Palace of Quelez, outside 2
Palace of Quelez, Lisbon
Lisbon Centre, Portugal
Lisbon Centre, Portugal



Located in the South of Portugal you’ll find the vibrant and lively city of Lisbon (Lisboa). If you’re looking for a city trip to combine a cozy atmosphere with cultural highlights, Lisbon is the perfect city for you. Visit the royal palaces of Sintra and Quelez, take the tram to Belem or visit the National Coach Museum. Just one tip: bring good shoes. The difference in height is quite heavy for your feet and legs, especially when you are visiting Lisbon for multiple days.

Good To Know

All the basics you need to know about Lisbon, Portugal.

Visa Requirements
Closest Airport
Not needed for EU citizens
Lisbon Airport

Things to See and Do in Lisbon

  • Palácio Nacional de Queluz | Palace of Quelez
  • Parques de Sintra | Parks and Palaces of Sintra
  • Pink Street
  • Museu Nacional dos Coches | National Coach Museum
  • Praça do Comércio

Suggested daily budget – 70-80 EUR / 75-85 USD (Note: This is a suggested budget assuming you’re staying in cheap accommodation, eating out a little, cooking most of your meals, and using car hire. Using the budget tips below, you can always lower this number. However, if you stay in fancier accommodation or eat out more often, expect this budget to be higher!)

Money Saving Tips

1. Buy a Viva Viagem card
Anticipating on using the bus, metro or train a lot? Buy yourself a Viva Viagem card. It’s a reusable card that you can use for public transport throughout Lisbon. You can buy them at every metro or train station and buy credit for public transport.

2. Stay in a hostel
If you don’t need a luxurious room during your stay in Lisbon, you should check out the many hostels in the area. Prices can be a cheap as €20 per night, which means you can spend your money on other things like tours and musea.

3. Buy a Lisboa card
Other than the Viva Viagem card, you also have the option to buy a Lisboa card. It’s a citypass that grands you access to public transport, musea and other facilities, for one or multiple days.

Our Recommendations

Thinking about visiting Madeira? We have selected a few of the finest accommodations, restaurants, and activities for you to explore during your trip. Taste the local cuisine, stay at a cozy B&B and get to know the Portuguese culture.

1. Budget accommodation
This Mini Hostel in Lisbon is perfect if you are on a thight budget and don’t want to spend a lot of money on luxury. The hostel is also located in the Alameda area.

2. Mid-range accommodation
The Kionga Suites are located in the Alameda area, perfect for starting your day trips to other areas or to Sintra due to the Alameda metro station.

3. Luxury accommodation
The York House Hotel is a small hotel full of character. A great location in the centre, but in a peaceful environment.

1. Bairro Alto

Bairro Alto is the district to be if you’re looking for good food, good wines and a lot of fun. We grabbed a table at Maria do Carmo, located at a little square with music and entertainment and the dinner was de-li-cious.

2. Sintra

After our day trip to Sintra and walking around all day long, we were very hungry. Luckily we found Tascantiga, located in Sintra. A cozy restaurant with tasty tapas dishes.

3. Pastéis de Belém

Want to try local pastries while visiting Lisbon? Try the famous pastéis de nata at Pastéis de Belém. There can be quite a waiting queue, but it’s totally worth it!

1. Sintra

Visit the royal palaces of Sintra and enjoy a luxurious atmosphere. There are a lot of beautiful things to see in Sintra, so be sure to spend a whole day here.

2. Palace of Quelez

The Palace of Quelez is located just outside of Lisbon, but is definitely worth a trip. Both the inside and outside are beautiful and you’ll be able to wander around for hours.

3. Praça do Comércio

Located at the waterside of Lisbon you can find the enormous Praça do Comércio. It’s grand arcades and beautiful structures will make you feel humble.

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Hi! I'm Jeanine, a Dutch native who loves to explore travel destinations throughout Europe and the world. Number 1 on my travel bucketlist: Havana, Cuba.