Modern and historic, Lisbon is the perfect starting point for those willing to explore Europe.
Filled with stories about the great maritime trips and a modern lifestyle, Lisbon is a cultural, historic, and entertainment centre combining the old and the new perfectly.
What to see in Lisbon
There are hundreds of places to visit in a singular adventure to discover Lisbon. Here are some suggestions:
Chiado and Bairro Alto are one of the most dynamic centres in Lisbon, where you can find some of the most modern restaurants and bars, the National Museum of Contemporaneous Art, art galleries, brand shops and fine grocers selling regional products and gourmet.
Praça do Comercio, also known as Terreiro do Paço, is one of the most majestic squares in Lisbon and one of the largest in Europe with about 36.000 m². It is on the river Tagus and in the old times it was considered Lisbons entrance door.
Saint George Castle is a fascinating place from where you can overlook Lisbons long history. The place was occupied by the Romans, Visigoths and Moors before being transformed into a Royal Palace in the XIVth century. Visitors may go up to the towers, walk along the castle walls and admire the extraordinary sights of the city and the river Tagus.
The majestic Geronimo Monastery, considered one of the most important Portuguese monuments, is located in Belem, as well as The Tower of Belem standing symbolically at the place where the Portuguese sailing ships started the Maritime Discoveries 500 years ago and the presidential palace. There you can also taste the famous Belem cream pastry.
How to get there
TACV offers several flights from Praia, Sal, San Vicente and Boa Vista.