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Lisbon DistrictPortugal

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

Top hotels in Lisbon District

Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
4 out of 5
The price is SG$58 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Parliament (Sao Bento Palace) and Mercado da Ribeira. Commerce Square and Rossio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my 8 days stay at Lisbon Serviced Apartments- Santos. It really felt like home. There was everything I needed such as washing machine, dish washer, coffee machine, oven, etc. exception cleaning and check in staff and really easy check out. Would definitely go back."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2020

Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
Hotel Riviera
Hotel Riviera
4 out of 5
The price is SG$131 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
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! (204 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
TRYP Lisboa Aeroporto
TRYP Lisboa Aeroporto
4 out of 5
The price is SG$174 per night from 11 Dec to 12 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Situated near the airport, this spa hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Vasco da Gama Shopping Centre, Atlantic Pavilion and Lisbon Casino. Lisbon Oceanarium and ...

4.4/5Excellent! (1,098 reviews)

"飛行機に乗り遅れて泊まることとなりました。当然ですが、飛行場に近く便利です。綺麗で、部屋も広く、快適です。"…"

Reviewed on 21 Jul,2020

TRYP Lisboa Aeroporto
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

Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
4 out of 5
The price is SG$58 per night from 3 Dec to 4 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is within a 10-minute walk of Parliament (Sao Bento Palace) and Mercado da Ribeira. Commerce Square and Rossio ...

4.6/5Wonderful! (91 reviews)

"I really enjoyed my 8 days stay at Lisbon Serviced Apartments- Santos. It really felt like home. There was everything I needed such as washing machine, dish washer, coffee machine, oven, etc. exception cleaning and check in staff and really easy check out. Would definitely go back."…"

Reviewed on 21 Nov,2020

Lisbon Serviced Apartments Santos
Rossio - Lisbon Cheese & Wine Apartments
Rossio - Lisbon Cheese & Wine Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is SG$204 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Carmo Convent, Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Restauradores Square and Lisbon ...

4.3/5Excellent! (11 reviews)
Great location!

"Very convenient location and the apartment is beautiful. Can be a little noisy if you leave the windows open Apartment is on the second floor with no elevators so be mindful of heavy suitcases. Otherwise the apartment itself and location is perfect!"…"

Reviewed on 12 Sep,2018

Rossio - Lisbon Cheese & Wine Apartments
Graça Castle - Lisbon Cheese & Wine Apartments
Graça Castle - Lisbon Cheese & Wine Apartments
4 out of 5
The price is SG$163 per night from 2 Dec to 3 Dec
Excludes taxes & fees

Located in Alfama, this apartment building is within a 15-minute walk of Martim Moniz Square and Rossio Square. Castle of Sao Jorge and Lisbon Cathedral (Se) ...

4.4/5Wonderful! (16 reviews)

"Location is close to Alfama and street parking was easy. It is an older building and the apartment and furnishings were ok. It is pretty noisy in Lisbon so late it is loud in neighborhood. I do not feel the price reflects what the rental offers. I would rate this a 2 star accommodation."…"

Reviewed on 29 Sep,2019

Graça Castle - Lisbon Cheese & Wine 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.