historical capital city sits a stone throw from the river Tagus (Tejo) and has
gone relatively unchanged for centuries with much of the city dating back to
the late 18th and early 19th Century after the cities
reconstructions due to the Great Earthquake in 1755.
its vibrant street life, cosmopolitan city centre full of fashionable shops,
bars and restaurants and all year round mild climate makes Lisbon the ideal city
for a long weekend or a stopover on your cruise.
There’s plenty to see and do, you can explore
the maze of cobbled streets of the Alfama, visit the Castle of Sao Jorge with its
stunning views of Lisbon and the river Tagus, wander the wide tree lined
avenues and Plazas lined with blue tiled facade art nouveau houses, there are
plenty of wonderful museums and the world Heritage sites of Jeronimos Monastery
and the Belem Tower are definitely worth a visit.
If you are thinking about taking a trip outside
of Lisbon then you have the Holy shrines of the Virgin Mary at Fatima, the 16th Century Manueline and Romanesque Castles and Palaces at Sintra and the Cascais
coast with fashionable and glamorous resorts such as Estoril which boasts
having the largest Casino in Europe.
A charming city with a wealth of history,
abundance of architecture and diverse culture just waiting to be discovered.