Portugal is a land of contrasts, where heavenly natural wonders sit beside historic castles and modern cities on the sun-blessed Iberian Peninsula. Bordered by the Tagus River, amidst what looks like a lion’s head, Portugal’s coastal capital, Lisbon, is known as the City of Seven Hills.
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Experience contemporary luxury and sweeping views of Lisbon's historic Old Town at this hotel in the heart of the city.
Lisbon's iconic square, Terreiro do Paço, is a grand place to begin any tour of the city. Lisbon’s historic neighborhoods, with their pretty pastel-colored buildings and charming cafes, perfect for people watching, are readily accessible via tram. Jerónimos Monastery and the awesome Tower of Belém are two must-see World Heritage Sites. Nature lovers can explore two protected areas, Serra da Arrabida Natural Park, overlooking clear azure seas, and one of the region’s most breathtaking beaches, Portinho da Arrabida, ideal for scuba diving or simply gazing out at the sea. The enchanting Convent of the Capuchos and fairytale-looking Pena Palace, set amid the nearby Sintra Mountains, will simply take your breath away. When Lisbon’s lights come up and the stars start to glimmer, spend a night on the town in the Bairro Alto neighborhood, home to some of the city’s most impressive eateries and vibrant nightlife.
Get a grand view of the city and Tagus River from the Moorish hilltop São Jorge Castle or Miradoura das Portas do Sol lookout. Play a round of golf amidst a backdrop of Lisbon’s extraordinary scenery. View the amazing Monument of Discoveries celebrating seafaring explorers from the 15th and 16th centuries, and incredible Belem Tower on the banks of the Tagus River. Visit the renowned Jerónimos Monastery, with its sublime late-Gothic architecture, and the unique archeological museum at the former Carmo Convent. Sit in a café and watch the world go by. Explore the myths and majesty of the exquisite Sintra Mountains and magical town of Sintra, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, with its fairytale Pena Palace and Quinta da Regaleira, near Lisbon. Take a ferry across the river for some great views of the city. Visit the awesome Praça do Comércio, aka Terreiro do Paço, with its grand statue of Dom José I and lemon-yellow façade, and the Palace of Sintra, a unique World Heritage Site.
The sun shines throughout the year in Lisbon. Peak season arrives during the summer and Carnaval time in February or March. Temperatures average 80 F during the warmer months and 55 F in the wintertime. The colder, wetter months are November through February, while summer is driest.
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