There are more reasons to visit Lisbon than any travel guide could possibly cover. Not least of all the maze of mosaic streets that tumble down the city's seven hills dotted with bakeries and antique stores. Then there's the bustling harbour front where fresh seafood restaurants and ambient lounge bars abound. It's the perfect melody of modern and old, set to a slow pace of life and a calendar of sunny days. No trip to Lisbon is complete without a trip to Sao Jorge Castle and the National Tile Museum, but if it's just one activity you have time for make sure it's a trip to Belém's famed pastry shop, Fábrica de Pastéis, for the nation's favourite sweet treat of pastel de nata. Crawl your way through Portugal's capital in a rickety 1930's tram, before ambling about on foot and casting many glances up to catch romantic Juliet balconies, ornate building facades, and the smiling faces of the elderly hanging their washing out. For a unique window into the city time your trip with a festival, such as Lisbon Fish & Flavours or the biannual Rock in Rio held in Bela Vista Park. If a 5-day session of alternative and reggae music sounds like your holiday calling, you best drift a little further south to MEO Sudoeste. Which every way you choose to tackle Lisbon you're sure to be left enamoured, this is not a city that knows how to disappoint. Clear a few weeks of your calendar a book a flight to Portugal's capital, here's our pick of what to do in Lisbon.

Language:  Portuguese
Currency:  Euro
Electricity:  230V
Visas:  Click here to see if you need a visa to enter Portugal.
Dialling Code:  +351
Time Zone:  GMT


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