Lisbon & Estoril Film Festival


About Lisbon

Spread across steep hillsides that overlook the Rio Tejo, Lisbon offers all the delights you’d expect of Portugal’s star attraction, yet with half the fuss of other European capitals. Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries and quaint museums are all part of the colourful cityscape, but the real delights of discovery lie in wandering the narrow lanes of Lisbon’s lovely backstreets.

As bright yellow trams wind their way through curvy tree-lined streets, Lisboêtas stroll through the old quarters, much as they’ve done for centuries. Village-life gossip in old Alfama is exchanged at the public baths or over fresh bread and wine at tiny patio restaurants as fadistas (proponents of fado, Portugal’s traditional melancholic singing) perform in the background.

Meanwhile, in other parts of town, visitors and locals chase the ghosts of Pessoa in warmly lit 1930s-era cafés or walk along the seaside that once saw the celebrated return of Vasco da Gama. Yet, while history is very much alive in centuries-old Lisbon, its spirit is undeniably youthful.


Airplane: the region is covered by the Lisbon International Airport. To reach the city center from there, you can take the public transports or a car (Taxis: Tel: + 351 21 466 0101/+ 351 21 465 95 00).

Subway: The Lisbon Airport is in the subway Red line. The subway works every day from 6:00 AM to 1:00 AM. For more information, visit

Bus: To reach the center from the airport, you can take the following. Buses Nº 208, Nº 705, Nº 722, Nº 744, Nº 783. For more information, visit


Espaço Nimas (Avenida 5 de Outubro, 42B, 1050-057 Lisboa) Lisboa
Subway: Saldanha | Buses: 713, 716, 726, 742

Teatro Tivoli (Avenida da Liberdade, 182 A, 1250-146 Lisboa)
Subway: Avenida
Buses: 709, 711, 732, 736, 207

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Get to Know the Region of Lisbon

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