A city built on the ruins of its apocalyptic 1755 earthquake, Lisbon is a city teeming with a paradoxical old-school historic charm seemingly derived from an ancient era. See for yourself the postcard-worthy beauty of the capital of Portugal, as you tread along cobbled alleyways, take in ancient ruins, scenic panoramic vistas, and white-domed cathedrals. Feel yourself dwarfed by the sete colinas — or seven hills — towering over the Rio Tejo. With the flourishing gamut of a culinary scene that offers arroz doce to apple pie, or bacalhau to burgers, the city is every foodie’s dream. In between stuffing yourselves, pay a trip to one of the city’s many quaint tascas, boozy watering holes, LGBT hotspots, classic nightclubs, and high-end cocktail bars for a wild night on the town. Lisboa’s raucously full nightlife scene has established the city as one of Europe’s wildest drinking locales. Whether you paint the town red or see the paintings themselves in the many museums and art galleries, Lisbon is one of Europe’s most exciting cities.