Lisbon Pocket Guide

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Built on seven hills, Lisbon is quickly becoming one of Europe's most popular capitals. Small enough to explore in a day but with enough going on to keep you here for a week, it also boasts one of the continent's most pleasurable climates. Plan your visit here and take one of the old yellow trams past the city's sights, crunch into a sweet custard pie, enjoy the breathtaking vistas, and treat your hedonistic tendencies to the countless bars in one of the world's craziest districts, the Bairro Alto.

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In The Guide

  • Cheap Eats Find out what restaurants are best value for money and what are the local specialties.
  • Don't Miss A list of the best local attractions and places worth visiting whilst in Lisbon.
  • Budget Tips Insider tips on how to save money or what to do when you don't have any!
  • A day in Lisbon... Only have one day to spare? We give you our ultimate day in Lisbon.

Lisbon City Reviews

  • 90%


    Friendly, affordable, BEAUTIFUL city

    Ever since leaving Lisbon, all I can think about is when I'll be going back. The weather, the ease of getting around, the closeness to amazingly beautiful spots (travelling to Sintra is about 40 mins from Rossio rail station - Definitely visit the Quinta de Regaleira!) Plus all the hills gave me a daily workout while I looked at the amazing architecture. If you're thinking of going, just go!!

    Insider Tip:Go to the Wild Walkers free walking tour, located at the square near the Rossio and Restauradores Stations

  • 100%


    Awesome City

    Lisbon was great! The beaches are probably the best I've been to. There is plenty to see and most importantly eat. I've had some of the best seafood in my life here. The sardines are so big and they only need to be grilled and they are amazing. There are plenty of nice day trips from the city as well.

    Insider Tip:Sintra is so cool. Go down the abandoned well and push through the stone doors.

  • 70%


    Beautiful but Insecure

    Pro: Nice people and city, a lot of activities to do, you gotta try the traditional food and pastries but also the secret chinese restaurants around the city. Cons: I don't do drugs but apparently the sellers didn't believed me since they asked me and my brother to buy every 5 minutes while we were walking. Also there are a lot of pickpocketers, we saw a couple of them in time to avoid being robbed.

    Insider Tip:Illegal Chinese Food it's a cool experience Ask if the bread and other things in the table besides the ones you ordered are for free before eating them Be aware of pickpocketers Try the Pasteis at Belem!

  • 50%


    Beautiful unique tiled city full of culture

    Really enjoyed my time in Lisbon. The people are friendly and have such a relaxed way of life. Walking around is easy (providing comfortable footwear as the tiles can be slippery and it's very hilly). Lots of little places to eat and lots of shopping. The city centres are beautiful with lots of atmosphere.

    Insider Tip:Take a short 45min train ride out to Sintra early in the morning and explore this beautiful secluded town amongst mountains which upon have beautiful palaces and castles to explore. Totally worth the trip just for the luscious greenery.

  • 70%


    Lisbon, Weekend away

    Brilliant city with lots to do. The weather when we were there wasn't the best but that's not at the fault of the city. Pleanty of bars to chill out and many to go wild. Excellent eateries off the main streets that are half the prices.

    Insider Tip:Don't eat the main streets.

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