The VFM Awards — The Best City in Europe: Lisbon

The Sunday Times Travel magazineThe June 2011 issue of The Sunday Times Travel magazine features its annual list of what it calls the “VFM Awards.” That’s where it highlights the most affordable places in the world that are also quite rewarding travel experiences (VFM stands for “Value For Money”). In the European category, the “best city” was Lisbon. Described as a “sexy-sultry” destination, this is the second year in a row that it’s been singled out in this category, and 2011’s biggest competitor was second-place Berlin.
Accompanied by a photo of the Bica elevator, the article also highlights the must-see Jeronimos Monastery and the obligatory stop just a few feet away, the Antiga Confeitaria de Belém, better known as the Pastéis de Belém (custard tarts) shop.