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Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and its largest city, and also one of the oldest cities in the world and the oldest in Western Europe. The city of seven hills, it has myriad attractions, and its light and unique features enchant writers, photographers and film-makers.
Marvel at the views from - the São Jorge Castle, São Pedro de Alcântara, Graça, Santa Catarina, or from the statue of Christ the King on the other side of the River Tagus. Take a walk through typical neighbourhoods like Alfama or Bairro Alto, a tram through the more traditional areas, a boat trip on the river or even a trip on the metro with its colourful stations.
What we can see and do in Lisbon:
Mosteiro dos Jerónimos The magnificence of the building reflects the universalist vision of its founder and the powerful financial resources that the Portuguese crown enjoyed at that time. The 16th century was Lisbon’s golden era inspiring a unique style that later came to be known as "Manueline"The decorative features carved out of the monastery`s stone (many of which were inspired by the sea) are incredible. The most impressive features of the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, which was classified as an UNESCO World Heritage in 1983, are Santa Maria Church, cloisters and the larger monastic rooms.
Belem Tower is a beautiful monument originally built as a fortified lighthouse to guard the entrance to the port. Its harmonious and distinctive shape is sharply outlined against the sky and the water of the River Tagus, and the delicate decoration of its stone suggests to those who feast their eyes upon it the appearance of a finely carved jewel. In 1983, it was also designated as an UNESCO World Heritage site.
Quelez’s National Palace this palace is one of the finest examples of Portuguese architecture in the late 18th century. It has been further enriched by an important museum of decorative art, whose collections mostly belonged to the royal family and are exhibited in an appropriate setting.
There are plenty of other things to admire about Lisbon too : the colourful tiled buildings, art-nouveau establishments, other monuments and museums (Tile museum, Fado museum, Antique Art museum...), parks, squares, the Atlantic Ocean, the Coach Museum, not to mention sampling its food and delicious Belém custard-style tarts....
The medieval 12th century Roman Catholic Cathedral (Sé) is worth seeing, a starting point for many pilgrims doing the Camino de Santiago.
Places worth visiting close to Lisbon include the UNESCO heritage site the National Palace in Sintra, with its beautiful painted rooms and huge pair of conical chimneys, the most characteristic feature of Sintra, or Cascais, a traditional seaside fishing village,which underwent significant development in the 14th century, when it was a busy port of call for ships on their way to Lisbon.
Population: 545,245 (2015)
Area: 100.05 km²
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Portuguese charm and style at it´s best! This self drive tour starts and ends in Lisbon. First of all you will have time to visit the surrounding coastline, with historic monumental villages like Sinta. Then make you way up to Northern Portugal.
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Private Chauffeur/Driver Car services in Lisbon, Portugal. You can be picked up and dropped off from your hotel, airport, or a location specified within city limits. Choose from our selection of vehicle types.
This private food and wine tour from lisbon will show you how we really make our wines. We will visit two wineries in the Arrabida Mountains.
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Half day private tour of Lisbon´s Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the Torre de Belém, two monuments bearing testimony to a period that gave a whole new direction to the course of the world´s history
Discover Lisbon, the stunning capital city of Portugal, and is one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Europe. Enjoy a full day kayaking and hiking in the Arribadas Natural Park. Explore Sintra,a picturesque town that boasts extravagant palaces, ancient castles and stunning scenery, and so much more !
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For those who consider the a night inspiring and romantic, a visit to Lisbon by night will increase that feeling. Enjoy a panoramic tour driving by the most important monuments and places of nocturnal interest...
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Start the day by visiting Sintra with it´s fabulous Royal Palace. Continue to visit Cabo de Roca (the westernmost point in Continental Europe). Then stop in Cascais for lunch and a walk along the harbor
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