Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is one of the most vibrant and charismatic cities in Western Europe. It is a city that fuses its traditional legacy with an influx of modern and liberal views. As a vacation destination, Lisbon offers a rich and varied history, lively nightlife, and the gift of wonderful weather all year long.
Its main tourist attractions are within walking distance from each other. Lisbon is located close to a magnificent coastline with stunning beaches just a short journey away by train or bus. There are two coastline portions that are easily accessible from Lisbon: the Cascais-Estoril region (to the west of Lisbon) and the Costa da Caparica (to the south of Lisbon). Some of the most representative sites to visit are the mountain city of Sintra, the fishing village of Cascais, the Palace of Mafra, the beach town of Sesimbra, and the walled town of Obidos.