Lisbon is known as the white city or the city of light. It’s a historical capital with 800 years of cultural influences. Known as a city of contrasts, it combines some of the most modern architecture with beautifully decorated palaces.
Lisbon is spread over seven hills north of Tagus River. The oldest streets are lined with pastel-coloured buildings. There are several miradouros or vantage points with spectacular city and river views.
You’ll see and hear trams clanking through the streets and you can see lots of azulejos – the glazed ceramic tiles – adorning churches, fountains and other buildings.
Rarely too hot or cold, Lisbon is a year-round destination.