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

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    La siempre bella Lisboa!

    Una ciudad soñada, hermosa por donde se mire, con sus calles estrechas de colores y azulejos! Mi ciudad favorita durante mi viaje por Europa! La gente es muy amable y no es ridiculamente costosa como otras capitales europeas. Esta en mi top, ame Lisboa y sus alrededores.

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    One of my Favourite Cities in Europe

    Lisbon is an incredible city with beautiful architecture, amazing scenery and a great vibe overall. Let's not forget about the food and great night life as well.

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    Lisbon, as well as the rest of Portugal, is a beautiful city. The view of the river, the nearby beaches, the nightlife, the people. Everything! I fell in love with it, and you should too.

    Insider Tip:Don't leave without visiting Belem and trying those wonderful pasteis de belem!

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    Fun city

    It was a great little city with everything you needed and the free walking tour was very informative. I wish that we had more time to explore the different areas and take a few trips out of the city.

    Insider Tip:Make sure you go to Sintra for a day and I think you should spend at least 4 days in Lisbon to see everything.

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    Small city full of life.

    Easy to move around, full of small restaurants and little shops. Sintra is very near to go visit. Easy to see and explore in a couple of days. Night life is awesome.

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