OUR LISBON

OUR LISBON


Lisbon has it all, on average 260 days of sun per year, it is surrounded by beautiful beaches and green hills. The river Tejo and the Atlantic Ocean make a spectacular background for explorations you will want to do. Lisbon is big enough to feel the vibes of past glory and present trends alike, while being small enough to be conquered by yourself, on foot.
Find the desire to explore your Lisbon. Explore the chance that not every stroll or every reverie is shared with other travelers. Easily find places that have only locals, places where you have to make an effort to understand and make yourself understood. How many big cities in Europe can still offer these escapes from our planned daily life?
Lisbon encourages you to go on strolls. It allows you to get lost and wander-explore all day long. It doesn’t come with the long inventory of must-see museums and must-photograph monuments that so many of its European peers do. We offer you the perfect way to start your strolling around Lisbon. The treasure hunt will take you to places you didn’t know existed. This activity is an ideal introduction to a stay in the Portuguese capital. A must do.
Lisbon has a long history. The sheltered harbor of the Tejo River was the ideal spot for settlements as far back as 1000 BC. Lisbon is older than Rome, Paris or London. The Tejo River was also the start of many discovery journeys around the world. From here Portuguese navigator’s embarqued on travels that helped them map out the boundaries of our planet. Madeira, Acores, Iceland, South Africa and India are among some of the places discovered and explored by Portuguese sailboats more than 500 years ago.
Follow in these footsteps, and learn how to use the wind as a driving force on the sea. Learn how to sail with us, and see the Tejo as it is today, full of life.
In the 8th Century, Lisbon was taken by the Arabs.  Mozarabic was the language spoken by the muslims, and Lisbon is full of evidence of their former presence. However, the Portuguese language survived among the Christian population and is today the fastest growing language in the world. Learn some of the history behind the language, and get familiar with the most used phrases in our language lesson.
Portuguese cuisine varies from region to region, but fresh fish and shellfish are found on virtually every menu. The national dish is “Bacalhau,” dried salted cod. Today, you can find Sushi, Thai, Indian and other flavors from all over the world. However, unlike many of the other European capitals, it is still easy to find small local restaurants serving traditional seafood dishes or Portuguese steaks. The ingredients are fresh, and the servings generous.
We offer you a cooking class with one of the famous chefs of Lisbon. Go to the market, learn about fruit, vegetables, fish and meat, pick your choice and prepare a wonderful meal. A must try for every food lover.
Good food and good company are usually accompanied by good wines. Lisbon and its surrounding regions are one of many wine producing regions in Portugal. To learn about these regions, different grapes, and how important wines are to this part of Europe, you should join our Wine tasting in Bairro Alto. One of the old mysterious neighborhoods of Lisbon.
Another distinct feature of Lisbon that you cannot avoid to notice is the tiles. This beautiful city is covered in old hand painted tiles, known as “azulejos”. Used as a decorative art form, it also has a functionality of temperature control and can be found outside as well as inside of old buildings in Lisbon. Learn this art of tile making, dating back more than 500 years.
Make your own tile
with us, and take it back home as a unique souvenir.
Lisbon has countless stories and countless faces. Each quarter has its own centre and uniqueness.
All over the city of 7 hills, you will stumble across panoramic views over the neighborhoods, the river and the Costa Azul. Use these magnificent views to learn a new hobby. Go with us and learn how to draw. Sketch a historical building, or a breathtaking view. Take home this feeling that you had when you were in this magnificent place.
LISBON’S layout gives you clear, tidy options. From the relatively flat Baixa neighborhood, where the two grandest squares (Rossio and Praça do Comércio) are, you can choose to ascend into the scruffy past on one side or into the stylish present on the other. Two different hills. Two different sets of experiences and emotions. Whichever direction you choose; Lisbon will surprise you, Lisbon will fascinate you Lisbon will enchant you.
Welcome and Boa viagem!