We would like to give to you some tips for your trip to Lisbon regarding accommodation, public transports
and things to do. All of them, for sure, to save your money!
Baixa District, the perfect accommodation
Lisbon is a perfect destination for a budget holiday. The more expensive part of your travel to Lisbon will be
your accommodation there. For this reason, you will have to choose the right trade-off between the price of
your accommodation and the distance from the city center. We recommend you to stay near the Baixa
The district, not further than 1 kilometer, it is advisable to book it at least four months in advance. Local hosts
usually don’t require an advanced payment, and if you change your plan, you can always cancel – or edit –
Save water, drink wine
If you love the taste of a good wine, Lisbon is the ideal place for you. Local and traditional meals are cheap
and… tasty. When you walk around the Bairro Alto, you can discover lots of stunning terraces, with a
chilled-out vibe, good live music, a great wine list, and a view to die for. In Lisbon, a glass of local wine can
cost around 2 euros!
Art and history in Lisbon, for free!
Lisbon has a rich historical and cultural heritage. Walking around the Baixa District you can enter in every
Church for free and enjoy gothic masterpieces and amazing mosaics. The Museu Berardo is one of the
largest museums in Lisbon, with a selection of 1,000 pieces of contemporary and modern art, and you can
visit it for free. The museum is located in the Belem district of Lisbon, an area of parks and monuments
near the Tejo estuary.
Transport on a budget
For a cheap tour of the entire city, you can buy a ticket for the quaint number 28 for only €1.45. The route
screeches through the hills of Alfama before passing through downtown Baixa and on to the Estrela
Basilica. If you want to take some stunning picture of the entire city, you can buy a ticket for the Cacilhas
ferry for only €1.25 and admire a fantastic panoramic view of Lisbon’s hills, including the iconic ‘Cristo Rei’