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Lisbon, Portugal's capital and largest city (about 550,000 inhabitants in the city, around 3 million in the total urban area), is a fascinating city of charming architecture, art and tradition. Set on the Portuguese west coast where the river Tagus meets the Atlantic, Lisbon claims the title of mainland Europe's westernmost capital. But geographic location is not what draws most visitors to Lisbon. The city's relaxed atmosphere, cultural diversity, nightlife, casinos and architecture are more likely reasons to attract travellers. As a compact city with narrowly defined boundaries around the historical city, Lisbon is a city that can be explored on foot. Built on seven hills, like Rome and Istanbul, it is pleasant to know that public transport and taxi's are also readily available for when the climbing begins to wear down one's legs.
Located east of the touristy centre of town, this is a quarter that everybody must visit. Looking (and acting) like a village inside town, it keeps the true image of the medieval times, when it was a Moorish and jewish quarter, with the narrow and steep streets climbing the castle’s south slopes. The suggested and easiest way to visit is walking down from the castle, making a stop in Santa Luzia sightseeing point and then wander around, with the only precaution to do not miss the best details in the quarter – the cathedral and the pantheon - but the most important are the small details, the strange alleys, the small tileworks here and there, the flea market on Tuesday and Saturday, the small taverns where, in some nights, the amateur sing fado. Descending to the level of the river, you may visit the Military museum and the Fado museum, the fountain “Chafariz de El-Rei” and the façade of “Casa dos Bicos”.
Baixa is a generic name that covers the long axis of the recovery carried out by the Marquis of Pombal after the earthquake of 1755, and the surrounding slopes. From the top of Eduardo VII Park to the river, the motives of interest that will fill a whole day of visit unfold to you. From the Marquês de Pombal square to the Restauradores, Liberdade avenue now houses the best world-class stores in classical buildings. In Restauradores, the Foz palace is a good support for all visitors. Between the beautiful Restauradores square and Rossio, the true living room of the city, we pass between the railway station and the National Theater or down the street of Portas de Santo Antão, but everything deserves attention, including Figueira square before descending one of the geometric streets to “Praça do Comércio”. Rua do Ouro presents the entrance to the Santa Justa elevator, a monument that is one of the solutions to climb to the upper part of Carmo and Chiado. Bordering the River, the "Baixa" extends between “Alfândega”, at the feet of Alfama, and the Place of the Municipality, from where we may continue to Cais do Sodré. No visit to the Baixa is complete without some incursions in the adjacent areas, Chiado, Carmo and Bairro Alto to the west, Mouraria and Alfama to the east, topped by the Castle of S. Jorge.
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Located in downtown Lisbon, Castelo de Sao Jorge offers one of the best views available of the city. The castle is filled with old ruins and interesting history and, more recently, a top-class restaurant as well as peacocks that roam freely around the grounds. The walled-in fortress area is square-shaped, and the actual castle is located on the northwest side of the hill. As you take in the views around the castle, you will notice that this hill is the highest in the center of the city. For thousands of years, military minds have recognized that high ground is easiest to fortify and defend. Archaeological evidence shows that the hill has been the site of a military stronghold in one form or another for hundreds of years. Roman fortifications from 137 BC have been excavated. Other evidence shows that this area has been occupied for at least another 400 years before these Roman walls were built. In the 5th century AD, the Visigoths, a tribe of Germanic people who sacked the Roman Empire and took control of this area, strengthened the fortress. Their guard towers still remain.
The tall Gothic arches of the ruined Convento do Carmo are visible from a long distance. Today its preserved remains are a museum, but it began as the promise of one man to God. The convent that you see before you was also an outcome of the Battle of Aljubarrota. During the battle lvares Pereira promised God that if this battle was won by the Portuguese, he would build a convent. He kept his word, and the construction of the convent started in 1393. The construction and design of the convent was overseen by three architects who were also brothers. These architects, Afonso, Rodrigo and Gonzalo Eanes, built the convent in plain Gothic style with some influences from the Monastery of Batalha, which was being constructed at the same time. Today, the Monastery of Batalha is a UNESCO world heritage site located in Batalha about 140 kilometres from Lisbon. Today the Carmo ruins house an archaeological museum, with items ranging from across the globe and centuries. Opening hours are 10:00am - 6:00pm Monday to Saturday, with an admission fee of €2.50.
Located in an the oldest area of Lisbon, Se de Lisboa is the cathedral of Lisbon and looks like a combination of a fort and a church. The cathedral is a mix of its original Roman style, started in 1147 when the first Portuguese king conquered Lisbon to the moors, replacing a Muslim mosque. In the following two centuries it received some adding in Gothic and Neoclassical styles. In the seventeen and eighteen centuries, it was decorated with baroque motifs, and finally, a 20th century restoration converted as much as possible of the old church back to its Romanesque look based on old plans of the church. At the entrance, to the left, there's a baptismal font that was used to baptize Saint Anthony who was born in Lisbon, and died in Pádua.
One of the most iconic places to go to and see in Lisbon is the Torre de Belem. The 30 metre-high fortified tower is listed (together with the Jeronimos monastry) on the Unesco World Heritage List since 1983. The tower was built in the early 16th century and is a prominent example of the Portuguese Manueline style. It sits on the bank of the river Tagus. Originally named Torre de São Vicente it was part of a defensive formation of the Tejo, erected by order of king João II, in combination with two other towers in Caparica and Cascais. With time, the tower lost its defense function, and after the Spanish domination it became a prison. In its four floors it is still possible to see the Governor's Room, the Kings Room, the Audience Hall, and the Chapel with its fifteenth-century vaults.
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Not that far from the Torre de Belem stands the Monument of the discoveries (Padrão dos Descobrimentos). Located along the river were ships departed to explore and trade with India and the Orient, the monument was built to commemorate the Portuguese Age of Discovery during the 15th and 16th centuries. It was erected in 1939 as a temporary work as part of the 1940 World fair, and was destroyed in 1943. Between 1958 and 1960 the new larger monument was built. In front of the monument you will find a large marble map, the Mappa Mundi, (a gift from the country of South Africa), mapping out the discoveries made. It is best seen from above, using a paid elevator and a few more steps to the top.
One of the "must see" of the city is this church, built in the 16th century to celebrate the discoveries. It is on of the three most precious examples of a peculiar style of Gothic (for most people the best of all), called "Manuelino", celebrating king Manuel I, who ordered the construction. Don't miss, besides the delicate ornament of the doors, the church, the cloisters and the tombs, that include Vasco da Gama and Luís de Camões, together with king Sebastian and several relatives to the kings. If you have time, there's much more to see (refectory, chapter room, library, sacristy, and more). There are combined tickets to visit the monastery and several attractions of Belém, including the tower and museums.
Every visitor to Lisbon goes to Bairro Alto, almost all them pass by the Misericórdia church, and most of them, facing the poverty of the facade, skip it. It is a big mistake because, inside, you will find one of the greatest wonders of the city.
There are nine chapels, all different and beautiful, standing the chapel of S. João Batista, frequently referred as the most expensive in the world. Conceived in Rome, and assembled in Brazil, with the best stones and precious metals, it is the dominant lapis lazuli that gives it an incomparable beauty.
The entrance is free, and the visit of the museum is also free to under 14 and senior, with a general ticket of 2.50 € to the other.
Sintra is a small village outside of Lisbon that makes for an excellent day trip. It's romantic architecture has been stunning people since the 19th century. Before the 19th century Sintra was a popular sight for the Portuguese royalty. Due to its popularity among the elite many wealthy and royal people built magnificent castles and homes in the area. Sintra and surroundings were added to the UNESCO World Heritage List because of its importance to Portuguese culture.
Note: For those planning to visit a lot of museums, the Lisboa Card, purchasable from tourist information outlets around the city, offers free use of all public transport and reduced price (or free) tickets to countless museums, galleries and tourist attractions. There are 1, 2 and 3-day options available.
Lisbon has a great climate with warm summers from June to September when temperatures average between 25 and 30 °C. Nights are around 17 °C. Occasionally, temperatures hit 40 °C. Winters last from December to March, when daytime temperatures are between 15 and 17 °C and nights slightly under 10 °C. Most of the rain falls during the wintermonths while summers are very dry. The best times to visit Lisbon are April/May and mid-September/October.
Lisbon Airport (LIS) is located about 7 kilometres from Lisbon's city centre and is the main gateway to Portugal.
The national airline of Portugal, TAP Portugal, flies to and from Lisbon. Apart from many European countries, TAP also has flights to destinations in Brazil, like Rio de Janeiro, Recife and Salvador among others. Other former colonies to serve from Portugal are Angola, Mozambique, Guinea Bissau, as well as other African cities such as Dakar, Johannesburg and Algiers. There are many more airlines serving the capital of Portugal.
TAP Portugal and Portugália Airlines both have flights to and from Lisbon and Faro, Madeira, Porto Santo, Porto and the Azores. SATA (the Azores' airline) has flights between the Azores and Lisbon as well. Easyjet also offers flights from Lisbon to Madeira (Funchal).
To/from the Airport
The best public transit option is the bus. Buses can be caught outside the terminal. Google maps has a transit planner that can be used to find the best route to your destination. The price is €1.75 for a ticket bought on board. Drivers usually have change. Another option is the Aerobus and Aeroshuttle. It is €3.50 (€5.50 return) for the ticket, running into the centre and stopping at most major hotels. The fastest connection to the metro network is probably to take the Aerobus to Oriente Station, which only takes about 10 minutes. From there you can take the red line into the town, or if needed take a train to you next destination from Oriente Station. Taxis are available outside the terminals.
Caminhos de Ferro Portugueses has an extensive network of train links throughout the country.
There are fast links with speeds well over 200 km/h from Lisbon to the Algarve and from Lisbon to northern cities such as Porto, Braga, Guimarães, Coimbra and Aveiro, but on most routes there are intercity services which still are fast enough and a good alternative to buses or cars. From Lisbon, there are also frequent links to Cascais and Sintra, popular traveller routes.
Contact Rede Nacional de Expressos for more information about prices and schedules to and from Lisbon.
Travelling within downtown Lisbon, specially at rush hour, is quite complicated, so avoid bringing your car to this area. You can also park (usually paid on week-days).
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Buses and trams in Lisbon are run by Carris. Fares are €1.75 for most rides (if you buy the ticket from the bus driver). You can buy a chargeable card (7 Colinas) which costs €0.50 and can be charged on a pay-as-you-go system (Zapping) which can also be used in the Subway and Urban Trains (this system lowers the bus fare to €1.15.).
The Metro system is run by a separate organisation called (Metro Lisboa. A single ticket costs €1.25. Entry is gained by touching your ticket to the reader on entry. Keep your ticket until you exit. Keep in mind that you are using a reusable card (first time you buy it you pay €0.50 extra, but after that you can reload your card. The same card you can also use for the metro and the regional trainlines, like the one to Sintra).
There are also suburban trains that run through the town that can be used to get around, run by CP. Separate fares are required for each mode of transit used. A combined Carris and Metro ticket can be purchased for €3.95 per day with unlimited trips.
Google maps has a transit planner for Lisbon.
Lisbon's centre is very walkable. Note that it is very hilly, though, so plan extra time to get to your destination in the event climbing hills is required.
There are some bikelanes, and in general bike use is pretty common.
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When you are in Lisbon, you need to try a Pastéis de Belém at least one. It is a small egg tart pastry, which is best eaten warm and sprinkled with cinnamon. The best place to find them is the bakery that has been making the original recipe for ages, which is located close to the Monastry de Jeronimos in Belém, which can be reached from downtown Lisbon in about 15 minutes by bus/tram 28.
One of the best areas to go out in the night, is the Barrio Alto area, which has a lot of cafés and as well some restaurants. When you like coffees, one of the best bars to go to is Café A Brasiliera, you will find this café close to the exit of Metro Baixa/Chaido (the exit that leads into the Barria Alto). The bar has many special coffees on their menu, as well as some good cakes.
O Pirata is located at a point where everyone passes, the Restauradores Square. There is a small and discreet bar, which easily goes unnoticed. For many years it survives by selling over the counter two cocktails that are a well-kept secret of the house. "Pirate" or "Perna de Pau" are two very refreshing, cheap drinks, and a curiosity to those who may drink a little alcohol.
|Albergo Odisseo (Old Albergo Olisipo)||Travessa Larga 1, 3 esq lisboa||Hostel||-|
|Alcântara Apartment||Rua do Alvito nº 106 4th floor 1300 061 Lisboa||Apartment||-|
|Aleksandar Palas Hotel- Belgrade||Kralja Petra 13-15||Hotel||94|
|Alface Hostel Lisboa||Rua do Norte Nº 98 1ºESQ.||Hostel||83|
|Alfama - National Pantheon Apartment||Travessa do Zagalo nº 19 3rd Floor 1100 622 Lisboa||Apartment||-|
|Alfama Apartment||Rua da Cruz de Santa Apolónia nº 62 Ground Floor 1||Apartment||-|
|Alfama Patio Hostel||Escolas Gerais, 3 Patio dos Quintalinhos 1||Hostel||90|
|Almirante Hotel||Avenida Almirante Reis, 68||Hotel||-|
|Apar-Lis-Antonio Guerra||Rua dos Correeiros, 171, 1º||Apartment||-|
|Aparthotel Vip Eden||Praça dos Restauradores, nº 24||Hotel||-|
|Aparthotel Vip Suites Do Marques||Av Duque de Loulé n 45||Hotel||-|
|Apt Alfama Museu do Fado 1||Travessa de São Miguel nº 24 Ground Floor 1100 546||Apartment||-|
|Apt Alfama Museu do Fado 2||Travessa de São Miguel nº 14 First Floor 1100 546||Apartment||-|
|AWA Lisbon City Center Hotel||Praca da Alegria 12 1250-004 Lisboa||Hotel||61|
|Bairro Alto Apartment||Travessa do Terreiro a Santa catarina nº48 3rd Flo||Apartment||-|
|Bairro Alto Travellers||Rua da Rosa 295||Hostel||-|
|Baluarte Citadino Hostel||Rua de Santa Marta, n.º 45, 4.º Dto||Guesthouse||-|
|Bed and Breakfast Suite||Rua Duarte Galvão n106 4º Esquerdo||Guesthouse||-|
|Black & White Lisbon Hostel||Rua Alexandre Herculano 39, 1º Esq.||Hostel||-|
|Costta Apartments||Rua Santo Estevão nº25 2 floor Alfama||Apartment||-|
|Costta Rooms||Rua São Nicolau 23, 3rd floor 1100-547 Lisboa||Guesthouse||87|
|Danubio Hostel||Rua de Salitre, 49 - r/c Eaquerdo||Hostel||-|
|Dom Sancho I||avenida da liberdade nº202||Hotel||83|
|Duque - Casa de Hospedes||Calçada do Duque 53||Guesthouse||80|
|Flats by Lisbon4U||Beco Bempostinha, 12||Apartment||63|
|Goodnight Hostel||Rua dos Correeiros 113, 2?||Hostel||94|
|Goodnight. Apartments - Lisbon||Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 76 - 1º dto||Apartment||-|
|Guest House Brazil-Africa||Travessa das Pedras Negras Nº8-2º||Guesthouse||83|
|Guest House Estrela||Rua Dos Bacalhoeiros Nº 8 - 1º||Guesthouse||-|
|Guesthouse Anjos||Av Almirante Reis, nr 29 1 floor||Guesthouse||-|
|Guesthouse Beira Mar||Largo Terreiro do Trigo 16 - 4º esq||Guesthouse||78|
|Home||Rua de São Nicolau, 13, 2E||Hostel||97|
|Hospedaria Verde Esperanca||R Esperanca no 69 2||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Praia Mar||Rua do Gurué 16,Carcavelos||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vip Arts||Av. D. João II Lote 1.18||Hotel||81|
|Hotel Vip Berna||Av. António Serpa, nº 13 1069-199||Hotel||86|
|Hotel Vip Diplomático||Rua Castilho, Nº 74||Hotel||82|
|Hotel Vip Executive Barcelona||Rua Laura Alves, 10||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vip Executive Madrid||Rua Conde Redondo, 24 Rua Conde Redondo, 24||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vip Stª Iria||Estrada Nacional 10, Nº 1260||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Vip Zurique||Rua Ivone Silva, Nº 18||Hotel||80|
|LarExport - Chile||Rua Edith Cavel, nº 15 - R/c||Guesthouse||-|
|LarExport - Estefânia||Rua Joaquim Bonifácio, nº 22 R/c||Guesthouse||-|
|Latina Hostel||R. Gomes Freire 187||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon - Parque das Nações Youth Hostel||Rua de Moscavide, Lt 47 - 101||Hostel||78|
|Lisbon - Sublime Apartment||Rua Álvaro Benamor, Lote 8, 6º E||Apartment||-|
|Lisbon Amazing Hostels-Sé-Alfama||Beco do Arco Escuro 17||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon Amazing Hostels-Bairro Alto||Rua do Norte n.º 83||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon Camping & Bungalows||Estrada da Circunvalação||Campsite||-|
|Lisbon Chillout Hostel||Rua Nogueira e Sousa, nº 8, 1º||Hostel||82|
|Lisbon Dreams Guesthouse||Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca 29||Guesthouse||81|
|Lisbon Guests||Rua do Salitre 49||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon Lounge Hostel||Rua de Sao Nicolau, 41st||Hostel||93|
|Lisbon Old Town Hostel||Rua do Ataide 26A||Hostel||90|
|Lisbon Poets Hostel||Rua Nova da Trindade, nr.2 - 5th Floor Chiado||Hostel||91|
|Lisbon Private Rooms||Rua actor taborda, 36-2º Esqº||Apartment||-|
|Lisbon Story Guesthouse||Largo de São Domingos, N. 18 (Rossio)||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon Student House||Av António Augusto de Aguiar nº80 1ºEsq.||Guesthouse||-|
|Lisbon Youth Hostel||R. Andrade Corvo, 46||Hostel||80|
|Lisbonhappyhostel||Rua dos Correiros n161 3º||Guesthouse||83|
|LisbonView Hostel||Rua dos Fanqueiros, n. 277, 3º dto||Guesthouse||-|
|Living Lounge Hostel||Rua do Crucifixo 116 2nd floor||Hostel||94|
|Mar dos Açores||Rua Bernardim Ribeiro, 14||Guesthouse||78|
|Next Hostel||Avenida Almirante Reis 4 - 5 Dto||Guesthouse||82|
|Oasis Backpackers Mansion Lisboa||Rua de Santa Catarina, 24||Hostel||87|
|Pensão Bom Conforto||Rua dos Douradores Nº83 Lisbon||Guesthouse||-|
|Pensao Galicia||Rua do Crucifixo Nº 50 - 4th floor||Guesthouse||79|
|Pensão Lafonense,Lda||Rua das Portas de Santo Antão,Nº36,2ºDt Address 2 :||Guesthouse||79|
|Pensão Lourenço Marques||Rua Palmira 27 B 4º||Guesthouse||79|
|Pensao Monumental||Rua da Glória, 21 - R/C e 1º||Guesthouse||82|
|Pensao Praca da Figueira||Travessa Nova de São Domingos nº 9- 3º esq||Guesthouse||89|
|Pensao Residencia Roma||Travessa da Gloria 22A||Guesthouse||-|
|Pensão Residencial Portuense||Rua das Portas de Santo Antão, 149-157||Hotel||82|
|Pensao Royal||Rua do Crucifixo nº50 3floor||Guesthouse||86|
|Perola dos Anjos||Rua dos Anjos, 23-2º and 3º||Guesthouse||-|
|Pouso dos Anjos||Rua dos Anjos, 31||Guesthouse||75|
|Residencia Luena||Rua Pascoal de Melo 9||Hotel||-|
|Residencia Oliveira||Rua dos Caminhos de Ferro, 70-2º||Hostel||77|
|Residencial Apolo||Av. Miguel Bombarda, 78||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Castromira||Avenida Almirante Ries, 35-1º||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Castromira II||Rua Maria Andrade nº62||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Italia||Av. Visconde Valmor, 67||Guesthouse||82|
|Residencial Jardim da Amadora||Rua Major Humberto da Cruz 3||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Joao XXI||Rua Gomes Freire, 179-1º||Hotel||76|
|Residencial Lord||Av.Defensores de Chaves, 23-4D||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Marisela||Rua Filipe Folque 19||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Princesa||Rua Gomes Freire, 130 1150-180||Hotel||-|
|Residencial S. Pedro||Rua Pascoal de Melo ,nº130-132||Guesthouse||79|
|Residencial Sul_Down Town||Praça D. Pedro IV nº 59-2 Esq||Guesthouse||-|
|Rooms4 U Student's House||Rua Luciano Cordeiro, 32, 3ºDto||Guesthouse||82|
|Rossio Hostel||Calçada do Carmo, 6, 2nd floor right||Hostel||90|
|Shiado Hostel||Rua Anchieta 5 - 3||Hostel||87|
|Smile Apartment||Rua da Judiaria 3, 3floor||Apartment||-|
|Smile Hostal||Travesa do Almada Nº 12 3DRT||Guesthouse||84|
|Souliver Rooms||Rua Cidade de Liverpool, n.º 6 - r/c Esq. e Dto.||Guesthouse||-|
|Spare Rooms||Rua Actor Taborda, 36||Guesthouse||-|
|Sweet Home Hospedagem||Rua dos Correeiros, 161, 4º andar||Guesthouse||83|
|Tagus Home||R.Camilo Castelo Branco 22||Guesthouse||78|
|Travellers House||Rua Augusta, number 89, 1st floor||Hostel||95|
|Unreal Hostel||Rua Pedro Nunes, 10||Hostel||79|
|Valmor Self-Catering Lisbon||Av. Visconde Valmor, 32-7º esq||Apartment||-|
|VIP Executive Veneza||Av. da Liberdade, nº189||Hotel||-|
|Yes! Lisbon Hostel||Rua de Sao Juliao 148||Hostel||97|
|Residencial Saldanha||Av da Republica, 17 - 1o Lisbon||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|City Centre Anjos Guesthouse||Travessa Do Cidadao Joao Gonçalves 18||Guesthouse||-|
|Johnies Place Lisbon||Calçada da Graça nº18F Porta 1||HOSTEL||85|
|Hospedaria AAAS||Rua Morais Soares No.88 -2ºEsq||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencia Nazareth||Avenida António Augusto Aguiar nº 25 4º Andar||Hotel||85|
|Low Cost Rooms||Rua Antonio Pedro 48 R/C||Guesthouse||-|
|Pensao Modelo||Rua das Portas de Santo Antão 12- 1º||Guesthouse||68|
|Casa de Hóspedes Dias e Dominguez||Rua da Atalaia n. 150||Guesthouse||-|
|Americano Residence||Rua 1º de Dezembro||Hotel||-|
|Duas Nações Residence||Rua da Vitória 41||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencial Dublin||Rua de Santa Marta 45||Hostel||-|
|VIP Executive Villa Rica||Avenida 5 de Outubro - 295||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Dom Carlos Park||Avenida Duque de Loulé 121||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Dom Carlos Liberty||Rua Alexandre Herculano 13||Hotel||-|
|Alfama Hill||Calçadinha da Figueira 27||Apartment||-|
|VIP Grand Lisboa Hotel & Spa||Avenida 5 de Outubro nº197||Hotel||-|
|Eurostars Hotel Das Letras||Rua Castilho 6-12||Hotel||-|
|Baluarte Citadino Stay Cool Hostel||Rua Castilho 1 First floor on the right||Guesthouse||83|
|Evidência Light Sta. Catarina Hotel||Rua Dr. Luis de Almeida e Albuquerque, 6 Bairro Alto||Hotel||-|
|Lisbon4U Terrace Summer Experience||Rua Dona Estefania, 15, 6 DT||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Equity Point Lisboa||Travessa do Fala-S 9||HOSTEL||87|
|Tagus Mirror Apartment||Rua da Cruz de Santa Apolónia, 36 - 4th E||APARTMENT||-|
|BA HOSTEL||Travessa da Cara, 6 Bairro Alto||HOSTEL||85|
|Lisbon Calling||Rua de So Paulo n 126, 3dto||HOSTEL||86|
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|Kitsch Hostel||Praça dos Restauradores nº 65||Hostel||-|
|This is Lisbon Hostel||Escadinhas Marques de Ponte de Lima 1 in the corner of Rua da Costa do Castelo 63||Hostel||87|
|Jardim de Santos Hostel||Largo Vitorino Damsio n4 , 2 , Lisboa||HOSTEL||84|
|Budjet Rooms||Rua da Fe N 8||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lisbon City Hotel||Av. Almirante Reis, 49, Lisboa||Hotel||-|
|OLÁ Backpackers||Av. Dq. de Loule 91 Ground fl Marques de Pombal area||Hostel||-|
|Hotel DAH Dom Afonso Henriques||Rua Cristovao Falcao, N 8||HOTEL||82|
|Private Accommodation||Rua Maria Andrad No 42,3 Dt||GUESTHOUSE||74|
|Travellers House - Studios||Calzada do Lavra 18, 4||APARTMENT||-|
|Saldanha VIP Executive Hotel||Rua Fernão Lopes, no 25||HOTEL||82|
|Lisb'on Hostel||Rua do Ataide, 7A||Hostel||87|
|BC Miradouro Bairro Alto Hostel||Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 63||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Vip Executive Villa Rica||Avenida 5 de Outubro, 295||Hotel||-|
|Lisbon Amazing Hostels Sé/Alfama Privates||Rua dos Bacalhoeiros, Beco do Arco Escuro n.º17||Hostel||-|
|Bairro Alto Apartment||Travessa do Terreiro a Santa catarina no48 3rd Flo||APARTMENT||-|
|Casa Madragoa||Calçada do Castelo Picão 28||Hostel||-|
|Residencia Universitaria Alfredo de Sousa||Campus de Campolide, Lisboa||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Palace Lisboa - Windsor||Avenida Duque de Loule 111 2nd floor||Guesthouse||-|
|Residencia Universitaria do Lumiar||Rua Rainha D. Luisa de Gusmao, 3, 1600-003 Lisboa||Hostel||-|
|Salitre Hostel||Rua do Salitre 134||HOSTEL||-|
|Away at Home||Rua de Arroios, 89 Dto||APARTMENT||-|
|Pateo Santo Estevao-Self Catering Apartments||Largo de Santo Estevao nº 4||APARTMENT||-|
|Go Hostel Lisbon||Rua Maria da Fonte 55||Hostel||-|
|People Hostel||Rua dos Jernimos, 16||HOSTEL||75|
|The Independente Hostel & Suites||Rua Sao Pedro de Alcantara, 81||HOSTEL||85|
|Lisbon Destination Hostel||Rossio Train Station Second Floor||HOSTEL||93|
|Hotel Nacional||Rua Castilho 34||Hotel||-|
|MyHouseInLisbon||Rua de Sta Cruz do Castelo, 76 Castelo de Sao Jorge||Apartment||-|
|Elias Garcia Residence||Av. Elias Garcia 120 R/c||Hotel||-|
|Fusions Hostel||Campo Pequeno nr 50, 5th floor right||HOSTEL||-|
|Hotel Sete Colinas||Avenida Almirante Reis, 67||Hotel||-|
|Turim Alameda Hotel||Av. Rovisco Pais 34||Hotel||-|
|Turim Lisboa Hotel||Rua Filipe Folque 20||Hotel||-|
|Turim Europa Hotel||Sao Sebastiao da Pedreira 19||Hotel||-|
|Turim AV. Liberdade Hotel||Rua Duque de Palmela 20||Hotel||-|
|Turim Iberia Hotel||Av. 5 de Outubro 160||Hotel||-|
|Residencial Horizonte Lisboa||Avenida Augusto de Aguiar 42||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Roma||Av. de Roma 33||Hotel||-|
|4 Places Lisbon Apartments2||Calcada do Lavra, n.o 18||APARTMENT||-|
|Downtown Guest House||Rua 1a Dezembro, No. 33, 1200-357 Lisbon||Guesthouse||-|
|Cheap Hostel||Rua dos Anjos, nr 31 E||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Mundial||Praça Martim Moniz nr. 2||Hotel||-|
|Baixa Castelo Apartment||Calcada de Sao Lourenco, 20||Apartment||-|
|I Love Lisbon Apartment - 2 Pax||Rua de Sao Boaventura 77 Ground floor||APARTMENT||86|
|Bairro Alto Apart (Official Local Accommodation)||Rua São Boaventura 77||Apartment||-|
|Hotel Altis||Rua Castilho, 11||Hotel||-|
|Altis Suites||Rua Castilho, 13||Hotel||-|
|Altis Belem Hotel & Spa||Doca do Bom Sucesso||Hotel||-|
|Altis Avenida Hotel||Rua 1º Dezembro, 120||Hotel||-|
|Altis Park Hotel||Avenida Eng. Arantes e Oliveir||Hotel||-|
|Altis Prime Hotel||Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 4||Hotel||-|
|Casa Oliver||Rua Cruz dos Poiais, 29, 3o||Apartment||-|
|Happy Chiado||R do Loreto n 13 4 e 5o andar 1200||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lisbon Poets Hostel Privates||Rua Nova da Trindade, nr. 2 , 5th floor, 1200 Lisbon||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|Passport Lisbon||Praceta Lus de Cames 36, 4º Dt||HOSTEL||79|
|Lisbon RiverView Hostel||Rua da Conceiao n 107 4 floor||GUESTHOUSE||83|
|Auris Apartments||Praça do Comércio||Apartment||-|
|Baixa Flat 10||Travessa do Garcia 20, 1E||APARTMENT||-|
|Baixa Flat 203||Calasada Nova do Cologio 19 Gound Floor||APARTMENT||-|
|Baixa Flat||Rua de Sao Nicolau 42, 2nd floor||APARTMENT||-|
|Best Estoria Hostel||Rua de S. Tome N. 23||HOSTEL||-|
|The Gspot Hostel||Rua Camilo Castelo Branco n 2C||HOSTEL||88|
|Goodmorning Hostel||Praca dos Restauradores, n. 65, 2º||HOSTEL||95|
|Sweet Lisbon River Guesthouse||Rua do Paraiso, 15 3 Andar Alfama||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Downtown Design Hostel||Rua dos Sapateiros N.º 231 3º||Hostel||-|
|Residencia do Norte||Rua do Norte n 123||GUESTHOUSE||83|
|Hostel Palace Lisboa - Marques||Calcada Marques de Abrantes, n48 - 1D||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|@Bairro Alto Low Cost Flat||Travessa do Caldeira 19||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon4U Bairro Alto Apartment||Rua Mouros, 3, 4th 1200-281||APARTMENT||-|
|Orris Root Apartment Graca||R. Damasceno Monteiro 23, 1D||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostel Palace Lisboa - Bourbon||Avenida Duque Dvila, 28 - 3 floor||GUESTHOUSE||75|
|Hostel Palace Lisboa - Savoy||Rua da Boavista 130||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Stay Inn Lisbon Hostel||Rua Luz Soriano,no 19, 1o andar Lisbon||HOSTEL||90|
|Apartamento do Adamastor||Travessa do Caldeira 6 1Ao||APARTMENT||-|
|Comfortable Apartement na Bica||Travessa do Caldeira 25||APARTMENT||-|
|Lovely Apartment Lisbon||Travessa do Caldeira 2||APARTMENT||-|
|Fabulous Apartment Bica||Rua Cordoeiros 37 1Ao||APARTMENT||-|
|Alfama Apartment||Rua da Adica 16 1Ao Alfama||APARTMENT||-|
|Luxury Apartament Marques||Rua Viriato 2 5º||APARTMENT||-|
|Luxury Apartment near Amoreiras||Rua Gorgel do Amaral 4 1º||APARTMENT||-|
|2 Cats Apartment||Cruzes da Sé, 27||APARTMENT||-|
|Vistas de Lisboa||Rua dos Douradores 178, 4th floor||HOSTEL||-|
|Sunset Destination Hostel||Cais Sodre Station Largo Duque de Terceira||HOSTEL||90|
|Alfama Big Apartment||Rua do Mato Grosso 11 3rd floor||APARTMENT||-|
|Basil Apartment, City Center||Rua Dom Joao V 2A||APARTMENT||-|
|Clove Apartment, Graca||Rua da Veronica, 46, 5º Drt||APARTMENT||-|
|Mace Apartment City Center||Largo Mendonca e Costa, 15, 1º D||APARTMENT||-|
|Wasabi Apartment Alfama||Rua das Escolas Gerais, 62, 3º Esq Alfama||APARTMENT||-|
|Cozy Apartment in Bairro Alto||Rua Fernandes Tomas 36 2º||APARTMENT||-|
|Black Pepper Apartment, Bairro Alto||Rua da Atalaia 129, 2º||APARTMENT||-|
|Chives Apartment, Castelo||Calsada do Conde de Penafiel 7, Castelo||APARTMENT||-|
|Chervil Apartment, Alfama||Rua Castelo Picao 16 - 1º Alfama||APARTMENT||-|
|Dill Apartment, AV.Roma||Avenida Oscar Monteiro Torres58 - 2 esq.||APARTMENT||-|
|White Pepper Apartment, Bairro Alto||Rua da Atalaia 129, 4º Bairro Alto||APARTMENT||-|
|Red Pepper Apartment, Bairro Alto||Rua da Atalaia 129, 1º, Bairro Alto||APARTMENT||-|
|Green Pepper Apartment, Bairro Alto||Rua da Atalaia 129, 3º||APARTMENT||-|
|Sunny Alfama Apartment||Rua da Adica 37 2º||APARTMENT||-|
|LxCorner Hostel||Avenida da Liberdade, 85||HOSTEL||-|
|Esmeralda's Apartments||Rua Lucinda Simµes no12||APARTMENT||-|
|O Bigode do Rato||Rua Dom João V, 2 A||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|S'Tiles||Avenida Almirante Reis 6||Hostel||-|
|LARGO Artist Residencies Hostel & Suites||Largo de Intendante 19||Hostel||-|
|Pensao Norte||Rua dos Douradores 159-161||Hostel||82|
|Pensao Perola da Baixa||Rua da Gloria 10 - 2cnd||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Happy Santos||Calzada Marques de Abrantes 97, 2D||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel 4U Lisbon||Rua da Madalena 96||HOSTEL||-|
|Green Lime Apartment, Bairro Alto, Lisbon||Rua das Salgadeiras, 36, R/C Bairro Alto||APARTMENT||-|
|Yellow Lime Apartment, Bairro Alto, Lisbon||Rua das Salgadeiras, 36, 2º Bairro Alto||APARTMENT||-|
|Blue Lime Apartment, Bairro Alto, Lisbon||Rua das Salgadeiras, 36, 1º Bairro Alto||APARTMENT||-|
|Refuge||Rua Camilo Castelo Branco, Nº 22 - 3ºDto||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Castilho House||Rua Castilho nº 67 - 5º1269-073||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lisbon Soul Hostel||Rua de S.Tomé 23||HOSTEL||-|
|Baixa Sunny Apartment with a View||Rua da Madalena, 182||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Baixa||Rua da Assunção 88||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Praca do Municipio||Rua do Arsenal 72||APARTMENT||-|
|Apartamento Mouraria||Largo das Olarias 12||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Bairro Alto Stylish Apartment||Rua Poço dos Negros 51 1 Esq.||APARTMENT||-|
|Santana Lisboa Apartment Rossio||Calçada de Santana 126 2º Dtº||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Cais do Sodre||Rua Nova do Carvalho 43||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Bairro Alto||Travessa dos Fiéis de Deus 34||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Palacio Camoes||Largo do Calhariz 16 A||APARTMENT||-|
|Boldo Apartment Liberty Avenue, Lisbon||Rua Santo Antonio dos Capuchos, 36, 2D||APARTMENT||-|
|Wasabi Green Apartment Alfama||Rua das Escolas Gerais 60,||APARTMENT||-|
|Lisbon Rooftops Guesthouse||Calçada Nova do Colegio, 21 - 3 Esq.||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Guest House Bela Flor||Rua de São Lázaro nº16-3º andar||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Rue Apartment Lisbon||Rua Oliveirinha, 52||APARTMENT||-|
|Chili Apartment Alfama||Rua Afonso Albuquerque 10 - 3º||APARTMENT||-|
|Palladium Apartment Marques Pombal||Rua Viriato 2, 5A, Picoas||APARTMENT||-|
|Sumac Apartment Lisbon||Largo Graça 114, 4ºE||APARTMENT||-|
|The Blue House Lisboa||Rua da Bica de Duarte Belo, 50 3º Dto||APARTMENT||-|
|Pepper Mint Apartment||Rua do Limoeiro, 3, R/c, Castelo||APARTMENT||-|
|Live in Oeiras Guesthouse||Largo Almirante Gago Coutinho nº5||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lisbon Apartment Castle||Rua Marquêsde Ponte de Lima 36 2º 1th||APARTMENT||-|
|Old Lisbon 3 Fado Low Cost Holidays||Rua dos Sapateiros 92 1th||APARTMENT||-|
|Sunny Penthouse in the Famous Bairro Alto||Rua da Atalaia 47||APARTMENT||-|
|Pensao Setubalense||Rua de Belém 28||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Quinta do Forno||Travessa do Canical 9, Qhinta da Piedade Maceira||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Lisbon Apartments Marques de Pombal||Rua Eca de Queiros, 4||APARTMENT||-|
|Hotel Residencial Alegria||Placa da Alegria 12||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Residencial Mimosa||Avenida 5 outubro 289||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Residencial Terminus||Avenida Almirante Gago Coutinho 153||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Flor da Baixa||Rua Portas Santo Antão, 81- 2º/3º||GUESTHOUSE||82|
|Hotel Embaixador||Av. Duque de Loulé, 73||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Capital||Avenida Elias Garcia 87||Hostel||-|
|Residencial Lar do Areeiro||Praça Francisco Sá Carneiro 4||HOSTEL||82|
|Hotel Botanico||Rua Mae Dagua 16-20||HOTEL||-|
|Albergaria Residencial Insulana||Rua da Assuncao 52- 2º||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|PH Lisbon Hostel||Calçada do Marquês de Abrantes, 40||HOSTEL||81|
|Carcavelos Surf Hostel||Rua da Beira nº8||HOSTEL||94|
|Benavente Vila Hotel||Praça da República 39/40 Benavente||HOTEL||-|
|Alfama Apartment Lisbon||Rua Norberto Araujo, 12||APARTMENT||-|
|Hostel Inn ba Lisbon||trav das Mêrces n 52||HOTEL||-|
|Family Macedo's Bed & Breakfast||Rua Palmira, 44||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|BioTribe Hostel||Rua Paio Peres Correia nº10||HOSTEL||-|
|Golden Tram 242 Lisbon Hostel||Rua Aurea 242||HOSTEL||-|
|We Love F. Tourists||Rua dos Fanqueiros 267||HOSTEL||92|
|Red Mustard Apartment||Travessa do Caldeira, 22, R/C||APARTMENT||-|
|Sage Apartment||Beco dos Frois (Largo Rodrigues de Freitas), 17, 3||APARTMENT||-|
|Myrtle Apartment||Travessa Nova de Santos, 8, 2º Dto, Santos||APARTMENT||-|
|Apple Mint Apartment||Rua do Limoeiro, 3, 1ºDrt Castelo||APARTMENT||-|
|Baixa Guest House||Rua Da Palma 23||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Famous Crows||Rua de Belém, 70 - 1º||HOSTEL||81|
|City Center Hostel||Rua Augusta, 188, 1 Floor||Hostel||-|
|Carcavelos Beach Hostel||Rua Lourenço Marques 5 Carcavelos||Hostel||-|
|Residencial Paradouro||Avenida Almirante Reis, nº 106, 7º||Hostel||-|
|Lisbon Lover Hostel||Rua de S. Pedro de Alcantara, nº63 1ºDt.||HOSTEL||-|
|Hostel Graça 28||Rua da Graça 140||HOSTEL||-|
|Mastic Apartment||Rua Vieira Portuense, 82, 2º Floor||APARTMENT||-|
|Musk Apartment||Largo Graca 114, 4ºD||APARTMENT||-|
|Paprika Apartment||Calcada de Santo Andre', nº 5, 1º||APARTMENT||-|
|Rosemary Apartment - Marques Pombal||Rua Gonçalves Crespo 30||APARTMENT||-|
Wifi is common in many places in Portugal, including hotels, restaurants and coffee bars. Free wifi along the Algarve coast is available in many places. Internet cafés can still be found in most larger cities and tourist areas though.
See also: International Telephone Calls
Portugal's international telephone code is 351. The general emergency number is 112.
Each provider offers a variety of prepaid (Pré-Pagos) and contract (pós-pagos) SIM cards, both of which are available to foreigners. It generally means much lower rates for calls and especially internet. Be sure to switch off data roaming if you don't buy a local SIM card, as prices for internet are very high.
CTT is the national postal service of Portugal. It has relatively fast and reliable services and it takes several days to over a week for your post to arrive within other European countries, more so if you send post to North America or Australia. Post offices (correios) have varying opening hours, but in general post offices are open on weekdays from 08:30am-6:00pm and on Saturday mornings until 12:30. More information about offices, costs and other details can be found at the CTT website. It's a relatively efficient but also relatively slow postal service. If you want to send packages overseas, you'd better use international companies like FedEx, DHL, TNT or UPS, as they are competitively priced, fast and very reliable.
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