Lisbon and Surrounding Area:
Lisbon embraces the various cultures that the Portuguese have made contact with over the centuries. It is a a city on the banks of a great river, and it is worth discovering. It can be a starting point for fascinating cultural and artistic discovery, and can take you into any number of regions, rich with traditions, lovely landscapes and monuments.
The historical city center of Lisbon is considered to be one of the richest and most ancient in Europe, the guardian of monuments from various centuries, many of which have been classified by UNESCO as world heritage sites.
The Portuguese are a warm and welcoming people, and Lisbon residents (referred to as lisboetas) are by nature and by tradition open to new things and good times. Their arms are open in hospitality to those who come to visit.