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Lisbon Guide

Lisbon is the capital city of Portugal, and also the country’s largest metropolis, with around 3 million inhabitants.

As a European city Lisbon is remarkably temperate, with the Gulf Stream bringing lovely warm air up along the Portuguese coastline to create a wonderful all year round climate.

The beautiful architecture of the city is also of note, emphasising the historical background of the city and it’s part in world history, especially the ocean-going explorations that brought about an awareness of the world’s geography, with Vasco De Gama being the best known of the Portuguese adventurers.

Attractions in Lisbon

Make time in Lisbon to explore the many sights there. The Lisbon highlights every visitor should see, the St Jorges Castle is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Belem Tower are definitely worth exploring! Lisbon’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Lisbon city tour before you travel and allow our expert Lisbon based guides to show you some of Lisbon’s hidden treasures.

Sport in Lisbon

As many visitors already know, Lisbon’s favourite pastime is Football, and the best-known team is Benfica who play at Estadio da Luz. The biggest event in the Lisbon sporting calendar is undoubtedly Benfica versus Sporting Lisbon, which takes place at the Estadio da Luz and is quite a spectacle!

Attractions in Lisbon

Make time in Lisbon to explore the many sights there. The Lisbon highlights every visitor should see, the St Jorges Castle is one of the best. Other popular sights like the Belem Tower are definitely worth exploring! Lisbon’s culture guarantees plenty to see. Why not book a Lisbon city tour before you travel and allow our expert Lisbon based guides to show you some of Lisbon’s hidden treasures.

Weather in Lisbon

Find out when is the best time to visit Lisbon with our guide to the climate of Lisbon. The table below shows the average temperatures in Lisbon throughout the year to show you what weather to expect in Lisbon.

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Driving in Lisbon

All you need to drive legally in Lisbon is your standard UK driving license. For safety in Portugal, check your license is valid prior to travel to Lisbon. In Lisbon, as with the rest of Portugal, it is the law to drive on the right hand side of the road. We can arrange car hire in Lisbon before you travel to Portugal and there are a number of depots in Lisbon where you can collect your hire car.

Lisbon Airport Guide

Lisbon Airport is around 6 miles northeast of Lisbon. The airport, whose international IATA code is LIS, and flights there take 1 hours from the UK approximately. Getting into Lisbon is easy. There are plenty of taxis available. Lisbon Airport has many shops to browse before you fly, offering souvenirs from your time in Lisbon.

Lisbon Consulate

If you get into trouble in Lisbon, or just need some advice, the Lisbon British Consulate is the place to go.

British Embassy
Rue de Sao Bernardo
1249-082 Lisboa

Telephone: (351) 21 392 40 00

Lisbon: The Facts

City Name: Lisbon
Country: Portugal
Language: Portuguese
Currency: Euro
Time Difference: GMT
Electricity Supply: 220V AC 50Hz

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