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Lisbon is not only the capital of Portugal but also its largest city. Being one of the oldest cities in the world Lisbon has plenty of entertainment to keep you occupied during your holiday. A colourful and vibrant place that is renowned for their perfect holiday weather, historic sights and world-class museums! Lisbon is the 7th most visited city in Southern Europe and it is not hard to see why.

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Why visit Lisbon?

  • Lisbon is one of the cheapest cities to visit in Europe!
  • It has one of the best night-life scenes in Europe!
  • It is known for being one of the friendliest cities, with so much zest you will not want to leave Lisbon!
Euro, EUR, €.
Exchange Rate:
~ 1 EGP: 0.10 EUR
Time Zone:
GMT +00:00- Lisbon is 2 hours behind Egypt. (1 hour behind during daylight savings time).
Dialing Code
00 + 351 + 21 + Local Number
Drives on the right side of the road.
Lisbon Portela Airport
Travel Adaptor:
Type F (voltage: 230 V, frequency: 50 Hz)

With mild climates Lisbon is the best holiday destination any time of the year. This city is known for receiving 3000 hours of sunlight every year, and temperatures usually reach highs of 30 degrees during their hottest month, namely July. The coldest month is in January, and the wettest month is in November.

If you are looking for a less crowded holiday then you should avoid visiting Lisbon between June and August as this is peak-season.

The official language that is spoken in Lisbon is Portuguese, the second most spoken language is English.
Most individuals that work in the tourist industry are required to speak English.

  • Lisbon is home to the largest indoor aquarium in Europe.
  • Lisbon is the second oldest European Capital after Athens and is 4 centuries older than Rome!
  • Lisbon is home to the oldest European bookshop, The Livraria Bertrand which has been trading since 1732.

The vast history and culture that Lisbon has on show makes it one of the most favoured and loved holiday destinations. Lisbon has been inhabited for over 30 thousand years and many ancient sites still stand today, such as the 16th century Jerónimos monastery, the Belém Tower, São Jorge Castle, Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and Carmo Convent.

Lisbon is also famously known for Barrio Alto which where you should head to for a great night out on the town. Barrio Alto is a top celebrity hot spot so be sure to watch out for some famous folk partying it up.

Enjoy a tranquil mix of fun and relaxation, not to mention the breathe-taking views. Soak up some local culture with a visit to the world’s most expensive chapel, Sao Roque Church. You can wander the old town to see unique scenery and picturesque cobbled streets.

Portuguese cuisine is filled with Mediterranean influences and fresh rich local foods. The national dish is salted and dried cod, that is known as 'Bacalhau' in Portuguese.

Portugal is popular for offering the freshest fish and seafood that is prepared from traditional recipes that would leave you wanting more. There are certain staples like bread, wine, and vegetables that are included in most meals, so expect hearty and delicious meals that are prepared all times of the day.

The restaurants that are loved by many locals and travellers that have visited Lisbon include:

  • Restaurante 100 Maneiras
  • Bocca
  • A Travessa
  • Solar dos Presuntos
  • Cervejaria Ramiro
  • Eleven
  • Restaurante Tágide
  • Gambrinus
  • Come Prima
  • Restaurante Italiano

The most dominant religion Lisbon is Roman Catholic. The Portuguese are known for taking their religion very seriously and is very evident in their daily lives.

1750 Marked the year when a violent earthquake followed by a Tsunami and fire destroyed majority of the city. Following these natural disasters Lisbon transformed into the modern city that we know today.

The diversity, culture, history and identity of Lisbon has been shaped for centuries is the very reason this city is one of the cultural hubs of Portugal. The middle and upper classes are known for dressing quite formally as they believe that there is a powerful sense of propriety about the way in which you are dressed in public places.

The locals of Lisbon are also known for being the most friendly and hospitable people in Europe.

Lisbon is a very safe city, it is one of the safest capitals in Europe. Despite this, travellers should be aware of their surroundings. Be vigilant when walking the streets alone at night and do not carry large sums of cash on you. Using unfamiliar public transport is something that is not advised as a precautionary measure.

Egyptians need a Visa in order to enter Portugal.
You can contact the embassy of Portugal (Telephone: 011 622 0645) in Johannesburg for more information, in addition to Visa application.

The Egyptian Embassy in Lisbon.

Address: Av. d. Vasco Da Gama, 8 Restelo
1400-128 Lisboa

Phone:(+351) 213 018 323
Fax:(+351) 213 017 909

Item Cairo Alexandria Lisbon
Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant EGP 40 EGP 30 EGP 75
Domestic Beer (0.5 liter draught) EGP 11 EGP 10 EGP 15
Cappuccino (regular) EGP 17 EGP 13 EGP 13
Taxi 1km (Normal Tariff) EGP 2 EGP 5 EGP 5
Pack of Cigarettes (Marlboro) EGP 24 EGP 25 EGP 47

Lisbon Portela Airport (code: LIS) is a international airport that is located in the city of Lisbon, it is also considered to be the international gateway of Portugal and a very important European hub.

Food and beverages: There are many restaurants that are located in the airport the main ones consist of O Mercado, Cockpit Bar, McDonald's, McCafé, KFC, and Pizza Hut.

Exchange currency: The Bureau de change services are located in both the departures and the arrival areas of the airport.

Lost luggage: If you lost any item of luggage you should contact the Lost & Found department (Telephone: 00351 21 841 50 00) for more assistance.

Airport hotel: The hotels that are located near the airport include the Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental, Radisson SAS Hotel Lisboa, Marriott Lisbon, NH Campo Grande, the Hotel Tivoli Tejo, Barcelona Hotel, and the Hotel Olissippo Oriente.

Car hire: The main car hire companies that are located at the airport include Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and Budget.

Airport hub: Lisbon Portela Airport (code: LIS) is a hub for Portugália and TAP Portugal.

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