We had visited Portugal – Porto and Lisbon – as vacationers and left the country feeling torn. We adored Porto, but we couldn’t say the same for Lisbon. Everyone we knew who had been loved it, but we struggled in the city. Everything just seemed to go wrong…we even got ourselves locked in a train station.

After traveling full-time for six months, we made the decision to return to Lisbon. As it turns out: it was us, not you, Lisbon. You are awesome. In our two weeks in Lisbon, where we stayed in the Alfama district, we comfortably navigated our way through the city. We joined locals at scenic viewpoints, visited churches, crossed the river to the Cristo Rei statue, rode the tram to Belem and ate way too many custard tarts.

Portugal Facts:

Capital City: Lisbon

Country Population: 10.5 Million

Language: Portuguese

Useful Words and Phrases: Hello - Bom Dia |  Thank You – Obrigado

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Currency:  Euro (EUR) | Current Value

Portugal Guides:

10 Free Things To Do in Lisbon, Portugal
Scenic Viewpoints in Lisbon, Portugal
10 Churches in Lisbon, Portugal

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