Lisbon is endearing and unpretentious, perched on the banks of the Rio Tejo. Extensive rebuilding following 1755’s very destructive earthquake has created an impressive layout and interesting architectural mix.
Established as the Portuguese capital in 1147, Lisbon has a distinct character. It is a gorgeous combination of intriguing museums and boisterous modern nightlife, of brooding castles and lively African rhythms.
Just north of Lisbon, the coastal towns of Sintra, Estoril and Cascais are the perfect complement to city life. Whether you choose to make the very pleasant trip to take in the cultural and historic sites, or to enjoy the excellent array of water sports and outdoor activities, it is well worth the trip.