Lying in the western Iberian Peninsula at the meeting of the River Tagus and the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is the westernmost capital city in continental Europe. With a warm Mediterranean climate, the Portuguese capital is one of the warmest metropoles in Europe during the winter months. As one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is full of historical landmarks and boasts a robust culture.
There are many possibilities to traverse the City, If the weather is agreeable, the best way is to either walk or to rent a bike (available from most hotels) and take advantage of the city’s many bicycle tracks.
Most surrounding districts are all within walking or biking distance and many of the downtown streets are pedestrian only, making a walk through the bustling city a delight.
Of note are the colourful buildings, but also the many stunning landmarks scattered around the city. Through their brutalist and modern styles, these new buildings do stick out from the rest, but don’t interfere with the city’s low skyline.
The Capital of Denmark has put sustainability at the forefront of its agenda, as have many of its inhabitants. Initiatives are undergoing to have the city become carbon-neutral by 2025.
More and more, the city aims to become more eco-friendly. Not only are the buses in Copenhagen starting to operate using electricity instead of diesel but even the rental boats use solar energy.
Copenhagen has many restaurants under their sustainable philosophy, having organic or largely organic menus. Whether its Italian cuisine, Nordic cuisine or a Danish hot dog, tasty and organic options are usually available.
Not only are restaurants an experience but also the many stalls that can be found on the streets of the harbour city, that operate under the same philosophy.
See you in Lisbon for ECCMID 2022!