Lisbon City Info

Lisbon is the capital and the biggest city in Portugal. Surrounded by historical buildings and amazing architecture Lisbon is truly unique. Considered one of the cultural capitals of Europe, Lisbon immortalises thousands of years through its monuments. With a beautiful coast (including beaches, countryside and mountains) and a cosmopolitan feel, Lisbon has a pleasant climate all year around and its sophisticated atmosphere makes the city a place to go any time of the year.

  • Chiado Museum: National Museum of Contemporary Art: The museum is located in the centre of the city in a picturesque part of Lisbon, Chiado. Its collection includes an amazing set of Portuguese art from 1820 up to present days. The museum has an important collection of Portuguese contemporary art including collections from the African and South American colonies. While in Chiado you can take the opportunity to walk around the cafes and shops of the neighbourhood.
  • Estrela Basilica: one of Lisbon's most mesmerizing churches Estrela Basilica was built in the late 18th century and represents the Baroque style of the time. It is possible to walk around the church and visit the dome where you have an ample view of the city.
  • Oceanarium: with a large collection of several marine species the Oceanarium is a place for the whole family to enjoy. The Oceanarium has species from all 4 regions of the world and has a large central tank that contains 100 different species of marine life including sharks and rays.
Airport Info

Lisbon Airport is the busiest airport in Portugal, with more than 50 airlines the airport greets over thirteen million passengers every year and it's a major European hub. There are continuous developments to improve Lisbon airport and by the summer of 2011 Ryanair and Easyjet will install a hub in the airport.

Lisbon airport is located 7 km (4.3 mi) north of the city centre.

The airport has several restaurants, cafes and bars. There is a choice of tax and duty-free outlets. The airport has a bureaux de change; different shops including Harrods, Lacoste, TieRack and Accessorize, a beauty spa and ATMs cash points. Paid-for Wi-Fi Internet access is available throughout the airport. There are various Car rental companies including Alamo, Avis, Europcar and Hertz. There is also a Tourist information centre located within the airport and it is open from 7am to midnight.

To and from the airport

By Taxi
There are two taxis stands in the airport. You are advised to inquire about the fare before taking a taxi. It costs around €20.00 from the airport to the city centre. More information can be found in the tourist information centre located in the airport.

By Bus
Frequent bus services run from the airport, there are a different number of buses that serve the airport. The bus fare costs €1.40. There is also an Aerobus – bus number 91 that runs from the airport to the city centre and an Aeroshuttle – bus number 96 that goes from the airport to the main areas of Lisbon. More information can be found at

By Train
There are no direct trains to Lisbon airport. However, you can get a bus or a taxi to the nearest tube station: Gare do Oriente which is around 15 minutes away from the airport.

By Car
The airport is located north of Lisbon city centre. It can be reached from the second Circular motorway.


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