Situated at the mouth of the River Tagus where it meets the Ocean, Lisbon is a city with a strong connection to the sea, and is the only European capital with Atlantic beaches. It’s essential, therefore, to take a walk along the coast or spend a few days on the beach.
How far is Lisbon from the beach?
Lisbon is about 15 miles from the sea. There is no point whatever in renting a car for a stay in Lisbon as the trains, metro, trams and buses are very cheap and efficient. There is very heavy traffic and nowhere much to park. The nearest beaches near Carcavelos are a 20 minute train ride costing 1.85 Euros each way.
What is the best part of Lisbon to stay in?
Avenida da Liberdade or Chiado are the best areas to stay in Lisbon for a short stay that revolves around posh shops, luxury accommodation and easy access to the main sights. Chiado and Principe Real is the best part of Lisbon to stay for interesting little squares, quirky eateries and cute shops.
How many days do you need in Lisbon?
So, how many days to explore Lisbon? We always recommend that it takes three days to fully explore Lisbon. This is sufficient to visit all of the characterful districts, experience the nightlife and join a couple of unique activities.
Is Lisbon a walkable city?
Lisbon is a walkable city, but with lots of hills, taking public transportation will save your feet and its fun taking the vintage trolleys around the city!
Is Lisbon expensive?
Lisbon is one of the least expensive capital cities in Europe to visit, and when compared to other major global cities, Lisbon provides exceptional value for money. … This value does not include accommodation (around €70-150 per room per night), flights or highly expensive gimmicky tours.