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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.


From $46 per night

Next weekend

From $94 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 $114 per night
Average weekday price $110 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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Great city, the people are nice, kind and friendly.

March 3, 2024

Great city, the people are nice, kind and friendly. Beautiful places to visit and the prices are cheap. The weather is good, it's never too cold. You have a lot of beaches and monuments to enjoy. It's easy to use the public transports and the Uber are cheap.

Melin Debien
Melin Debien

So much to see and do.

February 29, 2024

So much to see and do. If an English-speaking visitor is concerned about language, most of the locals speak beautiful English. Transportation is available and modestly priced. Restaurants are plentiful and also reasonably priced and good. I drove a rented car for most of the trip. Don't be frightened by the nay-sayers. It was no problem at all. The location provides easy trips to other locations of interest by car or public transportation like trains. Looking forward to another visit.


Lisboa is a city of interesting and exciting neighbourhoods.

February 28, 2024

Lisboa is a city of interesting and exciting neighbourhoods...each with its own character. We particularly enjoy visiting the numerous museums and galleries. This trip our favourites were the Berardo Museu Arte Deco and the Gulbenkian.

Barbara Portugal

The accommodations at Antônio Pedro were nothing short of...

February 28, 2024

The accommodations at Antônio Pedro were nothing short of exquisite. The room was tastefully decorated, offering a perfect blend of modern comfort and classic charm. The attention to detail was evident throughout, from the high-quality linens to the thoughtfully arranged furnishings. The cleanliness and maintenance of the room were impeccable, creating a comfortable and inviting space to unwind after a day of exploring the beautiful city of Lisbon. One of the standout features of Antônio Pedro was undoubtedly its central location, providing convenient access to key attractions and vibrant neighborhoods. Whether I was strolling through historic streets, enjoying local cuisine at nearby restaurants, or simply taking in the city's unique ambiance, the hotel's prime location played a pivotal role in enhancing my overall experience. In conclusion, my stay at Antônio Pedro was nothing short of extraordinary. The combination of exceptional service, luxurious accommodations, and a prime location made it a memorable and delightful stay. I would highly recommend Antônio Pedro to anyone seeking a top-notch hotel experience in Lisbon. Without a doubt, this establishment has earned its place among the best, and I look forward to returning on my next visit to this enchanting city.

Naeem Switzerland

go with time and not at weekends it was full of tourists and...

February 27, 2024

go with time and not at weekends it was full of tourists and tuk tuks !!! great place to explore lots to find use the public trams but check out your ticket options first single tickets each time you change trams gets very expensive like everwhere the costs are going up it has got considerably more expensive that out last visit B C befor covid lots to do and lots to eat in all sorts of venues and cafes

mark United Kingdom

A fantastic historic city with a relaxed atmosphere and...

February 27, 2024

A fantastic historic city with a relaxed atmosphere and excellent bakeries, cafe's, bars and restaurants, also really good and varied transport links from the old trams to regular buses and trains. The Castello in Alfama was a good place to visit and the 28E tram was worth using along it's full length. The Barrio Alta (Old town) was also worth a visit. We travelled out of town to Belem which has the fantastic Jeronimo monastery and the Fort. And a wonderful bakery. A tile museum in the eastern end of the town was also fascinating.

Alan United Kingdom

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