If you land at Lisbon Airport, there are numerous seaside resorts and towns to enjoy as well, so whatever your taste, they will be catered for here.
And, with many of the star attractions located outside the city, hiring a car is essential for making the most of your time in Lisbon.
Top Attractions in Lisbon
Must-see sites in Lisbon include St. George's Castle, Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, not forgetting the remarkable Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.
Wander through the bustling Rossio Square and soak up the atmosphere.
If you crave some retail therapy, Principe Real is full of beautiful shops, then head to Chiado and marvel at the stunning streets. Traverse up to Bairro Alto and immerse yourself in the wondrous views.
Stroll along the south bank of the city and locate Cristo Rei, a statue of Jesus Christ which is 28m tall. This monument can be seen from many parts of the city.
Day Trips From Lisbon
Take a drive to Sintra, a fairytale town just 40 minutes away when you rent a car. Pena Palace and Pena Park are definitely worth a visit, in addition to an array of other fascinating buildings, so take the time to visit this charming town.
Visit the town of Setubal which is less than an hour’s drive away. It’s popular for dolphin watching next to the busy port, and there are also gorgeous sandy beaches, dunes and a pine forest at the southern end of the town. Parque Natural da Serra da Arrabida, the national park, is also close by.
Car lovers should undoubtedly discover Oerias. It’s home to the Ancient Automobile Museum which showcases ancient models from as early as 1930.
Discover the pretty coastal town of Cascais. The cobbled streets never fail to charm visitors and you can also enjoy the yacht harbour, small beaches, sea museum and also the castle ruins. There’s also a fish market each afternoon next to the harbour.
Parque Natural de Sintra-Cascais can be found 40km inland, approximately 50 minutes away. It’s a stunning national park which you can discover on foot or by bicycle.