Lisbon is the sort of place you'll instantly fall in love with: bustling, charming, and decorated with pretty pastel-coloured buildings. It's also welcomingly compact, allowing you to easily get around without a car, but the terrain can be quite hilly. However, this only means that you can quickly work up an appetite for trying the fresh seafood and sweet pastel de nata - custard tarts - on offer throughout the city.
Why visit Lisbon
Perfect weather, picturesque architecture and an intriguing past: Lisbon rightfully earns its place among Europe's most popular city break destinations. There are several neighbourhoods to explore throughout your trip, including Baixa, Chiado, Alfama and Belém. Each boasts its own unique character, ranging from lively and bustling to laid-back and charming.
Lisbon also offers the perfect balance of history and modernity, allowing you to check out its ancient relics and awesome views while also enjoying the more contemporary city spaces, boutiques and bars. On top of that, it was also voted European Green Capital of 2020 - ideal for the sustainably minded!