The ideal destination for a city break by the ocean, Lisbon has also become a prized spot for organizing business events.
Embark on a Lyon-Lisbon flight and fly to Portugal!
Charming by day, festive by night, at once welcoming, scenic and inexpensive, the capital of Portugal offers the assurance of a successful and easy-to-plan trip departing from Lyon.
Useful information about Lisbon
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Visiting the City in "Electrico 28"
The capital of Portugal, sitting atop seven hills with steep alleys, is unveiled at the whim of an astonishing mode of transportation: its old restored tramway. A picturesque extension to the impeccable metro transit network, it is ideal for soaking up the soul of the city.
Taking a Sea Bath in Cascais
Less than 30 minutes from downtown, Cascais is a charming seaside resort that has retained the authenticity of yesteryear’s small fishing ports. You can get there by train (leaving from Cais de Sobre), with a compulsory stop at Belém, for its famous tower and its Jéronimos Monastery, (listed by UNESCO) and the flags representing the city’s maritime past.
Offering a Timeless Excursion
The small colourful city of Sintra, located 25 kilometres from the city centre in an eden of greenery, is the former stronghold of the Lisbon aristocracy. You can get there easily on foot or by train (Rossio station). This extravagant palace complex offers its visitors an incredible mosaic of architectural styles. Magical!
Tasting the Fruits of Miraculous Fishing
A port city, Lisbon has built its gastronomic reputation on the sea products: grilled sardines, bacalhau à bras (Portuguese cod), fish soup, arroz de marisco (rice with seafood) ... Try these before finishing up with some Pasteis de Nata, the epitome Lisbon pastries.
Walking the Alfama to the Rhythm of Fado
Located on the Atlantic coast, Lisbon combines romance and sweet living. The famous Portuguese pop song is one of the most beautiful expressions: nestled in the Alfama, its most typical neighbourhood, the Clube de Fado or the Mesa de Frades are favourite hideouts for those who love the genre.