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.
Must-see attractions, shops and restaurants
The most popular attractions in Lisbon include the Hieronymites Monastery, Belem Tower, Berardo Museum and Saint George's Castle, 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.
Metro, bus and taxi transportation
Lisbon's public transport system is extensive, and it features a metro network, a tram system, funiculars, urban buses and ferries. The metro network in Lisbon is quite limited, but it is an excellent option to get around the city. Lisbon Metro offers four lines and 56 stations and its operating hours are from 6:30 am to 1 am. The bus service is well developed and has a fleet of 600 buses and 146 routes. Also, there are night buses that run every day of the week.
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 an excellent 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.
How to organize airport transfer from Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Portela Airport, also known as Aeroporto da Portela de Sacavém takes its name from the neighbouring parish of Portela, also known as Portela de Sacavém. Once you land, you can get to the city by metro, bus, private airport transfer and airport taxis.
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 airport taxis at Lisbon airport, but you may have to wait for one to become available. City Airport Taxis offers transfers with fixed rates to Lisbon's city centre and many nearby locations like Cascais, Estoril, Lagos, Portimao and Sesimbra.
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