The Portuguese capital is the perfect city to treat yourself in. Unpretentious yet à la mode, contemporary yet steeped in history, Lisbon is one of the finest city destinations in Europe and offers an effervescent nightlife and culinary delights a plenty. While the city rewards slow discovery, you can easily pack the best of the city into a weekend and enjoy a short luxury break in the Portuguese capital over a few days without breaking the bank.
Take in the views
The first thing you notice about Lisbon when you first arrive is that the undulating landscape of the city offers numerous vantage points across the city. This gives you the perfect opportunity to discover the beauty of Lisbon for yourself by taking a walk up one of the seven hills that makes up the city.
Enjoy the food
There are plenty of top-notch culinary establishments in Lisbon. With so many high-end restaurants it can be hard to choose between them on a short break. But for the best in foodie luxury you should venture to the famous Belcanto. This restaurant has two Michelin starts and a reputation that extends far beyond Portugal.
You can’t holiday to Portugal without trying the seafood. With its long Atlantic coast it is no surprise that the Portuguese love their fish, and Lisbon has some of the best seafood restaurants in Europe. Notable ones to lookout for include the Portuguese/Japanese fusion restaurant Sea Me, or the more laid back three-storey Cervejaria Ramiro.
Go to a roof top bar
Lisbon has no shortage of high-quality rooftop bars to enjoy a cocktail while you take in the views. A trip to the Memmo Alfama wine bar and terrace lets you eat drink and lookout over the historic Alfama district. If you are in the mood for a little more exclusive luxury then head over to the Silk Club Chiado, the club also arguably boasts the best view in the city.
Retire to a quality hotel
Lisbon does not want for first-class hotels. Popular hotels such as the Valverde, offer a generous mix of comfort, amenities, and service to make a short stay in the city all the more pleasant. Other quality accommodation worth considering includes the esteemed Four Seasons Hotel Ritz Lisbon or the contemporary Heritage Avenida Liberdade Hotel for a first-class experience.