Lisbon Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Street crime

    This is a big city, so watch out for pickpockets and petty crime. Don't wear or carry anything valuable, and don't carry large amounts of cash - the usual precautions when visiting a big foreign city....

  • 2. Hassles from people on the street

    We are Brits living in Portugal. Almost every time my wife and I are in Lisbon we are hassled by hash sellers. All drugs are decriminalised for personal use in Portugal (the focus is on health to...

  • 3. Taxi rip-offs

    I would like to inform all of you that came to Lisbon. Lisbon Airport has to main taxi points. One is the down point and the other is the upper point. The better, is to pick up a taxi is from the...

  • 4. Dangers to your health

    The area between Praca de Figueria and Martim Moniz is only 5 mins from the main square (Rossio) and is teeming with prostitutes standing at doorways and corners. It is done very openly, I was very...

  • 5. Annoyances for tourists

    Unless you are studying Portuguese tiles, or visiting Madre de Deus church, or having plenty of time, I think you could skip this museum. It's interesting and well organized, but Lisbon is, for...

  • 6. Don't go to jail!

    Look at the pictures: It's centrally located. It's an outstanding building. It's not cheap... it's free. Guests use to stay for long periods. But... that's the last "hotel" I would recommend in...

  • 7. Pickpocketing

    Been to Lisbon twice. First time I visited I was on a tour and the tour guide repeatedly warned us about pickpockets. So I was vigilant, had a money belt,...

  • 8. Criteria

    Carmo convent has a somewhat varied contents, suitable for an open space as it is now. I only don't understand the other criteria used in their selection. No...

  • 9. You're Lost

    If you find yourself near the statue of Fernão de Magalhães, then you are in Praça do Chile, which means that, probably... you're lost. Not that the place has...

  • 10. Ruins

    The castle is a landmark in Lisbon, but you must be warned that most of its elements are no more than a ruin. Great views over Lisbon, a few interesting...

  • 11. Good Block Bad Block

    It seemed that Lisbon was incredibly safe in areas, but that you could easily wander from there into somewhere pretty suspect. I don't think anywhere I went was...

  • 12. Large Beers could cause muscle growth

    Many of us guys have this recurring problem, babes attacted to our "guns", our defined bicep. Oftentimes having to explain to our significant other "I can't...

  • 13. The Lisboa Bug

    Once in Lisbon, beware of the Lisboa Bug. This harmful little animal can bite you and contaminate for the rest of your life, so, be careful. And not to mention...

  • 14. Uneven pavements and roads.

    In our short stay in Lisbon we saw so many people fall over. No the population of Lisbon was not drunk - it was the uneven pavements. Both myself and my husband...

  • 15. Warning: don't throw away your TAP boarding card

    Don't throw away your TAP boarding card when flying into Lisbon... you can use it to get a free ride by bus from the airport into the centre of town. The bus is...

  • 16. Barrio Alto at Night

    The Barrio Alto is a great spot for a night out but don’t find yourself alone in the area late at night. A fellow traveller staying at my hostel was brutally...

  • 17. Pick Pockets

    It’s a common problem in most major cities but in Lisbon pickpocketing on public transport seems to be particularly bad. Two travellers in the hostel I stayed...

  • 18. Humorous Warning

    This warning sign on the ramparts at Castelo Sao Jorge is rather obvious. There are not hand railings, and carefully maintained walkways. This is Portugal,...

  • 19. Queues going up/down Belem Tower

    Be warned that the Belem Tower is a major tourist destination where you can climb up the narrow stairs for great views over the river and surrounding area. It's...

  • 20. Food: expect nothing, to enjoy the surprise :)

    Portuguese cuisine is famous, amongst others, for the seafood. Because food has a lot to do with how one is used to, this is a tricky one as everywhere of...


    I managed to not get robbed for 15 minutes after leaving the Airport on the public bus. His name is SANDOKAN* Some may say he is a magician. He has been making...

  • 22. Do not eat all you can....

    My friend and I had our first meal in one of the restaurants around Rossio Square.What we didn't know is,aside from you what you order,they'll also serve you...

  • 23. A safe city

    Lisbon is generally and overall a safe city, safer than any of the European capitals. Pickpockets are the city's endemic concern and usually occassionally a...

  • 24. Pickpockets in the trams.

    The trams in Lisbon are unfortunately infected with pickpockets big time.That is especially if a group of tourists enters a tram together.In that case it´s...

  • 25. Lisbon Card - Don't forget the booklet

    We bought 1 day lisbon Card at the Lisbon Airport. Later on we started to use it on the day we visited Sintra. I had forgotten one of the booklets that gave us...

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