consejos para usar el transporte público en Lisboa

Our neighbouring country Portugal is a country that offers a lot of good things that are worth exploring. It is a good destination for a weekend or longer. Lisbon is beautiful, characterized by its traditional tiles, as well as its rich history and culture, reflected in castles and an array of architectural styles. Of course, to get around at your leisure, public transport is a great option and these tips are sure to help you get around in the city. 

Getting around Lisbon

The huge Portuguese capital has a small historic center, but it is worth visiting. The way to get around Lisbon is by bus and train, without overlooking the traditional streetcar, very iconic in the city. Perhaps the temptation to go on foot, as with other destionations, is great, but it is better to use public transport instead of the car.

A rechargeable Larga Vida a Viagem card is a must, as it offers discounts and its cost is symbolic: only half a euro and lasts for a year. There is also the Lisbon Card, for a limited time ranging from 24 to 72 hours, which also allows access to certain cultural attractions. You will have the enourmous advantage of using free transportations during the chosen time.

Tips for getting around Lisbon and curiosities

It is not advisable to walk around Lisbon! This is do to the planning of the city, where you will find stairs, many ups and downs, narrow streets… In short, to avoid your feet suffer, better use public transport… or use comfortable shoes and a lot of patience and good physical condition. 

The use of the streetcar, symbol of the city, is a must on your trip to Lisbon. It is open from 6am to 11pm, with five lines to choose from and the ticket costs 3 euros. If you are going to use it several times a day should take the daily mode, with a cost of 6.40 euros. The Metro is very punctual and there are four lines of different colours, taking a maximum of eight minutes to arrive, with a fare of only 1.5 euros per single trip.

On the other hand, there are many curiosities to mention about Lisbon, for example, that the Vasco da Gama bridge that crosses the Tagus River is the longest in Europe: 12 km in total. It is also a country that has an enormous maritime extension of almost two million kilometers. Its capital is 400 years older than Rome and is the city with the second largest Portuguese population in the world. It is also home to the oldest bookstore in the world, Livraria Bertrand, which dates back to 1732.

Although the Manueline style architecture is typically Portuguese, you will hardly find such buildings in Lisbon, this is due to the devastating earthquake of 1755, which destroyed most of them. Also, be sure to enjoy the iconic pastel de nata (cream cakes) and visit the church where Cristopher Columbus was married, the church of Santiago. 

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