Welcome to Lisbon, Portugal
One of Europe’s oldest and most colorful cities, Lisbon is an ideal base for Canadian snowbirds to escape the Canadian winter. Bathed in sunshine for much of the year, Lisbon enjoys a very early spring and mild winters.
And Lisbon is more affordable than most European cities, particularly during the off-season – which is when snowbirds like to go!
The city is located on the Atlantic – the only European capital that enjoys that distinction – so there are wonderful beaches nearby. Lisbon also has good direct air connections with Toronto and Montreal.
Known as the city of the seven hills, Lisbon is spotted with more than two dozen viewpoints known as miradouros. Each viewpoint offers a unique perspective on the city and is like a small park. Lisbon is also known for its wonderful tiles, known as azulejos, which can be found on many buildings’ facades and walls throughout the city.
A wide variety of landscapes and history is close by for exploring, whether to the north or south of the capital. With beaches, natural parks, cultural routes, and accommodations to suit all budgets, Lisbon is an ideal choice for snowbirds.