Lisbon District

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Lisbon showing heritage architecture and a city as well as a large group of people
Walk cobblestone streets, listen to the soulful tunes of local musicians and enjoy fresh seafood in the capital of Portugal.

Lisbon’s streets are lined with medieval architecture and whitewashed houses, but the city is also well known for its thriving contemporary cultural scene. The capital of Portugal has great weather and laidback locals and is a popular holiday destination year-round.

Stroll the narrow cobblestone streets of the historic Alfama district to admire the medieval buildings, churches and small squares. Visit the Castle of São Jorge, located on a hill above the Alfama district, to hear musicians playing guitars and serenading visitors. The Portuguese are known for their love of music and bands play in bars and on the street. Listen to soulful balladeers play fado (“fate”), a style of music invented in Lisbon. 

Explore the streets of the elegant Chiado neighbourhood, which are lined with colourful tiled mansions and boutiques. Rest in a café and eat traditional dishes such as bacalhau (salted cod). Lisbon is situated along the Atlantic Ocean and seafood is one of the city’s specialties. Try catch-of-the-day specials including octopus, sea bass and sardines. 

Indulge in coffee and pastries at the world-famous Pastéis de Belem. Join the long lines of locals and visitors waiting to try the thin flaky crust and warm egg-custard centre of a pastel de nata, Lisbon’s signature pastry.

Discover a broad array of museums. The Gulbenkian Museum houses some 6,000 artifacts and artworks from Rome, Greece, the Far East and Europe. The newly expanded Museum of Design and Fashion offers an eclectic mix of exhibits portraying the history of 20th-century design and fashion. 

The Maritime Museum pays homage to Portugal’s long nautical history, with exhibits of boats and maps dating back to the 1800s. To view fish and sea life from all over the world, visit the Lisbon Oceanarium. This is one of the largest indoor aquariums in Europe, with more than 8,000 fish, birds, mammals and ocean invertebrates.

Lisbon is just a short flight from most European destinations. The airport is 4 miles (10 kilometres) north of the city centre. Once here, get around using the underground subway system, buses or above-ground trains. Walking is also a great way to discover the many bars and restaurants hidden in the city’s alleyways.

Where to stay in Lisbon District

Jupiter Lisboa Hotel
Jupiter Lisboa Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida da Republica, 46, Lisbon, 1050-195
The price is ₹7,570 per night from 18 Dec to 19 Dec
₹7,570
per night
18 Dec - 19 Dec
Stay at this 4-star spa hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, an outdoor pool and a full-service spa. Our guests praise the breakfast and the helpful staff in their ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (997 reviews)
"The staff were friendly and accommodating us with an early check in. The room was clean and modern with a huge shower that was welcome after a 10 day cruise. I would recommend this hotel and the breakfast buffet was a great touch."

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

Jupiter Lisboa Hotel
Rossio Plaza Hotel
Rossio Plaza Hotel
3 out of 5
Rua do Ouro, 266, Lisbon, 1100-581
The price is ₹7,732 per night from 14 Dec to 15 Dec
₹7,732
per night
14 Dec - 15 Dec
Stay at this 3-star hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and a 24-hour front desk. Popular attractions Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator are located ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (453 reviews)
"Amazing location, so clean and very nice hotel, with friendly and helpful staff,And a special thanks to Barbara for her help and advice 🙏"

Reviewed on 24 Nov 2022

Rossio Plaza Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes, 390, Campo Grande, Lisbon, 1749-009
The price is ₹9,563 per night from 7 Dec to 8 Dec
₹9,563
per night
7 Dec - 8 Dec
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly hotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, breakfast and free airport drop-off. Our guests praise the restaurant and the helpful ...
4.1/5 Very Good! (1,138 reviews)
"Close to the Airport"

Reviewed on 21 Nov 2022

Radisson Blu Hotel
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.
Residentas Aurea
Residentas Aurea
4 out of 5
Rua Áurea 72, 1-2-3 e 4 andar, Lisbon, 1100-060
Stay at this 4-star apartment in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, an airport shuttle and a flat-screen TV. Our guests praise the helpful staff and the quiet rooms in ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (265 reviews)
"It is a very central location close to restaurants, shopping, cultural sites and public transportation."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Residentas Aurea
Residentas Arco do Bandeira
Residentas Arco do Bandeira
3 out of 5
226 Rua dos Sapateiros, Lisbon, 1100-581
Stay at this 3-star apartment in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, a Smart TV and cable TV. Popular attractions Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator are located nearby. ...
4.9/5 Exceptional! (70 reviews)
"Had a great time with Residentas. Location was perfect, close to everything. Just within few steps from Rua Augusta, and transportation. Great staff, communication was easy. Apartment has great amenities. This great accommodation was one of the many reasons why we had a great time in Lisbon. Highly ..."

Reviewed on 27 Nov 2022

Residentas Arco do Bandeira
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
4 out of 5
Rua Luciana Stegagno Picchio, 12, Lisbon, Lisbon, 1549-023
Stay at this 4-star business-friendly aparthotel in Lisbon. Enjoy free WiFi, a rooftop terrace and breakfast. Our guests praise the restaurant and the comfy ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (587 reviews)
"Very convenient location for Torres de Lisbon. Grocery store across the street. Good sized room; Good internet; quiet"

Reviewed on 25 Nov 2022

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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