Despite visiting Portugal on many occasions I had never visited Lisbon until recently. I wanted a beach holiday but with the opportunity to do some sightseeing too – the Lisbon Coast has both in abundance.
I stayed in the beautiful village of Cascais. I was really impressed by the whole region as a holiday destination, it had something for everyone. Lisbon itself is a fantastic city, so cosmopolitan and chic with an endless supply of sights to see.
If you are on a city break and staying in Lisbon you will probably just about get to see all of the sights but if you are staying in a coastal resort and just spending the day in Lisbon I would recommend taking one of the old fashioned trams and doing a hop on hop off city tour.
The city is quite spread out so by using the trams you can see the cultural centre of Belem, the Castelo de Sao Jorge and even climb the Cristo Rei, a huge statue of Christ where you can see views of the whole city. If you are travelling with kids, the Aquarium is a must, it’s one of the worlds largest aquariums and one that you could easily find yourself spending the day in!