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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.

Let’s start January 2017 in Lisbon


I know of one special place where anyone would be happy to be at the beginning of a fabulous journey. Let’s start January 2017 in Lisbon! What do you say, do you are to join us?

Here are some of the best reasons to spend the night between years in the capital city of Portugal and to enjoy the best events scheduled to take place in Lisbon this coming January 2017!

Why you should choose Lisbon Transfers


Are you looking for the most eligible and efficient transfers services in Lisbon?Lisbon Transfers can take you from the Portela Lisbon Aiport to the cosmopolitan city center of Lisbon or any other place in the beautiful capital of Portugal.

Bellow you can find some of the reasons why you should pick them and nobody else :).

The best November 2016 events in Lisbon


Are you looking for the best November 2016 events in Lisbon? Then you’ve come to the right place. Here is a preview of some of the festivals, concerts and manifestations that bring color to the last month of autumn in the old and wonderful capital city of Portugal.

Do you like French movies? To describe them in a few words, they are unique, eccentric and bittersweet. They are truly worth viewing, especially if you have an imaginative and sensitive nature. Lisbon become home to French movie makers and movie lovers in November. In fact, this ongoing event is scheduled to last until November 29th 2016. We are, of course, talking about the 16th edition of the Festa do Cinema Frances.