A COMMON reply when I told people I’d be going to Europe for the summer was, ‘Make sure you go to Lisbon.’
The continent’s westernmost capital has developed a reputation as a culturally rich city with magnificent sights and a fun nightlife, without the hefty prices or overwhelming tourism of Barcelona or Madrid.
Though the flights from Malaga aren’t at the most convenient times, Lisbon turned out to be an enjoyable escape from the Costa del Sol over a bank holiday weekend.
And you gain an hour with the time change, so a flight departing at 07.00 arrives at 07.30 in Lisbon.
I was lucky enough to stay with a local who took me to some great spots and skipped the overrated ones.
The right weekend in Lisbon is at once entertaining and relaxing, enriching and invigorating and my five-centre hitlist covers the complete package.
Lisbon is the perfect weekend destinations for most Europeans.
And because the cities location its also a perfect city for the universal travelers living here. Spain is only a few hrs driv away – and in 6 hrs you are in Morocco.
This works of course the opposite way too. Especially for expats living in Portugal’s neighbour countries.
Yesterday The Olive Press – Th Best Expat Paper in Spain – featured Lisbon as an expat destination with suggestions how to spend 72 hrs.
We know its the usual suspects – still its the best way to spend a long weekend. And we’re sure that the sights will convince people to return.
Check the suggestions here