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Lisbon City Guide Introduction - Lisbon, Portugal

Intro to Lisbon

Lisbon is a riot of pastel flashes, curving alleys and hillside stairways. Dilapidated and bold, it's one of Western Europe's best cities for bargain-hunting travelers. Portugal's colonial history is always right near the surface of life in Lisbon, and a deep impression of Portugal's glory as a seafaring world power is inescapable.

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Expect to Spend: Lisbon

You've heard that Lisbon is an affordable city. But what does this mean, exactly? What can you expect to pay for a hotel or a restaurant meal in Lisbon? We'll tell you here, and we'll also explain why pastelarias are great places for Cheapo-friendly lunch breaks. » read more

Getting Around Lisbon

Getting around Lisbon is easy and inexpensive. We'll overview all you'll need to know about the city's metro, bus lines, tram network, funiculars, and public transportation ticket information. We'll also explain why taxis are a bad choice in Lisbon during rush hour. » read more

Getting Into Lisbon

There are many options for getting into central Lisbon from the airport and main train stations. We run through your bus and taxi options to and from the airport here. And don't worry, train fanatics! We also provide an transportation information to and from Lisbon's four main train stations. » read more

Lisbon Budget Tips

Keeping to a budget in Lisbon is easier than it is in many cities. We'll overview tourist information center locations, tell you what you can expect to pay to enter museums, introduce you to the Lisboa Card, and give you some tips for free sights and activities. » read more

Lisbon Car Rentals

Are Lisboetas insane drivers? Is it advisable to attempt to drive into Bairro Alto? Some say yes to the former, and we advise strongly against the latter. We'll tell you what you can expect to pay for a three-day economy car rental, and review other essential information here. » read more

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Lisbon City Guide Introduction

Lisbon is a riot of pastel flashes, curving alleys and hillside stairways. Dilapidated and bold, it's one of Western Europe's best cities for bargain-hunting travelers. Portugal's colonial history is always right near the surface of life in Lisbon, and a deep impression of Portugal's glory as a seafaring world power is inescapable.» read more

Lisbon Day Trips

Beyond the city limits of Lisbon are dozens of amazing day-trip possibilities. We narrow the field down to three gorgeous suggestions here: the picturesque walking town of Sintra, the seaside resort of Cascais, and the cute fishing village of Peniche. » read more

Lisbon Hotel Overview

In Lisbon location and timing are key. We'll tell you what the city's various neighborhoods offer and suggest when you should book your trip for maximum value. Our must-read Lisbon hotel scene overview will also tell you why you might want to inquire about bidets in advance. » read more

Reading Up on Lisbon

A city as mysterious and culturally rich as Lisbon deserves a lengthy reading list. To simplify matters a bit, we review books here by Fernando Pessoa, José Saramago, and Robert Wilson, among others. These books span the gamut from hilarity to history and fantasy to reality. » read more

Reviewing Lisbon

EuroCheapo Listings Editor Vivien loves Lisbon, and she'll tell you why and how in this short Q & A. Read about her favorite hotels, favorite local food (feijoada), and favorite sights (Bairro Alto and the aquarium), and you'll likely fall in love with Lisbon a little bit. » read more

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