Portugal, Lisbon Guide (B): Guide to Visiting Lisbon

Guide to Visiting Lisbon
What’s not to love about Lisbon? The Portuguese capital has a distinctive combination of European charm (black and white cobbled streets and squares, plus beautiful tiled buildings) with a laid back seaside vibe (blue water and sky for days). Its grit is that of a well-worn pair of shoes, while its beauty is unassuming and seemingly ubiquitous. The city is the epitome of cool and home to some of the warmest people you’ll ever meet. My all too short trip to Lisbon left me wanting more, knowing that this is a place I will definitely return to. Here’s what you need to know.

Getting There and Around

Lisbon’s Portela Airport is very close to the historic center (only about 4 miles away) and one of the easiest and cheapest options to get to the city is by metro. You can take the red line directly from the airport, which also has connections to the green (at Alameda), yellow (at Saldanha) and blue (at São Sebastião, the last stop) lines depending on where you’re staying. The metro operates from 6:30 a.m. to 1 a.m. and travel time is only about 20 minutes. Another easy and affordable option to get to the city is the AeroBus. This shuttle offers direct service between the airport and the Cais do Sodre train station daily from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m., with stops at major hubs and hotels throughout the city. From the airport, the City Center line 1 departs every 20 minutes and will have you in the heart of Lisbon in about 30 minutes. Tickets are valid for 24 hours and can be ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Sights Map

Guide Name: Guide to Visiting Lisbon
Guide Location: Portugal » Lisbon
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Praça da Figueira   Ascensor da Glória   Ascensor da Bica   Ascensor do Lavra   Avenida da Liberdade   Praça do Comercio   ViniPortugal   Praça do Rossio   Armazéns do Chiado mall   Elevador de Santa Justa   CORK & CO   Sé Cathedral   Fado Museum   National Tile Museum   Monument to the Discoveries   Belém Tower   Jerónimos Monastery   National Coach Museum   25th of April Bridge   Pastéis de Belém   Cais do Sodré station   Artis Bar   Rua da Misericórdia   Rua do Loredo   Docas   Can the Can   Confeitaria Nacional   A Ginjinha   LX Boutique Hotel   Fontecruz Lisboa  
Author: Jessica Trumble
Read it on author's website: https://boardingpasstraveler.com/2015/07/27/guide-to-visiting-lisbon/

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