One of the most spectacular attractions in Lisbon is the Cristo Rei. You can get an elevator to the top of this statue of Christ, which is over 100 meters tall, and enjoy breathtaking views over Lisbon. Due to the city's hilly gradients, it's understandable that there are so many funiculars in the city which will transport you to where you want to go. The city is home to some impressive architecture, including St. George's Castle which is located on a hill. If you keep walking on further beyond the castle you will come across the Roman Theater Museum which is also well worth a visit.
Visiting the different botanical gardens is a must when in Lisbon. It is also worth going to the city's zoo to see all the interesting and exotic animals featured there. The nightlife in Lisbon is exceptional, with a wide range of bars and clubs to suit all tastes. You'll often be able to catch some live music at one of the chic new clubs where they play a variety of genres such as pop, rock and jazz.
Here are some top things to do in Lisbon:
Gaze over Lisbon from the top of Cristo Rei
Take a ride on one of the traditional tram lines still in operation
Travel on all of Lisbon's funiculars
Enjoy the stunning city views from St. George's Castle
Visit the dolphins at the city's zoo
Relax with a picnic in the botanical gardens
Experience a jazz concert at the Hot Clube de Portugal
Taking its name from the neighbouring parish (Freguesia) of Portela in Loures Municipality, Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport, is an international airport located in the Portuguese capital of Lisbon. Continue reading if you want to know how to get to the city centre from the airport and which are the main airlines flying to Lisbon.
Situated between Lisboa and Loures, the Aeroporto da Portela is located 9km outside Lisbon city center.
When traveling to or from Lisbon Airport it is best to use the public transport network if you are arriving at the airport during the day. If you require any assistance, the staff at the airport's information desk will be able to help you. Buses and trains are more reliable than taxis and they are also very cheap. As the airport is so close to the centre of Lisbon, it is even possible to cycle from the airport into the heart of the city.