Lisbon is Portugal’s mediaeval capital city and sits at the point where the Tagus River spills into the Atlantic. It has recently undergone a major facelift in terms of infrastructure and the rejuvenation of certain areas. This regeneration, along with its enchanting old quarters and wealth of historical attractions, provides a winning holiday combination of old and new.
St. George’s castle is the city’s most famous landmark and sits atop a steep hillside – affording spectacular views of the city. Alfama is the oldest quarter in Lisbon and is the perfect place to get lost for the morning. Its cobbled streets are a labyrinth of quaint shops, marketplaces and traditional taverns.
The more modern areas of the city, such as Chiado, have more stylish and contemporary shops. The bustling Bairro district is where much of the night-time entertainment will take place, as it is brimming with trendy bars and clubs.
Lisbon Airport to Lisbon City: 25mins approx