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Lisbon District
Travel Guide

Stroll the cobblestone streets of the Portuguesecapital, where the sound of local musicians fill the air along with the smellof freshly caught fish, served in restaurants along the street. A city break inLisbon is a wonderful assault on the senses and anexperience you’re never likely to forget.

Visit Lisbon andexperience the charms of the old and the new world coming together at once.Historical architecture and whitewashed houses sit in harmony alongsidecontemporary buildings and street art. This charming town expects good weatherpretty much all year round - part of the reason it’s one of the most popularholiday destinations in Europe.

Stroll through the winding cobbled streets of Alfama,the historic district in the heart of the city. Admire the medievalarchitecture of churches and small town squares, pay a visit to the Castelo deSão Jorge, which rises high above the city, and take in the sounds of thestreet musicians that contribute so much to the romantic allure of the streets.

Explore the picturesque Chiado district with itsdistinctive tiled mansions and boutiques. Grab a cup of coffee in a cafe or eata delicious local dish like bacalhau (salted and dried cod).

Thanks to the location of the city on the Atlantic,the fish served in Lisbon is some of the best inEurope. Not to forget, the Portuguese have for centuries been a seafaringnation, and the Maritime Museum Museu de Marinha is devoted to a long line ofseafarers. Stroll through exhibits of ships and maps from the 19th century.Then, why not discover local marine life at the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of thelargest aquariums in Europe.

The other museums in Lisbonare well worth a visit. There is the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, which containsa whopping 6000 objects and works of art from all over Europe, and the Museu doDesign e da Moda where you can delve into the trends in fashion in the 20thcentury.

Treat yourself to coffee and cake in theinternationally renowned Pasteis de Belem. Don’t worry about the queues; thethin, flaky crust and rich custardkern of Lisbon of the famous pastel de nataare worth waiting for.

The LisbonInternational Airport is 10 kilometers north of the city centre and it’s easyto travel around by public transport. On the subway, bus and railway you canget anywhere in the city. But if you really want to get the most out of thecity, pull on a comfy pair of shoes and hit those beautiful old cobbled streetto explore on foot. This way you’ll discover the quaint local boutiques andhidden bars and restaurants Lisbon’s just waiting for you to find.

Where to stay in Lisbon District

Top hotels in Lisbon District

Rossio Garden Hotel
Rossio Garden Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Jardim do Regedor, 24, Lisbon
The price is €28 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is steps away from Lisbon Coliseum and Restauradores Square. Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator are also within 10 ...

4.3/5Excellent! (969 reviews)
Great Stay but WiFi problems

"Lovely hotel, everything you could want for the price. The only thing that I would recommend the hotel addresses is their WiFi coverage and bandwidth. I had to do a few Zoom meetings and it never worked properly. I had to switch over to my 4g hotspot."…"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2020

Rossio Garden Hotel
Myriad by SANA Hotels
Myriad by SANA Hotels
5 out of 5
Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon
The price is €190 per night from 7 Mar to 8 Mar

Located in Parque das Nacoes, this luxury hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Vasco da Gama Tower and Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre. Lisbon Oceanarium and Lisbon ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (678 reviews)

"A truly exceptional hotel with one of the most exceptional Management and staff who went above and beyond ."…"

Reviewed on 2 Sep 2020

Myriad by SANA Hotels
Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
4 out of 5
Rua Bartolomeau Dias, Junqueiro, Carcavelos, Cascais, Lisbon
The price is €89 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Situated on the beach, this spa hotel is 0.2 mi (0.4 km) from Carcavelos Beach and within 6 miles (10 km) of Cascais Beach and Tamariz Beach. Estoril Conference ...

4/5Very Good! (210 reviews)

"Very good hotel and staff. Pool not available (winter?) and had to ask for a kettle, which arrived asap with cups and sugar but no tea/coffee. Excellent breakfast."…"

Reviewed on 13 Mar 2020

Hotel Riviera
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Holiday Rentals in Lisbon District

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
4 out of 5
Rua Luciana Stegagno Picchio, 12, Lisbon, Lisbon
The price is €145 per night from 5 Mar to 6 Mar

Located in Sao Domingos de Benfica, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Estádio da Luz and Colombo Shopping Centre. Lisbon Zoo and University of Lisbon ...

4.5/5Wonderful! (432 reviews)

"The room was very clean, comfortable and the whole stay was easy and relaxing. Would definitely stay again."…"

Reviewed on 8 Oct 2020

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Ascensor da Bica - Lisbon Serviced Apartments
Ascensor da Bica - Lisbon Serviced Apartments
4 out of 5
Largo de Santo Antoninho, 1, Lisbon
The price is €38 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar

Located in Bica, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Mercado da Ribeira, Rossio Square and Commerce Square. Se and Lisbon City Hall are also ...

4.2/5Very Good! (480 reviews)
Excellent location, v good accommodation.

"Excellent location and good quality accommodation. I found the apartment well sound proofed and the air conditioning was good. I felt safe in the area. Lots of bars, restaurants and sights in short walking distance. It was handy being near Cais Sodre train station for: the metro, trips to the beach ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Sep 2020

Ascensor da Bica - Lisbon Serviced Apartments
Chiado Square - Lisbon Best Apartments
Chiado Square - Lisbon Best Apartments
4 out of 5
Largo do Chiado, 5, Lisbon

Located in Chiado, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Fernando Pessoa Statue, Santa Justa Elevator and Carmo Convent. Rossio Square and Lisbon ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)

"This was by far our favorite rentals that we stayed in on our trip. The location was right next to the subway entrance (and my husband was pleased that there was a McDonalds next door). We stayed at Christmas time and the square was beautifully decorated. The parking was easy (decent sized and easy ..."…"

Reviewed on 23 Aug 2020

Chiado Square - Lisbon Best Apartments
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

Popular places to visit in Lisbon District

Top things to do in Lisbon District

Reviews of Lisbon District

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5/5 - Excellent

Taylor

23 Mar 2020

Myself and my partner had an amazing time in Lisbon. The people were friendly, the weather was beautiful and Portugal’s culture is so rich and diverse. We wished we could have stayed longer.

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

14 Mar 2020

This was our first visit to Lisbon and in fact Portugal and we really liked it. Lovely city to visit and didn't really feel like a normal capital city, it had a more relaxed feel to the place and a fantastic blend between old and new styles.

5/5 - Excellent

Beth

8 Mar 2020

Lovely city to explore . Always lots of walking to do so wear trainers .

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

7 Mar 2020

Great place to visit

4/5 - Good

Verified traveller

7 Mar 2020

Beauitful and pleasant city with lots of tourist attractions, restaurants, shops and bars. Was disappointed with the amount of graffiti seen across the city

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveller

3 Mar 2020

There is plenty to see and do you just have to get out and about. We are seniors of below average fitness however we coped well with the hills. Buy the Lisboa ticket, worth it especially as we used our Expedia points to reduce the cost.