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Lisbon: City break in the best city in the world

It is no coincidence that Lisbon has been voted the world's best place for a city break. Read here why.
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The popular boy in the class

Portugal's beautiful capital and largest city Lisbon experiencing an increase in popularity in these years that only a few other major cities in the world can show. And as an emphasis on its growing popularity, in 2019 the city was named “the world's best city break destination” by the World Travel Awards. It is often called tourism's response to an Oscar.

But what is it that makes a trip to the city of Lisbon so special beyond the - by Western European standards - low prices and the pleasant climate and the good food? In the following, you can read about four aspects that, among many others, have helped to make Lisbon the special city it is today.

Lisbon, which is the capital of Portugal, is known for its many old and beautiful trams. Among them are the little yellow remodelado models. They date back to the 1930s and are still decorated with the original polished wooden benches. They are the most famous and have over time become a kind of landmark for the whole of Lisbon.

If you think it looks a bit steep when driving around Lisbon's narrow, hilly and often very winding streets, it may be reassuring to know that these trams are called remodelado - which in Danish means 'renovated' - because they had their brakes and electrical system upgraded in the 1990s.

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