Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. It is one of the oldest cities in the world, and the oldest in Western Europe, predating other modern European capitals such as London, Paris and Rome by centuries. Thanks to its rich history, Lisbon is buzzing with Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums, it's a real gift for culture and history enthusiasts. Lisbon, also nicknamed "The City of the Sea", offers beautiful beaches that range from sheltered little coves to miles of dune-backed sands. Most of them are clean and fly the European Union Blue Flag for excellence and are ideal for a refreshing day in the sun. But for the longest stretches of sand, head south of the city, to Costa da Caparica, or better yet, to refreshing Meco, sandy Troia, or secluded Adraga, ranked as one of the best beaches in Europe. Guincho beautiful beach for instance is known world-wide for surfing. You will be amazed by the variety of activities that you can do in Lisbon. Just beg to have enough time !