Traveling in and around LisbonThe city of Lisbon has various modes of public transport which are widely used to commute from one place to another within the city and also to the neighboring areas. The different modes of communication in Lisbon are railways (suburban, national and international), trams (old and new), funiculars, underground Metro, cable car, a street elevator, aircraft, river ferries (boats and catamarans), buses (city, suburban, national and international) and monorail. Azambuja Line Railway, Cascais Line Railway and Fertagus Line Railway are some of the lines that operate within the city.
Traveling to Lisbon by air is very easy as many airlines operate from the city. Aer Lingus, Brussels Airlines, Lufthansa, Air Luxor, Air France, Austrian Airlines, British Airways, Finnair, Continental Airlines, SkyEurope Airlines, Aigle Azur, Air Berlin, Turkish Airlines, US Airways, Tunisair, German wings are some of the airlines that operate from the city of Lisbon. These airlines connect the city to some of the major cities of the world including Barcelona, Dresden, Bristol, Innsbruck, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Copenhagen, Hamburg, Berlin, Dublin, Madrid, Palma, New York, Liverpool, London, Birmingham, Milan,Paris, Bristol, Lyon and many other cities.
Hotels and Restaurants in LisbonSome of the five star hotels in Lisbon are Hotel Albatroz, Lapa Palace, Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon, Penha Longa Hotel And Golf Resort, Convento do Espinheiro, Heritage Hotel and Spa and Pestana Palace.These hotels offers a wide array of services such as restaurants, swimming pool, meeting rooms, fitness center. Tourists who are looking for economical accommodation facility can stay at the three star hotels in Lisbon are Residencial Princesa, Vip Inn Berna, Residential Caravela, Comfort Inn Principe, Jorge V, Principe Lisboa, Amazonia Lisboa and Dos Anjos.
Lisbon restaurants serve some mouthwatering delicacies of meat and fish. "Bitoque", "Frango a piri-piri", "Borrego" , "Vitela" , "Leitão" are some of the most favorite dishes made from meat. Some of the wonderful fish dishes are "cherne", "bacalhau" and "bacalhau à Bárs". Some of the popular Portuguese restaurants are:
- Leitaria Campesina at 51 Rua S. Nicolau
- Lagosta Vermelha, at 153 Rua dos Correeiros
- Café Pombalino at Rua dos Fanqueiros
- Irmãos Unidos do Minho, 215 Rua dos Correeiros
- Ena Pai! at 180 Rua dos Correeiros
- O Ano Novo, at 109 Rua dos Correeiros
- A Covelense, at 157-159 Rua dos Correeiros
Tourist Attractions of LisbonTourists who are interested to know more about the glorious past of Lisbon can visit the numerous palaces and castles of Lisbon such as Saint George's Castle, Ajuda Palace, Belem Palace, Fronteira Palace, São Bento Palace and Belem Tower. The city is adorned with numerous architectural wonders comprising of both historical and modern. The historical architectural marvels include 25 de Abril Bridge , Santa Justa Elevator, The Ruins of Roman Theater, Monument to Christ, Rossio Station, The Aqueduct, Casa dos Bicos and Campo Pequeno. Some of the exceptional modern architectural wonders in Lisbon are Vasco da Gama Bridge, Portugal Pavilion, Vasco da Gama Tower, Belem Cultural Center, Oriente Station, Atlantic Pavilion and Oceanarium.
Lisbon has some of the best beaches for sunbathing, windsurfing, surfing and swimming. Guincho, Praia das Maçãs, Meco, Tamariz, Sesimbra, Portinho da Arrábida, Ericeira, Adraga, Santa Cruz, Costa da Caparica, Troia are some of the most popular beaches of Lisbon.