Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019

When will the Christmas markets be arranged in Lisbon in 2019? Where are the Christmas markets? Here you will find all the information you need about this years Christmas markets in Lisbon!

The goal of this article is mainly to give you information about the dates and the location of this years Christmas markets. For more detailed information about the Lisbon Christmas markets, check this site. Lisbon is getting better and better at celebrating Christmas with nice Christmas markets, so here you have the most crucial information about the Christmas markets in Lisbon in 2019.

Lisbon Christmas markets 2019

Wonderland Lisbon 2019

The most famous Christmas market in Lisbon in the so-called Wonderland. This is located near the metro stop Parque, and it is the biggest and nicest in the capital. Here you will find stands where you can buy drinks and food, and there will also be activities for children including an ice-rink and a Ferris wheel.

Dates for Wonderland Lisboa in 2019: not announced yet!

You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas
You can meet Santa in Wonderland Lisboa before Christmas

The Rossio Christmas Market

At the Rossio square, you will find another Christmas market. It doesn’t have set dates, because there is a market here mostly all year round. But, as the Christmas spirit arrives, so the Rossio square market is turning into a Christmas market, something that normally happens at the start of December. Here you can buy souvenirs and handicrafts, but also lots of things to drink and eat.

The Obidos Christmas Village 2019

The most famous Christmas village in Portugal is located in Obidos, approximately 90 kilometers from Lisbon. Here you can enjoy everything you expect from a Christmas market, in a beautiful environment just next to an old fortress.

Obidos Christmas Village dates: November 29th, 2019 – January 5th, 2020

Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.
Obidos is a small village that turns into a Christmas village before Christmas.

We hope you will have a wonderful time at the Christmas markets in Lisbon. If you need help getting from the airport to your hotel in Lisbon, let one of our drivers pick you up and bring you safely to the hotel with set prices.

The taxi drivers in Lisbon doesn’t have the best rumor (for a reason), and that is why arranging with a pre-booked taxi with a set price is a smart thing to do!

Merry Christmas and enjoy Lisbon!

Can the 24-hour transportation ticket in Lisbon be used on metro only?

One of our visitors recently wrote a comment and asked us whether or not it is true that the 24-hour transportation ticket in Lisbon only can be used on the metro system as of August 2019? Is that so?

According to the person writing the comment, she found the information on the website of Carris, the company responsible for the trams and the buses in Lisbon. In other words, if it is so, that would be a drastic change in public transportation in Lisbon. So, what is the truth? Do you need to buy separate tickets if you want to travel with the buses and trams in Lisbon, or can you use the same tickets and the same 24-hour card for these transportation vehicles?

Same tickets for public transportation in Lisbon

So, let us take a look at the price list currently available at the Carris website, valid from August 1st in 2019.

Price list for public transportation in Lisbon from August 1st, 2019.
Click the picture for the full-size version of the price list…

If you take a look at the price list above, all uncertainty should go away at once. How come? You can see the normal tickets costs 1,50 Euro and they are for Carris and Metro. Again, Carris is the company responsible for buses and trams, while the metro – that is the metro. In other words, the same ticket is valid for both.

But, what about the 24-hour tickets in Lisbon?

Once again, you can see that the 24-hour ticket costs 6,40 Euro. And what is written next to it? It says, Carris/Metro. Once again, you can use the same 24-hour ticket at all these vehicles, including metro, buses, and trams. If you want to go on a longer trip to other regions a bit outside Lisbon, you might have to buy the extended ticket (more expensive), or simply buy some extra tickets to use those transportation means, but for transportation in the center of Lisbon, the 24-hour ticket should work perfectly.

What about traveling from the airport?

If you come to the airport in Lisbon, you can buy the 24-hour ticket there (or single tickets) and travel by metro towards the city center. It is very easy, and it works great. But, if you want to get faster to your hotel and more efficiently, the best solution is a private airport transfer. We can help you with that, and we have way better prices (and much safer) compared to what you will get if you just find a driver upon arrival at the airport in Lisbon. If you want to know more about our airport transfer service in Lisbon, click the link and book your transfer today!

We hope these answers will help you. We wish you a pleasant stay in Lisbon!

Metallica concert in Lisbon 2019

Does it sound cool to start May 2019 with a Metallica concert in Lisbon? You have the chance in 2019, because on May 1st Metallica will enter the stage at the Restelo Stadium, and you have the chance to be in the audience.

Metallica concert in Lisbon 2019
Metallica concert in Lisbon 2019

Maybe you do not want to spend a lot of money on listening to Metallica while in Lisbon, and that can easily be understood. Lots of people would rather spend their money dining at nice restaurants, enjoying the cool elevators and trams in Lisbon, or simply just drinking some nice wine, a cold beer, and enjoy the splendid weather in Lisbon.

But, if you are a fan of Metallica, then what could be better than combining a visit to the Portugese capital with a Metallica concert. And considering that it is on May 1st, you will be able to enjoy parts of the city without the giant crowds often typical for the city during the busy summer months.

Metallica concert in Lisbon 2019

Restelo Stadium
May 1st, 19.00

Tickets: Viagogo
Click the link above, and then search for the artist to find all available tickets at the Viagogo website.

But, if you decide to go to the concert, where can the concert venue be found? The Restelo Stadium is located in the Belem area, and it has capacity for more than 20,000 people. It is normally used for football matches, but from time to time, they use if for larger concerts like the upcoming Metallica concert in Lisbon on May 1st.

Considering how central the stadium can be found, it can easily be reached on foot, or you can use the public transportation in Lisbon to get to the venue easily.

Do not forget to plan your trip to Lisbon well. We can help you with the first steps, making sure that you get to your hotel with a fixed price on your airport transfer. That will for sure easen things a bit, and you will not be surprised with a costly taxi or a driver that tricks you in some way or another.

You can also read more about other interesting and cool Lisbon programs here in our Lisbon Guide, so make sure to look around. We are sure that you will find inspiration and good advises as you look around.

Safe and secure airport transfer in Lisbon!

Are you looking for a taxi-service in Lisbon with set prices? Are you worried about drivers making you pay to much, adding extra-fees to the service, and even driving long ways, in order to make more money on the ride?

You are not alone, Lisa also worries. Get to know Lisa in the little short-movie beneath (1 minute).

If you are convinced, just like Lisa, read more about our airport transfer services in Lisbon and the prices for the service here.

Do the hotels in Lisbon have free WiFi?

I will travel to Lisbon in May, and it is very important for me to have a good Internet connection in my hotel. Do the hotels in Lisbon have WiFi? Do they have free WiFi? Is it safe to use?

Lisbon is a beautiful city in May, so we hope you will have time to leave your hotel, in order to discover the beauties of the city. But, if a good WiFi connection is crucial to your stay, make sure to check it with your hotel before your arrival. If you decide to book your hotel using, make sure to read the descriptions properly, and maybe include free WiFi as an option as you search for a hotel in Lisbon.

free wifi lisbon

But, some hotels write that they include free WiFi, but as you arrive, you will soon discover that the free WiFi is only available at certain spots in the hotel. Therefore, contact the hotel you are interested in directly, at least if it is of utmost importance that it works perfectly from your arrival. You can contact your hotel sending them an email, but you are probably even better off calling them. You will then receive an answer straight away, as most hotels have people available in the reception answering calls all day long.

Watch out as you use the free WiFi

If you need a WiFi in the hotel to watch Facebook, that is nice. But, if you need a WiFi connection to get your job done, to manage your finances, or maybe follow the cryptocurrency market in order to place buy- and sell orders at the right time, then a WiFi connection isn’t enough. You need to secure your Internet connection because it is no secret that there are a lot of thieves out there stealing confidential information from other users using the same open WiFi network. What can you do to secure the WiFi connection, to make sure that nobody steals your passwords or your digital money?

The best solution is to use a VPN, a Virtual Private Connection. Make sure that you have a VPN application installed on your computer and your phone, connect to a server to encrypt your connection, and after that, you can once again visit all the sites you are interested in, and enter your username and passwords to visit your Internet bank, a popular exchange or read your email without worrying at all. You can read more about different VPN providers in the IP Address Guide.

If you do not want to use your money on a VPN subscription, then you could consider using the TOR Network instead. That is, however, slower, and it doesn’t always work as you want to, so using a VPN is much easier.

Do not forget about this as you eat your lunch

You will most likely eat your lunch somewhere else, and as you sit in a restaurant and use their free WiFi, do not forget about your security. You might not check your email right then, but pro-hackers can easily steal your confidential information from your phone or laptop as you use a free WiFi signal, so watch out. There have been so many stories about people losing their confidential pictures after hacker attempts. If you don’t want to suffer from similar trouble, secure your connection and stay safe.

Metallica concert in Lisbon

Metallica concertWould you like to get a flying start in February 2018? Come to Lisbon and check out the Metallica concert in the MEO Arena.

On February 1st the legendary rock-band Metallica will start their 2018 tour. They will visit some cities in Europe already in 2017, but from February 1st they will get on with it again. The first city they will visit is Lisbon, and here they will perform at the MEO Arena from 19.00. After the concert in Lisbon, Metallica will visit the Spanish capital and perform there twice, then they will visit Barcelona, and after that travel on to Italy.

Metallica will for sure not enjoy our private airport transfer service as they arrive in Lisbon, but if you arrive in Lisbon Airport and want a private driver to pick you up and take you to your hotel for a set price, take a look at our private airport transfer page for more information.

Metallica is a fantastic rock-band, and hopefully, they will not only sing new songs but also play a lot of their old hits at the Lisbon concert. Would you like to be there at the event? You can buy tickets for the Metallica concert in Lisbon, and all their other concerts in Europe, if you click the ticket link beneath. Make sure to search for Metallica, and you will find all their events at once.

Metallica concert in Lisbon

MEO Arena
February 1st, 19.00

Tickets: Viagogo

For more information about other events in Lisbon, or maybe to read more about the attractions of Lisbon, look around here in our Lisbon Guide.

Shakira concert in Lisbon

Shakira LisbonWant to escape Christmas markets and cold weather elsewhere in Europe? Come to Lisbon on November 22nd and enjoy a beautiful city and a Shakira concert.

Lots of cities all across Europe open their Christmas markets in November. The city of Budapest opens its most famous Christmas market on November 10th, while the city of Vienna has the grand opening one week later. It might sound nice to visit those cities and the Christmas markets, and it is nice, but it is just as nice to come to Lisbon where you can enjoy much nicer temperatures and a Shakira concert.

On November 22nd Shakira will enter the stage in the former MEO Arena, and it will for sure be packed as she comes to town. The MEO Arena was a part of the World Exhibition that was arranged in Lisbon a while back in time, and it is in the beautiful area of the Peoples Park.

Would you like to be there at the Shakira concert in Lisbon? You can buy tickets using the ticket link beneath.

But, how are you going to get from the airport to your Lisbon hotel? We can help you out with private airport transfers. You do not need to worry about a taxi driver tricking you for money. We have set prices, and our drivers will wait for you in the arrival hall at the airport.

Shakira Lisbon 2017

MEO Arena
November 22nd, 20.00

Tickets: Viagogo

Read more about other excursions, attractions, programs and activities in Lisbon here in our Lisbon Guide.

The perfect way to arrive in Lisbon

What would be the most time-saving and a perfect way to arrive in Lisbon? Having a driver to meet you at the airport must be one of the most important things when describing a perfect arrival.

When you come to Lisbon for the first time, you might be both nervous and excited. The first thing you worry about is your luggage. Has it arrived, or did the flight company manage to send it somewhere else? Is your luggage in one piece?

Perfect way to arrive Lisbon

When you have arrived, your luggage has arrived (hopefully in one piece), you want to leave the airport as soon as possible and get to the city center. But, how is that done? Maybe you have read about the metro system, or about the taxi drivers taking long roads and making you pay too much money? It is easy to worry before you grab a cab at the airport, and if you decide to use the public transportation system, you might worry about pick-pockets and all the luggage you carry around. So, what is the perfect way to arrive in Lisbon?

Let our driver take you to your Lisbon hotel for a set price

The topic says it all! Let us arrange with a driver to pick you up at Lisbon Airport. For a fixed price (which you know beforehand) our driver will wait for you in the arrival hall with a sign with your name on. Once you have met your driver, you walk directly to the car, and a few minutes later you are on the fastest possible way towards your hotel in Lisbon. Doesn’t that sound convenient?

There are no worries if you decide to use our services, and not only is it convenient, it is also cheaper than most other similar taxi services in Lisbon. Check out more about our airport transfers in Lisbon and book your transfer right away.

How much times does it take to get from Lisbon Airport to the city center with a taxi?

I will be in a hurry as I travel to Lisbon, and need to get to my hotel as soon as possible. How much time does it usually take to get from the airport to a hotel downtown in Lisbon?

Lisbon Airport is a quite central airport, compared to airports in lots of other European capitals. It is located only 15km from downtown Lisbon, which means that it is possible to be at your hotel quickly after arrival. There are of course things that might delay your arrival, for example long waiting time for your luggage, lines waiting for a taxi, and the most crucial thing, traffic.

Travel to and from Lisbon Airport
Lisbon Airport from above

During peak hours a trip that should take around 20 minutes might take you 40 minutes instead. If you, also, catch a driver who on purpose takes you on slow roads, only to make your fee higher, then it can be hard to calculate.

Travel-time from Lisbon Airport to downtown

If you arrive in Lisbon outside peak hours, then the travel time from Lisbon Airport to your downtown hotel should be around 20-25 minutes. During peak-hours you should rather calculate with 40-50 minutes.

How to save time and travel safely to your Lisbon hotel?

If you jump on just any taxi outside Lisbon Airport, you might get a great deal, but you might also meet a tricky driver. Are in a hurry, or just want your travel to be worry-less, then such a driver is not ideal. If you want to save both time and energy, we recommend using a pre-booked taxi. A driver will wait for you at once upon arrival, and you will not have to stand in line to wait for a cab, but you will at once jump into your cab and be taken on the quickest possible road, directly to your hotel. Since the price is set beforehand, the driver has no interest in using slow roads. As a result, you will be taken to the hotel as quickly as possible, on the best possible roads.

Want to read more about private airport transfers in Lisbon? Click the link.

We have a long history in helping people with airport transfers all across Europe. In Budapest, we have helped thousands of people with airport transfers, and now we also help people in Rome, Prague, Krakow, and Lisbon with airport transfer. Would you like to become one of our satisfied customers as well?

Do you want to know more about transportation in Lisbon, or maybe some other topic? Look around in our Lisbon Guide for inspiration and more useful information.

What to do when it is too hot in Lisbon?

It can get extremely hot in Lisbon in the summer, and on such days, you just want to find shadow and get a cold drink. But, what else should one do on such a hot summer day in Lisbon?

There are quite a lot of programs suitable for people in Lisbon, even on the warmest summer day. In this article, we will try to write about such programs, which for sure will help you out during the warmest hours of the day. To get to the different places you can use public transportation, but you will most likely have to get some sun on your body as you enter buildings. Some sun will not harm anyone, as long as shadow and air condition is just around the corner.

Popular Lisbon programs on a warm summer day

Go shopping

On a warm summer day, it can feel refreshing (even for men) to visit a shopping mall. At the metro station Oriente you will, for example, find the Vasco da Gama shopping mall, a fresh haven for everyone when the temperatures are at the highest. There are even restaurants in the mall where you can sit down and sip some cold refreshments or grab a bite of food.

Shopping LIsbon

You could of course walk in Rua Augusta, the main shopping street of Lisbon as well. That is however not the most pleasant experience in the middle of the day when it’s crowded and its very warm.

Visit the oceanarium

Lisbon has a magnificent oceanarium, and it is located just next to the Vasco da Gama shopping mall by the Oriente metro station. You can read more about the aquarium here in our Lisbon Guide, but we promise you that this is a relaxing place and a perfect place to visit for both young and old.

Find a restaurant with air condition

During the warmest hours of the day in Lisbon, why not find a restaurant with air condition and sit down for 2-3 hours. Eat yourself through the menu, taste some local drinks and have a very relaxed lunch. You do not have to feel bad about eating for so much time, after all you are actually discovering Lisbon and its kitchen culture, so a perfect program.

Visit Sintra

Sintra is well known for its beauty, and it might be the most popular destination to visit outside Lisbon. The city is on the World Heritage list, and here you can walk around historical buildings in the city center. You should also climb the hilltops to visit a Moor castle, a Monserrate Estate and of course the Pena National Palace.

Sintra is known to be a city that feels cooler than Lisbon, so even on the warmest day, Sintra feels fresher and better than Lisbon.

Vist Sintra
The beautiful city of Sintra – By Petr Podrouzek / Shutterstock

To get to Sintra you can, for example, use a train leaving from the Entrecampos or the Sete Rios station in Lisbon. Both these railway stations have their own metro stations, meaning that you can easily get to them no matter where you live in Lisbon.

Visit a beach

If you want to relax on a beach, then there are plenty of options while in Lisbon. Lots of people travel to Estoril or Cascais for this purpose, and two of the most famous beaches are Praia de Carcavelos and Praia Sao Pedro. You can easily to get these places using the railway system in Portugal. Be aware of the fact that these beaches can get quite crowded during the summer, but it is well worth the trip.

Expo 98

In 1998 Lisbon hosted a so-called Lisbon World Exposition, and for that reason, a giant area was used and created. On the last day of the event, more than 300,000 people visited the area. Since then the area has been transformed. Today is called the Nations Park (Parque das Nações). This area is located by the Oriente stop, and what is now today the Oceanarium and the Vasca da Gama shopping mall was once created for the purpose of the World Expo in 1998. In addition, you can find in the area an International Exhibition Fair, the MEO Arena (the most popular concert venue in town), a science museum named (Knowledge Pavilion) and a big casino.

Go to the Zoo

Even if the sun is shining, you might find a visit to the Zoo refreshing. You will find more locations with shadow in the zoo, and in this peaceful environment, you can see beautiful dolphin shows, sea lions, pelicans and many other animals.  You can read more about Lisbon Zoo right here.

Zoo of Lisbon
Visit the Zoo

Get straight to your hotel from the airport

If you arrive to Lisbon on a warm summer day, it can be a nightmare to get to your hotel using public transportation. Why not have a private taxi waiting for you in the arrival hall, which will take you straight to your air-conditioned hotel? Read more about such a service right here.

Are you ready for a warm summer day in Lisbon?

These were some advises from us to you, hoping that you will enjoy Lisbon, even though the temperatures are high. If you have further advises or maybe a question, use the comment field beneath.