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Located in Avenida da Liberdade, this elegant 5-star hotel is set right in the heart of the city. Renowned for its business meeting facilities for top executives, the Tivoli Lisboa continues the tradition of being a well-known meeting point in the city. A weekend break in this Lisbon luxury hotel means you can enjoy a drink in the privacy of the Terraço Bar with a superb view over Lisbon, or take a moment to relax in the Tivoli Caffè.

Single Room 170,00 €
Double Room 180,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
All rates are quoted in euros.

Tivoli Lisboa
Av. da Liberdade, 185
1269-050 Lisboa, Portugal


Dom Pedro Palace is a city centre hotel just 15 minutes away from the airport, access by public transportation and within walking distance from Marquês do Pombal Square and Av. da Liberdade. Dom Pedro Palace is located across the street from one of the largest Lisbon Shopping Centres’: the Amoreiras Shopping Centre with 250 top quality shops, cinemas and restaurants. 

Single Room 112,00 €
Double Room 125,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
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Av. Eng. Duarte Pacheco, 24
1070-110 Lisboa


Located in the centre of the city of Lisbon, this 4 star hotel with its contemporary decoration is an unexpected oasis which meets the most demanding requirements. With welcoming rooms offering exceptional facilities in an intimate atmosphere for both business and leisure travellers, this hotel has a feel of simplicity and balance guaranteeing total relaxation.  Prices
Single Room 130,00 €
Double Room 140,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
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Rua Júlio César Machado, 7/9
1250-135 Lisboa, Portugal


All the 123 rooms provide, full soundproofing, individual air conditioning, hairdryer, make-up mirror, satellite TV with video channels, CD player, DVD player – on request, work desk, two direct-dial telephones with voice mail, modem socket, ISDN connection, DDI number for private fax - on request, individual safe box, minibar, High Speed Internet Access Free, PC and printer to rent to use in your own room (on request), nightly turndown.

Single Room 100,00 €
Double Room 115,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
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Av. da Liberdade. 243
1250-143 Lisboa


With a convenient location near many attractions, Hotel Florida is a premier Lisbon luxury hotel choice. The hotel offers easy access to all parts of the city as it sits steps away from an underground station. Delightful and welcoming, guests will enjoy a true sense of style and design. Explore the historic city and return to delicious dining, comfortable and spacious guestrooms, and great service.
Single Room 80,00 €
Double Room 90,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
All rates are quoted in euros.

Rua Duque de Palmela, 34
1250-098 Lisboa


A perfect combination between the present and the past, the VIP Inn Veneza Hotel with 35 rooms is an old small palace from the XIX Century with a unique design, offering comfort, enchanting beauty and quality service.
Single Room 61,00 €
Double Room 72,00 €

Prices per room, per night, including buffet breakfast, service and taxes.
All rates are quoted in euros.

Avenida da Liberdade, 189
1250-141 Lisboa


Lisbon Useful Information

Oficial Languague
The oficial languague is Portuguese.

Portugal is a member of the European Monetary System, and the previous currency Escudo was replaced by the €uro on January 2002. 

Major credit cards are accepted in most hotels, shops and restaurants. Travellers’ cheques and currency can be changed at exchange bureau or at hotel receptions. Automatic changing and cash dispensing machines linked to international networks are also widely available. 

Sales Tax
Sales tax (VAT) is included in prices quoted. For non EU residents, tax free shopping schemes are available in many shops, which give substantial savings to visitors. 

The average maximum daily temperature and average minimum temperature in the Lisbon area in October are 22ºC (high) and 16ºC (low). Please take in consideration that Lisbon is located by the river and the ocean, and therefore can be windy in the late afternoon or evening. A sweater or a ladies pashmina may be necessary. 
Time Zone
The time zone in Portugal is GMT+1 (Lisbon, Dubkin, London).
Electric Current
Portuguese standard is the European type 2 pin sockets with 220 volts AC at 50 cycles. The phase 380 volt current is normally available in meeting rooms and exhibition halls. 
Lisbon International Airport (Portela) is located close to the city centre (7 km), about 15-20 minutes transfer to most of the centrally located hotels. The Airport is served by daily direct flights operated by the traditional air lines as well as by many of the low cost companies operating in Europe.
The Lisbon Underground (Metro) has a station inside the airport. There is also an Airport shuttle bus (AeroBus) with several stops in the city centre, every 30 minutes (last stop: Cais do Sodré).
Public Transportation
The joint fleet of the two public transportation companies Carris (buses and trams) and Metro (underground) covers the entire city with regular bus and tram routes as well as underground lines.
Bus numbers to reach : 723 (departure from Campos Mártires da Pátria, direction Algés) | 729 (departure from Bairro Padre Cruz, direction Algés) | 760 (departure from Gomes Freire, direction Cemitério da Ajuda)
The city is served by 3.500 taxis and a taxi ride from the airport to the city centre should cost between 8.00 € and 15.00 €. The usual urban taxi fares are:
Day (06.00h to 21.00h) - 3.25 € + 0.10 €/km
Night, weekend and holidays: 3.90 € + 0.10 €/km
Taxis are widely used by the locals, and in comparison to the taxi fares in other countries, the Lisbon taxis are still to be considered a rather inexpensive means of transportation.
T: +351 214 660 101 /+351 214 659 500 
Health Requirements
With the exception of vaccination certificates for persons coming from areas where yellow fever is endemic, at the present there are no special health requirements.

Medical Care
Clinics and hospitals provide 24 hrs emergency service.
The national emergency phone number is 112. Hotels have a doctor on call through the reception. Reciprocal E.C. cover is available at out-patient departments, otherwise private consultation fees are charged. 
Hotel Check in/out Policy
Normal check in time at hotels is 14.00h. The established check out time is 12.00h. Should you need guaranteed occupancy before 14.00h on the day of your arrival, the previous night should be reserved.
The gratification is optional, but usually we give 10% in taxis, restaurants and cafeterias.
The pharmacies are opened on weekdays from 09.00h to 19.00h (some may be closed between 13.00h and 15.00h) and on weekends from 09.00h to 13.00h.
An illuminated green cross indicates that that pharmacy is opened after hours. For further information regarding the after hours pharmacies please consult www.farmaciasdeserviç

The Portuguese law, in accordance with Regulations in force in the majority of European Countries and the USA, does not allow smoking in any public transportation or in any closed public areas. (Some restaurants, bars and discotecs may have a designated smoking area).


Lisbon always offers something special to its visitors and however many descriptions you have read, you will only know which Lisbon is yours once you have arrived here. We will lend the climate, colors, gastronomy, history, diverse culture life and the breathtaking landscape in the surroundings to your visit.

Legend has it that Lisbon was founded by Ulysses. The name comes from “Olissipo”, which has its origins in the Phoenician words “Allis Ubbo”, meaning “enchanting port”.

Most likely it was founded by the Phoenicians and styled by the Moors which shows the strong Arabic influences. It was, after all, ruled by the Moors for 450 years. In the 12th century the Christians 
reconquered the city but it was not until the mid 13th century that Lisbon became the country’s capital.

With the beginning of the Portuguese Age of Discoveries, Lisbon enriched as a spice and jewellery trade centre. The breakthrough for Portuguese expansion came in 1498 when Vasco da Gama discovered the sea route to India. This was indeed the beginning of a golden age, characterized by the Manueline architectural style named after King Manuel I, with its typical decorative use of maritime motifs. Over the centuries Lisbon naturally grew and changed. When the city centre was almost completely destroyed by the earthquake of 1755, it was rebuilt by Marquise de Pombal, who thus created the Baixa Pombalina, a commercial area that still retains much of its original lay out.

Over the past few years the city has prepared itself for the future. Lisbon held an enormously successful international EXPO in 1998 and European Football Championship in 2004. As a result, a city that was already vibrant and diverse rapidly acquired a more modern and avant-garde dimension. As The Observer said, “Lisbon itself change, phoenix-like, into a more modern and colourful city”. Lisbon is a historic capital, a potpourri of unusual character and charm, where 800 years of cultural influences mingle with modern trends and life styles creating spectacular contrasts.

Richly captivating, Lisbon Invites You!

Not to Miss

Alfama - charming ancient Moorish quarter with narrow winding streets and picturesque white washed houses, crowned by St. George’s Castle. 

Bairro Alto - a typical night-resort and the centre of "Fado", the traditional folk song of Portugal. 

Baixa (downtown) - the busiest financial and shopping area. Praça do Comércio, the magnificent «Black Horse» Square with its Triumphal Arch facing the River Tagus, the Cathedral, the City Hall, the Carmo Convent, etc.

Belém - the westernmost part of the city, known by its monuments (Tower of Belém, Jerónimos Monastery, Discovery's Monument, Cultural Centre, Royal Coaches Museum, Ajuda Royal Palace, Folk Art Museum, and the Presidential Palace), also for its leisure and recreational areas (marinas, yacht clubs, restaurants, sports stadium, fountains and gardens), and its events (parades, meetings and races). 
Remember, it was from Belém river shore that the ships of Vasco da Gama and other famous explorers set sail, near its graceful Tower (1515) and Jerónimos Monastery, two of the finest examples of the Manueline style.

Parque das Nações - the site of the Expo'98, with new spectacular sights of Lisbon: the Vasco da Gama Tower, the old oil refinery Galp Tower, the Pavilhão de Portugal(a new building designed by the rewarded Portuguese architect Siza Vieira), the Oceanarium, and the superb "Atlantico Dome" - Lisbon's multipurpose hall for sports, shows, meetings and exhibitions.

Mini Cruise Tagus River - A mini cruise is a real must in order to enjoy Lisbon, a city overlooking the river and the ocean. Centuries of history will emerge from its monuments scattered along the hills. 
Panoramic view of "Parque das Nações".


Shopping in Lisbon is really worthwhile. 

In addition to the many international brand boutiques, megastores and designer shops, you will also dins best quality domestic leather articles such as bags, belts and shoes, some of them handmade. 

You can also pick-up Portuguese hand-painted tiles and crystal glass articles at most reasonable prices.
 Fine leather goods, lead crystal ware, porcelain, vintage wines, golden and silver filigree, pottery and specialist textiles are considered excellent buys in Portugal.

The Baixa quarter and Chiado area are where most of the shops are located. Special Antique Shops are generally concentrated in Rua Dom Pedro V, Rua do Alecrim and Rua de São Bento.

The shopping center of Amoreiras, Vasco da Gama and Colombus (the largest shopping centre of the Iberian Pensinsula) and El Corte Inglès  offer even more national and international shops. 

Shops are open from 09h00 to 13h00 and 15h00 to 19h00 Monday to Friday, and 09h00 to 13h00 on Saturdays. In shopping malls, they stay open during lunch hours, and close later at night, including weekend.

Restaurants and Entertainment

There are a wide variety of restaurants and cafés in Lisbon ranging from the very elegant and sophisticated to the casual and inexpensive.

Restaurants, bars, some with live music/shows, and discos along the river Tagus, the Docas area and at the Nations Park, are very popular, especially during weekends. 
Lisbon has a variety of theatres and venues catering for most tastes.
Opera, ballet, concerts, etc. take place on a regular basis all year round.

Portuguese Fado and Folklore shows are popular, specially in the old part of town, Bairro Alto and Alfama.
Excellent golf courses, water sports and horse riding tempt the energetic delegates. The more relaxed might choose from many noteworthy museums and monuments, sunny beaches and interesting sites to explore.  



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