Practical advice to help you during your stay in Lisbon
Ask Me Rossio – is located next to the largest movement areas of Lisbon and has an extended service call. Here you can make hotel reservations and buy transport tickets, as well as get various tour cards.
Ask Me Lisboa Story Centre – This new store is dedicated to the sale of circuits for tourists and is located next to the Lisbon Story Centre museum.
Ask Me Terreiro do Paço – It is located on the west side of the most emblematic square of the capital.
Ask Me Aeroporto – When you land at the airport you can clarify all your doubts and get tourist passes immediately.
Ask Me EstaçÃ£o de Santa ApolÃ³nia – It is located in one of the most important railway stations in Lisbon, from where you can take the train to visit the city outskirts.
Ask Me Regedor – this tourist office is directed towards younger people. Besides having an informative function and tourist dissemination, it is also a place of conviviality and exchange of experiences.
Ask Me PalÃ¡cio Foz – is located in the tourist heart of the city and offers a wide range of services.
Ask Me Belém – located in the area of the city with the most monuments per m2.
Ask Me Parque das NaçÃµes – tourism information in the most modern part of the city.
SAVE MONEY IN LISBON
What is Lisboa Card and what is it used for?
The Lisboa Card is a tourist pass that allows you to save money on transport and tourist attractions. You can use this pass for a period of 24, 48 or 72 hours. The attractions that are not completely free, become cheaper with this card. You can book the Lisboa Card on the Internet and then pick it up at the airport or a tourist office.
Lisboa Card gives you free access to:
Transport: metro, trams, buses, elevators, trains to Sintra and Cascais.
Monuments: Jeronimos Monastery, Belem Tower, the Ajuda Palace, National Pantheon, Triumphal Arch of Augusta Street and Palace of Mafra.
Museums: some of the best museums in Lisbon, such as Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga, Museu Nacional do Azulejo, Museu Nacional dos Coches, Museu do Chiado, Museu de Arqueologia, Museu AnastÃ¡cio Gonçalves and Museu de Lisboa.
It gives you a discount on:
PadrÃ£o dos Descobrimentos, Casa dos Bicos, OceanÃ¡rio, Museu Calouste Gulbenkian, Museu do Oriente, Museu de Artes Decorativas, Museu Arpad Szenes – Vieira da Silva, Museu do Fado, Museu Militar, Museu da Marioneta, Convento do Carmo, PalÃ¡cio da Pena, PalÃ¡cio de Queluz, PalÃ¡cio Nacional de Sintra, Quinta da Regaleira, PalÃ¡cio de Monserrate, Castelo dos Mouros and Convento dos Capuchos.
Sightseeing Bus Tours
Discover Lisbon with the Yellow Bus Sightseeing Tours
Buses! Trams! Cruises! Visit Lisbon with the Yellow Bus Sightseeing Tours and get to know the city in a completely different way.
There are 3 different bus routes to choose from, leaving from either Praça da Figueira or Belém:
Tickets valid for 24 or 48 hours.
Guided walking tours
Walking is always a good option. Not only is it a great way to exercise, it also allows you to travel at your own pace and take your time sightseeing.
There are loads of walking tours to choose from in Lisbon, but we give you a list of the best rated on TripAdvisor, such as:
Sandemans New Lisbon Tours: this is the tour company that sits first in the TripAdvisor ranking, according to the preferences of its users. You can opt for a three-hour free tour that will take you through some of Lisbon's neighbourhoods such as Bairro Alto, Chiado, Baixa, Rossio Square, Praça do Comércio (Terreiro do Paço), Convento do Carmo and Santa Justa Elevator. You also have the option to get to know the Lisbon nightlife (drinks included) on The Halloween Pub Crawl, the area of Belém on the Belém Tour, or Alfama on the Alfama Tour. You can also try Portuguese snacks on the Tapas Experience tour.
Lisbon Chill-Out Free Tour: This is a locals-organized tour. The tourists decide how much they want to tip their guides and there are tours every day. There are two daily tours, one in the morning at 10 am and another in the afternoon 3 pm. The tour runs for 2 or 3,5 hours and they are narrated in English or Spanish. It focuses on Lisbon history and it starts from Bairro Alto.
Lisbon Explorer: is TripAdvisor Lisbon's number one gastronomic experience. With the Taste of Portugal tour, you will be able to experience Portuguese flavours, for 60€ per person. On the Hidden Lisbon tour you can discover the Bairro Alto, Chiado and Baixa for 3.5 €. You can also opt to go on the Around Alfama, Jewish Lisbon or Illuminated City tours.
Inside Lisbon: This company offers several options to enjoy the city. Opt for Lisboa Experience Walk to know the highlights of the city by feet, at Sunset, Fado e Tapas Walk, combining the tour with tasting and fado listening, or Half Day Sintra and Pena Palace Tour, where you can discover the Pena Palace and romantic Sintra.
Where to Stay
Where to Eat
Work in Lisbon, the new Silicon Valley
If you are considering moving to Lisbon and you are job searching, then check these websites for job opportunities in Lisbon:
Carga de Trabalhos (jobs in communication)
Other Helpful Links
All the information you need to know about life in Portugal
Official website about buying a home in Portugal - www.livinginportugal.com
Portal for Foreigners and Borders Service (Serviço de Estrangeiros e Fronteiras) - http://www.sef.pt
Official website of the Portuguese Government- www.portugal.gov.pt
Information Portal for Immigrants- http://www.imigrante.pt/