With a plethora of incredible beaches, extraordinary countryside and streets, filled to the brim with history and culture, Lisbon promises UK visitors an unforgettable travel experience in 2021.
With Portugal included on the UK government’s travel green list and the country opening its borders to British holidaymakers as of today, Lisbon is looking forward to welcoming back British visitors to the sunny, culture-packed destination.
One of Europe’s top travel destinations and already a popular city escape known for its World Heritage architecture, history, mouth-watering cuisine and shopping, Lisbon is also home to golden Atlantic beaches, charming coastal towns and picturesque rural areas and nature reserves abundant with wildlife, promising an unforgettable getaway for every travel taste.
From the banks of the mighty Tagus River to Lisbon’s famous seven hills, all of the city’s tourist areas are open to visitors, including the historic neighbourhoods of Alfama, Bica, Bairro Alto, Mouraria and Graça with their museums, monuments and attractions.
In Lisbon, travellers can also enjoy the elegant resort of Cascais, the beautiful UNESCO World Heritage hillside town of Sintra, World Surfing Reserve Ericeira, the grand palaces of Mafra, the vast sandy shores of the Costa da Caparica, the wineries of Azeitão and some of Lisbon’s most beautiful beaches in Arrábida – home to over 100 square kilometres of protected rural area.
Meanwhile, travellers who have missed the pleasures of al fresco dining in the sunshine while enjoying the freshest of seafood or a chilled glass of wine will find Lisbon’s restaurants waiting to serve them delicious local specialities, from grilled sardines and salt cod to the award-winning white wines of Fernão Pires and Muscatel.
Paula Oliveira, Executive Director at Lisbon Tourism Association, said: “We’re delighted to be able to welcome back British tourists to Lisbon, a place to discover the perfect balance of city and nature in a destination that boasts up to 290 days of sunshine a year. Whether it’s the buzz of urban life or the region’s spectacular coastline and countryside, Lisbon has so much to offer and all just a short flight from the UK.”
Watch the brand new video on Lisbon
To whet your appetite, watch the brand new English language video from the Lisbon Tourism Association titled Lisboa, a new way to be together here.
People heading to Lisbon can be confident that measures are in place to ensure the wellbeing of locals and visitors alike whilst still allowing for a memorable travel experience.
Clear guidelines on local social distancing measures, tourist attractions, restaurants and other venues can be found at: www.visitlisboa.com/en/p/useful-information/covid-19.
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