Saving or Splurging in Lisbon

Lisbon - Budget and Luxury

This weekend’s New York Times travel section has a special report about visiting Europe on both a low and high budget. Entitled “Europe for Every Budget,” it tells you where to save or splurge in ten European capitals, including Lisbon.

According to the article, a good reasonably-priced option when it comes to hotels is Hotel Florida, while those looking for an extra-special place should check Fontana Park Hotel and its award-winning interior design.

For eating and drinking, it suggests the very traditional O Cantinho do Bem Estar for seafood lovers, while admirers of haute cuisine should choose Olivier Avenida.

When looking to buy something from Lisbon, it suggests visitors get some chocolates at the inexpensive Claudio Corallo Cacau & Café chocolate shop or world-class wines found at Garrafeira Nacional.

Those who enjoy a good night out don’t have to spend a lot to dance at Music Box, but those who must sip a good Moët & Chandon Champagne after dinner should chill out at Silk.

The article also recommends visiting Lisbon’s main sights on Sunday morning when they’re free, and those who still have some money left in their wallet can spend it at the sleek LA Spa.

You can read the entire article here.