Thanks to its rich history, waterfront setting and unhurried atmosphere, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most enchanting cities It’s hard to think of a place that brings together the past and the present with as much aplomb as Portugal’s captivating capital.

Those who love to tick off the must-see sights will be in their element here, with medieval castles, baroque chapels and monasteries as grand as palaces to relish. But it’s also a delight for those who prefer to do their exploring in a more organic way, stumbling on everything from centuries-old cafés on elegant squares to hip bars in riverside warehouses as they wander through its various districts.

You don’t have to make an effort to discover the soul of this welcoming destination. You’ll feel its quirky, laidback vibe everywhere you travel, whether you’re rattling along steep cobbled streets on a jaunty yellow vintage tram, taking a ridiculously ornate lift from one part of this hilly city to another, or soaking up the 360-degree views from the cable car that runs through its most modern quarter.

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