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City Guide Lisbon, Portugal

Visiting Lisbon

With a population of just under 700,000, Lisbon is a pretty small capital but is big on culture and things to do. Situated on the River Tagus, an earthquake in 1755 did substantial damage to the city but much of the city’s medieval buildings are still standing. Locals are friendly and come from all over the world, influencing the city’s culture.

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Lisbon Podcasts

Only in Lisbon...

There are certain things you can only do in the Portuguese capital. These include visiting one of Europe's biggest aquariums at 'Oceanario de Lisboa' and enjoying a cake in 'Pasteis de Belem'. In this podcast Colm talks to different people in Lisbon about those certain things.

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Lisbon Videos

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Find out what are the top hostels in the world at the 9th Annual Hostelworld.com Hoscar Awards.

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Lisbon Pocket Guide

Lisbon Pocket Guide

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Lisbon City Reviews

  • 80%

    Anonymous

    Legen - wait for it - dary !

    We went to Lisbon in the worst time of the year weather wise (end of February) and still it blew our minds. The beautiful city had so much to offer that the five days just flew by too fast and there was so much more that we still wanted to see.

    Insider Tip:Eat pastel de natas, drive around the city with the tram number 28 and get lost in the small neighborhoods up the hills. Also remember to drink a lot of cheap but oh so tasty portuguese wines while you're there and eat a lot of seafood!

  • 100%

    sforestieri8187

    Lisbon

    I have absolutely nothing bad to say about Lisbon! I love coming here, there is so much to see and do no matter what you are into. And it's so affordable! No outrageous European prices here.

  • 90%

    eddieranch

    Great city with great food and drink

    Safe, fun city to enjoy a few days. Food is awesome and good day trips to Sintra or a few days to Porto!

    Insider Tip:Stay at Travellers House and the experience will be even better! Make sure you try all the great pastries available in the town.

  • 90%

    Anonymous

    One of the best European cities

    After visiting, Lisbon is now one of my favourite cities I've been too. There's so much to do in this city, as well as nice places to visit like Sintra and Cascais which are both a short distance on a very cheap train journey away.

    Insider Tip:If you go to Sintra, go early in the morning so you have a whole day there as there are so many different things to see there. Also if you go to cascais to rent out the free bikes go early too as they quickly run out.

  • 100%

    Anonymous

    My new favourite European city.

    Amazing views, relaxed lifestyle/ atmosphere, amazing parties at night, best surf beaches just 20 minutes away, so much history, good foood.

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