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Lisbon

Lisbon is the perfect city to spend a few days in. It's compact, reasonably priced, offers a wealth of culture and enjoys a pleasant climate almost all year round. Lisbon lies on the Tagus river and has a huge amount to offer in terms of cultu...

History Lisbon

Lisbon

Legend has it that Lisbon was founded by the Greek god Ulysses. In fact the city was founded in 1200 BC by the Phoenecians. Romans conquered the port city around 200 BC. When the Roman Empire collapsed, the city fell into the hands of tribes from the...

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Oceanario de Lisboa

The Portuguese claim that it's the biggest aquarium in the world. In any event it's certainly one of Lisbon's biggest tourist attractions. Since its opening in 1998, the Oceanarium has received almost ten million visitors. Five oceans are simulated i...

Castel de Sao Jorge (St George's Castle)

This fortress lies on a hill 100 metres above Lisbon. During the period of Roman rule there was a castle on top of this hill that would later also be used by the Visigoths and the Moors. The castle was rebuilt several times during the twelfth century...

Alfama

Alfama is one of Lisbon's oldest and most authentic districts and a must-see during your visit to the city. A labyrinth of narrow lanes transports you back to the Lisbon of long ago. Washing hangs outside to dry wherever you look, and colourful pots...

Bairro Alto

This hip area is undoubtedly the nicest area in Lisbon. The appealing narrow streets are home to all sorts of restaurants, shops, bars and clubs. Thanks to this, the streets are always abuzz at night. A number of bars are recommended: fadobar Tasco d...

Taxi in Lisbon

Lisbon has plenty of taxis. Taxis are a convenient way of getting around the city. There are lots of taxi ranks and you can also hail a taxi in the street if the green light on top of the taxi is on. It's possible to order a taxi via the number below...

Metro in Lisbon

Lisbon has an excellent metro network that enables you to travel quickly, safely and cheaply throughout the city. It's possible to buy a day ticket for € 6,00 which allows you to travel free of charge by metro as well as other modes of public transp...