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Welcome to Lisbon

Lisbon

A vibrant and modern 'old' city!

Portugal's capital city is the history of the world writ large - the stepping off point for Vasco da Gama, an outpost of Julius Caesar's Rome, a Germanic settlement from the fifth century, routed by the Moors in the eight century, recaptured by the Crusaders and older than London or Paris; if it's history you're after, Lisbon has plenty!

But more than that, Lisbon is one of the most beautiful of the European cities and just perfect for city breaks or short breaks in Europe. Walking the streets is an exercise in architectural delight, olde world shopping and pavement life as Lisbonites enjoy their coffee, pastries and aperitifs.

Lisbon (and Portugal) is home to sherry, fado and great football. The people are passionate, the sights are fabulous and the shopping is the equivalent of anywhere in Europe. Come any time for cheap city breaks. You'll love the food, you'll enjoy the late night adventures, you'll find something to explore around every second corner.

Lisbon is well worth a visit, flying or otherwise.

Information & Facts

Climate

Portugal has a very mild sub-tropical Mediterranean climate so year-round travel is no problem. The wettest months are November and December.
Average temps in summer range from around 20C in April to 28C in August. Summer lasts about six months from April through October and is very pleasant. The transition seasons are mild with temps averaging around 17C. Winter is mild with average temps of 14C.

Eating Out

Cheap, expensive and everything in between.

The food in Lisbon is first rate - on every level. You can spend what you like here and find something utterly delicious! As you'd expect, there's a lot of seafood and a Spanish-style of cooking is prevalent. You'll find a lot of Brazilian food and Asian restaurants abound. One thing you have to do is find the magical cake shop called Pasteis de Belem which serves the sacred cake of the same name. Only three people alive know the recipe and rest assured, it's worth the visit. A word of warning; if you're vegetarian, you may struggle a little in Liosbon, unless you can settle for seafood.

The budget options - the crackingly good cafe culture in Lisbon ensures the budget traveller has plenty of options. You can stop in a bar for a beer or two and enjoy the tapas-style snacks, or wander to a back table and have something more substantial. You'll quickly get into the habit of a glass of Vinho Verde (green wine) with Espetada (meat on a skewer). There are loads of cheap restaurants in Belem, all reasonably priced, all open late and all spotlessly clean. All have their menus priced in the window so you know what to expect.

Mid price options - look out for some spectacular steak that you cook yourself on a hot stone at Cabacas on Rua des Gaveas in Bairro Alto. For more traditional Portuguese, try Restaurante 1º de Maio in Bairro Alto. Look out for the Chimarrão (chain of restaurants), you'll find one in the Chiado shopping centre. They have good meat and are not expensive.

Splurge - it's easy to spend up large in Lisbon! Try Luca in downtown Lisbon, excellent with a wide menu. Mezzaluna and Bocca get good reviews although they're at the pricey end of town. Restaurante Espaço Azores. Amazing restaurant with Azorean food is in the Ajuda area. And if you want the best... try Gambrinus in the Four Seasons Hotel Ritz. Good service, exquisite Portuguese inspired dishes and an extensive wine list.

Sightseeing

Lisbon - the beauty of old Europe, the sophistication of new Europe

Lisbon is such a great city that your visit here will have you seriously thinking about when to relocate! The sophistication of a first world city, without the expense of a London or Paris. This a great city to move around in because you can pick a neighbourhood and spend the day there; pick another one tomorrow and do the same.

The old town - most of Lisbon is old! Start your travels in Alfama. This lovely suburb spreads down the southern slope from the Castle of São Jorge to the Tagus river and is alive with history. It is a compact labyrinth of cobblestone streets, back alley ways and squares.

Fado - the famous singing bars of Lisbon can polarise people - you either love Fado, the poetic songs of old Portugal with soaring voices accompanied generally by just a guitar. Or you don't! You must, however, experience it whilst in Portugal so you can have your own opinion. Alfama has a variety of Fado bars and restaurants.

Baixa - is the district at the heart of the city. Largely reconstructed after the earthquake of 1755, the area has a grid pattern. Within Baixa are several 'must see' spots, including Rossio (the oldest square in Lisbon), the Church of Sao Domingos, the Restauradores Square and the Elevador de Santa Justa, a gothic-style lift that carries people between the suburbs of Baixa and Chiado

Belem - wander the setting off point for the explorers of old and enjoy sights such as the UNESCO world heritage Praca do Imperio. These beautiful gardens are also home to Jeronimos Monastery. Close by are the tomb of Vasco da Gama, the Maritime Museum and the National Archaeological Museum.

Don't miss - Tram 28, Lisbon's unofficial tourist tour! It takes you on an extraordinary (and cheap) tour of the old town and you'll share space with the locals. The other must do is the Aquarium - one of the largest and best in Europe.

Albergaria Residencial Insulana, it's an excellent small hotel situated right in the center of the city of Lisbon in the zone of Baixa/Rossio. Right in the shopping and historical center of the city, here the visitor will find the best commerce as well..
Ex Libris is an expression in Latin that literally means “from the Books of”.Its name reflects the tradition of the street,which links Praça Luís de Camões with Largo Trindade Coelho in Chiado and borders the historic neighbourhood of Bairro Alto.Ex Libris..
A stay at Almaria Ex Libris Chiado places you in the heart of Lisbon, within a 10-minute walk of Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. This aparthotel is 0.7 mi (1.2 km) from Commerce Square and 0.8 mi (1.2 km) from Lisbon Cathedral (Se).
With a stay at this apartment, you'll be centrally located in Lisbon, within a 5-minute walk of Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. This apartment is 0.5 mi (0.7 km) from Commerce Square and 0.5 mi (0.8 km) from Lisbon Cathedral (Se).
B.A. Hostel Unrated
Hostel was constructed in 1900. Hostel was completely refurbished in 2010. There are a total of 10 rooms on the premises. The property consists of 3 double rooms, 2 triple rooms and 4 quadruple rooms. This hostel offers the ideal combination of comfort..
With elegantly decorated accommodation, Browns Boutique Hotel offers a central location in Lisbon, a 5-minute walk from Chiado and Bairro Alto. It includes free WiFi access and designer furniture.||Al
With a stay at Cacilhas Guest Apartments in Almada, you'll be within a 15-minute drive of Lisbon Zoo and Jeronimos Monastery. This aparthotel is 8.3 mi (13.3 km) from Commerce Square and 8.3 mi (13.4 km) from Rossio Square.
Located in Lisbon (Belem), Casa Amarela Belém is within a 15-minute walk of Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. This guesthouse is 5.3 mi (8.6 km) from Commerce Square and 5.4 mi (8.7 km) from Castle of Sao Jorge.
Charm Flats Unrated
With a stay at Charm Flats in Lisbon (Lisbon Old Town), you'll be a 3-minute walk from Botanical Garden and 8 minutes by foot from Rossio Square. This apartment is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Restauradores Square and 0.6 mi (0.9 km) from Marquis of Pombal Square..
GeneralIdeally located in Chiado, Dear Lisbon Bordalo House features a Belle Epoque-style decor with a contemporary touch and the ambience of a true Portuguese House. All elegant rooms and suites are equipped with Smart Tv, air conditioning, Egyptian..

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