Lisbon – a cinematic collection of cobbled laneways, ancient vestiges, brightly-coloured buildings, domed churches, and the longest bridge in Europe – the Vasco de Gama Bridge. Lisbon’s trademark seven hills that overlook the Rio Tejo offers hours of whiling your day away over coffee at one of the many miradouros to fill your camera with countless unfiltered panoramic shots. Lisbon has a tremendous night life. Cais do Sodré is home to the city’s best (and rowdiest) nightclubs and bars or find a trendy megaclub along the glittering shoreline that stretches from Santos to Santa Apolónia. For lovers of seafood, Lisbon’s superior seaside location means there’s an abundance of fresh tuna, monkfish, clams, and snails which are incorporated into the tantalising dishes found in Michelin-starred restaurants, food markets, or tascas (taverns).
Tips for other travellers
Explore this sun-kissed city by jumping on one of the century-old wooden trams and iron funiculars or simply wander through the Baixa district where you’ll find herbalists, haberdashers, and tailors. Lisbon is a charismatic city where timeworn manners and strong traditions still thrive.