About Lisbon

Lisbon is the city to visit at the moment and we can see why! The undulating hills, great food, cool bars and friendly people are just some of the things that make the Portuguese capital special. Jump on the number 28 tram (before 10am is the best) for a journey around some gorgeous Lisbon streets and important sites in a vintage yellow tram.

Ready to fall in love with Lisbon? Start with our FREE Tour of Lisbon, which gives you an overview of the city's history and main attractions.
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Good to know

Airport Transfer

The Aerobus goes to Downtown Lisbon and will cost you €1.35 for a one-way ticket or €3.50 for a day pass. Groups of four or more can get the day pass for €2 each.

Currency

Euro. You can exchange money at the airport or use one of its ATMs.

Public Transportation

Day passes that are valid on buses, trams and the metro cost €6.50 for the first day, and €5 for every additional day. However, the city center is compact and traffic can back up, so consider walking (and braving the hills!).

Safety

Lisbon is a safe city but be street-smart. Keep your valuables in a safe place and watch out for pickpockets.

Tipping

Lisbon is a cheap city to visit and waiters and waitresses working in restaurants in Portugal don't expect tips, but they do appreciate them. If you get good service make sure to tip well!

Emergency number

112

Useful words

Good morning/ Good afternoon/ Good night - Bom dia/ Boa tarde/ Boa noite
Excuse me - Com licença
Thank You - Obrigado/a (male/female)
Cheers! - Viva! Saúde!
Do you speak English? - Fala espanhol/inglȇs?

Lisbon Top Attractions

1. Torre de Belém
2. Alfama District
3. Rossio Square
4. Santa Justa Elevator
5. São Jorge Castle
6. Praça do Comércio

BAIRRO ALTO

This area transforms at night into one big party with people spilling out into the streets.

>> Where to eat, drink and go shopping in Bairro Alto

AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE

This is one of the most popular and important avenues in central Lisbon.

>> Where to stay, eat, drink and go shopping in Avenida da Liberdade

ALFAMA DISTRICT

Alfama is the oldest district and most authentic part of Lisbon. As you walk through the maze of streets be sure to look up and give a wave to the locals who can often be found watching from their windows.

>> Where to stay, eat, drink and go shopping in Alfama