Lisbon Oceanarium was elected by online magazine and website Tripadvisor (www.tripadvisor.com) as the Best in the World. A visit not to be missed. They said "Fantastic oceanarium. Enthralling from start to finish. Loved sitting in the little nook and watching turtles glide above us". Don´t miss it.
In an excelent article published in CNN, journalist Fiona Dunlop considerered LIsbon as Europe´s coolest capital. The full article can be read HERE
(CNN) -- What makes a city "cool"?
If it means being loaded with atmosphere, charm, great food and nightlife, yet ignored by the bulk of travelers, then Lisbon deserves consideration as Europe's coolest capital.
1. Nightlife that can outlast Madrid's
If you think Madrid stays out late, try a night out in Lisbon.
The city is less about heaving clubs and more about a roving nocturnal flow that ends (maybe) when dawn rises over the Tagus River.
Website Globe Spots, awarded Portugal with the Top of the Top 10 countries fo 2013. Here´s how they decribe it:
"Portugal oozes 'old European charm'. Medieval towns and historical quarters are full of squares, churches and monasteries. Narrow lanes are flanked by old skew houses with crooked balconies draped in drying laundry. Here, neighbours still share the latest gossip or discuss politics from their windows. Pastry shops and taverns are found in such abundance it makes you wonder whether the Portuguese eat at home at all. The pace is soothingly slow and any day seems to be a good day for a drink. Chances are that after a few days in Portugal, you'll find yourself sitting in a small square with a glass of tawny port in your hand, no matter whether you previously liked the stuff or not. It's just one of those things Portugal does to you."
20 selected towns were competing for the prestigious title of Best European Destination 2012. After a three weeks’ period of online voting Porto is elected the Best European Destination 2012 and wins the title ahead of 19 big european cities.
Lisbon, the Portuguese Capital, was awarded the 8th place.
The 4th Eurobest Advertising Festival, Europe’s leading awards and annual event for creative advertising and communications, will be held on November 28th, 29th and 30th this year in Lisbon, Portugal.
"Eurobest is unique as a creative festival in that it moves around Europe from year to year. After success in Stockholm, Amsterdam and Hamburg, we are delighted to be bringing this festival of creativity, inspiration and learning to the beautiful city of Lisbon, and would like to thank the Mayor of Lisbon and all the creative industries of Portugal for making us so welcome," said Philip Thomas, CEO of Cannes Lions, organisers of Eurobest. "We especially thank our official representative in Portugal, Multimedia Outdoors Portugal, for their wonderful support."
Academicians, friends and finalists gathered at Covent Garden's Grand Connaught Rooms on Friday 11 November 2011 to hear who had triumphed in the 2012 Urbanism Awards.
Following a summer of assessment visits, the Academy's members were invited to vote according to reports written by teams of Academicians.
The Academy of Urbanism, an independent group that brings together experts from areas related to urban planning in Britain and Ireland, decided to give Lisbon, The European City of the Year 2012 award. It was voted by about 500 academics, distinguishing a set of best urban planning practices...