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Lisbon (also called “Lisboa” is the fascinating and enchanting capital city of Portugal. Facing the Tagus River, it’s a mecca for families and couples who love mixing history and culture with relaxing, good food and good times. Modern yet traditional, Lisbon perfectly reflects the Portuguese culture, with its vibrant energy and laid back feel. Although it’s considered to be one of the top 10 cities in the world to visit, it’s actually never particularly overcrowded which is great for wandering around at your own pace without feeling rushed.
The city of Lisbon and the surrounding area is ideal for a main vacation or as a stop off for a few days on the way to Spain or other parts of Europe. Don’t forget to spend a day in Alfama, Belem and Estrela as well as exploring Parque das Nações and North Lisbon. In terms of accommodation, it’s often best staying fairly near to the historic centre of Baixa, Chiado, Bairro Alto or close to the southern end of Avenida da Liberdade. These areas cover the heart of Lisbon, with its many restaurants, bars, markets and shopping opportunities. Bairro Alto in particular is great for adult-only vacations thanks to its energetic nightlife. However, if you’re on a budget you may wish to think about staying slightly further out of the city as it’s less expensive, but with an efficient metro system you still won’t miss out on the fun.
Despite being on a river, Lisbon is also close to a stunning coastline complete with breath-taking sandy beaches, all which are only a short ride away on public transport. There are two easily accessible coastal regions from Lisbon; Cascais-Estoril region (to the west of Lisbon) and Costa Caprica to the south. For a slightly further day trip, the beautiful beach town of Sesimbra, the colossal palace of Mafra and the picturesque walled town of Obidos are also well worth a visit.
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Lisbon is a fun, cool and chilled out, but it’s worth knowing a few things before you go:Time Difference: UTC +1 hoursCurrency: Euro Native Language: Portuguese
Weather: Lisbon has hot summers of 30 degrees C plus and mild but unpredictable winters. It’s ideal to visit Lisbon in the spring (March- May) when the days are bright and sunny but the temperatures are a little cooler. November – February is low season however Lisbon however everything still stays open for tourists.Sales Tax: 23%
Before you start planning your trip, here’s everything you’ll need to know when flying to Lisbon from the US.
Travelling times vary depending on where in the US you’re flying from. As a guide, from New York to Lisbon takes around 8 hours, whilst Los Angeles to Lisbon is around 13 hours.
US citizens may enter Portugal for up to 90 days for tourist or business purposes without a visa within any 180-day period. Your passport should be valid for at least three months beyond the period of stay. You need sufficient funds and a return airline ticket.
The following airlines currently offer direct flights from the USA to Lisbon:
- United Airlines
- TAP Air Portugal
- Brussels Airlines
- Air France
Lisbon Portela Airport is the main airport serving Lisbon and the surrounding area. It’s about 6 miles/9km from the city centre and is very easy to get to by public transport or taxi. Aerobus 1 departs from in front of the Arrivals Hall and goes straight into the city every few minutes.
Make the most of your time in Lisbon using our list of the ten main things to see whilst you’re there:
- Lisbon Oceanarium
- Jeronimos Monastery
- Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco)
- Bairro Alto
- Castelo de S. Jorge
- Torre de Belem
- Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
- Estadio do Sport Lisboa e Benfica
- Tram 28
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