- By Kevin
- On Nov 29, 2017
- Travel Tips
Lisbon is a great destination for a budget holiday.There is an extensive selection of great value accommodation,public transport is inexpensive and food(and drink!)is significantly cheap than back at home,so long as you shop or eat at the right places.The best guide to Lisben by Globerouter.com.
Lisbon Oceanarium is considered as one of the best aquariums of Europe and is a place that will simply enthrall children.Lisbon aquarium is known as the Oceanarium as the four huge tanks represent the different oceanic regions of the world and each one is crammed full with marine life.
Each of the tanks can be viewed from submerged tunnels,through giant glass walls or from above the water level.Families tend to spend 2-3 hours in the Oceanarium but the only downside is the relatively high-ticket price(€16.00/€11.00 adult/child).The Oceanarium is best avoided at the weekends when it can get very busy during the summer months.
Lisbon Zoo is a popular location for visiting families.Lisbon zoo is modern with excellent facilities and well cared for animals.The stand out attraction is the large water pool which provides dolphin and sea lion shows.Other areas include the reptile and snake house,aviaries that can be walked through.There is a petting farm for younger children who can interact with the animals.The zoo is a day long activity and ticket prices are;children(3-11)€12.50 and adults(12+)€17.50.The amusement park side of the zoo,called Animax,lies outside of the main zoo so visitors can enter without buying a zoo ticket.
A ride on the number 28 Tram
Children love to ride on the classic trams,which screech and clatter through the narrow streets of the Alfama district.The tram can get very busy during the day so travel either early in the day or in the evening.A tram ticket costs€2.90 for a single ride,but a better option is the 24-hour unlimited tram/bus/metro,which costs 6.00 and includes all of the funiculars and the Elevador de Santa Justa lift.