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Portugal Cities of Portugal

The capital city of Lisbon is the at the heart of Portugal and is famed for its hilly streets, intricately tiled buildings, and the famous custard tart ‘Pasteis de Nata’!

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Cities of Portugal at a glance

Explore the beautiful streets of Lisbon, Portugal’s coastal capital city. From Sao Jorge Castle you can see the pastel-coloured buildings dotted around the city.

Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in Western Europe and the world. It pre-dates other European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries!

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Experiences in Cities of Portugal

In Portugal there is never a dull moment and there are plenty of unique and exciting experiences on offer! You could take a boat trip with a delicious dinner on board or enjoy a guided city tour.
Jump aboard a beautiful sail boat and cruise out into the Tagus River.

Lisbon Sunset Dinner Cruise

Jump aboard a beautiful sail boat and cruise out into the Tagus River.

General Information

Portugal’s diverse range of cities offer a fascinating contrast between the modern influences of art, architecture and technology, while retaining the classic cultural charm of years gone by. From picturesque Porto in the North, famous for fantastic wine and photo-friendly cobbles streets, to the sleepy city of Faro in the South, which proudly holds onto it’s fishing culture, each city in Portugal is fantastically unique. As the capital city, it’s not hard to see why Lisbon is becoming an increasingly popular destination for a European city break, but why stop there? Look a little further, and find your very own piece of Portuguese city heaven!

Capital

Lisbon

Population

506,892

Area

100 km²

Language

Portuguese

Currency

Euro

Best time to visit

All year round

Food and Drink

Destinations in Cities of Portugal

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Lisbon

There is so much to see and do in Lisbon, so take a few days and truly lose yourself in this historical capital!

  • Catch a tram from the city and head to Belém to explore Jerónimos monastery, Belém Tower, and the fascinating Discoveries Monument.

Travel Facts

Learn more about flights, climate and geography for this destination.

Lisbon is serviced by regular international flights, with several US and UK flights per day. From the airport, it is just a short 20 minute taxi journey to reach the many hotels and apartments in the city. Public transport in the city is reliable, inexpensive, and very easy to use – this is the best option for getting around the city, and visiting other districts such as Sintra and Belém.

Located in the Mediterranean, Lisbon enjoys long warm summers with very little rainfall, and winters are very mild. Average temperatures in Summer are 25℃, with highs of 29℃, while average Winter temperatures sit at approximately 12℃, dropping occasionally to lows of 8℃. This mild climate makes Lisbon a fantastic city break all year round!

Lisbon is the bustling capital city of Portugal, and is located alongside the Tagus River in the centre of the country. Portugal is bordered only by Spain and the Atlantic Ocean, making Lisbon the Westernmost city of continental Europe.

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