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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 $32 per night

This weekend

From $79 per night

Next weekend

From $74 per night

Most popular time to visit August-October
Cheapest time to visit January-March
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language Portuguese
Average weekend price $103 per night
Average weekday price $103 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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A great city to walk around and explore.

November 28, 2021

A great city to walk around and explore. The main avenue is wide and open, making it great to stroll along, and there is plenty to see and do. I particularly enjoyed exploring the Gulbenkian museum and the food at A Cevicheria. Just that note a lot of the more interesting things involve walking up long, steep side streets.

Stephen United Kingdom

Lisboa/Lisbon is a beautiful and charming city.

November 25, 2021

Lisboa/Lisbon is a beautiful and charming city. Every day I woke up, it was such a pleasure to walk around the city. There is no shortage of restaurants or day trips. It is very safe!!! I was a woman walking alone and was completely SAFE!! I tried to eat at restaurants that had Portuguese food and desserts but there are many other kinds of cuisines to choose from. I loved the Timeout Market, the day trip to Sintra, walking around a seeing the city and the weather! Next time I visit, I would take a cooking class, come in the summertime and bring more money :). Honestly, I would visit again. If you speak English, there is no trouble getting around.

Safia United States of America

In our late 60s;

November 23, 2021

In our late 60s; we loved Lisbon. Tons of activity. We stayed on Rossio square which made accessing metro, buses and trams super easy. Figuera square would give you the same access. Rick Steves book gave us all we needed to know to buy metro tickets, take the tram, get around, etc. Fancy restaurants and little diners everywhere. We liked the train station restaurant outside of the train station. Also a great Portuguese diner on Figuera square. This area is touristy and shopping is pretty upscale, not our favorite re: shopping. Took tram 12 out to Belem and got off at the modern art museum. Walk through that to get to a terrific terrace cafe at the back of the museum overlooking the water and Belem.

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east moose United States of America

The people were nice and friendly but I would discourage...

November 14, 2021

The people were nice and friendly but I would discourage anyone from flying on TPA they are rude and could care less about their customers. They neglected to inform us of London entry rules when I inquired why I was told " we are here to sell tickets and fly people -- not give out information" QUOTE We missed that flight

Dalton United States of America

My fourth trip to Lisboa, can’t wait to return!

November 10, 2021

My fourth trip to Lisboa, can’t wait to return! Some of the best and most affordable restaurants in Europe. Beautiful waterfront and wonderful neighborhoods. Great excursions to compliment the city bustle.

mark United States of America

I love Lisbon.

October 28, 2021

I love Lisbon. I love the people, the language, the food and the culture. The nightlife is great and just walking about and getting lost during the day is fantastic. There are so many places to see the sunset. The restaurants I would recommend are Ponto Final in Cacilhas and Taberna Anti Dantas in Rua Sao Jose 206. The best cappuccino is in Brick Cafe in Rua Moçambique 2. If you don't fancy a coffee try their Musa beer. Getting around Lisbon is so easy. You can walk or just hope on the Metro.

Orlando United Kingdom

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