The City of Lisbon
Be amazed by the merging of culture, heritage and tradition with the sophistication of Lisbon hotels and fantastic views over Tagus River. Be sure to visit places of interest such as the Jerónimos Monastery, Belém Tower or Parque das Nações.
We inform that the Pestana Group offers one of the finest hotels in Lisbon, and also a hotel in Cascais, for fans of beaches and golf, and a hotel in Sintra, one of the most romantic villages in Portugal.
Monuments and Points of Interest
With a cultural mix originating from Portuguese speaking countries, Lisbon has become a city with a life of its own.
The City of Seven Hills offers its visitors, in addition to the mild climate, a great diversity and wonderful places to visit, such as Belém or Baixa.
One can not leave without taking a tour of the Bairro Alto, one of the most typical districts of the city, as well as visiting St. George’s Castle atop one of the highest hills of the city, taking in the splendid panorama it offers.
In Lisbon, you will find some of the trendiest restaurants, bars and nightlife, as well as brand stores and craft shops.
If you come to Lisbon take advantage of two magnificent cities of Portugal. Located a short train ride away, Sintra and Cascais which will delight you with their fantastic beaches and the magnificent mountains of Sintra.
In the village of Cascais will find plenty of traditional shops and great restaurants with the best of Portuguese cuisine and the majestic palaces in Sintra which will take you on a journey into the past.
Take the opportunity to ask at one of the great bakeries of Sintra for a typical dessert of this region, the Sintra cheese-cake.
Other monuments and sites not to miss in Lisbon are:
The Glória Funicular
The Santa Justa Lift
São Pedro Viewpoint
National Museum of Ancient Art
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
The National Coach Museum
The Electric Museum
The Commerce Square
Monument to the Discoveries
Belem pastry tart
São Bento Palace
Eduardo VII Park
Park of the Nations
Marquês de Pombal Square
In Sintra you should visit:
The Moorish Castle
The Regaleira Estate
Not to miss in Cascais:
The Historical Centre of Cascais
The Guia Lighthouse, from the XVIII century
The St. Jorge de Oitavos Fort, dated 1641
Tastes of Lisbon
Lisbon has a wide variety on offer; there are many restaurants where you can enjoy the best of traditional cuisine, with dishes to suit all tastes.
The Lisbon cuisine is influenced by its proximity to the sea.
Specialties typical of Lisbon are the fried cod fish cakes and battered green bean fritters. You can also enjoy the tasty sardines (especially in the festive seasons like in the Festival of Santo Antonio).
The Famous Steak a la Café is another "" bookplate"" food of the capital
The most famous dessert of Lisbon, is the Pastel de Nata, of which the most famous are those of Belém.
The gastronomic tradition is something that people of Sintra proudly preserve, especially the ‘blacks Piglet’ and the Park of Mercês.
It is an area rife with fine fish, shellfish and molluscs. There are plenty of chances to taste the local specialties.
To accompany any meal, ‘Vinho de Colares’ the local wine, is essential.
In Cascais you can enjoy regional and international cuisine, it could not be without saying; the local specialties are the seafood and fresh fish dishes.
How to Arrive
At Lisbon International Airport, about 7 km from the city centre, arrive and depart air flights daily to major cities in the world. The main airlines to fly to Lisbon Airport in 2010 were TAP Portugal, easyJet, Lufthansa and SATA International.
Visiting Lisbon by road is a pleasant trip, taking in the sights of the countryside along the way. The city has good access to it; the A1 (motorway), the bridge ‘Ponte 25 de Abril’, the bridge ‘Ponte Vasco da Gama’ and the CREL (motorway) are the most frequently used routes to get to your hotel in Lisbon.
National and international trains arrive daily to Lisbon. In addition to the rail terminal in Santa Apolonia, Lisbon also has another terminal adjacent to the Parque das Nações - Gare do Oriente. Both stations have direct buses or underground trains to the centre of the city.
The Lisbon port is the busiest port of the European Atlantic Coast. It is equipped with three quays for cruise ships: Alcântara, Rocha Conde Óbidos and Santa Apolónia. Furthermore, the city has several marinas for leisure boats at the docks of Belém, Santo Amaro, Bom Sucesso, Alcântara and Olivais.
Lisbon International Airport, followed by a transfer either by train or car to your hotel in Sintra
The IC19 (30 minutes from Lisbon)
From Entrecampos Station in Lisbon to Sintra.
Lisbon International Airport, followed by a transfer either by train or car to your hotel in Cascais.
The A5 (or Estrada Marginal Highway (EN 6).
From Cais do Sodré station to Cascais.