LISBON

After our trip ended in Spain we headed to Portugal where we were to going to stay in Lisbon for the last few days remaining of our holiday. Once arriving in Lisbon we caught the bus from the airport to our hostel, once we checked in, settled down and freshened up we went out to get dinner as it was night time. The following morning we were up and ready to explore the city, this was where we were to begin our adventure. There is so much to this city to discover we covered many sights and attractions within our stay.

Location

Lisbon is the capital and the largest city of Portugal, it is a 25 hour plane ride from Melbourne flying with Emirates with a stopover in Dubai. Otherwise if you’re flying with other airlines it generally takes longer.

Language

The common languages that people speak in Lisbon are Portuguese and English.

Currency

The currency in Lisbon is the EUR Euros.

Best season to travel

Spring: March, April & May

Summer: June, July & August

Autumn: September & October

What to know

  • Public transportation (train, tram and bus) is easily accessible in Lisbon if you want to travel around
  • Take the #28 tram this runs through the heart of Lisbon, it is an easy way to see sights
  • Be aware of your belongings as pick pocketing is an issue in Lisbon

Sights and attractions

  • Jeronimos Monasterey
  • Belem Tower
  • Sao Jorge Castle
  • Lisbon Baixa
  • Praco Do Comercio
  • Rossio Square
  • Santa Justa Lift
  • Carmo Convent
  • Padrao Dos Descobrimentos
  • Rua Augusta Arch & more

Spending 

It depends on how you spend your days although money does add up quite quickly whilst you’re over there. On average I would say $100 AUD is enough to spend for the day.

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Cascais Beach
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Rua Augusta Arch
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Next to Rua Augusta Arch
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Next to Rua Augusta Arch
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Santa Justa Lift
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Portuguese Tarts
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Jeronimos Monastery
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Rua Augusta Arch

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