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.
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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!)
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.
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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.
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.
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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