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1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

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1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

Hi,

We will be arriving in Lisbon at 3 pm from Venice and leaving the next day at 1 pm to continue our trip home. We want to maximize the time we have in Lisbon to sight see, shop, eat, etc.

That being said, would it be better to stay at a hotel near the airport (looking at Raddison Blu) and take transportation into the city, or stay in the city and pay for transport to/from the airport (the Raddison Blu offers free shuttle service to the airport). If we stay in the city, which area do you suggest? We are considering Belem, but are open to suggestions.

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1. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

The airport is very close to the city and you can take the metro. Go downtown, not Radisson Blue. Have a look at the area of Avenida da Liberdade. From there you can walk downtown and you'll have nice restaurants around. You can take the metro or the Yellow AeroBus. http://www.metrolisboa.pt/eng/

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2. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

Go to an area where you have access to the airport by metro (it's not the case of Belém), no need to stay "close" to the airport.

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3. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

Thank you. But I was wondering if I should stay at the Raddison and take the metro into town, or stay in town and then have to worry about getting transportation to the airport the next day, as the Raddison offers free shuttle to the airport.

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4. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

From 3 PM, suggestion is that you leave your luggage at the hotel, get the underground to downtown and you can see part of Lisbon. Go by underground from Campo Grande Station to Rossio Station, walk till Sé Cathedral (XII century) and return to downtown (rossio / restauradores). Over here, you walk around, follow the Chiado Street and on the top you have a shopping or carry on to your left till Largo Camões. Several coffee shops, churchs that you can see.. (or, from Rossio take the elevator and leave at Largo do Carmo, near the Carmo Convent). In the end of the night get a taxi to the hotel. Next morning, with the plane at 1pm, you need to be at the airport around 11 am, so sleep till 9.30, package and check-out. From your hotel to the airpot is 10 minutes. You have time to have an excellent breakfast. :-) I hope you enjoy Lisbon.

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5. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

Thank you LMALopes.

So you are saying that we should stay at the Raddison near the airport and take the Metro into the downtown area? We want to go to Belem for the famous pastries. How would we get there from the area of downtown you suggest in your post?

many thanks!

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6. Re: 1 Night in Lisbon - Hotel in City or at Airport?

hi,one of several options to get to belem if your staying at the raddison is the metro campo grande to cais do sodre,just above the metro is the railway station of the same name where you can catch a train to belem.

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