Set on a series of seven hills, Lisbon is the
colourful, cultural and cosmopolitan capital
of Portugal. Its ancient maritime history, astonishing mix of architecture and famed foodie offerings
make it an enduringly popular choice for a city break, at any time of year. This is an elegant central part of the city, near different places of cultural interest, such as Estufa Fría and the Botanical Garden.
The Avenida da Liberdade itself, built in the 19th century, was inspired by the Champs Elysées in Paris and is a grand street, full of history and where you can see the monument to the fallen in World War I and the neoclassic Tívoli cinema, with its 1920s ticket kiosk. The avenue is also home to the most prestigious Portuguese and international fashion houses.