Lisbon is fashion!
It is one of the most beautiful and interesting capitals in the world.
It is today a great city, both traditional and European, which supports its past but, looks to the future.
Built on seven hills, Lisbon early realized the great importance of the Tagus and the proximity of the sea. Its ships and caravels departed for Discovery. Now the largest Oceanarium in Europe honours the Oceans, in Parque das Nações, where the Expo98 took place.
On the right bank of the River Tagus, Lisbon is a legendary city with over 20 centuries of history.
After the earthquake of 1755, Pombal Downtown was rebuilt in classical style, but many of the medieval quarters remain, with fascinating shops, restaurants and cafes.
The exceptional light of Lisbon, which has inspired writers, photographers and filmmakers, and the polychrome of the tiles on the façades give it a peculiar atmosphere.
On foot, by tram, boat or walking along the river or even on the metro, a veritable underground museum of contemporary Portuguese art, all means are good to discover the cultural diversity that Lisbon has to offer.
Its secular architecture, scattered through the streets sometimes extremely narrow, up and down the hills overlooking the river, marks the borders between the many historic districts filled with traditions.
Culturally, managed to keep the Lisbon recognition of a past as a maritime city, open to the world through the discovery, with museums, monuments and traditions to certify it, and a present marked by a new door open to the world of the XXI century, with contemporary museums, renowned cultural events and experiences of a cosmopolitan city. Be sure to visit the Tower of Belem, the Jeronimos Monastery and the Castle of S. Jorge.
Lisbon is a privileged capital, on the edge of one of the most beautiful estuaries in Europe. The observation of flamingos and other birds can also be a fascinating experience.
Just take the train and travel side by side with the Tagus estuary, to be surprised by the succession of sandy beaches so close to the Capital.
At the end of the line are the beaches of Estoril and Cascais, where you get the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park. At the westernmost point of mainland Europe, Cabo da Roca is one of the most spectacular places in the park. Its vertical cliffs amount to about one hundred meters above the ocean, providing magnificent landscapes.
But it is the mountain, covered with lush vegetation that dominates the landscape and gives rise to the microclimate that makes this park such a special place. The smells are fresh and varied, transforming a simple walking tour of the Serra de Sintra into an unforgettable experience. In Serra de Sintra, the town of Sintra retains a remarkable architectural legacy, harmonized with nature which has led UNESCO to classify it as a World Heritage Site.