About Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and is considered to be an enchanting and marvelous city. The city is a blend of sophisticated culture and traditions with progressive views of a deep-rooted heritage. The city is in close proximity to the sandy beaches lining the coast and is mesmerizing with its picturesque beauty. It is unique in representing different architectures inhabiting the place. Lisbon is an economical city compared to other cities in Europe and offers a wide range of delicacies and drinks. The transport is also unique and handy enabling tourists to move around without any difficulty.

Public Transport System

Bus, Taxi, Metro

Cleanliness and Efficiency

Cleanliness: High, Efficiency: High

Mode & Cost of Transports

Bus: 1.85 Euro one way with a Viva Viagem or 7 Colinas card loaded.

Taxi: 0.47 Euro per km and a minimum fare of Euro 3.25.

Metro: 6.15 Euro for 24- hour unlimited travel.

Basic Items & Cost

Name Price
Water Bottle USD 1.16
Cup of Coffee USD 1.16
Milk Carton Pack USD 1.16
Rice/Kg USD 1.16
White Bread USD 1.16
Eggs (12) USD 2.33
Combo Meal USD 6.98
Fine Dining USD 40.72
Bottle of Coke or Pepsi USD 1.16
Domestic Beer USD 2.33
Imported Beer USD 2.33
Bottle of Wine USD 5.82
Cigarettes (20 Pack) USD 5.82
Taxi ( 1 km ) USD 0.00
Ticket in local transport (Single way). USD 2.33
Rent ( One Bed Room) USD 1017.98

Do’s:

  • Follow the rules
  • Keep the place clean and functioning the way it was while you entered
  • Indulge yourself in taking a glimpse of scenic beauty surrounding the beach
  • Dress with dignity while wearing the clothes of your choice
  • Wear comfortable shoes 
  • Manners are important. You should be greeting a person with respect.
  • Express gratitude while being helped
  • Blend your voice, dress code, money spent

Don’ts:

  • Don’t cross the pedestrian cross randomly
  • Avoid giving tips in bars and restaurants
  • Refrain from highlighting the differences
  • Don’t compare
  • Don’t impose superiority or inferiority
  • Don’t raise your voice in public
  • Don’t assume facts about the country and its people
  • Don’t contaminate the surroundings
  • Don’t create a mess
  • Don’t emphasize your superiority
  • Refrain from disrespecting the way locals dress
  • Avoid going topless on the beach especially for women

Night Life

Lisbon has a vivacious nightlife with songs streaming in pubs and bars. There are numerous bars and restaurants which serve a wide range of finger-licking cuisines leaving the visitors craving for more. Tasca Mastai serves snacks, bruschetta, salads, toasts, Italian appetizers amidst comic books and comic illustrations on the shelf and the walls. The locals enjoy their time escaping the hustle bustle of the busy city life. The visitors can live an enriched nightlife by dancing on the floor and relishing on unique culinary cuisines. There are places like wine cellar which serve different drinks such as rum, vodka, ginger beer. These days it has a huge selection of Portuguese tinned food which is served along with bread baskets.

Must See

  • Wonder at Torre de Belem: You can take a look at the fusion of architectural styles and the river Tagus
  • Engross yourself in Alfama district as you can explore a lot of things
  • You can walk around the Regal gardens and enjoy the natural beauty encompassing the place
  • Marvel at the Aqueduto das Águas Livres
  • Wallow in the natural splendid beauty of the Troia
  • Discover Basilica da Estrela

Experiences

  • Relish the seafood and enjoy the warmth from the sun in Cascais
  • Haggle at Feira da Ladra
  • Go beach hopping on Costa da Caparica
  • Unveiling the city's history at Lisboa story center
  • Explore at Padrao dos Descobrimentos
  • Ride through the sea waves at Caxias
  • Enjoy eating and drinking at the Bairro Alto 
  • Take a look at the Modern Berardo collection museum

Activities

Shopping

Mercado de Santa Clara
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Campo de Santa Clara, 1100-472 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
1.7 km via Rua da Veronica
LxMarket
Antique Markets
R. Rodrigues de Faria 103, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
6.7 km via Av Ceuta
Feira da Ladra
Flea Markets and Bazaars
Campo de Santa Clara | Alfama, Lisbon 1100-471, Portugal
Distance From City Center
8.0 km via Av. Mouzinho de Albuquerque
Belém Antiques And Crafts Market
Handicrafts and Souviners
Avenida Brasilia - Belem, Lisbon 1400-038, Portugal
Distance From City Center
9.8 km via Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco
Centro Colombo
Handicrafts and Souviners
Av. Lusíada, 1500-392 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
7.8 km via Av. Luciada
Amoreiras Shopping Cente
Handicrafts and Souviners
Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco n° 2037, 1070-103 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
2.7 km via Av La Liberdade
Centro Vasco da Gama
Shopping Malls
Av. Dom João II 40, 1990-094 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
8.5 km via via Av. Alm. Reis and Av. Mal. António de Spinola
Embaixada - Concept Store
Shopping Malls
Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
2.7 km via R Alexandre Herculano
Dolce Vita Picoas Plaza
Shopping Malls
R. Tomás Ribeiro 65, 1050-227 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
1.8 km via R. Luciana Cordeiro
Atrium Saldanha
Shopping Malls
Praça Duque de Saldanha, 1050-094 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
1.5 km via R De Dona Estefania
Tivoli Forum
Shopping Malls
Av. da Liberdade 180, 1250-146 Lisboa, Portugal
Distance From City Center
1 km via Av. da Liberdade
  • Portuguese wine as Portugal ranks high in producing the finest wines
  • Pottery
  • Azulejos decorative tiles
  • Embroidery shoes
  • Canned Sardines
  • Cork handbags, hats, wallets
  • Portuguese ceramics adorned with multicolors and uniquely crafted
  • Gold and silver jewelry 
  • Portuguese decorative handmade candles
  • Model trolley cars and vehicles
  • Portuguese cherry liquor and Port wine
  • Traditional Portuguese jams and honey
  • Leather shoes and belts
  • Football jerseys and scarves
  • Portuguese leather and gloves

Official Language

Portuguese

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Currency

Euro (EUR)

Population

10.3 (Millions)

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Weather

Few Clouds 21.43°C

TimeZone

15:10 PM (GMT +01:00)

 

Ambulance

112

 

Police

 

Electric socket

Type C
Type C ( 220 V 50 Hz)
Type E
Type E ( 230 V 50 Hz)
Type F
Type F ( 220 V 50 Hz)

Airport Name / IATA Code

Lisbon Airport - LIS

Airport Name / IATA Code

BYJ - Beja Airport

Best time to visit

March, April, May, September, and October: It is less crowded during March, April, and May, and hotel fares are affordable and economical. People can enjoy the beaches during the summer.

Moderate time to visit

June, July, August, and November as it may rain and the weather may not be conducive for travel.

Worst time to visit

December, January, and February as it gets cold due to winters although the weather is pleasant and sunny sometimes.

Taxi

Start Tariff: EUR 3.25

1 Km. Tariff: EUR 0.47

1 Hour Waiting Tariff: EUR 15.00

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