Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal capital city. From the imposing São Jorge Castle, the view encompasses the old city’s pastel-coloured buildings, Tagus Estuary and Ponte 25 de Abril suspension bridge. Nearby, the National Azulejo Museum displays five centuries of decorative ceramic tiles. Just outside Lisbon is a string of Atlantic beaches, from Cascais to Estoril.
Visitors can enjoy walking along the streets in the Baixa Pombalina that open onto the Tagus at Praça do Comércio and, following the river, discover some of the most beautiful places in the city, such as the monumental area of Belém, medieval neighbourhoods, as as well as more recent leisure areas, such as Parque das Nações or the Docas.
Both north and south of the capital, the wide variety of landscapes and cultural experiences are always within walking distance. With beaches, natural parks, cultural routes and delicious food, Lisbon should be on your travel list.
Average daily temperatures:
15 degrees Celsius (March to June)
24 degrees Celsius (June to September)
16 degrees Celsius (September to December)
14 degrees Celsius (December to March)
Electricity: 220 V