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Overview

Lisboa, the capital of Portugal

Lisbon, the capital city of Portugal

Lisboa, commonly known as Lisbon in English, is the capital city of Portugal. It is found on the banks of the Tagus River on the western coast of Portugal. The city is a major tourism, financial and international trade hub. The charm of Lisbon is characterized by its many historic quarters. What gives a unique dimension to the city are these old quarters with medieval origins which have a characteristic and familiar environment with small houses and narrow streets. The city of Lisbon is the gateway to discover Portugal by train. Indeed Lisbon is just 2h30 away from Porto.

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Go to the top of the Alfama hill where you can admire Alfama, the oldest district of Lisboa. You will discover the parishes of São Miguel, Santo Estêvão and São Vicente de For a, Fado bars and restaurants. The mediaeval Castle of São Jorge overlooking the Alfama is one of the most beautiful sights of Lisbon. Don’t miss a visit to the Lisboa cathedral and the Church of Santa Engrácia.

Visit the Baixa Pombalina district located near the seafront. You will discover its gridiron street layout and its street names, recalling the crafts and trades of this part of town. Not far way is the Cdiado square. Local and tourists love to buy books, garments and other stuff there.

Take the bus 28 at the Praça do Comércio and on your way you will be able to admire the 25 de Abril Bridge. On the other side of the bridge you will see the Santuario De Cristo Rei. Get off at the Praça do Império to visit the Hieronymites Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos) and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos monument.

Don’t miss a glass of Ginginha, a typical Lisbon drink made from Cherry Liquor. There are many restaurants in the Bairro Alto district. Lisbon offers a wide range of typical dishes specially fish dishes and excellent wines like the Vinho Verde and the Porto.

You will find the main shopping areas in Baixa. The Chiado and Bairro Alto district have clothes and linen shops, whereas the neighbouring streets have haute couture shops. For high class label clothes and shoes, go to Avenida da Liberdade.


Turismo de Lisboa
Rua do Arsenal, 23 1100-038 Lisboa
Tel: +351 210 312 700

The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.

Train Station(s)

Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Lisbon can be found.

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Customer reviews

  • Convenience
    Lisbon/Madrid in comfort |
    "Very comfortable a great way to travel "

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    My special thanks to the Crew |
    "My special thanks to the crew ! Very friendly at the restaurant ! "

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    Train vs. plane |
    "My trip from Lisbon to Madrid was the return leg of the voyage. My wife and I showered at the Spa facilities in the hotel at which we stayed prior to boarding the 9:30 overnight train. Boarding in Lisbon was far more chaotic than it had been in Madrid: although we were on the platformprior to the train arriving, we received conflictingdirections from staff which had us running up and down the platform looking for the coach which contained our sleeping berths. We finally located the car at the very end of the platform where we had to lift our luggage across a nearly two foot gap to enter the train. Despite the hassle, the train is clean, comfortable and reasonably-ppriced. We'd definitely book again. "

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    Good train experience |
    "The train was clean and bed comfortable, the conductor was helpful "

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    Gets us from point A to B |
    "Clean toilets The seat allocated to me cannot be adjusted to recline position. The adjuster is broken I feel secure during the trip. "

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    You get what you pay for |
    "This was the overnight train from Lisboa to Madrid and we made a huge mistake not paying extra and booking beds instead of seats. Travelers with weak buts be ware! "

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    Travel to Lisbon |
    "We traveled from Porto to Lisbon in the morning. Made a hop on hop off at lisbon, Return back in the evening by euro rail. The travel was very comfortable. "

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    Bed bugs |
    "RailEurope booking of train was fine. We took a night train from Lisbon to Madrid. It was very confusing booking the seats, not because of raileurope per se, more had to do with seat selection so I don't know if this was a raileurope or renfe issue. However, we ended up having to book turiste class seats rather than a sleeper and woke up to adult and baby bed bugs in our seats and crawling all over us. When we tried to tell the conductor they told us to sit in our seats because the train was full....which we did not. Gross. "

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    Train to Madrid from Lisbon. |
    "This *particular train was good. The beds were comfy although the room was super tiny and you could not sit up at all. Maybe the top bunch a small person could sit up. Nice little bar, nice server, nice workers. Recommended though! There's a window in the hallway you could somewhat have privacy to just hangout. Maybe the bar, not sure if the bar closed by itself but not the room. *check out my music! - SoundCloud.com/MoodBeside "

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    Good Travel |
    "The train is comfortable and on time. "

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