Why you should choose Lisbon?
Portugal has an incredible climate with over 3000 hours of annual sunshine, which allows marriages and holidays all year round. Lisbon has mild winters and warm to hot summers. The average annual temperature is 21.5 °C (70.7 °F)
Lisbon airport is in a great location within Europe, with flight times from Britain and many other European Countries only 2-3 hours away.
The Lisbon coastline is interesting and diverse. Lisbon itself is set within many hills, looking over the mouth of the river Tagus and out towards the Atlantic Ocean. Moving further around the coast, the land towards the ocean flattens out but maintains the stunning views of the sea and coastline. The coastline's beautiful white sandy beaches ensure the buzz of the working city is balanced by people relaxing on the beach at any opportunity, surfers and sun-worshippers alike.
Architecture and History
Portugal is located at the most western point of Europe, which has defined the Portuguese peoples love of the ocean. Portugal's history is rich and diverse as it was one of the Europe's oldest colonial empires. The Portuguese were the first to discover routes to India, Brazil, China and Japan and formed settlements on the East and West coasts of Africa. The wealth brought back from their missions made them a wealthy nation and the palaces, castles and forts stand testament to this.
The gastronomy of Portugal is as rich and varied as its landscapes and heritage.
The sea has proved to be the most defining characteristic of Portuguese cooking. Savour the simplicity of a just-caught grilled fish. How about the shellfish plucked from the waters anywhere along this coastline?
From grilled sardines to the ‘pastéis de Belém’ pastries, Lisbon’s food is as welcoming as its people.
Fado, Humanity Heritage
A shawl, a guitar, a voice and heartfelt emotion. These are the ingredients of Fado, the celebrated form of world music that captures what it is to be Portuguese.