From atop the seven hills upon which Lisbon is built, visitors have a breathtaking view of the majestic Tagus River and the city’s unique architecture – historic buildings that still evince the grandeur, hewn in stone, of a former colonial power. Anyone who thinks Lisbon is old fashioned is vastly mistaken, however. In addition to its innovative architecture and design, the city takes an uncomplicated approach to its cultural heritage.
The historic, lovingly restored palácios, for example, now house eateries with a modern gastronomic flair. After all, offering up culinary treats is one of the things Lisbon does best. For that reason alone, this wonderful city deserves a closer look.