Lisbon: San Francisco was yesterday! The city with the third longest suspension bridge in the world is reminiscent of the Californian metropolis in many respects. So it doesn’t always have to be the big wide world, there are also numerous impressive places to discover in Europe! Another similarity between the two cities: the yellow streetcars that chug through the hilly landscape. Just hop on line 28 and let it carry you over the rooftops of Lisbon. In one of the most beautiful cities in Europe, you’ll get close to the American way of life. But Lisbon has so much more to offer: Stroll through historical quarters, or rather stay in one of the chic clubs – Here you can find out where it is best to party in the Portuguese capital and which culinary delights you should not miss.
Lisbon: Yellow streetcars in the city of the seven hills
You love historical buildings, but at the same time you are looking for an exciting party vacation? Then Lisbon is the right place for you! Not only the Manueline style and the magnificent buildings make the city so special, but also the very special attitude to life of the Portuguese. Not without reason Lisbon is called one of the most beautiful and livable cities in Europe. Learn more about exciting markets, breathtaking views and a unique nightlife.
Here lies Lisbon
The capital of Portugal is located directly on the Atlantic coast in the bay Rio Tejo. Lisbon-Portela Airport is easy to reach from Germany via numerous major cities. You should plan about 3.5 hours for the journey.
A visit to Lisbon is worthwhile at any time of year, as temperatures are always above 10 degrees on average. The high season is from the beginning of May to the end of September. You are already on the plane? Then here are the current weather conditions for you:
Want to enjoy the streets of Lisbon in advance? Go on a digital discovery tour!
Enjoy the view from the Miradouro de Santa Luzia, one of Lisbon’s many viewpoints:
Almost like the real thing!
Traditional culture and tourism meet here. The colorful buildings and characteristic streetcars are particularly impressive:
What to do in Lisbon?
You want to explore the typical sights, but also get involved in Portugal culinary. We have picked out the best tips for your next stay in Portugal, so that your next vacation will be an unforgettable experience.
Places of interest: Viewpoints & Green Spaces
You could spend days exploring Lisbon’s many sights. One highlight though: from the highest point of the city – on the Castelo de São you get a breathtaking view over the whole city. Also famous and infamous: The downtown Baixa, which is characterized by numerous stores, cafes and restaurants. In addition, squares such as the Praça da Figueira and the Rossio invite you to linger and stroll, next to ancient bronze statues.
Culinary Experiences: Markets & Seafood
Lisbon is a true culinary mecca. First a visit to one of the countless, gigantic markets. Here, the time out market Lisaboa is particularly recommended, which with delicious, typical Portuguese dishes. If you feel like more, you can then fill your belly in one of the countless restaurants. Especially popular are dishes with fish and seafood that land directly from the Atlantic Ocean on the plate.
Discover the Time Out Market here already virtually:
Nightlife: Rustic pubs & exclusive clubs
When the sun goes down, people are drawn to the streets. On the one hand, this is reflected in the opening hours of the restaurants, which are usually open after 8 pm, on the other hand, the Mediterranean culture is also reflected in the exciting nightlife of the metropolis. Whether you like rustic pubs in traditional style or you prefer exclusive clubs with electronic beats, Lisbon’s nightlife could hardly be more diverse. In the Docas, you’ll find restaurants and bars as well as chic party venues in the renovated warehouses. The old town of Tejo is known as an absolute party hotspot. Here the locals party both on the street and in the countless small bars.
Beaches: Summer, Sun & Surf
In addition to the incredible cultural richness, Lisbon also has something to offer vacationers who like to take things a little more relaxed. There is no beach directly in the city, but water rats will certainly get their money’s worth in the immediate vicinity. At Praia do Guincho, the rough water conditions make it a true paradise, especially for surfers. If you prefer windsurfing and kitesurfing, you will also find numerous places to go here. If you are looking for a relaxing break, you should head for the two lagoons of Praia da Lagoa de Albufeira. Summer, sun, beach and sea are here as far as the eye can see. So nothing stands in the way of a typical beach vacation.
You can not get enough?
Portugal has so many more beautiful places to offer. In our XXL article you will find out which places you should definitely visit during your next stay.