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It doesn't matter. I have rented cars at airports without flying many times, including in Europe, such at Belfast City Airport in Northern Ireland (United Kingdom), and Luleå Airport in Sweden. I've found that those may or may not be cheaper, but almost always have longer opening hours and a wider offer, compared to city car rental places — if the latter ...


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All the life of Christopher Columbus has a lot of mystery around. It's not even very clear, during the time he was in Portugal, how long he lived in Lisbon. Some authors claim he lived longer in Porto Santo, in Madeira. It's though (sort of) clear that he lived and learned cartography, astronomy and some cosmology in Lisbon. It's not very clear with whom ...


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You can rent in the airport in any situation. It doesn't matter if you're flying in, out or not even flying at all. I know this for a fact. I have some family that has rented in Lisbon, in a couple of different offices/brands, and they weren't neither flying in or out. Rules tend to be similar accross rental offices. The business of these companies is ...


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You have several choices: You currently have subway from the airport which will make life easier. But still, depending on the time you arrive to Lisbon and how old the kids are I would or not risk go downtown. The subway can be very crowded at rush hour. If you have a stroller I would only consider it if it's not rush hour. People are kind and will almost ...


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Typical food from Portugal. I will write the names in Portuguese and whenever possible translate it. Some of the dish names are dedicated to someone (their creator or restaurant that first served it) and some are named after the cooking process or the cooking device where it's made. Its hard to translate since some of these are really Portuguese types of ...


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There are several options to travel from the aiport to city center. A few notes about terminal 2 Terminal 2 is departures only. Although you arrive officially at terminal 2 (the airplane actually stops near terminal 2) you will be transported directly to terminal 1 where the arrivals hall and the checked in luggage belts are. From there you can either get ...


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The metro network in Lisbon is very well developed and covers most, if not all, of the city. Indeed Lisbon airport has its own metro station. This means you can reach the city centre, say Baixa-Chiado, from the airport by changing at Alameda. Below is a screenshot of the metro journey planner for this route: For more information on the metro system here is ...


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Lisbon is known as the "City of the Seven hills". That means its kind of up and down a lot of the time. The most flat areas are near the river. I'm born and raised in Lisbon and it was until I went around with my own children that I realised some possible problems that are worth sharing here. To compensate for these "down sides" I should say also that ...


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You should expect something between 9 - 15€, more than that is suspicious/wrong. I am from Lisbon and live in Sweden now. When Traveling home I take the taxi from the Airport out to Oeiras (on the suburbs and also a extra taxed ride since it's outside Lisbon Municipality). It costs me between 25-30€. The Lisbon airport site you named is not the official ...


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"Praça do Comércio" is a big square in Baixa, near the river. You'll have a fanzone there with a giant display screen of 90m2. There will be also food service and entertainments during break times. All games can be seen there (except if more than one game occurs at same time, of course). Besides that, there are dozens of bars and restaurants in the zone. ...


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This is a big problem. To find a place is easy. Of course all these places are for tourists. They have a web site, advertising and everything. A really nice place to see traditional fado is a place where you feel like you are in 1970. I recommend the Tasca do Chico it is a traditional place where I used to bring my parents and friends when I lived in ...


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Cheapest is probably hitch hiking, but I am excluding that as an option. At least for the answer. Train: The fastest is probably the train. The fastest connection takes 3h40 min. It goes from Mexilhoeira Grande to Tunes. There you change and it goes directly to Lisbon, to Oriente. Oriente station is the closest train station to the airport. From there you ...


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So, after coming back from the trip I thought I would update. As well as ticket desks, there are also a long row of ticket machines at Alges station, to ensure tickets can be bought 24/7. Tickets can be purchased from those machines, and must be put through the barrier to gain access to the platform of the station. Different types of ticket are available, ...


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The local Carris bus company runs a bus transport service connecting Lisbon's airport to the city centre passing by the main transport hubs such as Comercio Square and Cais de Sodré. This service is called AeroBus and passes by dozens of Lisbon hotels, thus providing tourists arriving at the airport with easy access to their accommodation. An alternative ...


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We got a cab from the airport to the city for 12 Euro we gave him 15 as we were happy after reading all the horror stories before coming here.


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There are many old book shops in Lisbon here are a few tips: Google If you're looking for shops with second hand books you will want to look for "alfarrabista". That't a specific word that designates old book shops or old book sellers in portuguese. Since you are looking in Lisbon, try: "Alfarrabista lisboa". List of bookshops In a quick search I found ...


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When the card expires you can no longer recharge it, but you can still use the credit. Since in your case €0.15 is not enough for a ticket, you can ask for it to be transferred to a new card once it expires. An option I can think of to get rid of that amount so that you can use it for journey tickets instead of credit is to transfer it to someone else's ...


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You can load the card both in the subway machines, but also in the train machines on Lisbon and surrounding (Estoril Line, Sintra Line and Azambuja Line) present in all stations This already gives a considerable number of spots. Considering you were in Pedrouços, and since there is no longer a train station there. your best bets would be either Algés or ...


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Paris and Madrid are over 1,000km apart, so it's really not a situation where the two cities are interchangeable. From Madrid, you can reach Lisbon by sleeper train or a series of daytime connections. The overnight sleeper takes about 9.5 hours, running once per night. By daytime train, it will take pretty much the entire day; if you follow the Man in Seat ...


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I can't speak for Lisbon, but i have done exactly the same in the US successfully. Nobody asked for any flight details, when i picked up or dropped off the car. The only condition some rental car companies have, is when you only have a debit card. Then they might require to provide actual flight confirmations. If you use a credit card for deposit, it's not ...


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I, too, have done this on several occasions, although not in Lisbon. Note: Sometimes it is less expensive to rent from a downtown office of the same company because of airport fees. On the other hand, in New York City, I found the best deal by far available only at the airport office. You should definitely use a travel site to check this unless you are ...


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The 10€ figure meshes with my memory as well as Wikivoyage. It should be a little less during daytime, perhaps a little more with a luggage or night-time surcharge. Wikivoyage also mentions a 18€ voucher which should be higher than the real rate. Taxis are legally required to have fares posted and to have a working meter. If in doubt, ask the driver for a ...


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I recomend you to discover this section of the Fado Museum's website: http://roteiro.museudofado.pt/. You can find there the traditional districts and houses with information about each place. You are right about being cautious with "tourist" prices. About the mood, in my opinion the average quality of most houses is high, I believe you'll find a good ...


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I doubt there is anything specific for Pentecost in Lisbon. Searching for events in Lisbon around that date on multiple websites was not successful. The tourism website for Lisbon did not return any match for that day, neither Lonely Planet. Typing "Pentecostes Lisboa" in a search engine ending up pointing to a vigil of Pentecost so if you are religious you ...


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According to the Paróquia de São Nicolau (Church of St. Nicholas) official website: Uma proposta de experiência orante em sintonia com o ritmo da comunidade de Taizé, todas as 6ª feiras das 20h às 21h. Roughly translated as: Come for a prayerful experience in tune with the pace of the Taizé Community, every Friday from 20:00 to 21:00. Reviews of ...


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Like in many other cities the normal taxi is a car for 5 people (a driver and 4 passengers.) It's possible that some taxi drivers haven't a problem with transporting an extra passenger, when this is a young child. In your case I recommend to you order a special taxi ahead of time by phone. Here are a list of some taxi companies: CNTD - Central Nacional ...


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Just googling for "21 Lisboa" would have found you several hits in other discussion fora. People have been reporting this cell broadcast for at least three years and it can be received in larger parts of Portugal, not just in Lisbon. To repeat Tomas By: It is probably just a test message with no significance. Edit: Just to add some details regarding your ...


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It is possible with a bit of planning and discipline. I think you will struggle to get into the centre of town, but you might instead be able to explore the area to the east of the airport, which has been recently regenerated into a modern style area, quite different from old Lisbon. There is a nice cable car that goes along the coast, and an oceanarium. ...


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I had about 7 hours of a layover in Lisbon last summer returning to Dublin from Brazil. My bag was not checked through and for the life of me I could not find a baggage depository in the airport, so I took mine with me. It may be there, but be prepared to take your suitcase with you. The Metro goes right to the airport from the city centre, though you will ...


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