Lisbon has been chosen as the second best city in the world for “five-star tourism”, coming only behind Athens, which occupies first position.

The ranking, highlighted on the website, took into account the reviews and ratings of travellers on sites such as Tripadvisor and analysed the best rated cities when it comes to hotels, restaurants, night out and “things to do”.

Lisbon was ranked as having 15.8% of its overall tourist offer with top traveller scores (an average that includes hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants, attractions or nightlife).

The website highlights the “imposing São Jorge Castle, overlooking the beautiful pastel-hued streets of Lisbon, and the Museu Nacional do Azulejo”.

The city is also known “for its excellent food and is within walking distance of several beaches”, they add.