Compare holidays to Lisbon and prepare to visit the Portuguese capital. The city is drenched in natural beauty, gorgeous architecture and great culture, making holidays to Lisbon from Manchester the perfect getaway.
Located in southern Portugal on the country’s west coast, take a look at our holidays to Lisbon and start planning a trip to this stunningly set city. Sitting at the mouth of the Tagus River with houses and castles sprawled over its atmospheric hills, there’s lots to discover with holidays to Lisbon from Manchester Airport.
Lisbon is famous for its great cafe culture, which makes the most of the city’s gorgeous coastal setting at the mouth of the river. There’s loads of spots to enjoy an al fresco drink and quick bite. If you’re looking for somewhere go for a romantic dinner then a table with river, sea and sunset views is the way to go.
If you feel like a bit of a dance after dinner then you should have little problem finding somewhere with some soulful Fado music, a genre that can be traced back some 200 years. Described as the ‘soul of Portugal’, it doesn't get much more authentic, or indeed romantic, than a cosy dance to these traditional tunes.
Ramp up the culture with a trip to the Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, the Museu Colecção Berardo with its modern and contemporary art, or the important Museu do Azulejo. Most of the metro system meanwhile is a free art gallery, with the red line having some of the best pieces.
One of Lisbon’s most iconic attractions is the Cristo Rei statue, which was inspired by Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer, and throws up fabulous views over the city. The Belém Tower, São Jorge Castle and Rua Augusta Arch are all among the city’s great attractions which you can visit.