Lisbon District

Travel Guide
Lisbon which includes a city and heritage architecture as well as a large group of people

See medieval castles while street musicians serenade you, learn about ancient nautical explorers and try the city’s signature seafood in the Portuguese capital.

Explore Lisbon and experience a rich cultural fabric characterised by medieval architecture, whitewashed houses and contemporary art. Bask in great weather year-round, socialise with relaxed locals and tour the best of this coastal city’s sights.

Wander through Lisbon’s historic Alfama district and find medieval plazas alongside ancient cathedrals. From cobblestone streets, admire the Castle of São Jorge, which is perched atop a hill outside Alfama. Near the castle, street guitarists serenade visitors. While passing bars and performers, listen out for the soulful melodies of the “fado” (fate), a moving style of music created in Lisbon.

Shop in high fashion boutiques surrounded by colourful, tiled houses in the Chiado neighbourhood. This stylish district has cafés and restaurants where you can try traditional dishes like bacalhau (salted cod). Being situated on the fertile Atlantic coast, Lisbon restaurants are known for their freshly caught and delicately flavoured seafood dishes. Sample catch-of-the-day specials like octopus, sea bass and sardines.

Try Lisbon’s signature cinnamon-topped pastry or grab an afternoon coffee at the world-famous Pastéis de Belem. Nearby, learn about the city’s Catholic history at the Jeronimos Monastery.

The country’s history is also preserved in a number of museums. Learn about the ancient Mediterranean civilisations while browsing a collection of over 6,000 Greek, Roman and Moorish relics at The Gulbenkian Museum. Admire contemporary culture exhibits at the Museum of Design and Fashion.

Discover Portugal’s exploratory naval history at the Maritime Museum, which displays boats and maps dating back to the 1800s. View maritime wildlife at the Lisbon Oceanarium. This colossal enclosure has one of the world’s largest collections of fish, birds, mammals and ocean critters, with a population approaching 8,000 animals.

When you need a break, the Botanic Garden provides a welcome green oasis to relax.

Central Lisbon is a short drive from its international airport, just a few minutes north of the city. Get around using the underground subway system, buses or aboveground trains.

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Where to stay in Lisbon District

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
3 out of 5
Aeroporto Internacional Lisboa, Rua C-2, Lisbon
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The price is NZ$138 per night from 15 Dec. to 15 Dec.
Located in Olivais, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lisbon Casino, Lisbon International Exhibition Fair and Lisbon Oceanarium. Gulbenkian Museum and Rossio ...
4.4/5 Wonderful! (1,256 reviews)
"That the staff were very very helpful and friendly and spoke English which is a huge plus as I don’t speak Portuguese."

Reviewed on 28 Nov. 2021

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Radisson Blu Hotel
Radisson Blu Hotel
4 out of 5
Avenida Marechal Craveiro Lopes, 390, Campo Grande, Lisbon
The price is NZ$161 per night from 6 Dec. to 6 Dec.
Located in Lisbon City Center, this hotel is 2.1 mi (3.3 km) from Gulbenkian Museum, and within 6 mi (10 km) of Santa Justa Elevator and Lisbon Oceanarium. Rossio ...
4.3/5 Excellent! (1,170 reviews)
"Very good for the price"

Reviewed on 10 Nov. 2021

Radisson Blu Hotel
Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon
5 out of 5
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 105, Lisbon
The price is NZ$282 per night from 10 Dec. to 10 Dec.
This family-friendly Lisbon hotel is located in the business district, within 1 mi (2 km) of Lisbon Zoo, Gulbenkian Museum and El Corte Ingles Mall. Rossio Square ...
4.6/5 Wonderful! (974 reviews)
"Lovely hotel with exceptionally warm and efficient staff. Breakfast was great with hot and cold stations and lots of variety of fresh food. I would stay here again."

Reviewed on 26 Nov. 2021

Corinthia Lisbon
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Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
4 out of 5
Rua Luciana Stegagno Picchio, 12, Lisbon, Lisbon
Located in Sao Domingos de Benfica, this aparthotel is within 2 miles (3 km) of Estádio da Luz, Lisbon Zoo and University of Lisbon. Gulbenkian Museum is 2.5 ...
4.5/5 Wonderful! (452 reviews)
"Overall it was a good stay clean nice staff good food rooms are very nice pool area nice as well"

Reviewed on 23 Nov. 2021

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Sapateiros 158, Lisbon
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this aparthotel is steps away from Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within 10 ...
4.6/5 Exceptional! (2,568 reviews)
"Central but soundproofed and blackout windows mean you don’t get any interference from being in the noisy centre. Great base to explore the city"

Reviewed on 25 Oct. 2021

Lisbon Art Stay Apartments Baixa
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
Rua de Santa Justa 45, Lisbon
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Figueira Square and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.8/5 Exceptional! (268 reviews)
"Great Service apartment located at city center. Staffs are nice and helpful"

Reviewed on 1 Dec. 2021

Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
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