In Portugal’s stunning capital, you can easily find yourself visiting centuries-old cathedrals during the day and dining out in Michelin-starred restaurants at night. So if you’re looking for a travel destination that has something for everyone, flights to Lisbon will get you there.
Lisbon’s excellent restaurant scene makes it a foodie heaven, and the seafood in particular is excellent. Even if you’re not a fan of fish, you’ll find something to whet your appetite. You might be dining at the famous Belcanto restaurant or picking up some local produce at markets such as Mercado da Ribeira. Just make sure you round off your meal with one of the city’s famously sweet custard tarts.
When it comes to nightlife, there’s plenty on offer and Lisbon’s residents like to stay out late. After dinner, head for Bairro Alto, a favourite haunt of the city’s night owls. This residential neighbourhood comes alive after dark with cool cafes and lounges.
But it’s not all about modern attractions. Lisbon ranks as the second oldest capital city in Europe after Athens and has a rich history. Evidence of its heritage is everywhere, with the 16th century Jerónimos Monastery and the historical Belém Tower being just two of the attractions worth adding to your itinerary.
And those are merely the manmade wonders – Lisbon is a city of natural beauty too. For hiking and walking, head for the natural parks of Sintra and Arrábida. Or, for a more relaxing experience, look to the coast. Lisbon’s urban beaches are some of the best in Europe.