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Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of its most enchanting cities. Walk through any one of its cobblestone streets and there's a good chance you'll come across some traditional fado music or pastelarias serving fresh pastéis de nata (custard tarts). The old-fashioned tram 28 is one of the last of its kind still operating in the city, and provides a unique way to the popular districts of Graça, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela.

The central district of Bairro Alto is a great place to try out some of the local cuisine the capital is famous for. Try some bacalhau à Brás (shredded cod with onions, eggs and potatoes) or cozido à portuguesa (a typical stew).

To take in a blend of history and panoramic sights, pay a visit to the ancient castle of São Jorge and the Santa Justa Lift. Lisbon is also home to Ponte Vasco da Gama – the longest bridge in Europe – and the sister bridge of San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril.

Lisbon is renowned for its surfing spots like Carcavelos and Costa da Caparica, with many offering long sandy beaches.


From £39 per night

This weekend

From £78 per night

Next weekend

From £73 per night

Most popular time to visit October–December
Cheapest time to visit January–March
Local currency € 10 = £8.77
Language Portuguese
Average weekend price £87 per night
Average weekday price £90 per night
Typical stay 2 nights

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Lisbon reviews

What other travellers say about Lisbon


City is beautiful with amazing architecture , people and...

21 June 2018

City is beautiful with amazing architecture , people and climate. Has Charming narrow streets. I wish I had more time to explore , but will surely come back ! My fave spots were Bairo Alto, a trip with tram 28 is recommended and offers a nice view of the city. Taxis are cheap. A visit to Hotel Mundial roof top bar is recommended and offers a great view over the Lisbon skyline and great drinks. A VISIT TO Alfama is recommended as well- a vibrant quarter, pulsating and with Latin music. Lissabon has it all.

Ivana Denmark

Had some lovely meals out mainly in restaurants close to the...

30 January 2023

Had some lovely meals out mainly in restaurants close to the hotel Lots of things to see and do especially when the metro and train station are so close to the hotel Bought a ticket when we arrived at the airport which you can add money to it This ticket covers the metro the trains, buses, ferry across the river and fenicular It is easy to catch the train for a day out at a beach resort

Ann United Kingdom

Yellow sightseeing bus is not a hop on and off, it only...

29 January 2023

Yellow sightseeing bus is not a hop on and off, it only allows a few stops, not enough information at the stops regarding times etc. Very vibrant, lots of street entertainment. Plenty of restaurants and good cafes. Wonderful architecture, very clean. Portuguese very friendly and helpful. Plenty of public transport, metro, tram,bus, tuck tucks.

William United Kingdom


27 January 2023

LIFT OUT OF ORDER CHECK INN AND OUT I CARRY MY SUITCASE TO 3rd floor. Bathroom accessories broken no proper security all window whole night people walking talking and too much disturbance Staff is like remote control NO help Storage my language took 2 Euro instead of 1 as lock was not functioning My stay was 2 days but i left 1 day due to this problems

Sharif Umer
Sharif Umer Pakistan

I love walking in the city.

25 January 2023

I love walking in the city. Because the city sits on hills there are lots of places with nice views. Sweet little coffee bars and pastry shops. Very nice food spots and lots of vegetarian options. Many nice breakfast spots as well. And of course, the best Pastel de Nata. You can sit by the sea, take a quick ride with the many classic trams, and use Uber for getting basically everywhere you need for a very good price. The people are nice and friendly, and the city had a very nice vibe. It has some nice old streets and buildings. Some looking quite good, some really need some attention, but exactly this makes the city lovely. What is important when booking a hotel or apartment is that you don't just look at distances, but also the height differences between spots you want to visit if you would rather walk instead of taking a cab everywhere.

Hakki Netherlands

Perfect location showing culture and heritage of portugal,...

24 January 2023

Perfect location showing culture and heritage of portugal, full of castels with their unique design. Arcological and historical advancement make more beautiful with acess of all the things necessary. It's really worth visiting lisbon...♥️♥️

Sunil Nepal

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