Lisbon offers a convenient blend of old and new for travellers. The city was once a meeting ground for traders and settlers, but today adds a mix of restaurants, nightlife and shopping areas to the charming city centre. Portugal’s capital city is also one of the country’s major transportation hubs – flights to Lisbon are packed with travellers heading to Portugal wine country, the beaches of the Algarve, business expos or just some quality time in one of Portugal’s young-at-heart cities.
The city itself is sprawled across seven hills and situated on the River Tagus. Art nouveau buildings and sidewalk art line the streets of Lisbon. Open-air cafes offer a great view of the city – both architecturally and socially – and ancient churches and museums help pass the time while waiting for Lisbon flights.