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Questions tagged [lisbon]

The capital and largest city of Portugal.

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What does “21 Lisboa” cell broadcast message mean?

I have recently traveled to Lisbon and almost each day while being there I have received the same message thorough a cell-broadcast channel on my mobile phone: 21 Lisboa I have asked my host, but ...
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Can I rent a car at the airport without a flight in Lisbon?

I'm flying to Lisbon and staying for a few nights, then I want to rent a car and drive to other parts of the country. I don't want to rent a car as soon as I land since I won't need it in the city. ...
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Where to watch German world cup soccer games in Lisbon? [closed]

I will be visiting the beautiful town of Lisbon this weekend with a group of friends from Germany. Since the next German world cup game is pretty important we want to watch and support our team on ...
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Travelling to Lisbon from India

I am planning to travel to Lisbon on 23/September and return to India on 6/October. I am planning to travel to Paris/Madrid and then take a train from there. Can some one tell me how much time does ...
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Travelling to Lisbon by bus in July

This summer I would like to visit Lisbon from Belgium. I would like to avoid using any planes, or driving myself. Preferably I would like to take a coach (like FlixBus). However, I've searched on ...
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Transfer in Lisbon on the way to Boston

I am traveling back to Boston from Paris, France, with a connecting flight in Lisbon, Portugal. Will I have to go through security or recheck my bags in Lisbon or just when I arrive in Boston?
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Can I transit in Lisbon on my way to Oslo as a holder of an official Pakistani passport?

I am a Pakistani doctor, having worked with the United Nations in Africa for a year. I have an official (service) passport issued by the government of Pakistan. I intend to visit Norway for about 8 ...
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Can you use credit cards, other than Multibanco, to recharge Viva Viagem metro tickets in Lisbon?

Some machines in the metro stations have the option to put credit on your Viva Viagem ticket using a credit card slot. MultiBanco is written on the slot where you need to insert the credit card. Will ...
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What are the hours of the passport application counter at Lisbon airport

Lisbon airport has a one-stop dedicated counter (shop) for Portuguese citizens who want a passport. Is it open 24 hours?
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How to buy a roundtrip ticket with open return date? (To Israel)

I will travel to Israel from Lisbon in August and I will spent around 1 year there. I will do voluntary work there and the organization that I will serve for told me that a round trip ticket is ...
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Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax?

Which types of accommodations are affected by Lisbon's municipal tax? I read on http://www.cm-lisboa.pt/uploads/media/flyerTMT_UK_web.pdf (mirror): Who pays? The tax on overnight stays is ...
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When to be at the LIS airport for a connection between to Schengen countries?

According to this question, 7 hours is enough to see something in the city starting from Lisbon airport. Now, I know that the gate closes 30 minutes before the flight and need time to go through ...
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Where to buy/top up public transport tickets in Lisbon?

On a recent visit to Lisbon, I made considerable use of the public transport system. On first arriving at the airport, I purchased a "Viva Viagem" card, and loaded it with some funds. This worked ...
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Lisbon Taxi: is it OK to take one Taxi for 2 adults and 3 kids?

I'm going to visit Lisbon this summer with my family. We have 3 kids that are age 9, 5 and 3. I think it will be convenient for us to take a taxi during our stay. However I'm not quite sure if we ...
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Is there any way to “Unload” credit for a Lisbon Viva Viagem card?

On a recent trip to Lisbon (Lisboa), I made use of the local public transport system. For many (maybe all?) journeys, the only way to enter and pay for the journey as a vistor was using a Viva Viagem ...
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Is 300 euros enough for a month in Portugal? [closed]

I am a student with a scholarship to live in Lisbon, Portugal for nine months. The scholarship covers accommodation, health protection, books for the university and the fee for the university. So ...
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Urban exploration in Lisbon area, Portugal

We need to spend some days in Lisbon (Portugal), also Sintra and the coast around that area. Are there any good places for urbex? We know Sintra is known for its palaces and mansions (some of them ...
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Secondhand/antique book shops in Lisbon

I am soon going to Lisbon. Being a big enthusiast of dictionaries, I would like to acquire some when I get there. What I am mostly interested in are big technical (but not only) dictionaries at a ...
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Lisbon: 5 hr stopover, Airport → City Center?

I have a five hour stopover in Lisbon on a flight from NYC to Istanbul and would like to explore the city. I've done this in many places throughout Europe, and am looking for insight into the ...
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What is a good area to head to in Lisbon's “Parque Florestal de Monsanto”? [closed]

I'd like to visit the "Parque Florestal de Monsanto" in Lisbon. But this is a very big (10 km2) park and I'm not not sure what area of the park to head to. Is there any area in the park in particular ...
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Portuguese cusine in Lisbon

I'm now going to Lisbon. This is travel for work, and now, just at the very last minute, I'm realizing I can enjoy the place as well (and not only think to work duties 😊) and especially the cuisine. ...
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Taizé prayer in Lisbon: where?

I'm going to Lisbon for 5 days. Where I live use to go to the Taize' prayer in some Parrish. I know this is international and that many people, after coming back to Taizé, start to pray the same way ...
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Lisbon: Getting from the airport to city center

I am travelling to Lisbon (on Airport terminal 2) soon, and would like to know how to get to the city center without using a taxi. Is there some public transport that can easily be reached from the ...
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Is Pentecost observed in Lisbon?

Is there anything special going on in Lisbon on the day of Pentecost? My tourist guide for Portugal mentions that this day is widely celebrated in the Azores, and that in Braga penitents can be seen ...
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Where should I stay in Lisbon? [closed]

We are going to Lisbon in April and I have been doing research on where to stay there. The books I have been reading say that Bairro Alto is fun but loud. We like fun but to a certain extent (we don't ...
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Lisbon layover of 20 hours with a Colombian passport, no visa

I am going from Istanbul to Miami and have to stay in the Lisbon airport for 20 hours until my next flight departs to Miami. I am a Colombian citizen with a US residency but since I was only going to ...
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Is there a site that lists all the best viewpoints of Lisbon?

I have a goal which is visiting all view points in Lisbon, if possible, in one day. The city has quite some points with very nice scenic views. I know quite a few, but when I talk to people about ...
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Does the cartography workshop where Christopher Columbus lived in Lisbon still exist?

According to the entry of Christopher Columbus on Wikipedia, Christopher Columbus spent his early years as an apprentice cartographer in a workshop in Lisbon. Does this workshop still exist and if so ...
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Lisbon: which part of town to stay with small children

I'm staying in Lisbon with small children for 3 or 4 days. Strollers will be used. If I rented an apartment, where would it be best to be located? In the very center near the cathedral, or should I go ...
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Where can I listen to authentic Fado in Lisbon?

I am looking for a nice place to listen to fado in Lisbon. Unfortunatly there are too many tourist oriented venues. Not that Fado is bad there, but you're certainly going to pay tourist prices and, ...
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How much does a taxi from Lisbon airport to city center cost?

I'm arriving in Lisbon fairly late on a Sunday with a fair amount of baggage. I've usually used the Aerobus (which works fine) but I've got more baggage than usual and it'll have been a long day by ...
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What's the most convenient connection between Alvor and the Lisbon Airport?

What's the fastest way to reach Lisbon Airport (LIS) from Alvor ? Another question: what's the cheapest connection instead?
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What to do with (small) children in Lisbon on a 5-7 hour transit layover? [closed]

There is a chance we will have a layover in lisbon for 5-7 hours with small children. Should we just stay in the airport and make the best of it, or is there something we could do in Lisbon? I asume ...
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London to Lisbon without flying?

I'm planning to go in mid-July, the cost of air travel is quite high so I'm looking for alternatives. What are the train networks like through France/Spain/Portugal? How long would it take and how ...