Lisbon, known by the Romans as Olisipo, is one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. Its light enchants every visitor, whether at sunset at one of the magnificent restaurants by the Tejo river or while exploring the ever-picturesque quarters. A2Z invites you to join one of the several programs with a starting point in this mesmerizing city and understand the true Portugal.
Lisbon is dazzling on a sunny day. Its light has been enchanting everyone who stops by since ever and fascinating those who see it for the first time.
The Tejo river that here mingles with the Atlantic Ocean reflects the white houses scattered across the city’s seven hills making this metropolis one of Europe’s most beautiful cities.
In a unique combination of ancient and modern, Lisbon offers the visitor a huge variety of reasons to visit: the old quarters and their narrow medieval streets, the monuments and museums telling the story of the capital of an ancient empire at the same time as the signs of modernity displayed a revolutionary architecture such as Sisa Vieira’s at Parque das Nações.
The food, well…The food is simply fantastic whether it is one of the legendary one thousand or more creative ways to prepare codfish or in many other scrumptious recipes served at a tiny restaurant at any given alley. Modern and exclusive gourmet restaurants will be harms opened to you in case that is your preference. Lisbon is also Fado, musical sounds calling out for sentiment with a strong presence of an untranslatable word: Saudade.
These and so many other reasons explain why it is crucial for visiting Lisbon and to “lose” oneself in its streets.
At the end of the day, A2Z invites you to sit comfortably in a café terrace by the river and enjoy the company of a vigorous Portuguese wine while the pulse of the city Romans named as Olisipo beats in your heart.
Pastéis de Belém: the Portuguese Custard Tarts Flavour
Worldwide famous, the Belém's pastels began to be manufactured since 1837, according to an old recipe found in the Jerónimos Monastery. Since then the Pastéis de Belém has provided the intense palate of traditional Portuguese sweets.