A classic yellow tram drives uphill on the streets of Lisbon, Portugal
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Lisbon

Portugal

The capital city of Portugal has seen a surge in popularity in recent years. One of Lisbon's best attractions is its easy-going chilled out atmosphere. But travellers also flock here for the Mediterranean climate, the delicious cuisine, the cultural attractions and the relatively cheap cost of living. Built on seven steep hills rising up from Rio Tejo, Lisbon (or Lisboa in Portuguese) is filled with colourful streets that give it a picturesque appearance.

What to see in Lisbon

From cobbled streets to Gothic cathedrals, Lisbon is filled with nooks and crannies to be discovered. Castelo de São Jorge is an 11th-century fortification that looms protectively over the city. Go for a guided tour and you'll be treated to lush gardens, winding ramparts and fantastic views of the city.

Whether you're into history or art, there are plenty of museums and cultural sites to see in Lisbon, such as the Tower of Belem, a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, which houses a world-class art collection, is also a popular stop among art aficionados and novices alike.

Another top attraction in Lisbon is the bright yellow number 28 tram, which connects the neighbourhoods of Martim Moniz and Campo Ourique. Not only is the quaint tram an iconic vision, but it's also a convenient and cheap way to get around the city.

Travel tip: Pickpockets are known to frequent the 28 tram, so keep your belongings close when you're on-board.