Combining old-world charm and grand architecture, Lisbon is promoting its appeal to British travellers seeking their next short break away with an added emphasis on the latest City Costs Barometer from Post Office Travel Money labelling the Portuguese capital one of the cheapest cities in Western Europe for a city break.
Suited for budget conscious British travellers, the survey found that Lisbon offers value for money, with an average cost of £135 per person for a weekend break, including three-star accommodation for two nights, local transport, sightseeing, meals and drinks.
Not only does the survey highlight costs such as return airport transfers for £2.21, 48-hour travel cards for less than £10 and a three-course meal for two with a bottle of wine easily available for below £40, it also points out that admission to many art galleries is free or costs a few euros, including heritage attractions such as the Jerónimos Monastery.
Opening last month, Lisbon’s Money Museum uses numismatics and notaphily collections of the Bank of Portugal for visitors to have an educational experience on how money has evolved in the country and around the world. The interactive museum is located in the former Church of St. Julian and entrance is free. Visit museudodinheiro.pt
Considered as Lisbon’s major opening for 2016, the Museum for Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT) aims to become the city’s new cultural centre. Scheduled to open in October, the MAAT will be a space for visitors to explore the convergence of architecture, technology and contemporary art as a field of cultural practice. Visit maat.pt
2016 also marks the 50th anniversary of the 25 de Abril Bridge and to celebrate the bridge will open a new tourist lift to take visitors to the very top offering views over Lisbon and the Tagus River.
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