Lisbon makes for a very easy and pleasant short break - it's a very easy city to get around due to the small size and easy and cheap public transport.
Even the airport is really close by meaning that you lose very little time so don't feel too rushed if you only have a long weekend to see the whole city. I visited with my mother (in her early 70s) and we found it a great choice as it was so easy to get around and everyone was so friendly. The fantastic, cheap seafood and sun in March were also just what we needed. The city as a whole is really relaxing to visit - nothing is too far away or too crowded and you can easily hop on a train to Cascais if you want to escape for a day. If you're looking for an easy, relaxed trip that combines food, shopping and (easy) culture then Lisbon is a great option.
Pastelerias and cafes on every corner. Eat the fish, especially the Bacalhau cod. Oriente area has new waterfront with a stadium, Vasko da Gama mall, cable cars, Trams in old town are great.
Subway ticket kiosks are not user friendly, get one at a ticket office. The riverfront is pretty cool and the large Time Out market there is a great place to eat and drink for good price.
A great city worth visiting and spending some days. Go to the Lisbon downtown "Chiado" and "Rossio" and explore the site, pedestrian streets, restaurants, and coffee shops, monuments.
We went to Tivoli rooftop bar at night was magnificent. Try out the sea food restaurants in downtown, a bargain for such amazingly tasty food. Try the local delicacies like pastel de belem. Hop-on in a tram ride or a tuk-tuk ride tour and go and visit Graca and the old neighbourhoods. enjoy a nice fado at night. Sea side is so close, either Cascais or south margin, just crossing the bridge towards costa da caparica or praia do rei.
In addition to the sights within the city, it is worthwhile to visit the Moor castle in the outshirt of the city which is clourful and full of surprise for many objects to see.
Lisbon is a small but hilly city - with a all day travel pass and good planning you can see all the major sights in Lisbon in 2 days.
Do a day trip to Sintra (1/2 hour trip by train and there are trains are about every 1/2 hour) is very nice. We also did a day trip to Evora - check for train timetables as only a few trains run each day - we found Evora wasn't worth the one day we spent there - would have gone to another place instead.
Excellent food, prices in general are very reasonable, compared to other European cities. Would love to visit this city again in the future!
lisbon is capital and lots of things to see and good for shopping as well. However, i personaly think that porto ( the second larger city), i think it is nicer and more organize and there are more historical building.
Lisbon is a vibrant, historical city, with many historical attractions, a vibrant restaurant culture, many interesting buildings, with an efficient metro, tram and railway service.
Sturdy shoes for walking are essential as many of the streets have been cleaned so often that the marble, and cobbles have become so polished they are slippery. A good shoe tread is essential as I found out.
Very nice city, many interesting small streets when you walk around, Many nice restaurants with good food and wine, good value to travel there.
Recommend for those who want to visit Fatima for pilgrimage. Nice clean peaceful city but we found out some locals are not too friendly.
Lisbon is such a pleasant surprise after our visit to Madrid. People in Lisbon are friendlier and helpful.
Food is much better and there was a lot to see and do in Lisbon. We could have easily stayed there in Lisbon for a week or more. Apart from Belem, the Alfama area with it's castle and the town centre, try to spend a day in Caicais which is a brilliant coastal port near Lisbon. Tip: travel around Lisbon by purchasing the 24 hour metro/bus/tram ticket for only 6 euros! Don't bother with the Hop-on hop-off buses - there are at least 3 different hop-on hop-off companies in Lisbon.
Lisbon is not as beautiful as other cities in Portugal, there are also a lot of pick-pocketers in main attractions and the metro.
People are nice in this city and food are amazing.
a very historic city with many sites to see. Do make the day trip to Sintra. Better yet spend a few days in that area.
Avoiding the drug dealers in central Lisbon is impossible!
A place full of cultural and historical values, a must visit place! Take the hills tram ride to have a feel of the past how transport is.
Should also go to Cabo da Roca. The view was fantastic but the stop was only 20 mins as we followed tour bus.
Lisbon is absolutely stunning and beautiful. You can enjoy great views from the several miradouro's located throughout the city.
The food is reasonably priced. Transportation is extremely convenient as you can take the metro, bus, or tram throughout the entire city. In addition, you can easily travel to the beach by train from Cais do Sodre for a half day or even just a couple of hours. Well worth the visit.
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Lisbon is a city with historical roots. While you can admire the squares with all the statues commemorating past heroes/persons, some areas of the city does need modernisation.
Some areas were quite neglected and I am not referring to the Alfama sloppy cobbled streets. Those were great. If you like food, this is the place for seafood lovers with some great restaurants. If you like big squares and architectural mounments, you will be in awe !!
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visit: S. George Castle, Cathedral, S. Geronimos, Belem's Tower, Ocenario, Sintra e Pena Palace, and the very nice cableway!
Lisbon is a city that full with stories. It is a city for you to explore and discover the other side of the modern city.
Only came to Lisbon after visiting other major European cities. Was pleasantly surprise with what Lisbon has to offer.
Autumn weather is mild and quite good for walks. It is worthwhile to spend a full day each at (Cascais and Cabo da Roca), Sintra and do a city tour. Strongly recommend the lisbonexplorer at lisbonexplorer.com (check out trip advisor's rating). If possible ask for Paolo Scheffer as your guide. Superb.
Our first visit to Portugal, my Sister and I loved it. Didn't stay long enough. A minivan tour to Fatima and Obidas is a must,our passionate Portugese guide Patrick was a fount of knowledge.
A trip to Tomar is also interesting with the Knights Templar Castle you can tour. Amazing if you're interested in History
Most times not easy to find English speaking guys. Though directions was pretty easy , and would say many locals are friendly in nature going all the way to help.
Lisbon a very historical decor dining places with good wine and food
Do spend a day to visit sintra town. It is beautiful and away from the city. The tour will also include a visit to the most southern point of Europe.
At that place, the winds are extremely strong and facing the ocean. The view is also very nice.
I have to say that Lisbon is a fabulous city with lots of things to do. From churches to parks, museums Lisbon is for everybody.
The food and the wine are something you cant miss because they are absolutely wonderful and good priced. Everybody going to Lisbon has to try Vinho Verde and Grilled Cod Fish. OH!!!!! Delicious!
One of the best european cities to visit and enjoy ... wonderful places to see, excellent food to enjoy, friendly people and cheap shops with hight quality .
.. and also the weather and light, one of the best I have seen in europe!
I was very pleasantly surprised with city vibe. Lisbon has very welcoming atmosphere and it is pedestrian friendly.
Exploring the city on foot was great. When one gets tired public transport was always available. One passes along numerous great restaurants and prices are reasonable. I also liked the architecture. I liked moorish influence. Don't forget to visit Oriente which was site of the World Expo. It is modern part of town.
i expected more of the city and country. the people were not as friendly as i wished they would be and they dont seem to respond well to my sister and i who were in hijab (as we are muslims).
we didn't feel very safe through out our time there and to make it worst it was during the strike. so walking around just the 2 of us was not the best experience. we end up joining day-tours to learn more about lisbon. and there are a lot of dogs around, hence a lot of poo. so look out when you walk. There are loads of police officers around, not sure because of the time we were there (strike) or in general that's how things are there. You can choose to feel safe because they are everywhere, or the opposite - the place is not safe, that's why they are everywhere. loads of beggars too, so becarful. i will return someday, but maybe with a bigger group or a man for safety. i hope by then the people are more open to multi-races and religions of visitors to their country.