Lisbon - capital and at the same time largest city of Portugal
The city is very hilly and partly resembles San Francisco. Pictures showing the nostalgic tram "Electrico" remind of the Californian coastal city. Like San Francisco, Lisbon is definitely worth a visit.
Alfama and Electricos.
The district Alfama is particularly worth seeing. In former times the quarter was the centre of Lisbon. Fortunately, the narrow alleys of the old city did not get anything from the earthquake in 1755 and so the original buildings are still preserved today.
Besides the old town, where you should definitely climb the hills with the "Electricos", the harbour also offers a nice scenery for photos. Watch as the estuary of the Tejo flows from the Iberian Peninsula into the Atlantic Ocean and listen to the melancholic fado sounds. The Portuguese music style is not only beautiful to listen to, but embodies the Portuguese attitude to life and Portuguese tradition.
Life in Lisbon seems carefree. Children play football happily in the narrow streets. Above them dries the freshly washed laundry, which was stretched from house to house on a leash. The older generation enjoys doing nothing and observes the hustle and bustle on the streets.
Art and Culture
In addition to the cultural offerings, the metropolis offers many interesting events. We are happy to inform you about the current highlights.
Lisbon is considered the political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal and offers with its Mediterranean climate, the great location and the numerous events the ideal basis for first-class and interesting city trips.
Lisbon with your city travel specialist
We will be happy to assist and advise you in finding a hotel so that you have an ideal starting point for your day trips. Of course we book the desired arrival and return journey with train or flight for you.
Tickets for free travel on public transport, including underground from/to the airport, free admission or discounts to numerous museums and to various sights and attractions.
A special way to experience Lisbon from the water. Impressive monuments such as the castle, the monastery and Belém reflect the centuries-old history of this city. » When: Thu-Sun at 3.10 pm in E. Duration: approx. 1-2 h.
Excursion to Sintra, declared World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Continue to Cabo da Roca, the most western point on the European mainland. Return via Estoril and Cascais. » When: daily at 8.30 am in E. Duration: approx. 8 hrs.
The most convenient way to get to know the main sights of this interesting city. When: daily from 9.00 a.m. audioguide. Duration: 24h.