Lisbon

  • Accommodation:
    • Ibis Hotel Saldanha
  • Transport:
    • Lisbon trams are one of the best ways to move around the city – although they can get very busy
    • The Nostalgic tram no. 28 links to São Jorge Castle and Bairro Alto, crossing various picturesque neighbourhoods, including Graça, Mouraria, Alfama
    • Tram 15 connects the city center and Belém
    • Aerobús is the shuttle service linking the city center and Lisbon Airport. A one-way ticket costs €4 and a return costs €5.40
    • Portugal has three funiculars – Elevador do Lavra, Elevador da Glória and Elevador da Bica, with a ticket costing €2.90 pp
  • Things to see:
    • Belém Tower
    • São Jorge Castle
    • Lisbon Cathedral
    • Bairro Alto
    • National Sanctuary of Christ the King
    • Praça do Comércio
    • Arco da Rua Augusta
    • Jerónimos Monastery
    • Santa Justa Lift
    • Rossio Square
    • Carmo Archaeological Museum
    • National Azulejo Museum
    • Panteão Nacional
    • Lisbon Baixa
    • Palace of Ajuda
    • Vasco da Gama Bridge
    • Estação do Oriente
    • Aqueduto das Águas Livres
  • Tips:
    • Don’t forget to try the famous Portuguese tarts available from most cafe
    • At the top the Elevador da Glória Funicular, in Bairro Alto, there is a gorgeous view over Lisbon from the San Pedro de Alcántara viewpoint