Find essential details of Lisbon and some insider tips on this article to answer your question and to clear your thoughts on your trip to the Portugal capital.
Let us help you decide on what places to visit, things to do, foods to try and many more. We will share with all that you need to know and guide you all throughout.
Our full guide covers:
- Basic Introduction
- Where to stay in Lisbon
- How to get around
- What to see in Lisbon
- Things to do in Lisbon
- Tickets you have to buy before – must read
- Food and Restaurants
- Day Trips from Lisbon
- Itinerary for Lisbon
- Packing List
- City Map
Not to mention, this guide will give you a hand on your one week in Florence itinerary. And we are certain that you’ll have an exciting and overwhelming time during your stay.
Aside from the great weather and delicious food, Lisbon itself can definitely convince you to have a great time in the capital.
Therefore, let’s keep this going as we welcome you to your one week in Lisbon itinerary!
1. Basic Introduction
First things first, we want to start with a simple intro to the things you need to know before coming to Lisbon.
Currency: EUR (€)
Language Spoken: The universal language in Lisbon is Portuguese.
On the other hand, English is also widely spoken in the city especially those from the tourism sector. Thus, the language barrier will not be a problem when traveling to Lisbon.
Known for: As the capital of Portugal with more history of the world, Lisbon is a historical city that has many monuments and buildings to remember it.
Aside from great architecture, Lisbon being situated astride seven hills offer a different view of the city all throughout your stay.
Also, as the home of tarts, don’t miss to try their custard tarts that we are hand down. Oh, how I miss those tarts. It makes me crave right now.
Accommodation: Just like any city in Europe, Lisbon has everything for everyone. You can certainly find luxury hotels to super budget-friendly apartments in the city. From stunning balcony views to amazing facilities and service, Lisbon has so much to offer.
Find more details in our where to stay in Lisbon section below.
Public Transport: Moving from one place to another is relatively easy in Lisbon and in its suburbs. Allowing you to be close to almost all the tourist attractions in the city.
Lisbon’s public transportation includes the metro, tram, bus, funicular, train and also boat and taxi. Moreover, you can use its many public transport systems with the use of just one card.
More under how to get around.
Safety: Portugal is one of the safest European countries which makes Lisbon safe to travel as well.
However, being a top tourist destination, it draws its own group of pickpockets and thieves. Generally, very crowded places are likely to have this kind of issue which you probably know.
Therefore, here are tips for you to consider and to keep you reminded while you’re in Lisbon.
- Be attentive especially in crowded places like the metro, bus or restaurants.
- Always keep an eye on your things and never leave them unattended.
- Put your bags in front and your things in your front pocket.
- Do not accept any help with your luggage from anyone.
- Never leave anything valuable in your vehicle.
Generally, these are basic safety tips I can give you. Just follow these and you’ll be safe.
City name: Lisbon remained independent and free during world war II in the modern era. Thus, becoming the center of survei