Lisbon Travel Guide

The Portuguese capital is constantly recognised as one of the greatest cities in the world. Our Lisbon travel guide is packed with world-class art museums, a booming restaurant scene, and hotels for every taste. 

Lisbon will appeal to a wide range of ages and visitors; it can form a cultural trip, a family holiday, a weekend city break, a buzzing nightlife getaway or even a base for a beach holiday and these are just some of the reason why you should visit.  Use our Lisbon travel guide to help you plan the best trip ever.

Lisbon Accommodation

There is a great range of accommodation available in Lisbon and our insider guide on exactly where to stay in Lisbon includes neighbourhood guides to help you choose the best area according to your interests. We have selected the best accommodation in each neighbourhood to suit all tastes and budgets so you don’t need to waste your time searching through unsuitable options.

Chiado is the neighbourhood at the heart of the action so we have written a special guide to the best hotels in Chaido Lisbon

We have also provided a guide to the best aparthotels in Lisbon for those who would like the comforts of home combined with the facilities and service of a hotel. With all options you can choose to book for free and pay later when you arrive at your destination. 

Where to Eat in Lisbon

Eating Out

5 Places to Try the Best Pastel de Nata

Eating Out

Where to Eat in Lisbon

Lisbon Card

Lisbon has an excellent and inexpensive public transport network. If you plan to do lots of sightseeing and shopping you  can save time and money with a Lisboa Card. 

The card will give you unlimited free access to public transport: metro, buses and trams. Plus free or discounted admission to most of Lisbon’s attractions. Read more here

Suggested Reading For Lisbon

The Year of The Death of Ricardo Reis

Dr. Ricardo Reis returns home to Lisbon after a long sojourn in Brazil. The year is 1936 and what’s brought him back is the word that the great poet, Fernando Pessoa, has died. The author, José Saramago was a Portuguese writer and winner of the 1998 Nobel prize in Literature.

My Lisbon: A Cookbook from Portugal’s City of Light

Lisbon native and internationally renowned chef Nuno Mendes takes you to his beloved Lisbon. With luminous photogrphy shot on location this book brings to life Portugal’s magnificent capital city and it’s fabuluos cuisine.

Pereira Maintains

Set in Lisbon in the summer of 1938. This short, beautiful novel tells a tale of reluctant heroism. The Italian writer Tabucchi was an expert on Portuguese literature.