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Lisbon District

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Stroll the Portuguese capital’s stone streets, where sounds of local musicians fill the air and freshly caught fish is served at kerbside restaurants.

Lisbon seamlessly blends old and new world charm; inside the historic architecture and whitewashed houses that line its streets there’s a prospering contemporary arts scene. With great weather for most of the year and a relaxed population, this charming city is one of the most popular holiday destinations in Europe.

Take a walk through the winding cobblestone streets of Alfama, the historic district at the heart of the city. Admire the medieval architecture of churches and small city squares. Pay a visit to the Castle of São Jorge, perched high above the city, to be met by the sounds of guitar-wielding musicians that add to the romance of the streets. Listen out for fado, Lisbon’s own style of music.

Explore the picturesque Chiado district, where bold, tiled mansions and boutiques line the streets. Stop for a coffee at a café or eat local dishes such as bacalhau (salted cod). Lisbon’s position on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean means the seafood here is some of the best in Europe.

Seafaring has been a way of life for the Portuguese for centuries and the Maritime Museum celebrates the nation’s long lineage of sailors. Walk through exhibits of boats and maps from the 1800s. Learn about local marine life at the Lisbon Oceanarium, one of the largest aquariums in Europe.

Spend time exploring Lisbon’s other museums. Visit the Gulbenkian Museum to see 6,000 artefacts and works of art from all over Europe. Learn about developments in 20th-century fashion at the Museum of Design and Fashion.

Treat yourself to coffee and cake at the internationally renowned Pastéis de Belem. Line up alongside throngs of locals who come to eat here daily. The thin, flaky crust and rich custard centre of Lisbon’s iconic pastel de nata are well worth the wait.

Lisbon’s international airport is 10 kilometres (4 miles) north of the city centre. Use the subway, bus and rail systems to get around with ease. Explore the old quarter’s cobblestone streets on foot to discover local boutiques and hidden bars and restaurants.

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Where to stay in Lisbon District

behotelisboa
behotelisboa
4 out of 5
Rua dos Correeiros, 136, Lisbon
The price is AU$119 per night from 21 Aug. to 21 Aug.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Santa Justa Elevator and Rossio Square. Commerce Square and Lisbon Cathedral are also within ...
4.6/5Wonderful! (985 reviews)
"Overall, I have no complaints. The hotel is in a safe and central location. The staff are friendly and helpful. They even helped with arranging my private tours. The hotel looks like a 21st century hotel, even though it lacks amenities like a pool etc. (at least, I did not see one). I enjoyed my ..."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

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Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
3 out of 5
Aeroporto Internacional Lisboa, Rua C-2, Lisbon
The price is AU$120 per night from 3 Aug. to 3 Aug.
Located in Olivais, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Lisbon Casino, Lisbon International Exhibition Fair and Lisbon Oceanarium. Gulbenkian Museum and Castle ...
4.4/5Excellent! (1,388 reviews)
"Clean, straight forward, basic essentials."

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 2021

Hotel Star Inn Lisbon Aeroporto
Corinthia Lisbon
Corinthia Lisbon
5 out of 5
Avenida Columbano Bordalo Pinheiro, 105, Lisbon
The price is AU$239 per night from 7 Aug. to 7 Aug.
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 ...
4.6/5Exceptional! (1,057 reviews)
"Beautiful hotel, wonderful staff, great restaurant. 😊"

Reviewed on 28 Jul. 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
The price is AU$145 per night from 2 Sep. to 2 Sep.
Located in Sao Domingos de Benfica, this aparthotel is within a 15-minute walk of Estádio da Luz and Colombo Shopping Centre. Lisbon Zoo and University of Lisbon ...
4.5/5Wonderful! (431 reviews)
"It’s perfect place to stay if you’re bringing a baby on vacation with you."

Reviewed on 27 Jul. 2021

Upon Lisbon Prime Residences
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
4 out of 5
Rua de Santa Justa 45, Lisbon
The price is AU$194 per night from 4 Aug. to 4 Aug.
Located in Lisbon Old Town, this apartment building is steps away from Figueira Square, Rossio Square and Santa Justa Elevator. Se and Lisbon Cathedral are also ...
4.8/5Exceptional! (258 reviews)
"Beautiful accommodations, great staff! We’re very accommodating! Great location in downtown Lisbon."

Reviewed on 16 Jul. 2021

Villa Baixa - Lisbon Luxury Apartments
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
5 out of 5
Quinta da Marinha, Rua das Palmeiras, Lote 5, Cascais
The price is AU$275 per night from 1 Sep. to 1 Sep.
Situated in a regional park, this luxury aparthotel is within 3 miles (5 km) of Oitavos Fort, Cascais Beach and Guincho Beach. Boca do Inferno is 2.4 mi (3.8 ...
4.4/5Wonderful! (567 reviews)
Wonderful
"An excellent 5 star, family friendly destination."

Reviewed on 18 Nov. 2020

Sheraton Cascais Resort - Hotel & Residences
Lowest nightly price found within the past 24 hours based on a 1 night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

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