Portugal has always been a good place to take the kids and Lisbon, with its trams, elevators, funiculars and ferries, is a wonderland ... more »for young, curious minds. The Portuguese themselves naturally embrace anything small on two legs; the tight-knit family ethic remains an inherent part of their culture.
On a more practical level, many of the top tourist attractions operate with children in mind, with free entrance for toddlers a given in most places and economical family tickets available at some.
The first part of our full-day tour takes you to the most modern part of the capital - the impressive Parque das Nações. This former site of the 1998 World Exposition has a wealth of family attractions, including the Lisbon Oceanarium (one of the largest in Europe), the Knowledge and Live Science Pavilion and an exhilarating cable-car journey that runs along the riverbank. For the afternoon, there's a fun-filled visit to Lisbon's zoo in store for the kids, followed by the many thrills to be found at the nearby Funcentre inside Colombo shopping centre facing Benfica's hallowed football ground, the magnificent Stadium of Light. less «