Lisbon, a coastal city renowned for its cafe culture and Fado music, is Portugal's capital. It is also said to be Europe's most scenic (and sunniest) capital with its many picturesque destinations. What are these?

  1. Jeronimos Monastery, which is the resting place of popular Portuguese explorer Vasco de Gama, is a 1500s church that has been listed as a World Heritage Site. Tourists agree that this is one of the most beautiful churches in the world.
  2. The Belem Tower is another 1500s sight to see as it symbolizes the Age of Discovery. It is yet another UNESCO World Heritage Site.
  3. Get a bird's eye view of the city from St. George's Castle. Inside is an archaeological museum and just down the hill are terraces that overlook the medieval-like village of Alfama.
  4. A former lavish convent, Madre de Deus is now a museum that showcases an ancient art form: decorative ceramic tiles.
  5. If you're into museums, you can't miss Portugal's national gallery: Ancient Art Museum. This museum showcases art work from the Age of Discovery, illustrating Portugal's links with Asia and Africa.
  6. For the fashion lovers, see the creations of world-renowned fashion designers at Design and Fashion Museum.
  7. Although home to old structures, Lisbon also has the Parque das Nacoes, a 21st century district that features contemporary architecture like a state-of-the-art aquarium, a casino, and a beautiful waterfront promenade. Behind it is a majestic view of Europe's longest bridge.

There are lots to see and do in Lisbon. Have you booked your holiday yet?