Lisbon – A city of seafarers and explorers
“The National Azulejo Museum in the former Convent of Madre Deuson on the fringe of the old town houses an impressive collection of Portuguese ceramic tiles. The decorative azulejo images in a wide array of colours made in many different ways over 500 years depict Portugal's history in an impressive and fascinating way. This is the perfect place to go on a rainy day.”
Just like Vasco da Gama discovered the world from here, visitors discover a world of possibilities to experience Lisbon. The Hapimag resort is located in a street running parallel to the elegant Avenida de Liberdade, Lisbon's version of the Champs-Elysées. Perfect for conquering the "White City" built on seven hills.
A city of seafarers and explorers. That's how people see Lisbon. Yet that alone does not do justice to this exceptional capital city. A metropolis located by the sea and on the River Tego. Home to the melancholic music style Fado and the dried cod "Bacalhau". A city with a special light. The list goes on and on. This becomes apparent after a visit to the city. Because you just have to love "Lischboa", as the locals call the city"!
Tradition and modernity go hand in hand in the capital by the sea. Boulevards meet twisted mediaeval alleyways, old city districts meet advanced urbanity. The calmness of the people mixed with the lively hustle and bustle on the squares – Lisbon knows how to seduce people. Expect a special flair in the old Moorish district Mouraria and the original home of the Fado in the Alfama. Shopping is popular in the elegant inner city district Baixa, which was rebuilt after the huge earthquake of 1755.
There is also a lot to discover outside the city: Sintra with its royal palaces. Cabo da Rocha, the westernmost point on the continent. The wealthy suburbs Cascais and Estoril, where Formula 1 racing was held up until 1996.
"Mariscos", served with a glass of wine or an old "Porto" – gourmands also have something to look forward to! In the centrally located Hapimag resort, drink an aperitif, browse through a book or sit back on the sun deck in the lounger before you start out on another adventure. In the "Docas", the old docks down at the River Tego, there are trendy bars, discos and fine restaurants.