LISBON IS FADO, HISTORY, CUISINE . ..
cosmopolitan, hospitality and light . .. a light that impresses those that visit and brings the city's architecture alive. We're really looking so forward to welcoming you in the Portuguese capital.
ANCIENT, MODERN AND SURPRISING
Lisbon is a city that makes you want to explore. ...to find out what is happening in every neighbourhood and every street. Today, the past mixes with a modern, brash, vibrant culture!!
We have everything lined up to show you the best that Lisbon has to offer! On our blog www.inportobay.com you will find culinary tips and suggestions for visiting unforgettable places, along with other places off the beaten track, but no less interesting. .. We have been given the precious help of local bloggers who share their perspective of the city.
Lisbon winters are mild and the summers are hot, but the weather is tempered by its closeness to the sea. During the spring and autumn there are frequent sunny days with warm temperatures.
AVERAGE TEMPERATURES (°C)
Average temperatures vary throughout the year between 17°C degrees centigrade in winter and 27°C in the summer, with no negative temperatures in winter when the sunny days attract tourists from countries in Northern Europe.
Despite the sun and mild temperatures, warm clothing is advised for those travelling to Lisbon in the winter; in summer, cool, light-coloured clothing and the use of sunscreen are recommended.
The official language is Portuguese, but in Lisbon you won’t have much difficulty communicating in English, French and Spanish.
Around three million inhabitants live in the Lisbon region, with the capital itself home to around 600,000.
Lisbon is on Greenwich Mean Time, the same as London. Lisbon is one hour behind Germany, France, Spain, Belgium, the Netherlands and Scandinavia (two hours behind Finland).
The currency used is the Euro (€). It is possible to exchange foreign currency over the counter at banks or at currency exchange bureaux. Major credit cards are accepted at most locations.
The best form of public transport for people with reduced mobility is the Metro. Most new buildings have access facilities for people with reduced mobility.
Electric current is 220V; European two-pin plugs are used.
It is safe to drink tap water from the public supply.
112 is the emergency number.
In Portugal vehicles drive on the right. Seat belts are compulsory, a helmet is required to ride a motorbike. No mobile phones allowed while driving. Traffic signs follow international conventions. The legally permissible level of alcohol is 0.5g/litre.
In accordance with Portuguese law, smoking is prohibited anywhere inside PortoBay hotels in Portugal, including bars and restaurants. Smoking is also forbidden in rooms, and is only allowed on balconies and outdoors.
what to do
AVENIDA DA LIBERDADE
It’s worth taking a break to walk down one of Lisbon’s most fashionable avenues - find out why.learn more
BAIXA AND CHIADO DISTRICTS
These are great areas for walking, relaxing at pavement cafés, shopping and sightseeing.learn more
One of the bohemian areas of Lisbon with alternative shops, bars, restaurants and entertainment.learn more
TORRE DE BELÉM
Climb Belém Tower, next to the Tagus, and admire the beauty ot this UNESCO World Heritage Site.learn more
This is a must-see location with an unparalleled cultural heritage and architectural style!learn more
SÃO JORGE CASTLE
Notable for its history, gardens and views. It is a good place to see the sunset in Lisbon.learn more
Trams are the ideal way to explore some of Lisbon’s most characteristic neighbourhoods.learn more
Carcavelos, Estoril, Cascais, Guincho and Caparica are among the most sought-after.learn more
Known as the "city of seven hills", Lisbon has a wealth of viewpoints to visit.learn more
Discover valuable works of art, tiles or the world's largest collections of coaches!learn more
Looking at Lisbon from the Tagus is a unique visual experience - find out more.learn more
The second largest aquarium in the world houses hundreds of species, organised by habitat.learn more
PRAÇA DO COMÉRCIO
One of Portugal’s most beautiful squares, and an entry point to the city next to the Tagus.learn more
Fado is the music that comes from the Portuguese soul - visit the most popular fado houses.learn more
Culinary works of art are prepared in Lisbon - come and find out about them.learn more
Enjoy the unique flavours of Portuguese confectionery.LEARN MORE
Find out why Lisbon has some of the hottest nightlife in Europe.LEARN MORE
An alternative leisure space with restaurants, bars, shops and exhibitions.LEARN MORE
PARQUE DAS NAÇÕES
This is a residential, cultural, commercial and artistic area of the new Lisbon.LEARN MORE
Discover luxury, traditional, alternative or outlet stores during your stay in Lisbon.learn more