Top destination - Why go there in Lisbon, Portugal ?

Lisbon, capital of Portugal

Lisbon, capital of Portugal - View from the top of park Edward VII on main roundabout, main street, and river
View from the top of park Edward VII on main roundabout, main street, and river

Lisbon is a lively city, with a very particular atmosphere. A large old town in the hills hosts many restaurants, bars and clubs. The city center is full of interesting historical parts and places to visit. Food is great, and drinks as well. A place as good for a party weekend, a romanic week getaway or a longer cultural visit.

  • Is tap water safe to drink in Lisbon, Portugal ?
  • Yes
  • Average prices in Lisbon (USD - 1€ = USD$1.085417 )
  • Public transport ticket : 1.82 |
  • Taxi (5km) : 8.11 |
  • Train (200km) : 23.2 |
  • Restaurant (2 persons) : 60 |
  • 5* hotel : 250 |
  • 3* hotel : 110 |
  • Appartment rent : 760 |
  • Women haircut : 27.03 |
  • Men haircut : 10.63 |
  • Weekend city break (2 persons, 1 hotel night, without flights) : 460
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 Best hotels - Where to stay in Lisbon, Portugal ?

Sana Lisboa Hotel

Sana Lisboa Hotel - Hotel room
Hotel room

Hotel is conveniently situated next to the largest roundabouts in Lisbon. There's the main avenue right down the hotel, good for shopping or going out. The hop on / hop off bus start is also very close to hotel, so it is great for sightseeing. No issue to get a taxi anytime. There was a great piano player at the bar during my stay, it was very nice to chill at the bar. Finger food choice there is very limited, but wine selection is great. Right next to the top of the main city avenue, next to a metro station, and at walking distance of all you might need. Breakfasts are complete and tasty, and an underground restaurant provides some local dishes.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |No problem experienced with free wifi during the stay Perfect wifi  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |126 EUR  |See on map of Lisbon, Portugal Avenida Fontes Pereira de Melo 8, 1069-310 Lisboa, Portugal

 Finest restaurants - Where to eat in Lisbon, Portugal ?

Hard Rock Cafe Lisboa

I liked the world famous hard rock cafe burgers, which are always delightful. The decoration is very good, music and live concerts worth the trip. Better to book in advance, the place was full when we arrived without reservation, and we waited about half an hour at the bar.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |30 EUR  |See on map of Lisbon, Portugal Av. da Liberdade 2, 1250-144 Lisboa, Portugal

La Paparrucha

La Paparrucha - Steak and city view
Steak and city view

We had some great steaks in this Argentinian restaurant, with an amazing view on the city. Better to book a table in advance, as only a limited amount of tables are next to the window.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |Expensive-Expensive Expensive  |40 EUR  |See on map of Lisbon, Portugal R. Dom Pedro V 18/20, 1250-094 Lisboa, Portugal

 What to see in Lisbon, Portugal ?

Gulbenkian Park

Gulbenkian Park - Gulbenkian Park
Gulbenkian Park

A very nice park in the heart of Lisbon. Very good for an afternoon walk during a city tour or for a little stop on a shopping session.

Lisbon Old town

Lisbon Old town - Cathedral in old town
Cathedral in old town

The old town, which basically consists of most of Lisbon, is full of historical, architectural and visual points of interests. A day or a weekend clearly isn't enough to see all it can offers.

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 Excellent activities - What to do in Lisbon, Portugal ?

Free walking tours in Lisbon

Among all the great free tours offered in Lisbon, you will definitely be able to find one that focuses on the aspects of the city you find most interesting or that best represent your personal tastes, whether that is a tour that takes you to a specific neighborhood or district or an interesting tour with a certain theme. A trip to Lisbon can’t be complete if you don’t stop and visit, the Baixa or the Alfama district, the Bairro Alto, Chiado, or visit Jerónimos Monastery in the Belém neighborhood. One of the main charms of the city, its viewpoints: Portas do sol, Santa Luzia, viewpoint of Graça, Viewpoint of San Pedro de Alcántara or climb the Elevator of Santa Justa all offer tourists a bird’s eye view of the beautiful Atlantic gem. Other points of interest are the Cathedral, the Convent of Carmo, Belém Tower, the Praça del Comercio or the São Jorge’s Castle.

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 Best clubs - Where to party in Lisbon, Portugal ?

K Urban Beach

K Urban Beach - Party fuel
Party fuel

A great club right by the river on the beach. Features a VIP pool (in summer) and a dancefloor large enough to dance properly. Music is great for couple dance and party.

Great Great 5/6 (1)  |80 EUR  |See on map of Lisbon, Portugal K Urban Beach

Erasmus Corner

Erasmus Corner - Erasmus Corner
Erasmus Corner

Best place to start a night out, any day. Many bars all around, in the heart of the old town. You'll most likely find people in a party mood right in the street and won't have trouble finding one.

Good Good 4/6 (1)  |10 EUR  |See on map of Lisbon, Portugal Rua do Teixeira 2, Portugal