Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal. Lying on the banks of the Tagus estuary and bordering the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon boasts an incredibly rich history, and a plethora of atmospheric neighbourhoods, grand monuments, picturesque lanes and broad boulevards. My recent visit reminded me yet again why it’s one of my favourite European capitals! Both landing in and taking-off from Lisbon was a treat as I had panoramic views of Lisbon from the plane window! I sat in row ‘A’ on both flights. The plane landed from a southwesterly direction and on my way home, took off in a southwesterly direction.
The view before landing in Lisbon
The plane approached Lisbon from the north, flew past the city and over the Atlantic Ocean before turning around to make the final approach.
The view after taking off from Lisbon
The airport is located approximately 6 kilometers from the city center so the panoramic views of Lisbon unfolded rapidly right after take off!
If you’re flying into or out of Lisbon, choose a window seat for some pretty spectacular views of the city!
Read other Velvet Escape posts from the Plane Views series:
- Incredible views from a plane window
- Plane views: Kathmandu
- Plane views: the Himalayas and Mount Everest
- Plane views: Dubrovnik
- Plane views: Sydney Harbour
- Plane Views: Rio de Janeiro
- Plane views: Santiago to Punta Arenas (Chilean Andes & Patagonia)
- Plane views: Bora Bora, French Polynesia
- Plane views: Athens
- Plane views: Mauritius