Lisbon Travel Guide

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Lisbon Things to Do

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  • Torre de Belém - Tower of Belém

    This tower was part of the Tagus river defense system It has been built betwen 1514 and 1520. It is one of the most popular building of Lisbon if not of all Portugal and it is one of the architectural jewels of the kingdom of Manuel I. In 1983 it has been classified by UNESCO as "Cultural Heritage of Humanity".

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  • Castelo de São Jorge

    The castle Sao Jorge has been built by the Moors in the mid 11th century, it was the last defensive stronghold of people who resided in the citadel: the Moorish governor(his palace was nearby) and the elite city administrators whose homes are visible today in the Archaeological site. After Dom Afonso Henriques conquered Lisbon on October 25th 1147,...

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  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos - Jerónimos...

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    The Jeronimos Monastery is the best symbol of Portugal power during the age of discoveries. It was built in 1502 by King Manuel I in the site where Vasco de Gama and his crew spent his last night before leaving for India. The aim of the building was to commemorate Vasco de Gama mission and to thank Virgin Mary for its success, infact inside there...

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  • Pastéis de Belém

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must do ….and a nice one of its kind! Little pastries with a vanilla cream inside baked and with a little cinnamon on top. Simple good and not expensive. …..I wonder why more words makes a better tip?

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  • Information & Sources

    4 out of 5 stars

    Hello I am happy to experience this kind of party, i love visiting places but lisbon is the the best place to have fun. I'm a photographer and i enjoy taking pictures around the city. I am happy with the budget i spent, i twas amazing. i will go back and enjoy again and i will invite more friends and also my family. More powers Whely

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  • A Brasileira

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the oldest surviving coffeehouses in Lisbon. It has done virtually nothing to change the opulent but faded Art Nouveau decor that has prevailed since it became a fashionable rendezvous in 1905. Once a gathering place of Lisbon's literati, it was the favored social spot of the Portuguese poet Bocage. Patrons sit at small tables on...

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Lisbon Nightlife

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  • Neighborhoods for nightlife

    The Santo Amaro Docks is a part of the former industrial docks by the Tejo river that has now been torned in to an upscale cafe/restaurant area that is in particular lively during the evening hours and it´s a really nice place to go if you want to hang out with friends for an evening, starting with a good dinner and then moving on to some drinks...

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  • Dancing and nightclubs

    Hello i recommend Lisbon, Portugal if you're planning to have a party. i enjoy 4 days your in the city and introducing the night life party at night. i love the place and the scenery. I love taking photos of the event every night. I enjoy and relax every sec i stayed in Lisbon. Awesome :D More powers. Basty

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  • Quieter bars

    In the Barrio Alto you can find the Pavilhao Chines (it would translate as the Chinese Pavalion), but it was very worldly and not just limited to China. We were lucky enough to have our friends Antonio, Carlos and Gloria take Zohara and I to this place, one of the most attractive and interesting we experienced in...

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Lisbon Transportation

  • Buses

    What’s the best travel card for a tourist, in the triangle Lisbon – Cascais – Sintra? Well, maybe… none. I explain: In Cascais or Sintra and connecting them, the only public transport is bus, owned by Scotturb - www.scotturb.com Local service in Cascais is called BusCas, paid in the bus (1.00€). Local service in Sintra is called Sintraline, paid...

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  • Tram

    Trams in Lisbon are not just a transport, they are part of the city culture and history. The most popular is the number 28 that goes through Barrio alto, but if you find it overcrowded, also number 12 goes on that way, up to the castle. Another tram you may use is the number 15 from Figuera square to Belem, it stops just in front Of Jeronimos...

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  • Elevadores

    This iron elevator has been built in the 19th century to connect the Baixa area with the higher located Barrio Alto district. This peculiar elevator is one of the most popular attractions in the centre of the city. The elevator was built by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, a student of Gustave Eiffel. If you want to have a ride, prepare for a queue,...

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Lisbon Shopping

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  • Shopping centers and malls

    During my stay in Lisbon it rained a lot. When I decided to visit the new area around Oriente station I practically could not avoid going inside the Vasco de Gama mall as it was the only warm and dry place where to wait for the weather to get any better. It is a big mall with many shops and also many public chairs where to sit and read something if...

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  • Markets

    This large food market is opened since 1892. On the ground floor you can find fruits, vegetables; meat, fish and other food. There are also various cafes and eateries on the ground floor. This market is opened from 6 a. m to 2 p. m. It is closed on sundays.

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  • Souvenirs and handicrafts

    Lisbon has them too: sex shops. This one, Megasex II is one of the bigger one and also is available on the Internet. Interesting to see how their products are names in Portuguese: Vibradores, vaginas, afrodisiacos, sadomaso, filmes pornográficos, revistas, bonecas, etc...

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Lisbon Local Customs

  • Food and drink

    Ginginha do Carmo is the most recent hype in terms of Ginja. You can find it in several places, all freshly built, so it's not a place with big traditions and a story behind. For me, it's too sweet. And I must say, I really prefer to have some ginja in a place that has been there for several years, and with their own production... You know, where...

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  • Social interactions

    Portuguese are traditionally catholics, tradition that is fading, mainly in the big cities. Here and there religion is mixed with popular beliefs with stronger manifestations than the official religion. A medical doctor from the second half of the 19th century, Sousa Martins, dedicated his life fighting tuberculosis, with such empathy with his...

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  • Festivals

    As in many parts of Europe in the month of Feburary, Lisbon too holds its carnival. It may be a far cry from Venice or Rio, but the locals have their share of fun too, young and old alike. Recently, though, the celebrations have become more simple, owing perhaps to the economic crisis which means less money to spend for this. Nowadays, less people...

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Lisbon Warnings and Dangers

  • Street crime

    was very excited when i arrived to Lisbon but unfortunately the following frustrating situation happened I have made a reservation for 4 nights at hostel: refuge santa marta and I have informed by e-mail that I will be arriving late on 24th May 2016 (around 11 45 pm) due to my 9 hrs flight all the way from Egypt. I arrived on 1:05 am to the hostel...

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  • 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 help addicts instead), and unfortunately that extends to the dealers unless they are caught with a huge amount on them. Result, there are more hash...

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  • 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 itself, a large tile museum, and standing so apart from everything... However, don't misunderstand me: its a serious institution, and if you're a tile...

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Lisbon Tourist Traps

  • 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 it was added to the bill as well. Very bad price-value relation. There’s Indian restaurants around the corner, and a very good Maroccan one, Ali A...

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  • 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 been mugged, robbed or even close to that. Ok so it was before 11pm... still it was already dark. After 11 would be a different story though, so alays...

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  • Taxi rip-offs

    On Friday ( November 27, 2015) at about 8:00pm, my hotel ( DoubleTree, Fontana Park/ Lisbon) arranged with Retalis (www.retalis.pt) to send a taxi to take us to Fundação Gulbenkian. The driver came soon after 8:00pm and drove us to the center. Upon arrival, I handed the driver a €20 note. The fare was just under €8. He gave me back €2 and a few...

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Lisbon What to Pack

  • Most importantly: bring some sturdy...

    Lisbon is often nicknamed the "city of seven hills". These hills are very steep, and most often the streets or stairs leading up there are not in very good condition. The cobblestoned pavements aren't much better, so bring some sturdy shoes. In rainy weather the stones also become quite slippery.

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  • Bring and wear FLAT shoes

    Lisbon is completely covered in cobblestones - uneven and very slippery cobblestones. Plus, the up and down terrain throughout the city makes for very treacherous walking if you are in anything but flat shoes with a rubber sole. Seriously. Do not think you will be OK wearing heels of any kind unless you plan on taking a taxi door-to-door, from...

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  • The Rough Guide to Lisbon

    I usually borrow guide books from a library for my travels, but sometimes I feel like I have to buy a guide book just to make my bookshelf look well travelled. As I was really looking forward to finally visiting Lisbon, I decided to buy the "Rough Guide to Lisbon". Rough Guides are my prefered travel book series.I read quite a lot in this book...

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Lisbon Off The Beaten Path

  • Monuments and structures

    One of 2 bridges that span the Rio Tejo (RIO Targus in Spanish). its the largest suspension bridge in Portugal and the 27th in the world and is often likened to the golden gate bridge. it was completed in 1966.

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  • Day trips: Sintra, Cascais,...

    Mandatory for anyone spending more than two days in Lisbon, a trip along the coast until Cascais allows you to see some beautiful beaches lined with classical palaces and modern villas. Estoril joins the best of the several beaches with the Casino that now has got some competition in Lisbon but keeps being a highlight in Lisbon's coast. It's also...

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  • Out-of-the-way museums and sights

    One of the less visited museums in Lisbon (It is new, opened in 1996) this museum, in Belém area, shows several displays concerning energy producing. It was not difficult to gather a good display, since the museum occupies an old thermoelectric central station, keeping the old equipment. If you have nothing more important to see... It uses to...

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Lisbon Sports & Outdoors

  • Stadiums and sports venues

    Estádio José Alvalade is the Soccer stadium for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, One of Portugal's most popular soccer teams. it was completed in 2003 and includes a movie theater among other amenities.

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  • Running

    We happened to be in Lisbon when the Lisbon Marathon was being run. It was a lovely morning for it, at least it was for watching it. The route took the runners down the seafront, finishing in the Praca de Comercio. It looked very good, though we didn't stay to see them finish as we were off to Sintra for the day. We saw some of the half marathoners...

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  • Soccer Stadium

    Estádio José Alvalade is the Soccer stadium for the Sporting Clube de Portugal, One of Portugal's most popular soccer teams. it was completed in 2003 and includes a movie theater among other amenities.

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Lisbon Favorites

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  • Architecture, monuments, and structures

    Once upon a time, I lived in Lisbon, when the cultural references for most of our citizens were those maniac that seven or eight centuries ago went east and south to cut Muslim's throats. The dictatorship times were gone, and it's a pleasure to meet another Lisbon, where tolerance and multicultural coexistence is appreciated. More than a...

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  • Lisbon neighborhoods and atmosphere

    I stayed just off of Avenida da Liberdade (at the Ibis Hotel) and I spent lots of time strolling up and down. This was especially so when I just arrived in Lisbon and my room was not yet ready. I was dead tired and walked up and down this palm lined avenue just trying to keep awake. There are plenty of cafes, pasteurises and restaurants here to...

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  • Views of Lisbon

    When I lived in Lisbon (I left in 1972) the city was divorced from the river. Ugly and dirty banks, abandoned buildings, dangerous territory! With EXPO 98 Lisbon rediscovered the river, and now Tejo is not only the traditional theme for poems and fado, but also a well maintained resource, with lots of places where we can safely stroll, rest, or...

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