Lisbon Backpack Guide

Popular Questions

How many days should I visit Lisbon for?
The question that really has no answer. Some people will want to spend the rest of their lives here.
For first time visitors, anywhere from 4-5 days is enough to take in the city and go on a few day trips.
When's the best time to visit Lisbon?
Lisbon attracts alot of visitors each year especially during the summer months. Try to visit Lisbon either in the spring or fall for lower travel rates and significantly shorter lines at attractions.
How much does Lisbon cost?
On average, backpacking in Lisbon costs about $60 a day.
Is it safe to visit Lisbon?
For the most part, Lisbon is safe to visit. However, as with most big cities, pickpockets can be a problem, so be extra cautious when in touristy areas.
Do I need to know Portuguese?
It’s not necessary to know Portuguese as most people you meet will speak English.
Don’t be a tacky tourist though, learn some common Portuguese phrases before you go.
What currency does Portugal use?
Portugal uses the Euro as their currency.  One US dollar is worth about €0.92.
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Portuguese phrases for traveling

Hello
Olá
How are you?
Como você está?
My name is...
Meu nome é…
Do you speak English?
Você fala inglês?
One beer please
Uma cerveja por favor
Help
Ajuda
Thank you
Obrigada
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