Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, Portugal

Experience Lisbon

Lisbon’s culture and its architecture are a fascinating mix of the Phoenicians, Celts, Romans, Visigoths and Moors, each of whom left their mark on the city and its history.

 

Lisbon is Europe’s second-oldest capital (after Athens), once home to the world’s greatest explorers like Vasco da Gama, Magellan and Prince Henry the Navigator. It became the first true world city, the capital of an empire spreading over all continents, from South America (Brazil) to Asia (Macao, China; Goa, India).

 

It is one of Europe’s most soulful, captivating and picturesque capitals, built on a series of hills with scenic vistas from every angle. The city of oceans, it is the only European capital with sunsets on the sea. It is one of the world’s greatest natural harbors which is what attracted so many different civilizations now reflected in its architecture and history.

  • Lisbon is the westernmost large city in Europe.
  • The city has a population of over 500,000 and about 3 million in the metropolitan area.
  • More than 1.7 million tourists visit the city every year.
  • Lisbon is one of the oldest cities in the world; it was ruled by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th century and was captured by the Moors in the 8th century.
  • Lisbon enjoys a Mediterranean (mild) climate and has the warmest winters of all European cities. It averages 59 degrees from December to April.
  • This city is divided into 24 parishes but residents refer to them as bairros or neighborhoods.
  • Lisbon’s port is one of the largest and most important in Europe.
  • The public transport network here is extremely far-reaching and reliable. The Metro as its main artery connects the city center with the upper and eastern districts and suburbs. There are distinctive, historic yellow trams that navigate the city as well.
  • There are two main bridges that connect the city across the Tagus River. The 25 de Abril Bridge (named for the Carnation Revolution) was the longest suspension bridge in Europe when it was built. The Vasco da Gama Bridge is the longest bridge (10.7 miles) in Europe.
  • There are twelve main museums to visit in this city; the largest being the National Museum of Ancient Art. 
  • It is Europe’s least expensive capital city.

There are a multitude of hotel options in the city. There is something to meet every financial, cultural and historical need. VoomaGo has worked with our network of Locals and partnered with a few vetted accommodations and options. When we’re building your trip with you, we can discuss the availability and right fit for your needs.

A Day in Lisbon…

is unforgettable no matter what you do. The city provides you fascinating views into the past, from the Alfama where you find the Castle of Sao Jorge, to the Aqueduto das Aquas Livres of Roman origins, the Rua Augusta Arch, etc. The views and panoramas of the city are breathtaking not matter the view point.

Walking through Lisbon is like a charming visual time-warp with its vintage trams and medieval village-like neighborhoods.  You could almost forget you’re in a large, bustling, modern city.

You have the option of enjoying the serenity of the city parks, museum treasures and monuments by day while also enjoying long dinners, coffee breaks and the lively nightlife. VoomaGo Locals are incredibly proud of their city and can give you insight into their lives and culture unattainable by yourself.

 

Experiences in Lisbon

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