Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS)
Orientation and Maps
A glorious city with a particularly charming 18th-century centre, Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and deservedly so. The country's biggest city, Lisbon has a population of approximately 570,000 and more than 2.7 million inhabitants reside in the metropolitan area.
Located on the northern outskirts of Lisbon and close to Odivelas, Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) is well connected to this part of Portugal, alongside alongside the Segunda Circular freeway and other main roads. Many people also travel to the city via train, with many regular trains arriving every day from northern Portugal, Madrid and even Paris. Lisbon's train station is known locally as the 'Estaçao Santa Apolónia and is just a short walk from the Praça do Comércio, while the main bus station can be found along the Avenida Joao Crisóstomo.
Lisbon Portela Airport (LIS) Maps: Important City Districts
The Baixa area of Lisbon has become the true heart of the city and lies alongside the waterfront. With a gridwork of roads and many public squares, much of this area dates back to the mid-18th century. To the east of this area you will find a number of historic landmarks, which include the city's 12th-century cathedral and the Castle of Sao Jorge, both of which stands on Lisbon's highest hill.
Lisbon's historic city centre contains seven hills, resulting in a number of the streets being extremely steep. There are three cable funicular railways to enable people to easily reach the top of the steepest areas, offering superb views along the way. To the west of central Lisbon, the Monsanto Forest Park covers a vast space and is the perfect way to escape the hustle and bustle of city life, as are the nearby beaches, such as those around the Costa da Caparica.