Lisbon is the gorgeous hilly capital of Portugal, situated on the banks of the River Tagus with an interesting blend of contemporary appeal and historic charm. It’s an idyllic city break hotspot where you can browse bustling markets, spend the evening at trendy rooftop bars, check out cool museums and discover ancient ruins. We offer cheap holidays to Lisbon from the UK and luxury Lisbon holidays – make travel fun, book with Brightsun.
Lisbon is an excellent sightseeing destination with many impressive landmarks to marvel at. There’s the Sao Jorge Castle, which is situated atop the Sao Jorge hill; this medieval castle dates back a number of centuries and was formerly home to the kings of Portugal. Another notable landmark is the Belém Tower, which was built to defend the country in the early 1500s.
There are some awesome daytrips you can take from Lisbon; the Portuguese capital is within close proximity to a number of blissful beaches which can be reached via public transport. The Sintra region of Portugal is worth visiting, situated just a 30 minute drive from the city. Here there are plenty of natural wonders to admire, plus impressive palaces, villas and castle ruins amidst the pine-covered Serra de Sintra hills.
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