With a long history since the times of the Roman and Moorish invasion, Lisbon is perhaps the oldest city in Western Europe capturing attention with a captivating maze of ancient ruins, cobbled alleyways and white-domed cathedrals. From beautiful architecture and panoramic views to tremendous dining and plenty of historical treasures, the capital city of Portugal has it all to excite travellers with. Lisbon enjoys a great weather all year round thanks to its gorgeous location in the western Iberian Peninsula on the Atlantic Ocean and the River Tagus.
Beach bums are certain to have an ideal time soaking up the bright sunshine and thrilling in incredible water-sports on one of the most amazing Atlantic beaches; Guincho Beach, Carcavelos Beach, Meco Beach and Ribeira do Cavalo Beach are some of the top beaches to discover here. Lisbon's architecture is unquestionably one such delight that appeals to the eyes of all sorts of holiday-makers; you would love to stroll through the gorgeous tiled buildings across the city and the pastel-coloured art-deco style buildings in the neighbourhood. Talking about the food, the exciting delicacies will certainly make you dive into the local food culture of Lisbon. The salty seafood and sweet, flaky egg tarts served here are something to die for; besides, pastel de nata - the iconic pastry of Lisbon, dating back to the 16th century is a must-try here. A stroll through a beautiful boardwalk all the way to Cascais while on a train ride from the centre of Lisbon to São João do Estoril is one major experience here in the city that takes you through the incredible picturesque views. Besides, party freaks cannot miss out on visiting Bairro Alto, a party neighbourhood lined with a number of small pubs and clubs where you can discover something unique every night.