Lisbon Tourist Traps

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  • 1. Street crime

    It's true Lisbon can be dangerous at night (especially certain areas) mainly the downtown, but a lot of it is exagerated. I've been to Rossio many times at night (not alone obviously) and have never...

  • 2. Restaurant rip-offs

    This is the worst eating experience I ever had. The vegetarian dish tasted like nothing, after complaining, the waiter showed us the desserts card. Thinking it would be free, we ordered a pudding, but...

  • 3. Fado clubs

    So, Fado is traditional Portuguese music that is supposed to be heartwrenching, passionate, and full of despair. Except nowadays many Fado restaurants are in it for the business, catering for...

  • 4. Taxi rip-offs

    I don't like to speak about this but some of them have shown us the entire city (which is not so big) trying to get one more euro... or even less I haven't complained about it as I had to recognise...

  • 5. Elevadores

    The Santa Justa Elevator starts from Rua de Santa Justa and finishes 45 metres up, skywards. Much as i found its "architecture" interesting, I felt no interest in taking that lift. Officially, on top...

  • 6. Garcia de Horta garden

    A nice garden in EXPO area, but I couldn't interpret the chart at the entrance - or at the exit? Things seem reversed in the plan, and identifying spaces and...

  • 7. Taking the no.28 Tram

    As it drops passengers off at a number of Lisbon's attractions and view points, they say, traveling on the no. 28 tram is a must do. This may be true BUT don't...

  • 8. Why?

    Portuguese are very dedicated to celebrate all the (dead!) nationals that go a little bit upper than average. But this concern sometimes leads to some...

  • 9. Funny lies

    Let me tell you a secret, if you promise not to tell anybody:Once in Lisbon, your guide (or friends, or book), are going to count you histories about the king...

  • 10. Palmela.

    Palmela is an ordinary village. The only attraction there, is the castle. This is a huge fortress with the church of Santiago (15th a. C.), the ruins of another...

  • 11. Espaco Camoes: unfriendly restaurant in Belem

    We were just arrived in Belem and looking hangry for the restaurant Caseiro (Rua de Belem 35). We realized it was open (in summer) only at evening so we decide...

  • 12. A Brasileira

    It may be Portugal's best known cafe but A Brasiliera, nowadays, is overpriced and full of tourists, especially on the terrace outside. A quick glance at the...

  • 13. Sit Down With a Famous Portugese Poet!

    Outside one of Lisbon's oldest & most famous cafes A Brasileira, is a statue of the Portuguese poet Fernando Pessoa. There is an empty chair next to him, so sit...

  • 14. Pavilhao chinese - oh so touristy in every way!

    This bar located in the happening nightlife neighborhood of bairro alto, is not only full of tourists which can sometimes be fun, only it also sells all its...

  • 15. tram tour - pick up: comercio square

    it was my second week of travelling by myself, Lisbon, my final destination. my first day there i gave in and decided to pay for an organized tour which i'd...

  • 16. Tourist advice

    Please don´t feed the animals is everywhere but Portuguese seem to lack the ability to read...Women taking big chunks of bread to toss around the animals' cages...

  • 17. Tower of Belem - too expensive to get in

    Apparently, it's very expensive to go up into the tower of Belem. And it's not that high, so I don't think you'd get to see any spectacular views anyway. The...

  • 18. Segunda Circular Traffic Jam

    If by any chance you're going to the airport for your trip back home taking a car, go with 2 hours in advance from the time you actually were thinking on going....

  • 19. Underground waterfall?!?

    Not a major tourist trap, but I was fooled anyway. Many travel guides will draw your attention to the Metro Art, the azulejos art that decorates all metro...

  • 20. Traps for tourists

    well, what can be a tourist trap?It really depends on the expectations of each tourist.In my opinion, the zoo, it's nothing special, i also don't like Feira...

  • 21. Popmail

    Don't spend all your time in an internet cafe, but if you want to check in with VT or your email, I'd definitely recommend this great little place in Bairro...

  • 22. Castelo São Jorge multimedia show

    For some reason, the Rough Guide raved about the multimedia program at the Castelo São Jorge--it's located inside the castle, not far from the cafeteria. For a...


    JERONIMOS MONASTERYIt's beautiful, the Church is very interessant but don't pay the entry of the Monastery. If you pay it, you will see nothing except a garden...

  • 24. Fatima---One would expect to...

    Fatima---One would expect to find a site reportedly visited by the Virgin Mary, Mother of Jesus, to be an ethereal, transcendant experience. Instead, it is a...

  • 25. Do not buy anything in the...

    Do not buy anything in the streets. You may find a real shop where you find it at an even better price.So buy in shops. In the shops however you cannot weal and...

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