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%


    Lisboa, Fado, and Porto

    The ocean is absolutely FRIGID, so yee be warned. The restaurants are quick to rip you off at every possible chance, so be careful by what is 'given' to you, as you will end up paying for it (yes, even the 4 olives they give you).

    Insider Tip:You must try their port wine. There is a port winery called Napoleão, which has not only 10+ year old port wines, but FREE SAMPLES of said ports. They are shockingly cheap for how good they are. Buy a bottle, get a view, and drink said bottle.

  • 60%


    More for parties and beauty, not for history

    The city was really cool and beautiful, but it didn't have as rich of a history as most of the places in Europe. There are lots of places around Lisbon to visit that are great: Sintra (needs a day or two), Cabo da Roca (just need an hour, but it's gorgeous), Cascais (gorgeous beach town), and Faro (another gorgeous beach town, but nothing else interesting to do). The downtown scene is very lively, but Maria Caxuxa was the only place I really was drawn to and had a good time there.

  • 90%


    Lisboa I will be back

    My first stay in Lisbon did not disappoint, I just wish I had more time but it is a city I shall definitely return. The weather, the friendly people and the beauty of the city that is so beautiful but not polished.

    Insider Tip:Food hall at Cais de Sorde is a must try for food lovers

  • 100%


    Love in Lisbon

    Lisbon takes you back in time once you walk the stony streets and alleys feel the heat on your back, hear the churches bells, dip in the ocean you leave your residue part of your consciousness.

  • 100%


    Take your time

    Lisbon is a huge city with vast options. Take your time, when exploring it! Don't miss out of Fado & fish. Also check out the different beaches and a trip to the neighbouring city of Sintra, also called the fairytale town. I planned to stay for three days, but added another day while being there.

    Insider Tip:During 3 days each year, the underground caves are opened for visitors. Go very early, or you'll wait forever in the queue. If you don't manage to get in, go to the local H&M store. It has a glass floor that allows glimpses down to the caverns. ;) Check out for travel passes to save money, and also for combi tickets for the museums when going to Sintra.

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