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Lisbon District
Travel Guide

Lisbon showing heritage architecture and a city as well as a large group of people

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

Lisbon Marriott Hotel
Lisbon Marriott Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida dos Combatentes 45, Lisbon
The price is SG$190 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Sao Domingos de Benfica, this hotel is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) from Lisbon Zoo and 1.8 mi (2.9 km) from Colombo Shopping Centre. Lisbon Cathedral and Castle ...
4.1/5Very Good! (677 reviews)
"The hotel is close to the junction between two main motorways in Lisbon (don't worry - it's not too close), so easy to get to a lot of places (namely the airport). Not exactly the city centre but taxis are not expensive. Rooms in excellent condition, amenities include a kettle and coffee (a must ..."

Reviewed on 21 Sep,2020

Lisbon Marriott Hotel
Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon
5 out of 5
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 105, Lisbon
The price is SG$232 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
This family-friendly Lisbon hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lisbon Zoo, Gulbenkian Museum and El Corte Ingles Mall. Rossio Square ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (1,113 reviews)
"Loved this hotel, super clean, super friendly staff, amazing restaurant, great spa, huge rooms"

Reviewed on 26 Dec,2020

Corinthia Lisbon
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
5 out of 5
Av. Engenheiro Duarte Pacheco 15, Lisbon
The price is SG$249 per night from 4 Jul to 4 Jul
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Lisbon City Center, this luxury hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Amoreiras Shopping Center and Marquis of Pombal Square. Rossio Square and Lisbon ...
4.7/5Exceptional! (992 reviews)
"Very good"

Reviewed on 30 May,2021

EPIC SANA Lisboa Hotel
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Páteo Saudade Lofts
Páteo Saudade Lofts
3 out of 5
Rua do Crucifixo 31, Santa Maria Maior, Lisbon
The price is SG$93 per night from 23 Jun to 23 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is within a 5-minute walk of Lisbon City Hall, Santa Justa Elevator and Carmo Convent. Commerce Square and ...
4.3/5Excellent! (406 reviews)
"Clean, modern apartment, large enough for a short stay in Lisbon. Close to metro, shops and eating places. Reception very helpful with advice to improve my visit."

Reviewed on 1 Jan,2021

Páteo Saudade Lofts
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
5 out of 5
Quinta da Marinha, Rua das Palmeiras, Lote 5, Cascais
The price is SG$216 per night from 21 Jun to 21 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Situated in a regional park, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (566 reviews)
Wonderful
"An excellent 5 star, family friendly destination."

Reviewed on 18 Nov,2020

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Chiado Dream Apartments
Chiado Dream Apartments
3 out of 5
Rua Nova do Almada 64, Lisbon
The price is SG$111 per night from 18 Jun to 18 Jun
Excludes taxes & fees
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of Lisbon City Hall, Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Se and Commerce Square are ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (328 reviews)
Super stay.
"Fantastic location. Carlos was very helpful and friendly. Room was clean and comfortable. Would definitely come back."

Reviewed on 31 Oct,2020

Chiado Dream Apartments
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