City Center Vacations

Explore City Center, which is located within Portugal’s national capital Lisbon. The national capital is home to 500,000 residents. City Center can be found 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Portela Airport, and just 18 miles (29 kilometers) from the city.

Many of Lisbon’s key attractions can be found within easy reach of City Center, so it is a popular place to stay or visit on a day trip. Two attractions that should top every visitor’s list is the fabulous Vasco da Gama Tower and the much-loved Lisbon International Exhibition Fair. Two more worthwhile attractions that are located close by City Center are the Garcia de Orta Garden and Atlantic Pavilion.

Holiday makers in City Center, interested in finding out what makes the area tick, should head to the cultural attractions nearby. There are many excellent destinations visitors can pay a visit to for a morning such as Knowledge Pavilion, the National Museum of Costume and Fashion and the Dr. Anastacio Goncalves Museum. Pay a visit to the Center for Modern Art, to get your fill of art. Arts lovers will find plenty to applaud at venues such as the National Theatre of D. Maria II.

If the sun is out, follow the lead of the locals who know the area best and appreciate the nearby green spaces. Enjoy some of the pleasant city parks such as the Edward VII Park.

While you are here, head to some of the local sights such as Rossio Square, the Marques de Pombal Square and the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. These spots are a magnet for travellers from all the corners of the globe. Admire some of the places of worship such as the Church of Santa Engracia. Relax in the calm atmosphere and gain a deeper understanding of the role of religion in the area. To discover the nearby historic sights, be sure to check out the Mosteiro Palacio Nacional de Mafra in Mafra and the Torre Vedras Castle.

To enjoy some retail therapy, visit the Amoreiras Shopping Center, the Colombo Shopping Centre and the Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre.

SL Benfica Stadium is the perfect place cheer along with fellow lovers of soccer, and to see local heroes, the S.L. Benfica, in all their glory. On game days follow the sea of red and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fellow sports lovers at a nearby pub, bar or cafe and relive the action over a friendly drink or two.

At the end of a busy day enjoying the charms of City Center, relax for the night at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. Check out the rooms, rates and amenities at the Tiara Park Atlantic Lisboa, the Hotel Real Palacio, or the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade.

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