Let us invite you to come and discover Lisbon. Perhaps start out on the river with a Tagus cruise. Or take Lisbon from a different perspective and wander its seven hills admiring its river-oriented layout. After your river cruise, disembark in the city’s heart, the Baixa. Follow its symmetric, architecturally distinctive streets packed with traditional local commerce. Head up any one of the city’s seven hills and discover a neighbourhood packed with its own history and charm. Visit the Chiado and draw in inspiration in one of the cafes frequented by the writers and artists that so enriched 19th century Portuguese culture.Request a Quote Ask a Question
Lisbon, capital of Portugal
Lisbon is the Atlantic capital, blessed with natural beauty and steeped in fascinating history. Lisbon is the only European capital with Atlantic beaches. Take the train along the north bank of the Tagus estuary and you’ll discover mile after mile of golden sandy beaches. At the end of the line the beaches of Estoril and Cascais are home to a number of royal castles – a stunning legacy of the times when the kings of Portugal spent their summers here. Continue further and the coast turns westwards – be sure not to miss the truly breath-taking Atlantic sunsets.
Lisbon, a city of contrasts
Filmed, sung and described by artists and visitors from all over the world, the famous light of Lisbon is the best guide to understanding this city of contrasts. It is impossible to discuss Lisbon for any length of time without someone making the comment – “ahhh, the Lisbon light…” And hardly surprisingly. Lisbon was founded over 20 centuries ago, built on hills along the banks of the river Tagus, as it approaches the Atlantic ocean. Beyond the brightness characteristic of these latitudes, Lisbon has long benefits from plays on light and shadow.
Sea sports in Lisbon
Set on the waters of the Tagus estuary, Lisbon has many kilometres of fine beaches within easy reach. In the immediate vicinity of Lisbon are some of its most popular beaches. Carcavelos is the first one you’ll find, its waves and sea breezes attracting body boarders, surfers and kite-surfers alike. Set against the beautiful backdrop of the Sintra and the Cascais Natural Park, is the wind swept beach of Guincho, regularly home to European championship windsurfing and surfing events. For those wishing to test the waters, boards are for hire with lessons also available. Hang-gliding off the cliff face is also popular.
Lisbon, a vibrant city
Lisbon is no monochrome city. There is always a tram passing or a vase of geraniums looking out over the Tagus blue. Lisbon is packed with a youthful energy that is as contagious for its citizens as it is for its visitors. The month of June is a time for celebrating patron saints across Portugal. There is St. João, St. Pedro and of course, St. António in Lisbon. For his June 13th feast day, the city stops. On the eve of the big day there is celebration, dancing, entertainment; wedding banns are announced, basil plants smelt and sardines consumed in great quantity. Lisbon always does its saintly traditions proud.
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