A European capital to be discovered
Lisbon is a city of contrasts that perfectly combines tradition and heritage with the latest artistic movements. In the summer, music festivals and exhibitions are held across the city; nevertheless, the cultural agenda for the rest of the year is loaded with exciting events and celebrations, which makes our apartments in Lisbon well worth a visit at any time of the year. Among the most emblematic landmarks in Lisbon is the Belem Tower, on the northern bank of the Tagus River. This fortified tower was originally built to protect the entrance to the port of Lisbon and also served as a launching point for expeditions overseas. Close by is the Jeronimos Monastery. Built in the 16th century, it is considered to be one of the finest examples of Manueline architecture. Its construction was commissioned to greet explorer Vasco da Gama upon his return from his second voyage to India. The legend tells that Lisbon was born in the same way as Rome, between seven hills. On the highest of them all, the Castle of São Jorge quietly watches over the city. Its robust structure was constructed by the Visigoths in the 5th century and the views that can be admired from its battlements are truly spectacular.