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Lisbon at a Glance

With great beaches nearby and a rich seafaring history, the capital of Portugal is an exciting and beautiful place to visit.

Salty and citrus scents waft on the breeze in Lisbon. Steep, cobbled streets lead you through colorful neighborhoods in place for hundreds of years. Charming yellow trams take you past Gothic cathedrals, historic bull-fighting arenas and grand old buildings. Take in this beautiful city by hitting the back streets and exploring until you need a rest. With a coffee in hand, take part in the convivial street side scene that people have been enjoying in Lisbon for centuries.

Lisbon's terracotta roofs and seaside churches and towers make for a great view. Head to the Castelo Sao Jorge to see the city in panorama and to enjoy exploring the castle, some parts of which have been standing since the 9th century. With your bird's eye view, look out over the city to decide where to go next.

What to Expect
High Season
May - September
Low Season
October - April
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      Getting There
      Major Airports
      • Major Airport Lisbon Airport

      Passport / Visa Requirements

      American, Canadian and European Union citizens do not need a visa to enter Portugal if they intend to stay there for less than three months. All travelers must carry a valid passport which could be subject to inspection at any time. American citizens can find out more information by using the U.S State Department website.

      Getting Around
      Public Transportation
      • Bus Sete Rios
      • Bus Gare do Oriente
      • Railroad Santa Apolonia
      • Ferry Transtejo Ferry Line
      Need to Know

      Severe Weather Lisbon has some of the warmest winters in Europe. Come prepared for sun and heat and keep yourself well hydrated. 

      Safety Concerns Avoid parks and gardens after sunset. Protect your valuables from pickpockets and consider wearing a money belt or keeping valuables in a hotel safe. 

      Health Concerns Lisbon has clean water and good public health. Keep yourself cool and hydrated into avoid heat related sicknesses.