Lisbon Portugal Travel Guide

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Lisbon Portugal Travel Guide

I love Lisbon Portugal.

Portugal has economically suffered through the GFC and tough financial environment and it does show. Lisbon is a little grubby and worn in some areas, but WOW what a city and people. It has energy and the people we met are so generous and friendly.

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal and spread over seven hills as is known as the cidade das sete colinas  – city of seven hills. Lisbon is Ancient, in fact it is Western Europe’s oldest city, and is the largest city in Portugal.

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Things To See & Do In Lisbon Portugal

Castle of Sao Jorge

Castle of Sao Jorge

Sao Jorge Castle is a Moorish fortified castle occupying a commanding hilltop overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon. Restored in the 1920’s the castle offers an amazing view across the city and harbour. In medieval times the castle was the seat of power for over 400 years.  

Getting there: The nearest metro station is Rossio (Green Metro Line). The entrance fee is for Lisbon castle is €8.50/€5.00/€20.00 adult/child/family. The castle is open every day from 09:00 to 21:00 (peak season) and 09:00 to 18:00

Belem Tower

Belem Tower

Belem is a stunning fortified tower located in the civil parish of Santa Maria de Belém. It is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The tower was commissioned by King John II to be part of a defense system at the mouth of the Tagus river and a ceremonial gateway to Lisbon.

Barrio Alto

Barrio Alto

Looking for nightlife in Lisbon…this is where you will find it. Once a working class suburb Barrio Alto is a maze of winding streets and lane ways which at night time become filled with bars and cafes spilling onto the streets

Lisbon Portugal Walking Tour

Lisbon is a great city to walk around (although a little hilly) so pick one of the many excellent walking tours with a local to see this lovely city. You can do everything from wine tours, food tours, tours of different parts of the city and you get to meet a local and understand more about lovely Lisbon.

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World Destination Guide 

There are 195 countries in the world stretching across seven continents – so there is an awful lot to see.Where to begin? Many people are inspired by a movie they have seen or a story they have heard, or a desire to see the land of their ancestors. 

Use the drop-down on the right to explore the world.