Grande Do Luso

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Rua Dr Cid de Oliveira 86, Luso, Beiras, 3050-210, Portugal
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bus route from the airport

by golisbon

which is the best bus route from the airport to Rua da Escola Politecnica? Also, can I buy and charge the 7 colinas card at the airport? Thanks a lot.

Re: bus route from the airport

by rkearns

here's a bus transport link:

you may have to look for a more common street to see what's closest to rua da escola politecnica.

here's some more transportation info. you can scroll down and look at "to and from the airport".

Re: bus route from the airport

by cubsur

You will need more than one bus.

Take a look at the city bus map at

The bus 91 Aerobus runs down the Avenida da Liberdade. Find the stop called 'Avenida' and you will see Rua da Escola Politecnica to the left of it. Only two buses go down that road, 758 and 773 and neither of them also goes to the Avenida. If I had no heavy bags I would be tempted to get off at Avenida and walk the rest!

Having said that, the 758 comes from Sete Rios, to which the 96 Aeroshuttle bus runs from the airport. However, the Carris bus stops around there are a nightmare. There are about twenty of them and nowhere is there a poster telling you which bus stops where, so you have to wander about and find out the hard way. At least it runs about every ten minutes.

A possibly more efficient route (but perhaps costing more) is to catch 91, 44 or 745 to Saldanha, then go three stops on the Metro to Rato station, which is at the northern end of the Rua da Escola Politecnica. 44 and 745 are ordinary city buses, fare €1,45 and then you have the metro fare (85 cents) to pay which you can load on a card (7 Colinas or Viva Viagem) and save yourself 50 cents the next day!

About the 7 Colinas card, that's a very good question! I have never found anywhere at the airport. But, if you catch the 91 or the 96 the ticket you get (costing €3,50) is valid on all the buses and trams (not the metro) for the rest of the day, so you only pay one fare.

Re: bus route from the airport

by golisbon

Hallo again,
I've read you can get a 7 colinas card at the Post Office departures level - Portela airport. Can anyone confirm, please? Thanks.

Travel Tips for Lisbon


by keeweechic

Some of the police around the squares are getting around on Segwicks. These human transporters are becoming more and more popular with police around the world it seems. It sure makes foot patrol a lot more fun than it used to be.


by Sarita76

Unfortunately, I don't have much to say about Estoril as I went there during a kind of mini-tour with my favourite portuguese guides, Ricardo & Paula, on their "Mercedes". :) We just had a quick look at the town and the entrance of the casino (the largest in Europe), but had no time to get in and play... ;) I know you don't believe it!!! I don't as well :)

Elevador de Santa Justa.

by Maurizioago

It was designed by an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel and was opened in 1902.

This lift connects Baixa (the lower city) to the Bairro Alto (the upper city) by a passageway. From the top of this elevator you can enjoy a beautiful landscape over part of the city.

Elevador de S. Justa is located in Rua de Santa Justa. This street is not far from Rossio.

Graffiti: culture or vandalism?

by gordonilla

I have noted on other travel pages some comments about graffiti as it appears in some of the European capital cities. As ever it covers politics, sport and what might be described as sub-culture from the locality!

I would say that in Lisbon, I saw what could be best described as polite graffiti? There was quite a significant diversity of type and style, but the tags and images were written on what could be descrbed as unused or out of use walls. By this I mean that although there were plenty of prominent walls around, that were to the untrained eye good as prospective canvases for the graffiti artist, they did not get used.

All in all - some of the graffiti I noted was impressive, clever and very well done.


by acemj

Just off of Rossio, we were walking by this little hole in the wall counter and wondered what the heck all the fuss was about. When I walked a little closer to try to figure it out, the guy in this picture motioned for me to come over. He offered me a shot of this mysterious drink known as ginginha. Since he was drinking it, I figured it had to be safe and accepted his generous offer.

When I took the shot, I immediately noticed it's lovely slightly purple, cherry color and its sweet smell. A sip confirmed that it was something similar to a cherry liqueur and I later found out that it's made of the ginja fruit, which is in fact very close to the cherry. The shot is served with a piece of the fruit in the bottom of the glass.

You can find ginginha stands all around Portugal and you can buy a bottle in stores everywhere. I brought a bottle home that I'm saving for the first Portuguese VTer who comes to visit me in the USA!!


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