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

  • 90%


    Lisbon, a beautiful city!

    I really enjoyed my stay in Lisbon but I will have to say that my day trip to Sintra would have to take top choice as one of the best places that I saw while in Portugal. I thought it was awesome that there were a couple streets that had nothing but bars and clubs so it was extremely convenient to go from one spot to the next.

  • 80%


    I loved Lisbon

    An often overlooked region of Europe, Portugal has plenty to offer. The people is friendly, the architecture unbelievable, the food delicious and everything invites you to relax.

  • 80%


    ¡Cool city!

    Lisbon is a cool town-like city, people in there are very warm and talkative, but be aware of the people offering drugs in the streets, :). I know some bad stories regarding these drug dealers. Other than that, it's a safe and cool city where you can have a very good night-life time also :)

    Insider Tip:Careful with the drug dealers ;)

  • 100%


    Great city, amazing weather, lovely people

    Very picturesque city with loads of history, a great party scene and best of all everythings super cheap!

  • 90%


    Go, go, go!

    Lisbon is without a doubt one of the most underrated European cities. The city itself is a beautiful mix of old & new, perched upon large hills, providing great views throughout the city. Between Barrio Alto, the beaches, the castle & old town, and Sintra which is a short day trip away, there is plenty to do in Lisbon. The food and drink was great (lots of great seafood), with a lot of affordable options. And the large number of polyglots makes traveling easy for any nationality!

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