Lisbon

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Flying To Lisbon With American Airlines

Find flights to Lisbon with American Airlines and plan a journey of discovery in Portugal. The country's capital offers plenty to entice everyone in the family, from UNESCO World Heritage Sites to relaxing by the water's edge. We'll help you plan an unforgettable trip with tips on the best things to do in Lisbon.

Things to Do in Lisbon

Since it's one of the oldest cities in the world, it stands to reason that one of the most popular activities in Lisbon is exploring its historic areas. The Tower of Belem and nearby Hieronymites Monastery (or Jeronimos Monastery) are both UNESCO World Heritage Sites and fine examples of Manueline architecture. The monastery can be traced back to the 15th century, and it soon became a symbol of Portuguese expansion into the world. The monks who first lived here were to pray for the eternal soul of the king who ordered it built: King Manuel I. Close by, Belem Tower was constructed in the early 16th century to defend the Tagus River. Today it is an icon of the city.

Thanks to its prime location on the Atlantic coast of Portugal, the city enjoys prime Mediterranean weather, excellent light and a dramatically hilly terrain -- which is part of the fun. Taking a tram to explore without getting winded is one of the most entertaining things to do in Lisbon. Tram 28 has become something of an attraction in its own right as it dates back a century (the route, not the actual vehicles themselves). It takes you all around the city and gets you an up-close view of many neighborhoods and attractions.

One of those attractions, St. George's Castle (or Castle of Sao Jorge) is worth stopping to explore. It's the type of castle you dreamed of as a child upon hearing of dragons and knights. It overlooks the entire city and dates back to medieval times. It's full of history, and discovering it is one of our favorite activities in Lisbon. The castle and its towers were a formidable citadel, complete with a moat, and you can still see remnants of canons that defended it through the centuries. Climb to the walkway along the top of the wall and your breath will be taken away by the view of the city.

You can also get to know the city with an expert English-speaking guide by taking the Private Tour: Lisbon Sightseeing excursion. Over four hours, you'll explore with your guide, who will answer all of your questions.

American Airlines looks forward helping you fly to Lisbon. Get ready for a fascinating trip full of fascinating delights in the capital of Portugal.

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