The capital of Portugal, as you can see in the Lisbon Map below, is located in front of Tagus river. The city has a strong connection with the river with many esplanades and marinas along the coast.
In Lisbon you can find several different neighbourhoods with specific characteristics.
The best known are the older ones like the Baixa (downtown), which is the central part of the city from the Avenida da Liberdade (Liberty Avenue) to Rossio and Praça do Comércio in front of the river, Belém where you have the Jeronimos Monastery and where you can taste the delicious Pastéis de Belém, Bairro Alto with its Nightlife and Alfama with numerous places with live music, mainly the traditional Portuguese Fado.
The International Airport of Lisbon is the best way to get there. There are many airline companies flying to the capital. You can check these airlines and the scheduled flights of Lisbon Airport. From there, you can get a taxi or bus to the city.
If you plan to get to Lisbon by car, you have the motorways A8 and the A1 from the north and the A2 and A12 from the south and east of Lisbon. Lisbon is also accessible by train from the north, south and east and has several train stations you can use.
Walking is the best way to discover Lisbon, its monuments and narrow streets.But you can also use the metro (underground/subway) to get faster to different places of the city. Check the documents with the metro network information.
Lisbon Subway Network Diagram (PDF)
Lisbon Subway Network Map (PDF)
You will need Adobe Reader (the latest version is recommended) installed on your computer in order to open and read these documents. You can get Adobe Reader here (a new window will open so you can download it without leaving this page).
If you want to open the files in your browser window, just click on the link. However, if you want to download the files to view later, then right-click on the link and choose "Save Target As" or "Save File As." Then select where you want to save the file on your hard drive.
Once you have saved the file, locate where you saved it, and double click to open.
In order to print, open the downloaded file, and select the "Print" option from the menu.
The Tram are also a beautiful way to visit this city.
New! CommentsHave your say about what you just read! Leave me a comment in the box below.