Circled by seven hills, Lisbon bristles with old-fashioned finesse. Vintage trams rattle up cobbled streets to a medieval neighbourhood, past traditional taverns and music cafes. But don't be fooled by the city's timeless good looks. Beyond its Gothic monastery and Moorish castle, Lisbon is always looking forward, with innovative cuisine, an explosive arts scene and a curfew-less nightlife.

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Look no further than Lisbon for the perfect Portugal trip! Things to do in Lisbon include visiting Belém, touring the Jerónimos Monastery and the São Jorge Castle, and strolling through the Alfama district. Check out the Lisbon beaches or plan a day trip to Sintra. Find the best Lisbon hotels and flights from Canada with us!

LISBON TRAVEL GUIDE

Lisbon
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Language

Portuguese

What to eat

Portuguese sausage (alheira), grilled fish, and pasteis de nata (this is where they were born).

What to bring back

Ginjinha, a sour cherry-based liqueur made in the city, an album of fado music (Amália Rodrigues, Dulce Pontes and Mariza are a few famous singers) and beautiful linen from Paris Em Lisboa or Principe Real.

Fun Fact

Many Lisbon landmarks appear on UNESCO’s World Heritage lists (the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, etc.), but the city also received recognition for something that weaves its way between buildings—fado music. Originating in Lisbon, the mournful, guitar-led songs were added to UNESCO’s World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list in 2011.

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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