First Time in Lisbon

As one of Europe’s sunniest capitals, Lisbon’s beauty strikes most first-time visitors. Here's all you need to know about the capital of Portugal.

Public holidays in Portugal – plan your trip to Lisbon with these in mind

There are public holidays spread throughout the year that mark religious, historical and special events. To plan your trip to Lisbon, find out what are the public and school holidays in Portugal.

Where to hire a car in Lisbon

Car rental in Lisbon might not be essential, but if you’re here for some time, you may want to explore more of Portugal. So, having your own vehicle is an advantage.

How to Get from Lisbon to Cascais

For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Cascais, a coastal village with several beaches to explore, a harbour seafront and historic buildings.

How to Visit Cristo Rei, Lisbon’s Statue of Christ

Want to visit the spectacular Cristo Rei statue of Christ overlooking Lisbon? You don't need to book a tour. Find out how to reach the monument by public transport.
Lisbon Airport Transfers

How to Get from Lisbon Airport to the City Centre

There’s a choice of transport links from Lisbon airport to the city centre. Find out about the best option to get to your hotel.
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Lisbon Metro

The Lisbon Metro is the most practical way to travel to most places in the city. Buy a Viva Viagem card and use the metro map to explore Lisbon's top attractions.

Visit Portugal – Useful & Practical Travel Information

Useful and practical information to visit Portugal and Lisbon: timezone, weather, currency, electricity and plug system, communications, water, passports and visa, health.

How to Get from Lisbon to Sintra

For short trips or longer stays, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Sintra, a historic town easily accessible by road and by rail.

Getting from your Cruise Ship to Lisbon’s City Centre

If you’re coming to Lisbon on a cruise, you’ll arrive at one of three cruise docks, Alcântara, Santa Apolónia or Jardim do Tabaco. Find out how to get from your cruise ship to Lisbon's city centre.

Things to Do

Christmas Lights and Decorations in Lisbon

Find out where to see the Christmas lights and decorations in Lisbon, including the shopping streets of the Baixa and Chiado and the giant Christmas tree at the Terreiro do Paço.