Lisbon, the capital of Portugal, has been chosen the most cost-effective capital city in Europe for 2023 according to a recent survey by ABTA, a major organisation of travel agents and tour operators. The annual travel poll examines tourist expenses in 35 European destinations, with Lisbon emerging as the top pick for a cheap city trip.
Athens, Greece, Krakow, Poland, and Vilnius, the capital of Lithuania, were in the second, third, and fourth spots on the list, respectively. The rating is determined by examining 12 factors, including city tours, a two-night stay at any 3-star hotel, a romantic dinner for two with wine, and transportation inside the city.
With a winning bid of £225 (INR 23,095), Lisbon, a walker’s paradise, took home the honour. On that topic, let’s quickly review some of the popular Lisbon tourist attractions.
1) Castelo De Sao Jorge: One of Lisbon’s top tourist destinations is Castelo De Sao Jorge (Saint George’s Castle). This ancient fortress, perched on a hill, has played a significant role in the history of Lisbon because it was the site of defences used by the Phoenicians, Romans, and other peoples.
2) Belem Tower: A notable landmark in Lisbon, Belem Tower is regarded as one of the city’s most beautiful architectural creations. It is listed as a World Legacy landmark by UNESCO as well.
3) Jeronimos Monastery: Jeronimos Monastery is yet another must-see location in Lisbon. The centre of the monastery, which features a sizable garden, is the building.
4) Lisbon Oceanarium: One of the top nighttime destinations in Lisbon is here. Lisbon Oceanarium, which houses several aquatic species from all over the world, is also Europe’s largest indoor aquarium.
The National Museum of Ancient Art, another popular Lisbon site, is a great place for art enthusiasts. More than 40,000 pieces of art from all around the world can be found at the National Museum of Ancient Art.
SOURCE :- https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/travel/travel-news/this-city-has-been-named-europes-most-budget-friendly-for-2023/articleshow/100298152.cms