Our Lisbon Travel Guide will surely make you want to visit Lisbon. Tourism in Portugal has seen a great revival in recent years thanks to the discovery of Lisbon’s colorful houses and ornate azulejo tiled walls on social media. Lisbon is probably one of our favorite cities to travel to in Europe because of how affordable it is to have a great time there. Here, you’ll find the best things to do in and out of the city, where to stay, where to take pictures, and even where the best restaurants in Lisbon are!
Visit Lisbon: things to do
Apart from being the perfect background to your best selfies and group photos, Lisbon has a ton of fun things for eager explorers to do! Take a ride in the rickety but legendary Tram 28, sample the original recipe sweet egg tart from Belem and eat seafood until you sink. Lisbon castle provides amazing views over the city and Tajus River, while eateries and terraces sit beside tiled buildings below. You can hike up the colorful hills of Alfama, visit historic Belem, and you can also take quick day trips to neighboring cities such as the enchanting Sintra or to the beaches of Cascais!
Visit Lisbon: where to stay
Lisbon has an amazing selection of accommodation. From luxury hotels to funky and modern hostels, you’ll surely be spoilt for choice when it comes to finding the perfect place to stay. But you better act fast as rooms tend to sell out quick! Every category of hotel is available here from the sophisticated class of the Sofitel Lisbon Liberdade Hotel and grandeur of staying in a palace, to the hip and funky hostels. Choose from areas near Lisbon castle, in bustling lower Alfama or the historic Baixa and Chiado– near to the Rossio train hub and the magnificent Praça do Comércio.
Visit Lisbon: food and drink guide
Lisbon is abuzz not just for its pleasant weather and sunny skies. Being next to the Atlantic ocean in the west certainly has its perks. Feast on delicious seafood in Lisbon where its certainly much cheaper than in other European cities and don’t forget to end it with sweet local desserts.
Visit Lisbon: how to use the public transportation
You might have already seen photos of Lisbon’s famous yellow tram rolling up and down the city’s hills. We’ll tell you about that and more. Apart from that, Lisbon has four metro lines linking the main central areas and also creeping up to the edges of the greater city area. They have also been given romanticised names such as Seagull (blue line) and Sunflower (yellow line). Our Lisbon travel guide to Lisbon’s public transportation will help you confidently navigate your way through the city.
Lisbon travel guide: links and resources
Visit Lisbon official website
Visit Portugal official website
Visit Lisbon Tourism Information Offices locations
Lisbon Official Public Transport website