Holiday in Lisbon: Practical information about Lisbon

LISBON IN A FEW :  

A sparkling, welcoming city, bathed in the incomparable light that the Tagus offers, Lisbonne attracts more and more visitors each year. With its past of conquests and revitalized by a new spirit of adventure, it is the destination in vogue for lovers of walks and idleness as well as for lovers of heritage, party-goers or sportsmen. A city full of history, proud of its culture, it offers many museums and monuments of exception, from the castle Sao Jorge to the convent of Carmes, passing by the Cathedral of Sé and the superb Gulbenkian museum. As a capital of the festival, it brings a joyful youth to the early morning in the historic alleys of the Bairro Alto and the old sailor bars of Cais do Sodré .. Green city, with many parks (Botanical Garden of Principe Real, Estrela, Tapada das Necessidades Garden, etc ...), it welcomes families and tourists in search of tranquility on its lawns and in the shade of its trees several hundred years old. Cross the city of  seven hills on one of its historic trams and weave in and out of the labyrinth of its alleys, from the Alfama to the Madragoa. Cross the Tagus to bubble on the beach of Caparica, which stretches for about 15 kilometers! And do not forget to push curiosity to Belém, to nibble a famous pastel of nata near the monastery of the Hieronimos.


HOW TO GET THERE ?


Car : The journey by car from France may seem long (1900km from Paris), but it can allow you to discover, on your road, places of interest: Burgos and Valladolid in Spain, and why not pass through Porto, 300km north of Lisbon?

Train : From Paris (Montparnasse), you will have to take a connection to the train station in Irun, Spain. The journey takes less than 20 hours.In Lisbon, trains from abroad stop first at Oriente Station, in the Expo district (north of the city), then at Santa Apolonia, In the city center, in the district of Sao Vicente da Fora.


Airport : Many companies (especially low cost) have recently opened lines in the direction of Lisbon. If you take it a little in advance, you can find tickets at unbeatable prices (around 30 euros).Lisbon airport is located in the north-west of the city, close to the center. You can get there by taxi (about 15 to 25 euros depending on the time), by bus or by metro.



WHEN SHOULD I COME ?


Lisbonne, which hosts many tourists in the summer, is a pleasant city to visit at all seasons. The temperature rarely falls below 10 °, however the winter is very humid, the rain can be intense and the cold penetrating.



THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW


You must take into account one hour of jet lag with France: at noon in Paris, it is 11 hours in Lisbonne.The traffic in Lisbonne is not always easy: the narrow streets of the historic districts are difficult to reach and it is difficult to find a parking place.