Category Archives: Lisbon

Enjoy the sweet Lisbon Valentine!


Celebrating February as the month of universal love, there are plenty of things to see, create and enjoy!
Allow yourself to live the most wonderful moments with your lovely half surrounded by uniqueness, romance, history and adventure.

Known as the city of colorful cobbled streets, Lisbon has a plethora of secrets that are unknown to most people. If you’re planning a trip to Portugal’s marvellous capital and want to know what lies beneath the surface, you cannot miss its most wonderful attractions!
Lisbon is the oldest city in Western Europe. In fact, it’s one of the oldest European capital after Athens, many historians believing that it was settled by the Phoenicians around 1200 B.C., who used the excellent transport possibilities offered by the River Tagus.
Lisbon has never been declared or confirmed as the capital in any official document, unlike most other capital cities. It simply became the de facto capital when in 1255 Alfonso III of Portugal moved the court to what had become Portugal’s largest and most important city.

One of the most interesting attractions is the beautiful Belém Tower, which is one of the city’s must-see landmarks and architectural wonders.
Standing on the waterfront at Belém, near the mouth of the River Tagus, the Torre de Belém is arguably the most iconic symbol of Lisbon. Originally conceived as a lighthouse, the tower was built during the Age of Discoveries as a defensive fortress at the orders of King Manuel I.
Originally sited in the middle of the river, the tower represents the highpoint of decorative Manueline architecture. Its ornate façade is adorned with fanciful maritime motifs, all twisted rope and armillary spheres carved out of stone.
Granted the World Heritage status by UNESCO in 1983, the Belém Tower is today one of the most popular tourist attractions in Lisbon.

Another astonishing attraction is the stunning Padrão dos Descobrimentos (Monument of the Discoveries) which was designed to commemorate the Age of Discoveries in Portugal. It was inaugurated in 1960, on the fifth centenary of one of the country’s great discoverers, Prince Henry the Navigator, who discovered the Azores, Madeira and Cape Verde.
You can witness the beauty and the grandiosity of this building, and also learn the History associated with it. On the right bank of the Tagus River rests the image of the prow of a caravel (the ship used by the Portuguese navigators), with the shield of Portugal on both sides and the sword of the Real Casa de Avis (Royal House of Avis).
The tribute is located on the coast of Belém, near Lisbon and is also very close to other important sights like Belém Tower and Jerónimos Monastery.

Definitely one of the most rewarding day trip experiences out of Lisbon, is a visit to the wonderfully romantic town of Sintra, a direct 40-minute rail journey from the city center. Nestling in the foothills of the rugged Serra de Sintra, a rolling landscape of verdant woodland peppered with outcrops of granite, this enchanting destination unfolds as a scenic picture book of regal royal palaces, mysterious mansions, and a mighty Moorish castle dating from the 8th century.
The coloured tones of the palace, the pinnacle of Romanticism in Portugal and the eternal legacy of Ferdinand II, the King-Artist, opens the doors to the imagination of all those who cross its threshold, with the infinite shades of green painting the surrounding park establishing an idyllic scenario, frequently hidden under the veil of the mists that characterise the Sintra Hills.

Lisbon’s huge riverfront square, Praça do Comércio, is impressive enough seen from the ground, but it’s only when viewed from the Arco da Rua Augusta that its vast dimensions can really be appreciated.
You can visit the top of this unique structure for a truly singular and impressive view of Baixa and the river. It symbolises the rebirth of a new Lisbon after the tragedy of the earthquake, fire and tsunami in 1755 that razed what stood before.

You can always have a sweet escape to the fascinating city of Porto, safely using Porto Low Cost Transfers, which is always offering trusting transfer services, as well as Faro Airport Transfers, providing mesmerising trips and tours to the delightful Faro, ready to welcome the tourists from all over the world!

Lisbon is the magic city which provides the most wonderful experiences, romantic trips to Sintra and so many other key-points cities, and unforgettable adventures, always relying on Lisbon Transfers!

Discover the fascinating history of Lisbon!


Lisbon, one of the oldest cities in western Europe is simply a graceful, synaesthetic, misterious city, which has so many wonderful attractions to offer and a tumultuous rich history to be told.
The Portuguese capital has a long history, filled with kings, discoveries, tradgedies, rebuilding, one of the most destructive and deadly earthquakes in recorded human history, revolutions, coups and the Europe’s longest dictatorship.

Top attractions in Lisbon you cannot miss


Welcome to Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, one of Europe’s most beautiful and cosmopolitan cities.
This amazing city has so many extraordinary things to offer and lots of wonderful attractions that you can’t resist it!

You wouldn’t guess these places were hidden in Lisbon


You wouldn’t guess these places were hidden in Lisbon! Aside from the overrated mainstream hit attractions that a city boasts with in the glossy pages of advertorials, there is a secret life of “underground” attractions that can sometimes capture the authentic life of a place much better than anything else.

Cascais, a great seaside break


If you are spending your holiday in Lisbon, but want to get a chance to see the Atlantic Ocean up close, you will want to visit Cascais, a great seaside break just about an hour’s drive away from the capital city of Portugal.

An easy day trip from Lisbon – Part 2


An easy day trip from Lisbon is easy-peasy when you know where you want to go and what you want to do.

If, however, you don’t yet have a clear idea, fear not: we are here to offer you some of the best ideas there are. Just you wait:

An easy day trip from Lisbon – Part 1


Summer will soon be here and Portugal is preparing to open its arms widely to welcome another wave of tourists, many of whom are going to choose the country’s capital city as a destination, so it is only logical to assume that they will be in search of an easy day trip from Lisbon.

Never-ending adventure in Lisbon city


Never-ending adventure in Lisbon city

Known as one of the most charismatic and vibrant cities of Western Europe, Lisbon is the energetic capital of Portugal, with stunning shaped buildings and unbelievable cultural heritage harmoniously melting with striking modernism on a fascinating bohemian basis.

Laying across seven abundant perfect hills, Lisbon is the complex expression of unique historical legacy, unaltered beauty, flowering touch of evolution and inextricable corners of dynamism among people and places.

What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?


I can honestly say that traveling to Portugal in autumn is not at all a bad idea, particularly this year, which has proven to be one of the driest and warmest in recent history. What’s up in Lisbon in November 2017?

Here are some of the events and activities you can opt to enjoy in the Portuguese capital city during the last month of autumn:

November 2017 is marked by the Web Summit Lisbon 2017 scheduled for 6-9 November 2017. Following the success of last year’s event, the municipality has decided to reiterate this with another edition, aimed at fronting third generation technology, entrepreneurship and innovation conferences in an international context. A lot of European guests are invited to take part in this display.

Lisbon is a great tourist hub, so tourist fairs are not uncommon here. Nevertheless, the Lisbon Tourism Summit (scheduled for November 2nd) is something altogether different. It is a very good all day event meant to promote local tourism and to address the challenges of this industry while also indicating its strengths and action points.

Do you like music? Is you are into pop music and you remember Shakira’s hits? She just might like to share them with the Lisbon public during her Lisbon concert on November 22nd 2017. You can join her in her concert.

And here are also some activities to explore in Lisbon in November and actually at all times.

You can always go online and book a Lisbon tour. The price is accessible and the driver will also serve as a tour guide. This is a great opportunity to get acquainted with all the areas of the city and then, after the tour, decide on which ones to cross on foot.

There are also a lot of free attractions, one of them being the Palacio do Beau Sejour. This is a mystical and beautiful vintage building with wonderful interior gardens you can explore.

Fun amazing facts about Portugal – Part 1


Summer is the most glorious time of the year in this wonderful country at the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, so to celebrate this, let’s take a moment to talk about some fun amazing facts about Portugal!

Apart from the fact that it is home to some of the kindest people in the world, Portugal is a wonderful country, one that boasts with an amazing history, an inventive cuisine and an outstanding number of natural beauties.

Here are some things you may not have known about our favorite spot on the map:

  1. Portugal is the oldest country in Europe – or at least the oldest one with defined borders. In fact, Portugal has preserved its borders since 1249.
  2. Lisbon is also old – so old, that it actually surpasses Rome by some 4 solid centuries.
  3. Port wine is the most famous alcoholic beverage produced in Portugal, a living legacy of the green vineyards along the Douro Valley. What does a wine bottle need, apart from… well, content? A cork, silly! This leads us to fun fact #3: Portugal is the largest producer of cork in the world. It has the largest cork forest, hence the 70% worldwide production of… cork!
  4. Portuguese is the official language of 9 countries. It is also one of the 5 romance languages (along with French, Spanish, Italian and Romanian). Portuguese is spoken by some 220 million people! And there are quite a few dialects to speak of, standard “European” Portuguese famously differing from Brazilian Portuguese, for instance.
  5. Portugal is one of the most accessible tourist destinations for Western Europeans. The sunny shores of the Algarve and the welcoming, cosmopolitan air of the capital city, Lisbon, with its yellow trams and cobblestone alleys, welcome thousands of tourists each and every year. Services are also relatively accessible: for instance, with under 30 EUR, you can get a Lisbon airport transfer to Lisbon city.