What’s There

Lisbon, Portugal’s capital city is a sunny and friendly place to visit. I recommend starting your trip at the Tower of Belém, a medieval defensive tower by the mouth of the Tagus river. After getting your fill of the gorgeously sunny waterside views, head to São Jorge Castle for one of the most picturesque views the city has to offer – I hope you’re not afraid of heights! Once the sunsets are sure to put on your heels and head to Lisbon’s famous Pink Street where all the hottest bars are located. One bar in particular called Pensão Amor is an especially interesting place to go and check out the “unique” décor. If you’re heading in through the front entrance but sure to look up at the ceiling fan, which is in itself a work of art.

Who’s There

Like other Mediterranean cities, Lisbon enjoys a beautiful climate year-round. Expect hot sunny summers and mild (and sometimes rainy) winters. In winter a simple long sleeve shirt and a warmer scarf are enough on a sunny day! Being the largest urban area in the European Union, the greater Lisbon area is quite widespread but easy to get around. All of Portugal is known for seafood, being so close to the sea, Lisbon is no exception. People here dress casually, yet with style. Light and airy clothes make the best of the ocean breeze during the hot summer months too.

Getting There

Europeans can easily get non stop flights to Lisbon from most cities including Milan, Geneva, Oslo, Malaga and other famous European cities. Humberto Delgado Airport, also famously known as the Portela Airport, is an international airport located 7 km north of the capital city of Lisbon. This airport is the main international gateway to Portugal. Getting from Lisbon Airport to the city centre one has the option of using a cab or a bus service. Due to the short distance, it is not much of a hustle whatever you choose. North Americans can get flight options to Lisbon with Air Transat, Turkish Airlines, Ryanair, Air Canada Rouge, Emirates, EasyJet, TAP Air Portugal and many other popular airlines.