Lisbon for Free

If you’re considering a trip to Lisbon, you probably already know that it is one of the cheapest capitals in Europe. You’ll find that while prices in restaurants and supermarkets are at the level of the rest of Western Europe, Lisbon’s accommodation, transport, and sightseeing can be as much as 50% lower than elsewhere in the continent. And to top all of that, you can actually enjoy most of the city for free!:

Lisbon view

Most monuments and museums (including Belem Tower, Jeronimos, Ancient Art Museum, and the Gulbenkian) offer free admission every Sunday until 2PM. Other privately-owned collections opt for other days such as the Medeiros e Almeida Museum, which has its free entrance day on Saturdays until 1PM.
An exception to this rule is the Berardo Museum, which is free everyday until the end of the year as a way of promoting its fantastic collection of modern art.Best of all, this being one of the most scenic European cities, one of Lisbon’s major attractions are its viewpoints, and those are always free. Add the free entrance to the churches (with the exceptions of their cloisters in some cases such as the cathedral and Saint Vincent’s Monastery), and you can save your budget surplus for a slightly more expensive restaurant or hotel – which all combined make a visit to Lisbon even more rewarding.

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