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Lisbon District
Travel Guide

Walk cobblestone streets, listen to the soulful tunes of local musicians and enjoy fresh seafood in the capital of Portugal.

Lisbon’s streets are lined with medieval architecture and whitewashed houses, but the city is also well known for its thriving contemporary cultural scene. The capital of Portugal has great weather and laidback locals and is a popular holiday destination year-round.

Stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of the historic Alfama district to admire the medieval buildings, churches and small squares. Visit the Castle of São Jorge, located on a hill above the Alfama district, to hear musicians playing guitars and serenading visitors. The Portuguese are known for their love of music and bands play in bars and on the street. Listen to soulful balladeers play fado (“fate”), a style of music invented in Lisbon.

Explore the streets of the elegant Chiado neighborhood, which are lined with colorful tiled mansions and boutiques. Rest in a café and eat traditional dishes such as bacalhau (salted cod). Lisbon is situated along the Atlantic Ocean and seafood is one of the city’s specialties. Try catch-of-the-day specials including octopus, sea bass and sardines.

Indulge in coffee and pastries at the world-famous Pastéis de Belem. Join the long lines of locals and visitors waiting to try the thin flaky crust and warm egg-custard center of a pastel de nata, Lisbon’s signature pastry.

Discover a broad array of museums. The Gulbenkian Museum houses some 6,000 artifacts and artworks from Rome, Greece, the Far East and Europe. The newly expanded Museum of Design and Fashion offers an eclectic mix of exhibits portraying the history of 20th-century design and fashion.

The Maritime Museum pays homage to Portugal’s long nautical history, with exhibits of boats and maps dating back to the 1800s. To view fish and sea life from all over the world, visit the Lisbon Oceanarium. This is one of the largest indoor aquariums in Europe, with more than 8,000 fish, birds, mammals and ocean invertebrates.

Lisbon is just a short flight from most European destinations. The airport is 4 miles (10 kilometers) north of the city center. Once here, get around using the underground subway system, buses or above-ground trains. Walking is also a great way to discover the many bars and restaurants hidden in the city’s alleyways.

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Where to stay in Lisbon District

Myriad by SANA Hotels
Myriad by SANA Hotels
5 out of 5
Cais das Naus, Lote 2.21.01, Parque Das Nacoes, Lisbon
Free cancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is SG$303 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (677 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
Rossio Garden Hotel
Rossio Garden Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua Jardim do Regedor, 24, Lisbon
The price is SG$42 per night from 10 Mar to 11 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (968 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
Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
4 out of 5
Rua Bartolomeau Dias, Junqueiro, Carcavelos, Cascais, Lisbon
The price is SG$145 per night from 8 Mar to 9 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (207 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.
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 SG$61 per night from 9 Mar to 10 Mar
Excludes taxes & fees

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! (478 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
Dare Lisbon House
Dare Lisbon House
4 out of 5
Rua dos Sapateiros, 135, Lisbon
The price is SG$211 per night from 4 Apr to 5 Apr
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Lisbon Old Town, this aparthotel is steps away from Santa Justa Elevator and Armazens do Chiado Mall. Rossio Square and Lisbon Cathedral (Se) are ...

4.8/5Exceptional! (225 reviews)
Amazing

"Amazing location place service. Nothing to add, go there."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep,2020

Dare Lisbon House
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.

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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.