Flying to Lisbon

Portugal's capital city

Mediterranean maritime climate

20 degrees

2 hours and 50 minutes

If you want to discover Lisbon's culture, you should really go into the city. Only then will you be able to fully enjoy Lisbon's history, atmosphere and culture. According to popular legend, the mythical hero Odysseus founded Lisbon when he docked to rest on his way home after 10 long years of travelling.

Places to visit in Lisbon

The city is made up of several districts with the Baixa Pombalina at its heart. Here you'll find many vibrant squares, such as Rossio and Praça dos Restauradores. The Santa Maria de Belém district is home to two of Lisbon's showpieces: the Torre de Belém and the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Torre de Belém is a military defence tower that dates back to the 16th century. Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the late Gothic Hieronymite monastery, is an architectural masterpiece and the burial place Vasco da Gama, Portugal's most revered explorer.

Discover Lisbon

Lisbon is built on hills, so you can imagine that some of the districts lie at higher altitudes. Lisbon's Bairro Alto, Chiado, Alfama, Castelo and Craca districts are tourist attractions in themselves. The following sights may not be on the World Heritage List, but are definitely worth visiting: Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Ponte 25 de Abril, and Parque Eduardo VII. But you'll only really get to know Lisbon if you take a ride on Tram 28. It takes you through the steepest and narrowest streets of Lisbon.

Practical information for your trip to Lisbon

  • The mains voltage in Portugal is 230 volts. You don't need a travel adapter for the sockets in Portuga

  • In Portugal you pay with euros. Debit and credit cards are accepted almost everywhere. Bring cash with you, just to be sure, so you can always pay in small shops or restaurants

  • In Lisbon it is one hour earlier than in Eindhoven

  • Lisbon has a very good public transport system. You have plenty of travel options with the metro, bus, tram, city train, cable car, ferry, taxi and lift. Except for in taxis and on ferries, you can use the same public transport card

  • Shops are closed at lunchtime, with the exception of shopping centres. Most shops are open until 7 or 8 in the evening

Pictures of Lisbon

View across Lisbon

Street in Lisbon

Building in Lisbon

Flight tickets from Eindhoven to Lisbon

You can fly from Eindhoven Airport directly to Lisbon in Portugal with Ryanair and Transavia.

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