Lisbon and the surrounding area may be stunning on ground level, but it’s another level from the air.
Climb into a helicopter and take off, rising above the city of 7 hills, hugging the nearby coastline. Pass the likes of Sintra and Cascais. There will be fortresses, there will be rugged cliffs, there will be palaces. Hit Cabo da Roca - the closest point on continental Europe to America. Ponder your place in the world as you look over the azur ocean stretching for hundreds of miles, as so many Portuguese explorers have done before you. You’ll never see this part of Portugal in the same way again.