Category: Lisbon Tips and Advice

Jerónimos Monastery

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The Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon, Portugal, is a magnificent example of the country’s architectural and cultural heritage. Built in the 16th century, it is considered one of the most important monuments in Lisbon and one of the most significant examples of Manueline architecture in the world. The monastery is a symbol of Portugal’s Age of […]

Lisbon Tops The Happiest City Index

Lisbon Tops The Happiest City Index Lisbon Happiest City

In a recent report prepared by iVisa, and featured on the BBC, Lisbon has been ranked the happiest city in the world to visit. The report took 5 factors into consideration: life expectancy number of sunny days working hours cost of living friendliness of the locals Interestingly, this contrasts with the last time the BBC […]

The Portuguese Riviera

The Portuguese Riviera the portuguese riviera

Estoril Coastline / Costa do Estoril A short stroll from Cascais is the stylish resort town of Estoril. Located at the heart of the Portuguese Riviera, a glamorous region historically known as the summer residence for royals, nobility and wealthy ‘Lisboeatas’. With its casino, golf courses, luxurious spas and fine dining restaurants, Estoril maintains its […]

Lisbon Festivals and Events

Lisbon Festivals and Events Lisbon Santo Antonio Festival

Whatever the season, there is always a festival or event going on in Portugal, from traditional holidays, to music festivals, literary and culinary events, the locals know how to celebrate all year round. In Lisbon, the most popular events are the outdoor music concerts and religious festivals, with plenty of other cultural events to enjoy. […]

A Tour of Lisbon’s Alternative Neighbourhoods

A Tour of Lisbon’s Alternative Neighbourhoods beato

Marvila and Beato Some way out of the centre of Lisbon is the trendy, up-and-coming area of Marvila and its neighbouring district Beato, next to the Tejo river. This formerly downtrodden area of abandoned warehouses has now flourished into a thriving urban hub following its revitalisation over the past few years, with a growing entrepreneurial […]

The Best Markets in Lisbon

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Markets are a prominent feature of everyday life in Lisbon,  whether you are seeking local organic produce, vintage fashion, second-hand books, traditional arts and crafts or antique furniture at a flea market, there is something to suit every taste. Some of the traditional markets have been around for centuries, occupying historic buildings or whole neighborhoods, […]

Tours of Lisbon

Tours of Lisbon lisbon rooves

Lisbon is the westernmost capital in continental Europe, one of the oldest on the continent and is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. Lisbon offers so many attractions, from its great architecture and historical sites to the vibrant nightlife, art galleries, and restaurants that have been attracting visitors for centuries. It is […]

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