Lisbon (Lisboa), whose greater area is home to more than 2,000,000 people, lies at the mouth of the majestic Tagus (Tejo) River, which flows into the Atlantic Ocean. Strolling through the different parts of Lisbon, visitors will discover that this city has many faces-at least as many as it does hills.
The Castelo is suffused with Medieval imagery, while the architecture of the Armoreiras shopping centre evokes a futuristic world. The "village" of Alfama offers a taste of daily life in the confused jumble of a crowded North African medina, while the Parque Edouardo VII terrace and its view of the Tagus epitomize a "noble" vision of the city. If you thought you'd stumbled upon a quaint artists' colony while exploring the little streets of Bairro Alto, stop by at night when the nightclubs, bars and restaurants fill up with trendsetters decked out in the latest fashions and styles.
Imagine your dream world: a verdant land with an abundance of vegetation from the four corners of the earth, a baroque palace, a romantic quinta, fashionable beaches, splendid golf courses, all within easy reach of Lisbon. Well, your dream world is a reality in Costa de Lisboa. In this veritable playground for Lisboans, you can escape the city for a few days of relaxation, or perhaps stay in one of the nearby pousadas in Queluz or Palmela, or at the beach resorts of Cascais or Estoril. And don't miss Sintra and its surrounding area.