City of seven hills and a thousand spells
The sun shines for 290 days a year in the Portuguese capital to charm us with a singular light. Bathed by the Tagus river and with white sand beaches right around the corner, Lisbon is a happy blend of tradition and modernity. This unique character is reflected everywhere, marrying ancient castles and palaces with picturesque neighbourhoods and modern buildings. It’s the place to enjoy a surprising and rich gastronomy tradition with the latest flavours from a young and exciting new generation of chefs. Lisboa is Fado, but it’s also youthful and inviting.
Chiado is the heart of the city. Surprise yourself with a neighbourhood filled with palaces full of history and theatres, bookshops and cafes for everyone. It’s also along its cobblestone streets that you can find some of the best restaurants and bars in Lisbon.
Avenidas Novas (New Avenues) is the decidedly bourgeois Lisbon neighbourhood, dynamic and prosperous. It’s a business-driven centre but also a place of leisure and culture. One of its main symbols, beloved by all lisboans, is Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, the most celebrated cultural institution in the city.
Estrela, named after a famous convent, is a luxury jewel right in the centre of Lisbon. The chosen place for museums and embassies, this elegant neighbourhood displays many monuments and sumptuous gardens for everyone.
Castelo (Castle) is the birthplace of Lisbon and one of its most traditional and noble neighbourhoods. Full of character and amazing open views to the Tagus river, Castelo conquers us with its authentic beauty, history-filled streets and easy-going nature.
Built between 1879 and 1886, Avenida da Liberdade is the main avenue of the city. Inspired by the parisian Champs-Elysées, is the most exclusive area in Lisbon with its many palaces, luxury stores and hotels.
This is the place from where the Portuguese adventurers sailed to discover the new world. Known for its beauty and waterfront, Belém is also the home of Lisbon’s most important monument (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and most famous food delicacy, Pastel de Nata.