quarta-feira, 30 de julho de 2008

Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações is a modern centre of Lisbon that, believe it or not, used to be a waste dump. It was built to host Expo '98 (1998 Lisbon World Exposition). Today, Parque das Nações in Lisbon is a business, commercial and tourist centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

Parque das Nações boasts the famous Lisbon aquarium, Casino Lisboa, Lisbon Tower, and the Vasco da Gama shopping centre.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

There is a system of cable cars taking visitors on a tour of Parque das Nações / Expo.

Parque das Nações Lisbon Expo

segunda-feira, 21 de julho de 2008

How to Find Cheap Flights to Lisbon

Well if you are wondering how to find cheaps flight to Lisbon, the answer to that question first of all depends on where you are flying in from. Lisbon has many cheap flight connections. Some of the cheapest flights to Lisbon are: London-Lisbon, Berlin-Lisbon, Barcelona-Lisbon, Geneva-Lisbon and a number of other European cities. Another great way to come to Lisbon if you cannot find a direct connection is to first find a cheap flight to Faro, Portugal. From Faro you can reach Lisbon by fast train for 20 Euros.
Lagos Algarve Portugal Beach
Faro in the Algarve is very popular with tourists, especially in the summer months, which naturally creates demand and a good market for cheap flights. To find cheap flights to Lisbon, make sure you start searching well in advance. Don't settle for the first cheap flight you find, search all the main low-cost airline companies. If you are flexible on dates, then you won't have problems finding cheap flights to Lisbon as the price often depends on which day you are flying. To sum up, you should apply two golden rules to answer the question of finding cheap flights to Lisbon: 1) search other destinations in Portugal or even stop-overs that may seem to be "out of the way" and 2) book your cheap flight to Lisbon well in advance.

domingo, 20 de julho de 2008

Welcome to Cheap Lisbon

Hello friends. I have decided to start a blog about all things cheap in Lisbon Portugal. Many of you will find that Portugal is already cheap anyway, so what's the purpose of this "cheap lisbon" blog? Well, what you are likely to be paying as an unassuming tourist is (although you may find Lisbon cheap) still more expensive than what those of us who live here are paying. Anyway, this is also for my own amusement: I am discovering cheap Lisbon myself and am thus saving a lot of money that I would unnecessarily spend if I had the usual tourist attitude.

So, be on the lookout for great authentic cheap places in Lisbon. Get advice on where to eat, go out, find accommodation in Lisbon, etc. I will try to present some cultural events in Lisbon as well. I hope that while doing this for myself, I will also be of help to you. And of course, come and enjoy cheap Lisbon!

Largo do Camões in Lisbon Portugal