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

  • 70%


    Lisbon on a weekend

    Did a walking tour followed by a walk up to the highest point in Lisbon and a night of Fado. The next day, went to Sintra and the west-most point in continental Europe. I'm personally a more active traveler and this was a great trip.

    Insider Tip:At Sintra, if you're not as interested in museums and how the rich live, spend more time at Quinta de la Regaleira (spelling?). The Pena Palace is nice but not very exciting. Cabe de Roca is about an hour away from downtown Sintra. Do not listen to anyone who says it is just 15 minutes away.

  • 80%


    Lisbon is a great place to stay in europe. There is the river and also the city with a lot of places to explore. The public transport is easy to take and not to expensive. Here are a lot of young people and it´s very hip. The portuguese are openmindet and you will feel like home !

    Insider Tip:My personal tip is the Bairro Alto, the Pink-street and the Erasmus Corner. Here is the nightlife !

  • 80%


    Good nightlife, but Porto is prettier.

    The castle by the sea is worth a visit. Main squares are gigantic. I went during the Vogue Fashion Night Out and it was so cool! Definitely seems like a great party place. The city itself is kind of shabby though.

    Insider Tip:Definitely see/hear Fado while you are here. Just make sure you go with someone because I was followed by some guy and the streets there are very small and mazelike. Not recommended if you are a solo female.

  • 100%



    Lisbon is a beautiful city, with gorgeous miradouros (viewpoints), cheap beer and old world trams and neighbourhoods such as Alfama. Prices are very reasonable also. You will fall in love with this beautiful city and its friendly inhabitants!

    Insider Tip:Visit Sintra, a mere 40 minute tram ride away from Rossio train station. Go get a Ginginha (cherry shot) from one of the tiny bars around Rossio train station- starts any night off in style! Go to the Bairro Alto on a Friday/Saturday night for pure chaos and an amazing atmosphere!

  • 90%


    Lisbon – My Favourite City

    Lisbon is, in my opinion, the most enjoyable of all of Europe's old capitals. It's more modern than most and certainly cheaper. It's sort of run down, but in an attractive way – where else can you go and find every single sidewalk and building tiled? The views are amazing, especially because there are so many hills, and the food is great. Be sure to catch dinner and a few beers in the Bairro Alto and Chiado, the best nightlife spot on the continent.

    Insider Tip:'Buy the ticket. Take the ride.'

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