- By Kevin
- On Nov 30, 2017
- Travel Tips
In Lisbon,there is a whole range of free tourist activities and many of the enjoyable day trips only require the cost of the bus or train fare.This guide will detail Lisbon on a budget and tips for low cost holiday,and how to get the most from a holiday to Lisbon on a limited budget;the first section deals with holiday practicalities,the second focuses on eating out,and the third section suggests inexpensive sights and activities.
The Castelo de Sao Jorge
The Castelo de Sao Jorge(Castle of Saint George)stands majestically above central Lisbon and was the ancient seat of power for over 400 years.From the vantage point of the battlements there are wondrous views over central Lisbon,while the ancient fortified citadel is steeped in history and mystery.
Portugal uses Euros,and a suitable amount should be exchanged before arriving in the country as the exchange rates at the airport are awful.Debit and credit cards have many hidden fees and making small transactions by card can be very expensive.Prepaid travel cards are a modern and safe way to take large amounts of money,these act like debit cards and are loaded with the local currency.