36 hours in Lisbon

36 hours in Lisbon

Lisbon, Portugal. Picture: iStock

South Africans are known to be great fans of Portuguese food and many visitors to Lisbon will think they’ve died and gone to gastronomic heaven.

For a city lacking in WOW!- scale tourist attractions (for example Barcelona, Rome, Florence or Athens), Lisbon is surprisingly popular and ranks among the most visited destinations in southern Europe with some 30 million passengers passing annually through Humberto Delgado Airport. While large numbers of people travel to Lisbon each year for business – it’s a major manufacturing, finance and technology hub as well as one of the busiest container seaports on the continent – about 4.5 million visitors go to the Portuguese capital on holiday. Lisbon has always been a working city yet it is a surprisingly beautiful one,...




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