With a private taxi from Lisbon Airport you can reach the city centre, your accommodation or any other point of interest quickly and easily. Visiting Lisbon is an experience that remains in the heart and with the convenience of safe airport transfers everything becomes even easier and more pleasant.
Lisbon has 3 million inhabitants (including the entire metropolitan area), which is one third of the whole population of Portugal. The capital of the country, it's the most visited tourist destination with its fine sandy beaches that overlook the Atlantic Ocean, which attract surfers from all over the world, thanks to the giant waves. Established on the western bank of the long River Tago (which runs down the length of the two countries of the Iberian Peninsula), Lisbon gives us two of the most beautiful panoramic and futuristic bridges that exist in Europe: "The April 25th Bridge" built in 1966 and the "Vasco da Gama Bridge" built in 1998 on the occasion of the Expo '98.
Lisbon is a picturesque city and was the European Capital of Culture in 1996, thanks to its numerous and prestigious universities, 29 museums, and its ancient history, which runs from the Neolithic, through the Romans and Phoenicians up to the Arab domination, marked forever by the architecture and the plan of its historic centre which developed around the natural harbour, an ideal landing point for any merchant ship coming from every part of the known world.
What to see in Lisbon
Among the most interesting places to visit in the capital of Lisbon are the following:
- Belém Tower: the symbol of the city is located in the district with the same name and is a UNESCO world heritage site.
- Alfama: Lisbon's vital and popular district is full of very narrow streets.
- Miradouro de Santa Luzia: a spectacular lookout point from where you can enjoy a breath-taking view of the whole city.