With views that overlook the 18th century Aqueduct and Monsanto Nature Park
, and close to transport options for the Old Town, the Corinthia Hotel is the perfect base for exploring this charming capital.
Set on a series of seven hills, Lisbon is the colourful, cultural and cosmopolitan capital of Portugal. Its ancient maritime history brims with a sense of adventure, which flows back from the River Tagus into the heart of the city’s narrow cobblestone streets and astonishing mix of architecture.
The Lisbon experience encompasses so many things, from enjoying a fresh pastry and bica (espresso) on a petite leafy plaza to window-shopping in elegant Chiado.Some highlights include:
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (1.1km)
The Museum holds a collection of six thousand pieces and its galleries exhibit over one thousand and four hundred pieces divided into Egyptian Art, Greco-Roman Art, Mesopotamian Art, Eastern Islamic Art, Armenian Art, Far Eastern Art, Sculpture, Art of the Book, Painting, Decorative Arts and the work of René Lalique.Park Eduardo VII (2.4km)
Enjoying 25 hectares of green area, Eduardo VII Park, is one of the capital’s largest, featuring a monument at its summit to the April 25 Carnation’s Revolution, followed by the Amália Rodrigues Gardens (fado singer). There is also a belvedere where you can enjoy a magnificent view of the city, including São Jorge Castle, the Pombaline Baixa area and the Tagus river.
Elevador de Santa Justa (4.3km)
Another of Lisbon’s icons, the Elevator, designed by a disciple of Gustave Eiffel, is open to the public and boasts impressive views over the Baixa Pombalina and the rest of Lisbon.Sé de Lisboa (4.9km)
Lisboa Cathedral is the city’s oldest and most venerated monument, a symbol of medieval religious architecture. Unique Lisboa monument of Roman origins, it also features archaeological vestiges of Roman, Visigoth and Arab occupations. Don’t leave without first visiting the Treasure Museum of the Sé, comprising some noteworthy artefacts and the mother of pearl safe that stores the relics of St Vincent, the city’s patron saint.