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    As European capital cities go Lisbon is as understated as it is elegant. Should a beauty contest of European cities ever be held, the Portuguese capital would be assured of its place on the podium. Built on many more hills than Rome along one bank of the River Tagus and with the Atlantic Ocean firmly in its sights, the combination of mountain, ocean and city makes Lisbon holidays immediately likeable and enchantingly attractive.

    Although a modern cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon likes to wear its heritage on its sleeve creating an entertaining marriage of past and present. The catastrophic earthquake of 1755 might well have denied the city a plethora of world class palaces, churches and monuments, but this is more than compensated for by a graceful charm and easygoing friendliness. Alfama is the city’s bustling medieval quarter, Belem the cultural heart and museum district and Bairro da Lapa it’s most elegant residential neighbourhood and for those looking for something more classical on Lisbon holidays, this area is well worth a visit. Baixa is the area in which to shop and the Parque das Nacoes houses a high-tech entertainment park and the world’s largest and finest aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.  City breaks to Lisbon or for a longer stay this fascinating and elegant destination has plenty to offer.

    Fantastic by both day and night holidays to Lisbon can be filled with sightseeing or lounging at a cafe or dining at a traditional Portuguese restaurant, or what we highly recommend is a combination of them all. Visit the Castelo de Sao Jorge located at the top at the top of Lisbon’s highest hill, with fabulous gardens and wonderful views it is a perfect place to visit on Lisbon holidays. Equally for those seeking more classical Lisbon, the districts of Alfama and Belem are ideal places to visit with their medieval architecture and cobbled winding streets, it is a wonderful place to explore and discover hidden gems on city breaks to Lisbon. Baxia boasts bustling squares and is the centre for shopping in Lisbon and the neighbouring district of Bairro Alto is the centre of the city’s nightlife.

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As European capital cities go Lisbon is as understated as it is elegant. Should a beauty contest of European cities ever be held, the Portuguese capital would be assured of its place on the podium. Built on many more hills than Rome along one bank of the River Tagus and with the Atlantic Ocean firmly in its sights, the combination of mountain, ocean and city makes Lisbon holidays immediately likeable and enchantingly attractive.

Although a modern cosmopolitan capital, Lisbon likes to wear its heritage on its sleeve creating an entertaining marriage of past and present. The catastrophic earthquake of 1755 might well have denied the city a plethora of world class palaces, churches and monuments, but this is more than compensated for by a graceful charm and easygoing friendliness. Alfama is the city’s bustling medieval quarter, Belem the cultural heart and museum district and Bairro da Lapa it’s most elegant residential neighbourhood and for those looking for something more classical on Lisbon holidays, this area is well worth a visit. Baixa is the area in which to shop and the Parque das Nacoes houses a high-tech entertainment park and the world’s largest and finest aquarium, Oceanario de Lisboa.  City breaks to Lisbon or for a longer stay this fascinating and elegant destination has plenty to offer.

Fantastic by both day and night holidays to Lisbon can be filled with sightseeing or lounging at a cafe or dining at a traditional Portuguese restaurant, or what we highly recommend is a combination of them all. Visit the Castelo de Sao Jorge located at the top at the top of Lisbon’s highest hill, with fabulous gardens and wonderful views it is a perfect place to visit on Lisbon holidays. Equally for those seeking more classical Lisbon, the districts of Alfama and Belem are ideal places to visit with their medieval architecture and cobbled winding streets, it is a wonderful place to explore and discover hidden gems on city breaks to Lisbon. Baxia boasts bustling squares and is the centre for shopping in Lisbon and the neighbouring district of Bairro Alto is the centre of the city’s nightlife.

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Language:
Portuguese
Currency:
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Local time:
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Local airport:
Lisbon
Flight time:
2 hours 28 minutes

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Altis Avenida

5 Star

In the very heart of Lisbon, and boasting fabulous city views, the prestigious Altis Avenida is close to theatres, museums, stylish boutiques and restaurants.

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Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Situated on Avenida da Liberdade, a short walk from the Avenida metro station and Gloria funicular and tram connections, family run Hotel Lisboa Plaza is a charming boutique hotel and a member of Heritage Lisbon Hotels.

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Porto Bay Liberdade

Stylish Porto Bay Liberdade enjoys a central location close to the fashionable Avenida da Liberdade and is within pleasant walking distance of Lisbon’s main attractions.

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Lapa Palace

5 Star

Lapa Palace is an exquisite choice for a genuinely luxurious stay in central Lisbon. Previously the 19th century residence of the Count of Valencas, the hotel offers every conceivable comfort.

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Featured hotels

Altis Avenida

5 Star

In the very heart of Lisbon, and boasting fabulous city views, the prestigious Altis Avenida is close to theatres, museums, stylish boutiques and restaurants.

Hotel Lisboa Plaza

Situated on Avenida da Liberdade, a short walk from the Avenida metro station and Gloria funicular and tram connections, family run Hotel Lisboa Plaza is a charming boutique hotel and a member of Heritage Lisbon Hotels.

Porto Bay Liberdade

Stylish Porto Bay Liberdade enjoys a central location close to the fashionable Avenida da Liberdade and is within pleasant walking distance of Lisbon’s main attractions.

Lapa Palace

5 Star

Lapa Palace is an exquisite choice for a genuinely luxurious stay in central Lisbon. Previously the 19th century residence of the Count of Valencas, the hotel offers every conceivable comfort.

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Currency:
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Local time:
GMT +1
Local airport:
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Flight time:
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0

J F M A M J J A S O N D
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