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Located on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of Portugal's most charming cities. Walk down any of its cobblestone streets and there's a good chance you'll come across some traditional fado music or "pastelarias" serving fresh "pastéis de nata" or custard tarts. The old-fashioned tram 28 is one of the last of its kind still operating in the city, and provides a fun way to get between the popular Graça, Alfama, Baixa, and Estrela districts.

The central Bairro Alto district is a great place to try out some of the capital's famous cuisine. Be sure to order some "bacalhau à Brás" (shredded cod with onions, eggs, and potatoes) or a classic "cozido à portuguesa" stew.

Visit the ancient São Jorge castle and Santa Justa Elevator for a fascinating blend of history and panoramic views. Lisbon is also home to Ponte Vasco da Gama—the longest bridge in Europe—and its sister bridge, San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril.

Lisbon also has great surfing spots like Carcavelos and Costa da Caparica, offering plenty of long sandy beaches.

Tonight

From $19 per night

This weekend

From $87 per night

Next weekend

From $87 per night

Most popular time to visit October-December
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.08
Language Portuguese
Average weekend price $102 per night
Average weekday price $103 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Lisbon reviews

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10

Yellow sightseeing bus is not a hop on and off, it only...

January 29, 2023

Yellow sightseeing bus is not a hop on and off, it only allows a few stops, not enough information at the stops regarding times etc. Very vibrant, lots of street entertainment. Plenty of restaurants and good cafes. Wonderful architecture, very clean. Portuguese very friendly and helpful. Plenty of public transport, metro, tram,bus, tuck tucks.

William
William United Kingdom
6.0

LIFT OUT OF ORDER CHECK INN AND OUT I CARRY MY SUITCASE TO...

January 27, 2023

LIFT OUT OF ORDER CHECK INN AND OUT I CARRY MY SUITCASE TO 3rd floor. Bathroom accessories broken no proper security all window whole night people walking talking and too much disturbance Staff is like remote control NO help Storage my language took 2 Euro instead of 1 as lock was not functioning My stay was 2 days but i left 1 day due to this problems

Sharif Umer
Sharif Umer Pakistan
10

I love walking in the city.

January 25, 2023

I love walking in the city. Because the city sits on hills there are lots of places with nice views. Sweet little coffee bars and pastry shops. Very nice food spots and lots of vegetarian options. Many nice breakfast spots as well. And of course, the best Pastel de Nata. You can sit by the sea, take a quick ride with the many classic trams, and use Uber for getting basically everywhere you need for a very good price. The people are nice and friendly, and the city had a very nice vibe. It has some nice old streets and buildings. Some looking quite good, some really need some attention, but exactly this makes the city lovely. What is important when booking a hotel or apartment is that you don't just look at distances, but also the height differences between spots you want to visit if you would rather walk instead of taking a cab everywhere.

Hakki
Hakki Netherlands
10

Perfect location showing culture and heritage of portugal,...

January 24, 2023

Perfect location showing culture and heritage of portugal, full of castels with their unique design. Arcological and historical advancement make more beautiful with acess of all the things necessary. It's really worth visiting lisbon...♥️♥️

Sunil
Sunil Nepal
10

Lisbon was a lovely city - very hilly, but beautiful to walk...

January 22, 2023

Lisbon was a lovely city - very hilly, but beautiful to walk around in. Ornate buildings covered with tiles. Lots of history to visit; monasteries, castles, santa justa elevator, and very very tasty Pastel de Nata cakes mmm. Great nightlife too :)

Laura
Laura United Kingdom
10

Apart from very slippery footpaths, this was a dream visit,...

January 22, 2023

Apart from very slippery footpaths, this was a dream visit, very safe, friendly natives, and excellent bargains in their January sales, the weather says rain but it never lasted long, mostly one cloud comes quickly and goes away just as quickly. Loved the Portuguese food too, altogether a beautiful week's holiday. If you have time the Zoo is worth a visit too.

Mario
Mario Malta

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