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    General Info

    by Redang Updated Feb 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: * Tourism Information Points

    - Rua do Arsenal, 15 (main pic)
    1100-038 Lisboa

    - Rua Augusta (second pic)
    - praça dos Restauradores (third pic)
    - Airport (arrivals)
    - Praça do Comércio
    - Jerónimos Monastery/Tower of Belem area

    - (Tourism Offices)

    * Some websites:

    * For Lisboa card:

    * E mail:

    Tourism Office (R do Arsenal, Lisboa, Portugal) Tourism Office (R Augusta, Lisbon, Portugal) Tourism Office (P Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal)

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    Currency: Euro (€)

    by Redang Written Jan 26, 2008

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    Favorite thing: On 1 January 2.002, Portugal, as some other countries in Europe, adopted the common currency, the Euro.

    Fondest memory: For those who want to know how much 1 € is before the visit, check:


    1 Euro (���)

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    Christmastime in Lisbon

    by pugwashman Updated Sep 3, 2007

    Favorite thing: Perhaps because I had an impression of Lisbon as a hot place I wasn't really expecting it to be very Christmassy, or maybe it's because back home in England it's almost become illegal to celebrate it these days. But I was glad to see Lisbon takes it's Christmas celebrations very seriously. Every major square, monument and street is in someway covered in Xmas lights. Some of them are a bit more in your face than others, such as the paparazzi lights of the Rossio Square, but the majority of them are really tasteful and definitely put you in a Christmassy mood. There is also piped Xmas music in the main squares and streets which adds to the atmosphere, and even in smaller towns we went through on our way to Sintra and Cascais nearly every street had decorations up. If you'd never considered Lisbon as a Festive destination, then think again.

    Xmas lights outside the Town Hall Christmas lights and Elevator Christmas Lights on Rua Augusta Christmas in Rossio Square Christmas Angel
    Related to:
    • Festivals
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

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  • Medical Care

    by dimilag Written May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: You should know some things regarding your medical care. Most hotels have contracts with clinics or private companies with english speaking medical staff. Even those that don't have any kind of agreement will be able to direct you to a competent medical service. Threr are a lot of public hospitals in Lisbon.

    Tourists travelling from countries of the EU may have the European Health Insurance Card that is valid to all EU member states and provides you medical facilities.

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  • Cyber Cafes

    by dimilag Written May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Cyber cafes are almost everywhere, so here are just some of the places where you can have access to the Internet:

    Rua dos Duques de Bragança, 7, 1200-162 LISBOA
    Tel.: 213 225 004
    Website: - E-mail:

    Ciber Chiado
    Largo do Picadeiro, 10 S/L, 1200-330 LISBOA
    Tel.: 213 466 722

    Net Lisboa Café
    Rua Padre Francisco, 24 C, 1350-226 LISBOA
    Tel.: 213 971 824

    Ciber 25
    Teatro Taborda, Costa do Castelo, 75 - Tel: 218 865 786
    Centro Consulta Internet - Estação dos CTT
    Pç dos Restauradores, 58 - Tel: 213 238 700

    R. Diário de Notícias, 126 - Tel: 213 421 181

    Cib@r café
    Parque das Nações, Pavilhão do Conhecimento
    Tel: 218 917 112

    Ponto Net
    Lisboa Welcome Center, Terreiro do Paço
    Tel: 210 312 700

    Ciber Café da Biblioteca Museu República e Resistência
    R. Alberto de Sousa, Cidade Universitária - Tel: 217 712 310

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  • Telephones

    by dimilag Written May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: You will find numerous public booths, where you have the choice of using coins, phone cards and sometimes credit cards.

    Telephone calls made from bars, restaurants and hotels are usually a great deal more expensive than the street pay booths.

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  • Driving

    by dimilag Written May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Before you rent a car in Lisbon, there are a few things you should know:

    * Portuguese drive on the right side of the road
    * The use of safety belt is always compulsory
    * Driving and drinking is not recommended. When you drive the legal maximum alcohol level is restricted to 0.5g/l, the equivalent of a small beer
    * Usually, vehicles approaching from the right have priority, except when the signs tell the contrary.

    Lisbon can be quite confusing and it is better for you to buy a road map. There are traffic jams, quite often, on its streets.

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  • Time

    by dimilag Written May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Portugal specifies time according to the 24-hour clock which can be quite confusing for those who are accustomed to 'am' & 'pm'. Portugal maintains Greenwich Mean Time (GMT/UTC) as summer time.

    Clocks are put forward one hour on the last Sunday of March and back one hour on the last Sunday of October, according to the rules of the European Union.

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  • Emergency Numbers

    by dimilag Updated May 24, 2007

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    Favorite thing: These are some useful phone numbers, just in case you need them.

    National Emergency Number: 112
    (it connects you to fire, police and ambulance services).

    Police: 21 358 83 00
    Public Security Police (PSP):
    346 61 41
    347 47 30
    Airport: 21 841 35 00

    Dona Estefânia Hospital : 21 312 66 00
    Egas Moniz Hospital : 21 365 00 00
    Santa Maria Hospital : 21 793 27 62
    São Francisco Xavier Hospital: 21 301 73 51
    São José Hospital : 21 884 15 40
    São Luís Hospital : 21 321 65 00

    Intoxications: 795 01 43

    Ambulances: 808 20 10 68

    Chemists: 800 20 21 34
    800 20 21 35
    800 20 21 36
    800 20 46 13

    Firefighters: 21 342 22 22/21 392 47 00
    Portuguese Red Cross: 21 303 03 60/3

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    Lisbon is Located HERE

    by Bwana_Brown Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    Favorite thing: Located about 2/3 of the way down Portugal's western Atlantic coastline, Lisbon is the bustling, yet amazingly friendly capital of Portugal. We had been advised to take our time while there, spend a few days enjoying the many things that the city has to offer before zooming off on our round-the-country trip!

    It was excellent advice! We really enjoyed our far too short time there (4 nights) and would love to have another go at the city!

    This map also shows our eventual route around Portugal, taking us an additional 9 days to complete (2500 km or 1600 miles). Please check out my 'Algarve' page to see how we made out with the first part of our road trip on the southern coast!

    Lisbon Location
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    • Family Travel

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    Santa Engracia

    by barryg23 Written Oct 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: One of my favourite spots in Lisbon was the rooftop of the Santa Engracia church. It had been a long day exploring the sights of Lisbon and we got to the church an hour before closing time. We sat down on the rooftop with the evening sun keeping us warm and stayed there for a long time just taking in the fantastic views of the Alfama, the rest of the city and Cacilhas across the river.

    View from Santa Engracia Relaxing at Santa Engracia Dome of Santa Engracia

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  • modernity exists.

    by arasnosliw Updated Aug 29, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Yes. You're immersed in the antiquity of central Lisbon. You may be amazed to see anything modern around here, but in reality there are many up-and-happening places.

    There's many small modern art studios, chic bars, and music studios, primarily in the artsy-hip neighborhood of Bairro Alto. Chiado also has a lot of elegant stores and studios

    Walk down the narrow, rugged, centuries old streets, and through the small windows, bright colors and designs will catch your eye.

    eye catching decor
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    • Arts and Culture

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    Look Up & Look Down

    by mazzap Updated Mar 19, 2006

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    Favorite thing: When walking around, don't forget to look up........& down too, but watch where you're going of course!

    The beautiful cobbled designs all over the streets & squares of Lisbon & surrounding towns really are eyecatching. Sadly, many of the footpaths that are made in this style are falling into disrepair. I should imagine it's an ongoing full-time job keeping them up to standard though.

    And of course, don't forget to look up & admire the ornate balconies and architecture around this city!

    This design gave a visually undulating effect! A nice home with a view! A beautiful design!
    Related to:
    • Historical Travel
    • Family Travel

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    by ginguba Updated Mar 11, 2006

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    Favorite thing: Your favourite band or some great show might be on while you're visiting Lisbon. This is one of my favourite concerts venue. Historical building - it's a coliseum, in central lisbon. Great night i had there.
    Check the agenda on their website:

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    Barrio Alto

    by sue_stone Written Jan 26, 2006

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    Favorite thing: The Barrio Alto is Lisbon's 'High Town', overlooking the Baixa and tempting you to explore its medieval alleyways.

    The narrow cobbled streets are lined with run down looking buildings which house numerous bars and restaurants - shabby looking on the outside, but hiding sleek interiors. This area is the heart of Lisbon's nightlife and was refreshingly deserted when we were here during the day.

    Fondest memory: Residents look out from balconies above the streets, with their washing strung overhead and their cats sitting in the windows sleepily watching the world go by.

    The fun way to enter this district is via a comical ride on the delightful Elevador da Gloria.

    Nearest Metro: Restauradores

    Barrio Alto streets beautiful Azulejos riding Elevador da Gloria up to Barrio Alto more gorgeous Azulejos in the district shady streets make for poor photos!
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    • Architecture
    • Historical Travel
    • Budget Travel

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