Over the years, Lisbon has been home to the Celts, the Romans, and the Moors, and this rich heritage is still evident today in the city’s captivating monuments, museums, and architecture. The great explorers da Gama and Magellan also set out from here on their global voyages of discovery. Visitors can explore the charming medieval neighbourhood of Alfama, climb to Lisbon Castle for jaw-dropping views of the capital’s hillsides, or take an old-fashioned tram around to enjoy the colourful city streets. Lisbon is also the only European capital on the Atlantic, and the beach is just a train ride away.

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      Bookshops in Lisbon are not just places to get your hands on a book, but also historical landmarks that showcases Portugal's love for books. A city known for a rich literary tradition born of its culture of maritime exploration and political struggles, bookworms often flock to the Chiado neighborhood, where they can visit the oldest bookstore in the world. Portuguese...

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      Our Lisbon Travel Essentials lays out the essential information you need to help planning your trip to the capital city of Portugal. No matter how frequently you travel, some questions will always need answers: What’s the weather like? How can I get from the airport to my hotel? What currency and type of plug do I need? We have all...

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