Europe is a continent of many outstanding capitals. And it sometimes seems that, amongst the big, show-stopping capitals, Lisbon can sometimes get left off the list. But there's plenty to see and do here, and it's definitely a city for your "must see" list!
Lisbon is built on seven hills, which mean that this is a city of spectacular views. One of the main Lisbon attractions is the Cristo Rei - just like the statue of Christ in Rio, this imposing figure stands atop a hill and looks out over the ocean. Definitely make this a stop on your tour of Lisbon!
The hills, of course, mean that walking can be hard going! Hop on one of the funicular railways if you fancy the views without the slog. You can - and should - also use the iconic Lisbon trams to get around.
Fado is a classic Portuguese musical genre that began around the 1820s. Fado is a melancholy style of music featuring a singer and a guitar player and often revolves around themes of poverty and life at sea. There are several fado houses scattered throughout Lisbon where visitors can experience this unique Portuguese tradition. And stay in some wonderful Lisbon hotels.
Most of the Lisbon attractions are within walking distance of each other, but the city is also equipped with a metro, buses, street cars (electricos), and funiculars.
Portugal is a member of the European Union. The official currency is the Euro.
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