Advent calendar 2020: 12. Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, is beloved by many people for its historical cityscape and its beautiful architecture.

The hilly coastal city boasts many characteristic neighbourhoods such as Alfama, Baixa and Chiado, with many historical monuments and sights to offer. Along with the yellow trams of Lisbon, they form an elegant urban atmosphere that makes you want to stay forever.

For the more outdoor types, the River Tagus, Monsanto and other open areas offer a lot of workout opportunities. The capital area also includes a large number of natural areas, towns and heritage sites, such as Cascais, Sintra and Sesimbra, for you to explore. Of course, remember to try Portuguese cuisine, which features seafood prominently.