Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and an economic centre of the world. While being one of the world leaders in commerce and economics, Lisbon retains its roots as a historic European city. It is defined by its winding narrow streets and buildings made of white limestone. Lisbon is a port city on the end of the Iberian Peninsula overlooking the Atlantic Ocean.
Visitors can watch a football match, tour some of the city’s historic neighbourhoods like Chiado and the Muslim neighbourhood Alfama.
Architecture buffs will enjoy visiting the Castelo de Säo Jorge, the Aqueduto das Aguas Livres or the two famous bridges in the city, the Vasco de Gama and the 25th of April Bridges.
The main airport for the city of Lisbon is Lisbon Portela Airport (airport code LIS), situated a short seven kilometres outside of the city. The airport is a major hub for Portugália, SATA Internatinoal, TAP Portugal and White Airways. In a typical year more than 125,000 aircraft movements go through Lisbon Portela Airport.
About 50 airlines operate out of Lisbon Portela Airport. TAP Portugal flies the most frequently with just fewer than 4,000 flights a year. TAM Linhas Aereas, SATA International, Lufthansa and Spanair are some of the other most frequently flying airlines. EasyJet and TAP Portugal offer flights to the greatest variety of destinations.