To get a real feel for the various sights, sounds and textures of Lisbon, pull on some comfortable shoes and discover surrounding areas like Queluz, Campo de Ourique, and Ajuda.
If the weather is good head outside and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Keen gardeners love to visit places like the Floresta de Monsanto Park. There is a relaxed atmosphere here and well-tended garden beds and trees.
For some retail therapy, visit the Colombo Shopping Centre.
Sports fanatics should head to nearby SL Benfica Stadium to see the S.L. Benfica in action. On game days follow the river of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans at a nearby pub, bar or cafe for a post-game drink.
To make the most of this fascinating part of the world, consider booking your accommodation at one of the area’s many accommodation options. Make reservations for the Corinthia Hotel Lisbon, the Novotel Lisboa, or the Mercure Lisboa Hotel.