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Despite being a capital city, and a very beautiful one at that, Lisbon has somehow managed to avoid the crushing numbers of tourists that flock to other major European cities. Don’t let that fool you, though; there’s plenty on offer for the savvy travellers that do visit. It’s budget-friendly, has a mild climate, and provides Insta-worthy views at almost every turn; even a ride on the city’s iconic trams is an amazing sightseeing experience.

Speaking of sightseeing, it would take a very, very long time to get bored of Lisbon. From castles and museums to quirky markets and a seriously impressive aquarium, there really is something here for everyone. The city has a distinctly cool vibe to it, too. With tiny cafes and bars, intriguing street art and a thriving live music scene, even the most seasoned hipsters will fall in love with Lisboa.

True to its nickname of ‘the city of seven hills’, Lisbon is undeniably hilly. Don’t let that put you off though; the city has adapted extremely well over the last few centuries, and from elevators and funiculars to buses, metro trains and, of course, trams, there are plenty of ways to get around without a strenuous calf workout.

Whether it’s a family getaway with little ones, a romantic break or a solo backpacking trip, holidays in Lisbon never disappoint. And with a bit of insider knowledge you may just have your best trip yet…

Lisbon

Despite being a capital city, and a very beautiful one at that, Lisbon has somehow managed to avoid the crushing numbers of tourists that flock to other major European cities. Don’t let that fool you, though; there’s plenty on offer for the savvy travellers that do visit. It’s budget-friendly, has a mild climate, and provides Insta-worthy views at almost every turn; even a ride on the city’s iconic trams is an amazing sightseeing experience.

Speaking of sightseeing, it would take a very, very long time to get bored of Lisbon. From castles and museums to quirky markets and a seriously impressive aquarium, there really is something here for everyone. The city has a distinctly cool vibe to it, too. With tiny cafes and bars, intriguing street art and a thriving live music scene, even the most seasoned hipsters will fall in love with Lisboa.

True to its nickname of ‘the city of seven hills’, Lisbon is undeniably hilly. Don’t let that put you off though; the city has adapted extremely well over the last few centuries, and from elevators and funiculars to buses, metro trains and, of course, trams, there are plenty of ways to get around without a strenuous calf workout.

Whether it’s a family getaway with little ones, a romantic break or a solo backpacking trip, holidays in Lisbon never disappoint. And with a bit of insider knowledge you may just have your best trip yet…

   
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Life in Lisboa

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    3 course meal for 2: £31.27

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.44

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    A medium beer: £1.79

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.59

Life in Lisboa

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    3 course meal for 2: £31.27

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    A regular cappuccino: £1.44

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    A medium beer: £1.79

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    One-way (Local Transport): £1.59

Soundtrack of the city

A comfortable climate

The climate in Lisbon remains mild all year round. While summers are hot, there is a breeze that keeps the weather bearable. Winters may be rainy, but are still relatively pleasant. The best time to visit Lisbon for beach lovers is May or September – it’s still hot enough to sunbathe but you’ll find the nearby seaside resorts of Cascais and Estoril much quieter.

Discover the real Lisbon

There’s so many sights and attractions on offer in Lisbon the real challenge is squeezing everything in. From historical must-sees to secret, quirky spots, we’ll help you build the very best itinerary for your time in the city.

With a city as spread out as Lisbon, it can be hard to get your bearings and to see and do everything you want to. Don’t fret – we’ve got plenty of tips and pointers to make sure you get the most out of your time in this bustling city.

Lisbon may be a comparatively cheap city, but that doesn’t mean you want to waste your euros on bad food, right? From fine dining to Portuguese tapas, and of course, pasteis de natas, we’ll give you the lowdown on where to find the city’s most delicious dishes.

See & do

There’s so many sights and attractions on offer in Lisbon the real challenge is squeezing everything in. From historical must-sees to secret, quirky spots, we’ll help you build the very best itinerary for your time in the city.

Guides & Tips

With a city as spread out as Lisbon, it can be hard to get your bearings and to see and do everything you want to. Don’t fret – we’ve got plenty of tips and pointers to make sure you get the most out of your time in this bustling city.

Food & Drink

Lisbon may be a comparatively cheap city, but that doesn’t mean you want to waste your euros on bad food, right? From fine dining to Portuguese tapas, and of course, pasteis de natas, we’ll give you the lowdown on where to find the city’s most delicious dishes.

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More of Portugal

When it comes to amazing travel experiences, Portugal really is the gift that keeps on giving. From pristine beaches and picture-perfect bays to stunning national parks and mountains and forests, you’d have to try very hard to not find your ideal holiday here. Not only does it offer an almost ridiculous amount of incredible views, the country is also friendly, sunny almost all year round and happily affordable. Whether you’re into history, architecture, food, photography, or just soaking up some rays at an elegant seaside resort, Portugal is always a good idea. Plan your dream trip now and say ‘Olá’ to a whole host of unique experiences.