Lisbon is an ideal destination for a long weekend visit and this guide will detail what is feasibly and aim to demonstrate why Lisbon is one of the best capitals of Europe. The number of short stay tourists to visit Lisbon is rapidly increasing, greatly enhanced by the number of low cost airlines and availability of cheap tickets that fly directly into Lisbon airport.
As a destination Lisbon is blessed with an almost perfect climate, bright warm spring and autumn seasons and summers which are hot but made bearable by proximity of the Atlantic Ocean. Historically Lisbon is an ancient city that contains a rich and turbulent past and this is reflected in the varied architectural styles and the diverse tourist attractions. The present dire economic situation of Portugal means that Lisbon is surprisingly good value, especially for accommodation, mid-price food and transport.