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Lisbon, Portugal


View from Santa Justa Elevator


Introduction

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal.

Where You're Docked

There are several cruise ship piers along the river Targus. Smaller and midsize ships can use Santa Apalonia close to the city center. There is a metro stop here and it is 1/2 mile east of the city center. The other cruise terminals include Alcantara by the 25th of April bridge and the adjacent Rocha Conde. Both are 1 1/2 miles west of the city center. Shuttles are usually provided to Baixa (dropping off at either Pracia do Comercio or Praca de Figueira) but you can also take public transit (bus, tram, or suburban train) as well.

Cruise port schedule here http://www.portodelisboa.pt/portal/page/portal/PORTAL_PORTO_LISBOA_ING/CRUZEIROS/PREVISAO_NAVIOS_CRUZEIRO

Santa Apalonia

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Alcantara

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Money and Tipping

Portugal's currency is the Euro (EUR). In Europe, it is common to round up the bill to leave a small tip (5-10%).

Local Transportation

Lisbon has an excellent metro system. A single ticket is €1.40 and a 24hr pass €6 (Feb 2013). There is a non-refundable €0.50 charge for a cardboard chip card that you can reload but expires in one year. The day pass can be used on trams, buses, funiculars and elevators run by Carris. The suburban train is on a separate network.

If you want to head out to Belem, from the City Center, you can take the tram No 15 in Praca da Figueira. You can also take the suburban train from Cais do Sodr station, or bus 28. Day passes can be bought at newstands and ticket machines.

If docked at Santa Apalonia, there is a metro stop between the train station and cruise terminal. You can either walk or take the metro two stops to Biaxa-Chiado. If docked west of the town, options are suburban train or tram. Alacantara-Mar train and tram stops are nearby the main cruise terminal. Taking the tram will get you closer to the city center.

Beware of pickpockets on public transit and in crowded areas.

Hotels

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Must See Sites

  • Baixa - this is the old district centered around Rue Agusta, the main pedestrian street. Public squares anchor this area with Praca do Comercio in the south by the river, Rossio Square and the neighbouring Praca da Figueira at the north end of Rua Agusta. You can head up the Santa Justa Elevator with your Carris day pass.
  • Belem - this area west of the city center has many monuments and museums including the Belem Tower, Monument of the Discoveries, Maritime Museum and the Jerimonos Monastery. Take tram 15 from Praca do Comercio.
  • Castelo Sao Jorge - this castle overlooks the city. If walking up, you need to enter from the south or take bus 737 from Praca da Figueira.

Shopping & Restaurants

Stroll around the Baixi district for shopping and sidewalk cafes. Be sure to try a pastel de nata (egg tart) at a bakery. If you are in Belem, head over to Pasteis de Belem (just east of Jerimonos Monastery) to try this treat.

Colombo is a large, modern shopping mall by Colegio Militar metro station. El Corte Ingles is a large department store with supermarket on Av Antonio Augusto Aguiar, 3 by Sao Sebastio metro. Mercado da Riberia is a covered food market by Cais de Sodre metro (closed Sundays).

For gelato, head to Gelados Santini by the elevator.

Post Office

There is a post office on the northwest corner Praca do Comercio beside the main tourist office on the west side. You can purchase transit passes here as well.

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