It comes as no surprise that Lisbon is the bustling capital of Portugal, for it has long served as a thriving LGBT center of culture, arts, and progressive society politics. The current reneaissance occuring here is allowing Lisbon to continuously make its mark on Europe. This beautiful city is built on seven hills near the Atlantic, so ocean breezes keep things especially cool and pleasant. Because of its proximity to the coast, the weather can quickly change though so be sure to come prepared for a range of temeratures and climate qualities during your travels! .