Exploring Lisbon On A Budget

February 2019

Lisbon is the beautiful, thriving capital of Portugal, known for its contemporary culture that can enchant and excite any traveller. With Portugal being known as one of the most affordable tourism destinations in Western Europe, there are many things that you can do to make travelling to Lisbon even more affordable.

If you are planning a holiday in Lisbon and want to save money while still experiencing everything this incredible city has to offer, keep reading for some money saving travel tips.

Here Are Some Things That You Could Do To Explore Lisbon On A Budget:

Watch Fado at Cine Theatro Gymnasium- when visiting Lisbon, you will become acquainted with Fado, a popular Portuguese music. UNESCO has assigned the World Heritage status for this musical style and the best place to experience it on a budget is at the Cine Theatro Gymnasium.

Have A Picnic- there are many ideal places for picnic in Lisbon. Jardim Botanico is the hidden gem of Lisbon. It was constructed a few hundred years ago by reigning kings and includes a huge botanical collection that dates back up to four centuries. The entrance fee is less than 2 Euro for adults.

Explore Alfama- Alfama is the oldest district of Lisbon and getting lost in its alleyways is a wonderful thing. At some parts, the buildings are slightly run down and old, but they add to the charm. At the moment, renovation efforts are still being undertaken and there are many small cultural and historical landmarks to see and experience in Alfama.

Explore The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Complex- the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation Complex is a respected cultural institution in Lisbon. When entering the complex, you will be greeted by the many lush gardens. Be sure to visit the Gulbenkian Museum, which is also an architectural landmark in Lisbon. If you visit the area during the summer, you could watch a concert in an open air theatre. If you want to see more arts, theatrical performance, dances and concerts, you could also go to Culturgest Art Center and Centro Cultural de Belem.

Enjoy A Jazz Concert- Lisbon has a thriving jazz scene. If you are a jazz fan, you can go to an older jazz club, Hot Clube de Portugal and check out their open jam sessions and regular show schedule.

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