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DESTINATION: LISBON

THIS IS LISBON

You may love Lisbon for the monuments, ideal conditions for the practice of sport or delicious gastronomy. Even for all these reasons and more. One thing is certain, all the time in the world won’t be enough to enjoy all to do and see in the capital. Make your choice and let Lisbon blow your heart away.

Lisbon is famous around the world for the brightness of its light and the depth of its blues. But it is the vibrant green of the fields which enthrals those who come to the region to pursue their favourite hobby.

With over 20 courses spread around scenery as different as it is stimulating, you can improve your handicap in the shadow of hills with a view of the sea or even amid aromatic pinewoods.

If you add in lots of sun and a mild temperature throughout the year, you have the perfect conditions to book your holidays now and discover the courses awaiting you around the city.

ESSENTIAL INFO

Capital
Lisboa is the capital of Portugal and the country’s biggest city, located on the estuary of the Tagus river, on the European Atlantic Coast. It is continental Europe’s westernmost capital.
Language
Portugal’s official language is Portuguese. Derived from Latin roots, Portuguese is the third most spoken European language in the world, with around 250 million speakers.
People
Around 3 million people live in the Lisboa region, with around 600 thousand living in the capital itself.
Electric Voltage
230 / 400 volts, on a 50-hertz frequency. The electric sockets adhere to European standards. Blade plugs (US standard) must be used in conjunction with a 230 volts transformer, as well as an adaptor.
Weather
In Lisboa winters are mild and summers hot, though moderated by its location near the sea.During spring and autumn there are usually sunny days with mild temperatures.

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FACTS & FIGURES

If you’re dreaming about your next trip to Europe, come and discover Lisbon, a historical city full of stories to tell, where the sun shines 290 days a year and the temperature rarely drops below 15oC.

A city where you feel safe wandering around day or night, where the cuisine is dedicated to creating over a thousand ways to cook the beloved bacalhau (salted cod), and where you’ll find hotels and restaurants to suit every taste, budget and requirement. Discover Lisbon, a city full of authenticity where old customs and ancient history intermix with cultural entertainment and hi-tech innovation.

Lisbon is ageless, but it loves company, as you’ll find out if you meet someone and ask them to explain, with lots of gestures and repetition, where the best place is to listen to Fado. After all, Lisbon is famous for its hospitality and the family-like way it welcomes visitors.

World’s Leading City Destination 2018

Lisboa was considered the World’s Leading City Destination 2018 and the World’s Leading City Break Destination 2018 by the World Travel Awards.

Lisbon is the third most hospitable city in the world.

This is the conclusion of a survey by TripAdvisor, the world’s largest travel site.
The Portuguese capital has reached the podium in the category of cities whose inhabitants are more obliging and more available to help.

Lisbon the ‘coolest’ city in Europe.

According to the American television chain CNN, Lisbon is the ‘coolest’ city in Europe.
It praised the nightlife, as well as the “fascinating streets” of the historic districts. The proximity to fantastic beaches is also identified as a major asset, as is the gastronomy.

 Air

Land at the Lisbon international airport which is just a mere 7 km from the centre of the city. Served by the main international airlines and just 3 hours away from the main European capitals, it is very easy to reach.

Airport Block

Humberto Delgado Airport

 + 351 218 413 000

 www.aeroportolisboa.pt

 Alameda das Comunidades Portuguesas, Lisbon, Portugal

Train

It is just as easy to reach the centre of the city. National and international trains arrive every day at Santa Apolónia station, which is very close to all the traditional neighbourhoods and Terreiro do Paço. But if you would like to add a unique architectural experience to your arrival, get off at Gare do Oriente, whose Calatrava-designed lines impress even those who see it every day.

 Sea

Those arriving by sea have one of the best views of Lisbon – from the river – and can moor in 3 different places, all near the centre. If you come by cruise ship, you can dock at Alcântara, Rocha Conde de Óbidos or Santa Apolónia. If you arrive by yacht, there are several marinas as you sail up the river.

 

Jan/Mar Apr/Jun Jul/Sep Oct/Dec
 

Air Temperature
17,1ºC – 62,8ºF
21,8ºC -71,2ºF
26,3ºC -79,3ºF
17,2ºC – 53ºF
 

Sea Temperature
17,1ºC – 62,8ºF
17,5ºC – 63,5ºF
19,5ºC – 67,1ºF
17,2ºC – 53ºF