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Lisbon Travel Guide

Introduction
Lisbon leans against the Sintra Mountains in the north and the Tejo River in the south. It is the capital city located at the westernmost tip of the European continent. The historic old city is built on 7 hills, with undulating terrain, overlapping buildings, old churches and monuments all over it, with a strong medieval style. The new urban area is full of modern buildings. Although the Expo Park is far away, it is still a good place for a leisurely walk. There is also the Belém area full of nautical style, walking while admiring the exquisite buildings against the setting sun, such a sunset time is absolutely unforgettable!

unique experience
When you come to Lisbon, there are many ways to play. Every June there is the Lisbon City Festival, and there will be a song and dance parade in the Alfama district. You can join them and eat grilled sardines; the Rock in Rio music festival held every summer is very lively. You can enjoy the wonderful performance brought by the band; you can experience a ride on the slate-paved slope and shuttle in the streets and alleys; take a cruise on the Tejo River, overlooking the old city and admiring Belém Tower; take the characteristic Santa Justa lift to enjoy the beautiful city scenery of Lisbon from a height.

transportation
Airplane: Lisbon International Airport is only 7 kilometers away from the urban area. There are 2 terminals in total, and free shuttle buses shuttle between the terminals. Domestic departures from Beijing, Shanghai, and Guangzhou need to transfer to Lisbon in Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Paris and other cities. Lisbon International Airport has an airport bus, which can be taken at the exit of the arrival hall on the second floor of the T1 terminal. Route 1 goes to the city center, and the terminal is Cais do Sodre Railway Station. Route 2 goes to the financial center, and the terminal is Av. José Malhoa Sul, the airport The bus operates 24 hours. You can take the subway from the airport station of the subway red line to the city. The red line can be changed to the green line at the Alameda station. There are buses 22, 44, 83, 705, and 745 passing through Lisbon Airport, and the boarding point is located outside the second floor of the T1 terminal. You can also take a taxi, which takes about 30 minutes one way to the city and costs 7-10 euros. Train: Lisbon’s important railway stations include Santa Apolónia Railway Station and Oriental Railway Station. From Porto, Coimbra, Algarve and other cities in Portugal, you can take a train to Santa Apolónia Railway Station. You can also sit overnight from Madrid, Spain The long-distance train arrives. Long-distance bus: There are mainly Rede Expressos bus passenger company and RENEX company. There are several departures every day. Taking long-distance buses is an economical and affordable way of transportation from other cities in Portugal to Lisbon. Metro: 4 subway lines, blue line (Azul), green line (Verde), yellow line (Amarela) and red line (Vermelha), departure interval is about 5 minutes, morning and night interval is about 10-15 minutes The subway is divided into Zone L (Coroa L) and Zone 1 (Coroa 1). The ticket is 1.5 euros and can be bought at the automatic ticket vending machine in the subway station. Bus: There are many bus lines, and there are 9 night bus lines, the fare is generally 2 euros. The bus adopts the unmanned ticketing method, get on the bus at the front door and get off at the back door, and you need to press the “Park” (“Parar” or “Stop”) button before arriving at the station. Streetcar (Tram): 5 streetcar routes, retro Ding Ding car models, pay 3 euros for a ticket on the train. Cable car (Ascensor): 3 cable car lines, namely Gloria line, Lavra line and Bica line, can be used in areas with large differences in urban areas. Round-trip tickets are generally 3.8 euros, and there are discounts for using stored-value cards. Taxi: It is more convenient to go to most scenic spots in the city. The starting price is 3.25 euros, and the starting price is 3.9 euros at night, weekends and holidays. There is an additional charge for large luggage. Tuk-Tuk car: It is common in the streets and alleys of the old city of Lisbon. It takes about 45 euros for 4 people to take a car for 1 hour. Ferry: There are 2 main piers, Cais do Sodre Pier and Terreiro do Paco Pier, where you can take a ferry to Cacilhas, Seixa, Montijo and Barreiro. Tickets can be bought at the pier at any time, and there are discounts for using the Viagem zapping pre-charge mode.

best time to visit
Lisbon has a Mediterranean climate. The weather is sunny most of the year and the average temperature is between 10-25 degrees Celsius. From May to October, there are plenty of sunshine and less precipitation. Occasionally, there are high temperature days exceeding 35 degrees Celsius. Remember to wear sunscreen and wear clothes Mainly thin T-shirts with good air permeability. Rainfall is abundant in winter, and there is little snowfall, so you should bring rain gear when you go out. After winter, the temperature difference between morning and evening in spring is large, and when it rains occasionally, you should also bring rain gear.

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