Lisbon City Guide Introduction

Lisbon City Guide Introduction - Lisbon, Portugal

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.

Then there's the sense that Lisbon is a gathering point for the entire former Portuguese realm. Cape Verdean dancehalls, Angolan restaurants and Brazilian soap operas all illustrate this dynamic. While Lisbon's museums and monuments are very compelling, no visitor should ignore the city's amazing seafood-oriented cuisine, strong coffee and delicious custard-filled pastries. And under no circumstances should you fail to encounter the city's compelling nightlife.

From our Lisbon blog

Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to the best budget hotels in Lisbon and throughout Europe. Our editors drop in unannounced at affordable hotels in Lisbon, inspect and photograph the rooms, and recommend the best deals they find. All of our hotel picks are located in central Lisbon, and they’re all clean and cheap.

At EuroCheapo, we love Lisbon. The city has so much to offer to budget travelers, from its delectable (and affordable) restaurants, to the free nightly party that fills the streets of the Bairro Alto. And to top it all off, Lisbon’s hotels present a solid value. Even central three-star properties often have rates lower than one-star hotels in other capital cities.

Getting started: If you’re ready to read reviews of our recommended hotels, jump straight into our hotel reviews. If you’d like a little more guidance with choosing a neighborhood, read through our neighborhood overview. For additional information about keeping things cheap in Lisbon, check out the articles listed below.

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