Lisbon is like an ever younger heart in a gracefully aging body. With a due share of Gothic cathedrals, spooky monasteries and proud symbols of the Portuguese Age of Discovery as a backdrop, the capital is hugely defined by the youthful spirit of its hedonistic, trend-conscious citizens. Just venture to the cobblestoned backstreets, where the yellow electric trams move laboriously up the narrow inclining streets. You'll see people saunter unhurriedly, walk out of tiny pubs with their drinks in hands, laughing gregariously and inviting you to clink glasses with them. And the best thing about it all is that the urban clamor typical for capital cities is, miraculously, not to be found here.