Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal, is a vibrant and cosmopolitan place packed with tourist attractions It has lots of cafe bars, and a lively nightlife. Also located very close to the coast you can mix a city break with a beach holiday.
Lisbon has plenty of World Heritage buildings. Belem Tower is the city’s most photographed landmark along with the Jeronimos Monastery. Visit the Alfama, with its bright red roof tops it is the oldest part of this beautiful city.
A perfect place for a spot of early Christmas shopping, here you can buy big brand names or go for that more unusual present from a traditional Portuguese shop.
The months of October and November see the city enjoy two festivals:
DOCLISBOA / 14 – 24 October 2010
Festival dedicated to documentaries, national and international.
ARTE LISBOA / 24 – 28 November 2010
An Art Fair with pieces from the most reputable art galleries in Europe.
With a wide range of accommodation to suit all budgets, Lisbon is a great getaway destination!
Have you been to Lisbon, what was your favourite part?