Lisbon District

Travel Guide

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 neighborhood, which are lined with colorful 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 center 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 kilometers) north of the city center. 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

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
3 out of 5
Aeroporto Internacional Lisboa, Rua C-2, Lisbon
The price is Rs7,140 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Olivais, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lisbon Casino, Lisbon International Exhibition Fair and Lisbon Oceanarium. Gulbenkian Museum and Rossio ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,262 reviews)
"What a wonderful hotel! The location is perfect. You can walk from the airport to the hotel. The food in the restaurant was fantastic! The staff were all very friendly and went above and beyond with their service. The room was very clean and spacious. The bed was extremely comfortable. The breakfast ..."

Reviewed on 5 Dec 2021

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes, 390, Campo Grande, Lisbon
The price is Rs7,621 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in Lisbon City Center, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Gulbenkian Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Santa Justa Elevator and Lisbon Oceanarium. Rossio ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,164 reviews)
"I love radisson blu for its. Room and breakfast buffet I highly recommend the hotel to friends and family"

Reviewed on 6 Dec 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel
Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon
5 out of 5
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 105, Lisbon
The price is Rs12,847 per night from 6 Jan to 6 Jan
This family-friendly Lisbon hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lisbon Zoo, Gulbenkian Museum and El Corte Ingles Mall. Rossio Square ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Lovely hotel with exceptionally warm and efficient staff. Breakfast was great with hot and cold stations and lots of variety of fresh food. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 26 Nov 2021

Corinthia Lisbon
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.
Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Sapateiros 158, Lisbon
The price is Rs5,616 per night from 9 Dec to 9 Dec
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this aparthotel is steps away from Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within 10 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,568 reviews)
"Central but soundproofed and blackout windows mean you don’t get any interference from being in the noisy centre. Great base to explore the city"

Reviewed on 25 Oct 2021

Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
4 out of 5
Rua Luciana Stegagno Picchio, 12, Lisbon, Lisbon
The price is Rs7,798 per night from 1 Jan to 1 Jan
Located in Sao Domingos de Benfica, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Estádio da Luz, Lisbon Zoo and University of Lisbon. Gulbenkian Museum is 2.5 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (452 reviews)
"Overall it was a good stay clean nice staff good food rooms are very nice pool area nice as well"

Reviewed on 23 Nov 2021

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
Rua de Santa Justa 45, Lisbon
The price is Rs10,831 per night from 12 Dec to 12 Dec
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Figueira Square and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (268 reviews)
"Great Service apartment located at city center. Staffs are nice and helpful"

Reviewed on 1 Dec 2021

Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
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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