What's on Lisbon
Lisbon is the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. It is a city that effortlessly blends traditional heritage, with striking modernism and progressive thinking. As a holiday destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, a buzzing nightlife and is blessed with a glorious year-round climate.
Lisbon is a bustling and exciting city, that boasts a wide choice activities and fascinating tourist attractions. The city has a welcoming and liberal atmosphere, while still embracing its deep-rooted heritage and extensive history. Lisbon will appeal to diverse selection of ages and tourists; it can form a cultural trip, a nightlife fiesta, a family holiday, a relaxed city-break or even act as a base for a beach holiday.
The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world, a claim confirmed by the “Lonely Planet Guides", who named Lisbon one of the world’s top 10 cities. Surprisingly, Lisbon is still one of Europe’s least visited capitals.
Lisbon has a lot to offer at night, from bars to clubs, it has it all!
A relative newcomer, this sprawling rooftop bar on a multi-storey car park at the south-western corner of the Bairro Alto gets packed on warm evenings. Beautiful young things chat amid giant pot plants, swaying to a DJ-driven soundtrack of jazz, soul and funk. The view out over the river and Ponte 25 de Abril is stunning. Snacks and light meals are available until 3pm, and then again from 8pm to 11pm..
History in Lisbon is everywhere, take a look!
While there are archeological proofs that the area has been inhabited since 30 thousand years ago, the city of Lisbon emerged as one of the most coveted after cities from the shore of the Atlantic such as the Old World used to be configured. As legends maintain, Lisbon was founded by the Greek traveler and hero Ulysses, while returning from the Trojan War, its original name, Ulissipo or Olissipo, meaning “enchanted port”. And, since all nations – from Phoenicians, Celts and Romans to Arabs and even Spaniards – coveted after dominating the city, this was truly an enchanted place.
Theatres in Lisbon, lots of acts to see!
It is a 201 year-old building opened on July 30, 1793 by Queen Maria I as a replacement for the Tejo Opera House that was destroyed by an earthquake on 1755. The famous Jose de Costal e Silva designed it with an inspiration from two exceptional architectural work, the La Scala in Milan and the San Carlo in Naples. Operas are performed from September to June , as well as concerts and ballets. The theatre is located in the historical center of Lisbon, in the Chiado district.
Eating out in Lisbon is quite the treat!
Opened last year in the trendy neighbourhood of Principe Real by local chef Kiko Martins – who was back from a year travelling the world and cooking, whilst also learning in other people’s homes. Here, Peruvian ceviche is the stars of the show – if you have never tried it straight then do so here. Staff serve up the tasty fare in a bright, cool space that is dominated by a counter where you will want to stay as long as possible.The place does not take reservations, so arrive early, or be disappointed.