The capital city of Portugal is a truly global city. Approximately three million people live in Lisbon proper making it the third largest metropolitan area in the Iberian Peninsula, after Madrid and Barcelona.
Located in the western Iberian Peninsula on the River Tagus, the bustling city is mainland Europe’s western-most capital city and the only one along the Atlantic coast. Today, Lisbon is an important city for finance, commerce, fashion, media, entertainment, arts, international trade, education and tourism.
The city has around 2,806 hours of sunshine per year and visitors enjoy the warm weather the region has to offer. Of all European capitals, Lisbon ranks among those with the warmest winters and the mildest winter nights.
Intercontinental Lisbon invites guests to step into a world of contemporary luxury and exceptional views in a unique setting.
Located next to the peaceful Parque Eduardo VII, just above the Avenida da Liberdade, the hotel provides guests with exceptional views over Lisbon’s historic old town and the river. With a comfortable and laid-back elegance, the five-star hotel boasts newly renovated rooms and suites with luxurious refinements and modern décor.
Accommodation with modern elegance
The rooms at InterContinental Lisbon provide a calm and serene atmosphere, whilst combining luxury and comfort. The décor, mainly minimalist, follows a line of neutral tones, with some blue highlights that balance everything evenly. The 331 rooms and suites were all renovated in 2019. All rooms are 34 sqm. and the hotel offers: Classic City View, Classic River View, Classic High Floor, Terrace Rooms and Family Rooms.
Suites are comprised of seven Junior Suites, two Two-storey Suites, two Two-storey Suites with Terrace, one One-bedroom Suite, one One-bedroom Suite with Terrace, two Prestige Suites, one Two-bedroom Suite and one Panoramic Suite.
Classic rooms feature a contemporary decor and views over the Eduardo VII Park or Lisbon.
Classic River View rooms are located on higher floors, with incredible views over the castle, the Tagus River, and the Lisbon hills.
Junior Suites vary in size from 43 to 157 square meters, guests can choose from exclusive suites with panoramic views over the old city, the Tagus River, and Parque Eduardo VII. All suites have a spacious living area, and some have living rooms, kitchenettes, offices, and terraces.
Portuguese gastronomy and Mediterranean flavours
In a relaxed and exclusive atmosphere, that only the InterContinental Lisbon can offer, the Uptown Bar serves a menu of innovative drinks mixed with local artisanal products. Guests can take a seat, lean back and relax as they enjoy signature cocktails, such as “Glow in the Dark”, “Mon Cherrie”, or some of the best Portuguese wines.
This Mediterranean gastronomic experience is located next to the hotel lobby, Akla features a modern design and elegant decor with Portuguese tiled panels. The restaurant offers Portuguese seasonal ingredients that, combined with Chef Eddy Melo’s international working experience, result in a dining concept revolving around Portuguese food and local flavors.
The perfect place to stay while visiting the Portuguese capital
The proximity to Lisbon’s Airport, as well as several museums, monuments and breathtaking viewpoints, makes the Intercontinental Hotel a unique venue — whether for a vacation, business trip, or organizing an event.
Meetings and events
The InterContinental Lisbon has the perfect location for meetings, conferences, corporate and social events. Ideal spaces for any occasion, with a tailored and flexible service are available for congresses, product launches, meetings or social events such as weddings and other celebrations.
With one of Lisbon’s highest ballroom ceilings, the Ballroom is 360 sqm. and has a ceiling height of 5.5 meters.
The resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama is a church built in the 1500s as part of a magnificent monastery. Its cloisters are considered among the most beautiful in the world and have been listed as a World Heritage Site. Praca do Imperio, Lisbon, Lisbon 1400-206.
The city’s icon is also a symbol of the Age of Discovery. Built in the early 1500s, this ornate watchtower has been declared a World Heritage monument by UNESCO. Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon, Lisbon 1400-038.
St. George’s Castle
From the millennium-old battlements of this castle you have a bird’s-eye view of the city in the company of roaming peacocks. Inside is a small archaeological museum and down the hill are a couple of terraces with perfect postcard views over Alfama, the city’s medieval village-like neighborhood. Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo, Lisbon, Lisbon 1100-129.
Calouste Gulbenkian Museum
Treasures from the East and the West collected by one man. This museum is now one of the world’s finest private art collections. It includes works by Rembrandt, Rubens, Monet and René Lalique. Avenida de Berna 45, Lisbon, Lisbon 1067-001.
Across the Jeronimos Monastery, reached via an underpass by its gardens, is the Discoveries Monument, built on the North bank of the Tagus River in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Prince Henry the Navigator. Avenida Brasilia, Lisbon, Lisbon 1400-038.
Lisbon’s Oceanarium is one of the world’s largest aquariums. Designed by American architect Peter Chermeyeff, it rises from the river and is reached by a footbridge. Esplanada Dom Carlos I, Lisbon, Lisbon 1990-005.
National Coach Museum
One of Lisbon’s most visited sights. The Coaches Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches) has the largest and most valuable collection of its type in the world. It is housed in a richly decorated 18th century royal riding school that is part of Belem Palace, illustrating the ostentation and staggering wealth of the old Portuguese elite. Praça Afonso de Albuquerque, Lisbon, Lisbon 1300-004.
Santa Justa Elevator
One of the city’s best-loved landmarks and also known as the “Elevator of Carmo,” this extraordinary structure was built at the turn of the century by the Portugal-born French architect Raoul de Mesnier du Ponsard (an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, explaining the structure’s similarities to Paris’ Eiffel Tower), to connect downtown to Bairro Alto (the lowest and highest points of the city). Rua do Ouro, Lisbon, Lisbon 1150-060.
Park and National Palace of Pena
Built in the 1840s, it is one of Europe’s most fantastic palaces, often compared to Neuschwanstein and the other mock-medieval castles of Ludwig of Bavaria in Germany, although it was actually built more than two decades before those. It includes a drawbridge, a conglomeration of turrets, ramparts, and domes, and a gargoyle above a Neo-Manueline arch, all washed in an array of pastel shades. Estrada da Pena, Sintra, Sintra 2710-609.
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