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Lisbon's unique mixture of tradition and modernity, of small town and metropolis, captivates visitors from near and far. Excellent shopping, ornate architecture, late and safe nightlife, and restaurants with some of Europe’s best fish dishes are just a few of the reasons to visit this magnificent city.

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São Jorge Castle
Castelo de São Jorge, Lisbon

São Jorge Castle is one of the oldest structures in Lisbon. This was once a fortress (taken from the Moors in 1147), and now a must-see landmark with a fantastic view of the city.

Jerónimos Monastery
Praça do Império, Lisbon

In Belém (situated west of the city along the river) lies Lisbon’s and possibly Portugal’s most important historical monument. Here you can see an opulent church and cloistered garden built in the elegant Manuelian style at the beginning of the 16th century, when Portugal was a great seafaring power. Within walking distance of many other sights, this is a must-see on any itinerary.

Time Out Market
Mercado da Ribeira, Avenida 24 de Julho, Lisbon

Time Out Market has been created by a team of journalists and offers a well-curated selection of over 20 restaurants, 8 bars, a music venue and market vendors – “all with the very best in Lisbon”. The market is located in a gigantic warehouse, always busy and definitely fun to visit. They also offer cooking courses, live music and other special events. Because of its incredible success, Time Out Markets have opened in different locations all around the world.

Rua Marquês de Fronteira, Jardim Amália Rodrigues 1070, Lisbon

Eleven is one of the most sophisticated places that Lisbon can offer, featuring a sculpture by Joana Vasconcelos in the entrance and the post-modernistic box at the top of Eduardo VII Park. The cuisine is supervised by Joachim Koerper, who has been awarded prizes by Guide Rouge and who has all of Iberia as his territory.

Santos Ofícios Artesanatos
Rua da Madalena 87, Lisbon

This store houses the best examples of Portuguese traditional art and handicrafts, without the usual tiresome tourist range at your heels.

Fátima Lopes
Av. António Augusto de Aguiar 31, Lisbon

Fátima Lopes is one of Portugal’s most successful designers, whose clothes are famed for their in-your-face sexiness. Her shop is also a workshop and a bar, with late hours.

Passport / Visa

Portugal can be visited visa-free for up to 90 days by citizens of Australia, New Zealand, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan, Malaysia, Israel, UAE and most countries in America. If you are unsure whether or not you need to apply for a visa, we recommend contacting the embassy or consulate in your country. International (non-Schengen) travelers need a passport that is valid for at least 3 months after the end of their intended trip in order to enter the Schengen zone. Citizens of Schengen countries can travel without a passport, but must have a valid ID with them during their stay.

Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport, Lisbon

Lisbon Airport is located very close to the city centre. So it is quick, easy and cheap to get to and from the airport. There is one airport bus (Aerobus) with two lines that operates from 7:30 - 23:00. Aerobus line 1 connects the airport and Cais do Sodré, departing every 20-25 minutes. Aerobus line 2 links the airport with the financial centre, Av. José Malhoa, also departing every 20-25 minutes. Public transportation such as metro and public buses are also available. The underground train takes about 21 minutes. A taxi to the city centre takes between twenty minutes and half an hour. The traffic is also somewhat higher during nights and weekends.

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