Lisbon, Portugal – charm is everywhere

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The coastal city of Lisbon is one of the world’s oldest cities. This fact draws many travelers to this beautiful Capital City of Portugal, with its unique and charming atmosphere.   It is not unusual for temperatures in Lisbon to be close to 20°c (68°f) in the middle of winter, and this agreeable climate rightly incites people from around the globe to come and delight themselves in Lisbon Portugal Holidays.

Tourism is a very important part of life in Lisbon and sight-seeing tours are abundant. Two of the most renowned sights are listed as World’s Heritage Sites by UNESCO. They are the Tower of St. Vincent, a fortified tower built directly on the beach in the form of a small castle, and the Jéronimos Monastery, where the unusual Portuguese Manueline construction style is appreciated by all.  Not only does the splendid architecture in these two memorable monuments captivate tourists, but onlookers often find themselves left in awe in front of these large and ominous structures.

The city is also famous for its Vasco da Gama Bridge which is 12km long, making it the longest bridge in all of Europe. There are also interesting shopping walks available, mainly in the Chiado area of Lisbon, where a mixture of modern and old-time shops are located and anything from books, garments, and even pottery can be bought.

Several methods of transportation are available in the city such as funicular railways and the traditional tram tour. Car rental in Lisbon Portugal offers the possibility of visiting the different beaches in the area, as well as smaller towns nearby, which each possess interesting spots you don’t want to miss.

Lisbon airport is easily accessible from the city and arrival and departure flights from around the world are readily available.  Many travelers book flights for Portugal during the summer vacation period, making the city very busy throughout this period. Lisbon cheap flights can be acquired with more ease during October or November, and in Portugal, these months are still comfortably warm for perfect vacations… Cheap Flights from London to Lisbon can be found during this period for about £63 ($101).

Hotels in Lisbon Portugal offer enjoyable conditions for business and vacation stays alike. Affordable hotels can be found in beach towns close to Lisbon.  One such hotel is the Amadora Hotel where lodgings are situated 15km from the center of the city, with easy accessibility using public transportation. Rates start at £26 ($41). Luxurious hotels are also obtainable which offer excellent possibilities for a very agreeable stay. The Four Seasons Hotel Ritz has long been considered to be among the finest five-star hotels in Lisbon and it is situated in a very attractive setting, with rates starting at £345 ($556).

Words which best describe Lisbon, Portugal, are charming and fascinating — a truly eventful city which combines a unique atmosphere of by-gone times found in the ancient Portuguese-style buildings with a lively, friendly people of today. The beaches are also exceptional, making every stay in Lisbon a chance to fulfill many outstanding dreams.

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    1. Carolyn Ackerson April 16, 2011

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