point for both locals and tourists.
The city is fast gaining a reputation as one of Europe’s trendiest nightlife destinations and attracts DJ’s from all over the world. With clubs offering many different styles from house and electronica to 1920’s jazz bars. If the nightclub scene isn’t your thing, then you will find what you’re looking for in the many bars spilling out onto the streets.
With a reputation that is becoming more popular with every year, Lisbon has to be on your list of cities to visit.