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Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel  

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel

Rua Laura Alves, 9,Lisbon,1069-169 Portugal

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Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel  

Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel

Avenida António José de Almeida 28A,Lisbon,1000-044 Portugal

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Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras  

Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras

Estrada de Paco d'Arcos Porto Salvo, Oeiras

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Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon  

Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon

Rua Rodrigoda Fonseca 88, Lisbon, Portugal

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Grand, glorious, hilly Lisbon is a truly beautiful city sprawls across seven steep hills overlooking the Tagus River (Tejo) where it widens to enter the mighty Atlantic Ocean. Situated on the Atlantic seaboard, Lisbon is the most western capital of Europe and the least expensive. Bathed in luminous light for much of the year, the city sparkles in one of the mildest and most pleasant climates in Europe.

Lisbon is divided into six districts: Baixa (Downtown) characterised by wide squares, 18th century architecture, mosaic patterned pavements and cafés; Bairro Alto and Chiado, Lisbon’s cultural and bohemian heart, offers vibrant nightlife, chic shopping and restaurants; Belém boasts monuments and museums; Alfama is a crowded medieval maze; Uptown has museums and shopping malls; and Parque das Nações has modern 21st century architecture.

History is very much alive in Lisbon. Ruled by the Romans from 205 B.C. and then by a series of Germanic tribes from the 5th to 8th century A.D., it was captured by the Moors. In 1145 the Crusaders under Afonso Henriques reconquered the city for the Christians since when it has been the major political, economic and cultural centre of Portugal. Lisbon was in French hands for two years after Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Portugal in 1807. On 5 October 1910 a republican coup installed the Portuguese Republic. Because Lisbon was a neutral port during the World War II, it became a major gateway for refugees fleeing Nazi Germany.

A massive earthquake and resultant tsunami in 1755 destroyed most of Lisbon, at that time one of the largest cities in Europe, killing 40 000 residents. Prime Minister Sebastiao José de Carvalho e Melo, the 1st Marquess of Pombal, demolished the medieval remains of the city and rebuilt Baixa (Downtown) in a more modern style.

Gothic cathedrals, magnificent monasteries, an imposing castle, palaces, museums, monuments to its great seafaring discoverers of the 15th century, and an 18th century aqueduct attest to its interesting past. Together with shimmering white buildings and red-tiled roofs, brightly coloured trams, fountains, parks and gardens, tree-lined elegant boulevards, the pavements of which are mosaic works of art, and the renowned beautiful tiled façades of most buildings present a colourful cityscape.

The narrow atmospheric lanes of charming backstreets in old quarters like Alfama are an essential part of the Lisbon experience where gossip is still exchanged at the public baths or small pavement restaurants, while the traditional melancholic fado songs about faded glory and romance waft in the air.

Dozens of restaurants and bars line the narrow streets in the hilltop district of Bairro Alto where the air is filled with the sounds of jazz, reggae, electronica and fado. Nightclubs are scattered across the city in all kinds of buildings from dock warehouses to 18th century mansions.

Sip an espresso, munch on a fresh pastry or Portuguese roll on a small leafy plaza, order a plate of delicious succulent, crispy, fresh sardines and a glass of wine at a small pavement restaurant, window-shop in Chiado, the elegant shopping area, or watch the sunset from St George’s Castle on the hill offering stunning views of the city and its two bridges over the Tagus: The 25 April Bridge completed in 1966, Europe’s longest suspension bridge, and Vasco da Gama Bridge opened in 1998, the longest bridge in Europe measuring 17.2km.

Stroll along the seaside promenade in the pleasant and spacious Belém district where you will find Belém Tower. Take a short walk to the Discoverers’ Monument with the stunning wind rose on the paved area in front of it. Across the road and through the park, the architectural masterpiece, Jeronimos Monastery, sparkles.

Take a train along the coast to the delightful traditional fishing village of Cascais, 30km west of the city, to eat fresh seafood at one of the restaurants overhanging the sea and walk along the beach, sand between your toes, to paddle in the clear sea.


Lisbon City Facts

Greater Lisbon Population: 1,977,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Portugal Population: 10,080,000 (Source: UN Population Estimate Revision 2003)
Currency: Euro (€, EUR)
Time Zone: GMT
Language: Portuguese





Hotels in Lisbon, Portugal

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel

Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel

Rua Laura Alves, 9,Lisbon,1069-169 Portugal

The vibrant Holiday Inn Lisbon Continental Hotel is located in the heart of beautiful Lisbon. Ideally located, this Holiday Inn hotel is just minutes away from the Lisbon International Airport. Many area attractions inclusive of the Lisbon Zoo, Gulbenkian Museum,...




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Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel

Holiday Inn Lisbon Hotel

Avenida António José de Almeida 28A,Lisbon,1000-044 Portugal

Newly renovated and refurnished, the Holiday Inn Lisbon is conveniently situated close to the city centre, commercial and financial area, and just 10 minutes from the International Lisbon Airport. Each of the 169 spacious rooms, including 17 Executive bedrooms, 8 suites...




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Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras

Holiday Inn Express Hotels - Lisbon-Oeiras

Estrada de Paco d'Arcos Porto Salvo, Oeiras

The first hotel from Express by Holiday Inn in Portugal and best value for money either for business men or for families looking for a smart break. A modern hotel boasting a refreshing simplicity. All 126 rooms are equipped with desk, satellite TV, pay per view, internet...




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Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon

Four Seasons Ritz Lisbon

Rua Rodrigoda Fonseca 88, Lisbon, Portugal

Hotel Description: Property Type - Luxury spacious lanna -Style pavilions overlook terraced rice fields and the mountains in the beautiful Mae Rim Valley, Minutes from the artistic and cultural heritage of Thailands northern capital. From the...




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Clarion Suites Lisbon Lisbon

Clarion Suites Lisbon Lisbon

Rua Rodrigo da Fonseca, 44-5 Lisbon Portugal

The vibrant Clarion Suites Lisbon hotel is situated within very close proximity of the Marques de Pombal square. Located in the heart of Lisbon, This Clarion Suites hotel is also within... more
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Golden Tulip Altis Suites

Golden Tulip Altis Suites

RUA CASTILHO 13

Hotel Introduction Located in the city centre, the Altis Suites just next door to the Hotel Altis are the best bet for long stay travellers, offers all the comforts at home. 42 luxury apartments, each with its own lounge, bedroom, kitchenette,... more
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Hotel Mundial

Hotel Mundial

Rue Dom Duarte, 4 Lisbonne 1100 Portugal

In the heart of Baixa Pombalina, 8 km from the Airport and near the Rossio Square and the Liberdade Avenue more
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Lisboa Regency Chiado

Lisboa Regency Chiado

Rua Nova Do Almada, 114

Lisboa Regency Chiado is Lisbon's new lifestyle / boutique hotel, an oasis located with a breathtaking privileged setting, affording stunning Panorama views over the Tagus River, Castle and old Lisboa.Guest rooms and public areas are decorated with unique contemporary... more
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Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Lisbon Marriott Hotel

Avenida dos Combatentes Lisbon 1600-042 Portugal

Enjoy the excellent hospitality of Marriott in this vibrant and eclectic city. The Lisbon Marriott Hotel's staff are on hand to ensure you make the most of your leisure or business stay in Lisbon... more
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NH Campo Grande

NH Campo Grande

Campo Grande, 7, Lisbon, Portugal

Situation The NH Campo Grande is located is Lisbon 10 minutes away from the very centre of Lisbon. Its superb location allows you to have direct access to the north high way (Oporto and Galice). Services Restaurant, Restaurante... more
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NH Liberdade

NH Liberdade

Avda. da Liberdade, 180 B, 1250-146 Lisbon,

DescriptionThe Hotel Liberdade places two rooms at your disposal with all the complementary services. With a capacity of up to 25 people, these rooms are very versatile and can be adapted to your requirements. In addition to the hotels services and equipment:... more
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Sofitel Lisboa

Sofitel Lisboa

Avenida Da Liberdade 127, 1269-038 Lisboa, Portugal

Lisbon is home to the vibrant Sofitel Lisbon hotel. Located in the heart of Lisbon, the Sofitel Lisbon hotel... more
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Tryp Oriente

Tryp Oriente

Avda. D. Joao II Lisboa 1998 Portugal

Tryp Oriente Lisbon Hotel is ideally situated, overlooking the Tejo river, on the preceding Expo '98 site "Parque das Naçoes", surrounded by an array of eateries and bars, shops and sports activities. Located directly opposite the Tryp Oriente Lisbon... more
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Dom Carlos Park Hotel

Dom Carlos Park Hotel

Avenida Duque de Loule, 121

Classic, but appealling to all, the Dom Carlos Park Hotel combines the tradition of Europe's great hotels and innovation. We are centrally located next to Marques de Pombal square in Lisbon.Ideal location for business, shopping, short breaks and near the Lisbon's... more
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Hotel Saboia

Hotel Saboia

1 Rua Belmonte ; Estoril

The Hotel Saboia is a unique and charming hotel with modern decoration. Located in the heart of Monte Estoril which lies on a hill facing the Atlantic Ocean. more
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Mercure Lisboa Jose Malhoa

Mercure Lisboa Jose Malhoa

Avenida José Malhoa 1684,1099-051 ,Lisboa,Portugal

Hotel DescriptionMecure Lisboa Jose Malhoa is a 3 star hotel in the centre of Lisbon, 500 m from the Zoo, the Praca de Espanha, the Gulbenkian Foundation and only 4 km from the old town. The hotel offers 104 rooms, 5 meeting rooms, a bar, restaurant and... more
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Novotel Lisboa

Novotel Lisboa

Avenida Jose Malhoa 1642, 1099-051 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionNovotel Lisboa is a 4 star hotel in the centre of Lisbon, next to Praca De Espanha and the Gulbenkian Foundation and just 2 km from Marques De Pombal square. The entirely renovated hotel offers 249 airconditioned rooms, a restaurant... more
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Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon

Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon

Av. Duque de Loule, 73 Lisbon Portugal

Situated close to Marques de Pombal Square and the Eduardo VII Park in Lisbon, the Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon Hotel is a premier Choice Hotel. The Comfort Inn Embaixador Lisbon Hotel is ideally located just seven kilometres (five miles) from Lisbon Airport, providing... more
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Ibis Lisboa Alfragide

Ibis Lisboa Alfragide

Alto da Cabreira,Estrada da Circunvalação,2610-041,Lisboa

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Ibis Lisboa José Malhoa

Ibis Lisboa José Malhoa

Avenue José Malhoa Lt H, 1070-158 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionThe Ibis Lisboa Jose Malhoa hotel is located in the city centre of Lisbon, 5 km from the airport, 300 m from the Praca de Espanha and 450 m from the Zoo in Sete Rios. Ideal for weekend escapes and longer holiday stays, the hotel is... more
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Ibis Lisboa Liberdade

Ibis Lisboa Liberdade

Rua Barata Sagueiro 53, 1250-043 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel DescriptionThe Ibis Lisboa Liberdade hotel is in the Bairro Alto district of the historic centre of Lisbon. Close to Avenida Da Liberdade, Chiado, Rossio and near Praca Do Marques Do Pombal, the hotel is within close proximity to metro,... more
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Ibis Lisboa Oeiras

Ibis Lisboa Oeiras

Area De Servico Da Auto-Estrada, Da Costa Do Estoril-A5 Km 9,6, 2780-826 Oeiras, Portugal

Hotel IntroductionLocated 15 km from the airport and 10 km from Lisbon, the Hotel Ibis Lisboa Oeiras hotel has 61 air-conditioned rooms, with Wifi Internet access. Apart from free parking, a bar and a snack service 24/24 are at your disposal. Tennis... more
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Ibis Lisboa Saldanha

Ibis Lisboa Saldanha

Avenue Casal Ribeiro 23, 1000-090 Lisboa, Portugal

Hotel IntroductionThe Ibis Lisboa Saldanha hotel is located in the centre of the city, in the Saldanha business district and near Marques De Pombal. Only 15 minutes from Lisbon Airport and 10 minutes from the historic city centre, nightspots and the... more
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