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When: Lisbon is lovely at any time of the year and the peak season runs between May and October. To beat the crowds and avoid the intense heat of midsummer, why not try heading there in May or September?
Where: Lisbon has a vast array of attractions for single travellers. Check out some of its many museums and art galleries, including the Museo Nacional de Arte Antiga where the country's excellent national art collection is housed and visit the neighbourhood of Belem on the Atlantic Coast where you can see the Jeronimos Museum and the Belem Tower.
Why: Because Lisbon is a fascinating and historic city. There are plenty of stunning attractions to see here. Visitors can purchase a Lisboa Card which entitles them to access to public museums as well as use of public transport.
When: Head out to Lisbon in the midsummer months of July and August. The climate is spectacular with balmy Mediterranean heat tempered by a refreshing breeze from the Atlantic. In the summer, Lisbon's nightlife really comes into its own with restaurants spilling out onto the streets and bars staying open into the small hours!
Where: Lisbon's primary nightlife spot is the hilltop neighbourhood of Barrio Alto. Here you'll find some great little eating establishments as well as clubs and concert venues playing jazz, electronic and reggae music. For designer shopping boutiques, head to the Avenida da Liberdade.
Why: Because despite its grand historic pedigree, Lisbon is a young and vibrant city with some excellent nightlife and a feel good philosophy coupled with a simply stunning climate!
When: Lisbon is gorgeous throughout the year. It makes an excellent destination for a spot of winter sunshine or a gorgeous summer holiday. Head out in the spring months for pleasant weather and a more laid back ambience.
Where: There are lots of charming and romantic historic neighbourhoods to explore. Be sure to visit Alfama - the oldest part of the city where you'll find gorgeous late medieval and baroque architecture as well as some great restaurants and charming old bars.
Why: Lisbon's distinctive geography and great history make it a uniquely romantic destination with gorgeous hilltop views and a fantastic climate. A day cruise along the Atlantic coast can be a particularly special touch on a romantic getaway.
When: The little ones might find the midsummer sun a bit too intense. Lisbon could be a great destination for an easter holiday or for the autumn half term when the climate is more mild.
Where: Visit the stunning national park of Sintra. Just 28 kilometres from Lisbon, it's an area of mountains and woodlands where you can see a Moorish castle and the beautiful, polychromatic 19th century Pena Palace.
Why: Because the Portuguese explorers of old are the stuff of all children's fantasies. Lisbon is a beautiful city with attractions that will appeal as much to the kids as they will to their parents.