Things To Do In Lisbon
Situated on the banks of the Tagus River estuary, Lisbon is the capital city of Europe's westernmost nation, Portugal.
Lisbon is actually the oldest continuously inhabited city in Western Europe and its unique positioning on both the Atlantic coast and on the periphery of the continent has played a definitive role in the country's history. Lisbon is, and always has been, a port city. It also boasts hot beaches, Iberian countryside, green mountains, and a dramatic history replete with battles against conquerors, world exploration, empire building and cultural evolution. Lisbon today is a popular short-break and european holiday destination with a pleasant all-year-round climate - ideal for sightseeing.
What better way to explore Lisbon is aboard the easily recognisible City Sightseeing Lisbon hop-on hop-off open top bus tour. With 20 conveniently located bus stops you can enjoy 360-degree panoramic views of this wonderful City. You can hop-on-or-off the buses during the ticket's 48-hour validity meaning you have plenty of time to explore at your own pace. Tickets can be bought conveniently online here before you travel.
Lisbon also has a selection of great - centrally located - museums and gallaries and some of them are free which also helps. One of our favourite places is the FREE Barardo Museum of modern and contempory art where you'll see original pieces by Andy Warhol, Picasso and Francis Bacon. Why not buy a Lisbon Tourist Card which gets you free entry into some of the most popular cultural sites and lets you travel on the famous Lisbon trams too!
Or, if you want to explore a bit further from the centre of Lisbon, why not take in the spectacular City Sightseeing Sintra hop-on hop-off open top bus tour? Sintra, situated just a short distance north-west of Lisbon, is famous for its mountainous national park, grand palaces and renowned cultural institutions. The City Sightseeing open top bus tour with it's 14 great-located bus stops lets you explore the area at your own pace since the tickets are valid for a 24-hour period. You can also buy your tickets before you travel making it very convenient indeed!
Whenever you decide to visit Lisbon, you certainly won't be stuck for something to do in this sunny european capital city - if it's either lying on the beach soaking in the sun, riding aboard the City Sightseeing buses or strolling around one of the many cultural centres the city has to offer, we know you'll enjoy Lisbon.