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.
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There are public holidays spread throughout the year that mark religious, historic and special events. To plan your trip to Lisbon, find out what are the public and school holidays in Portugal.
Car rental in Lisbon might not be essential if you only intend to explore within the city. But to explore more of Portugal, say, the Algarve or the Douro valley, then having your own vehicle is the way to go.
For a day trip or 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.
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.
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.
Lisbon Metro is a great way to travel to most places in the city. Buy a Viva Viagem card and use the metro map to find out which stations to use to reach your destination, or to explore Lisbon’s top attractions.
Useful and practical information to visit Portugal and Lisbon: timezone, weather, currency, electricity and plug system, communications, water, passports and visa, health, public holidays.
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.
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.
If you intend to explore Portugal outside Lisbon, including the Douro valley and the Algarve, then having your own vehicle is the way to go. Here are a few tips for getting the best and most reliable car hire deals.
Lisbon is a safe city, but like in any big city you should take some common sense precautions. Here are a few tips to visit Lisbon safely.
The Feast of St Anthony gathers thousands of people on the night of 12 June, eating grilled sardines, drinking wine and beer and dancing in Alfama and Bica. Here are some tips on how to survive the most important festivity in Lisbon.
The Viva Viagem card is a quick and easy way to pay for journeys on public transport in Lisbon. You can use a Viva Viagem card to travel on metro, bus, tram, ferry and urban train.