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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 $26 per night

This weekend

From $87 per night

Next weekend

From $61 per night

Most popular time to visit July-September
Cheapest time to visit December-February
Local currency € 1 = $1.13
Language Portuguese
Average weekend price $80 per night
Average weekday price $81 per night
Average stay 2 nights

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10

This was truly a gret place to experience your first solo...

March 26, 2019

This was truly a gret place to experience your first solo travel. People are helpful and friendly. I encountered helpful strangers a few times when there was a language barrier or direction issus. There are so many things to see, do and eat.

Anonymous United States of America
10

Lots of sites and restaurants to explore.

March 26, 2019

Lots of sites and restaurants to explore. My wife and I stumbled across the Time Out Market and could not get enough. Easy to access surrounding areas like Sintra and Porto, public transportation is cheap and simple to use.

Evan
Evan United States of America
8.0

Lisbon is a charming city with friendly and helpful people.

March 24, 2019

Lisbon is a charming city with friendly and helpful people. Many speak some English. The public transport is excellent. Restaurants of all food types and ethnicities abound. Just don't expect exceptional efficiency. I consider Portugal "1.5 world" -- definitely not 3rd world or developing world, but a little off of first world efficiency. Be patient, have a drink, enjoy the views. It's all fine.

Daniel
Daniel United States of America
10

Lisbon is a great place for a time out during the off season.

March 23, 2019

Lisbon is a great place for a time out during the off season. Lots of alternatives for all tastes: history, museums, parks, restaurants, bars, etc. There is a metro station at the airport port terminal that can take you to the heart of the city for the cost of a ticket (1.25 euros). If you are a budget traveler and if you are traveling light, it is a great alternative during the off peak times.

Sergio
Sergio France
8.0

We have been to Lisbon numerous times and love it.

March 23, 2019

We have been to Lisbon numerous times and love it. So much character. Love the many old buildings and squares. Friendly people. Just beware pick pockets. Getting around is very easy on public transportation.

Janice.
Janice. Canada
10

Ease of getting around Lisbon with out a car.

March 22, 2019

Ease of getting around Lisbon with out a car. There are Lifts, trams, carriages, buses, private and group, trains and taxis. Many sites to see such as museums, churches, monuments, government bldg etc. We did a city center "free walking" tour and learned a lot of history and culture of the Portuguese people. Old Town was the most interesting. Weather was great, not to hot but partial sun. We found the food fantastic, and it wasn't always cod fish. Many kinds of seafood or beef and chicken dishes.

Anonymous United States of America

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