Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and one of the oldest cities in the world. Gothic architecture, cathedrals, breathtaking monasteries and charming museums are all part of the colourful city.
Most popular attractions in Lisbon include:
The Hieronymites Monastery which is located near the shore of the parish of Belém. A World Heritage monument and Vasco da Gama's resting place.
Belem Tower: The 16th century tower which is considered one of the main works of the Portuguese late Gothic, Manueline style .
Berardo Museum, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art is one of the world's greatest modern art collections.
Saint George's Castle can be seen from everywhere in the city and it is located on top of the tallest of Lisbon´s seven hills. It’s famous for its panoramic views of the city and surrounding countryside.
The biggest shopping mall in Lisbon is Centro Commercial Colomb, and there is a fascinating flea market at the Campo de Santa Clara.
In the Bairro Alto district and Rua das Portas de Santo Antão you’ll find restaurants to suit most tastes and budgets, from traditional Portuguese to international cuisine.
The best way to get around Lisbon is with a Taxi. The service is not expensive and friendly compared to other European capitals. There is also a good underground network as well as trams.
You can rent a car in Lisbon at a low price, but driving in Lisbon can be a challenge. The traffic is very slow and there is no free parking space in the city. There are a few underground parking garages but it’s more expensive to park for a few hours than getting a taxi from and to your hotel. The hotels charge around 25 Euro per day for parking.
Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Lisbon Airport, Aeroporto de Lisboa, Aeroporto da Portela, or Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavém takes its name from the neighbouring parish (freguesia) of Portela, also known as Portela de Sacavém.
The best and most comfortable way to get from Lisbon airport to Lisbon city centre is by booking a private airport transfer before your arrival. There are taxis at Lisbon airport, but you may have to wait for one to become available and the price is not fixed.