Lisbon and Surroundings
Portugal’s capital known as the city of the seven hills lays along the broad estuary of the Tagus River. Lisbon is a cosmopolitan city of international standing and great historical significance. It was the epicenter when Portugal became the greatest maritime power in the world during the 15th and 16th century.
After the earthquake of 1755 downtown Lisbon was completely rebuilt in a magnificent symmetrical style, resulting in a city of many contrasting faces with ancient, modern and traditional buildings intertwined.
Surrounding the Capital there are many interesting places to visit: Estoril coast which is famous for the sea and extraordinary coastline as well as for its delicious and picturesque towns of Cascais and Estoril. Sintra, is the fairytale town of Portugal, palaces and villas are scattered over the hills of the township, giving it the appearance of a place from another epoch.