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Lisbon Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Lisbon Layover Tips For Flight Attendants | WOC

Cities so old, hold a charm like many others don’t. The monuments, the cafes and the streets narrate tales that take you back in time. Wallow in and listen to the stories that this city whispers as we take you through Lisbon with these special layover tips for cabin crew.

What to do in Lisbon for 24h – 48h

Getting Around

Lisbon has a good and reliable network of public transport which includes buses, trams, funiculars, lifts and the Metro. More information about the metro, trams and buses can be found of the official website http://metro.transporteslisboa.pt . There is a 24 hour city zone pass costing 6 Euros which is available at the metro stations.

TRAM 28

One of the best ways to explore Lisbon in an hour would be to get on Tram 28. It takes you through the most notable parts of the city including Graça, Baixa and Bairro Alto, St. George’s Castle and Alfama. Many of the trams used on this route date back to the World War II! The trams are one of the major attractions among tourists, so to avoid long queues make sure you arrive early!

Ticket Cost: 2.85 Euros (One way- can be purchased on board or from kiosks around the city.)

Timing: 7:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.

 

Sights in Lisbon

Mosteiro dos Jerónimo

Is a UNESCO World Heritage site located in Belem. The monastery was built to Honour Vasco Da Gama. During the 17th century the structure served as a monastery for monks, who used to comfort sailors and pray for the king. It is highly recommended to visit Monsteiro dos Jeronimo because of its unique architecture.

Castelo de São Jorge

The 11th century hilltop is visible from all places in Lisbon. Bus 737 from Sé or Praça da Figueira goes right to the gate. Tram 28 also passes nearby.

Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa)

For some sweeping views of Lisbon you must take a ride on the Elevador de Santa Justa. The elevator takes you up to a 150 feet high vantage point. The ride up to the deck and back will cost you 5 Euros.

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Lisbon City Runners

You can explore the beautiful city of Lisbon while working out. Lisbon City Runners offer different running routes  with a local running partner who helps explore the most attractive places of the city.

All WOC users get a special 10% discount for flight attendants through World Of Crew app.

Day trips from Lisbon

  • If you have time, do visit Cascais /Estoril which is 30 kms from Lisbon. Cascais has a good beach and good places to eat around the beach.
  • You can also rent a car to go to Cascais and extend your trip to go to Sintra, a beautiful place featuring UNESCO World Heritage site – Palacio da Pena.

Food in Lisbon

When you’re in the capital of Portugal there are some national dishes that you just can’t miss! So we have here a glossary of all the dishes that you must try :

Food Glossary

Alheira – Sausage stuffed with pork, chicken and bread.

Arroz de Pato – Duck Rice – May look strange, but is extremely good!

Acorda de Marisco- Sea food mixed with bread and garlic

Feijoada- Bean stew with all sorts of meats, lettuce and rice.

Polvo a Lagareiro- Octopus with baked potatoes, seasoned with Portuguese olive oil.

Pasteis de Belem: do not miss having the original Pasteis de Belem (a cake) if you can get to Belem.

Some of the most popular restaurants in Lisbon

Bistro 100 Maneiras – Contemporary, Mediterranean, Portuguese

Bairro do Avillez – Portuguese, Mediterranean, Sea Food, Fresh Fish

Lust in Rio- Beverages

Wine District- Tapas, Portuguese, Beverages

Belcanto- Author, Mediterranean, Portuguese

Ruacana – Portuguese, Tapas, Petiscos

Beni Gelato & Friends – Ice Cream & Gelato

Coelho da Rocha – Tapas, Petiscos

Il Pizzaiollo- Italian

Night Life in Lisbon

Bairro Alto is great for night life and partying. They have beer and wine at very reasonable prices. The other good place would be Cais de Sodre.

Shopping

Embaixada

It is a shopping centre in Príncipe Real, Santos & Estrela. Centred on a grand sweeping staircase and courtyard are boutiques selling everything from vintage records to organic cosmetics, eco-homewares and contemporary Portuguese ceramics.

Feira da Ladra

If you’re searching for a unique souvenir to take back home, you might want to try your luck at the Feira da Ladra flea market which is located in Alfama and is spread out across Campo de Santa Clara.

Arte da Terra

Gifts and souvenirs in Alfama, Castelo & Graca. Here you will find Portuguese crafts including Castello Branco embroideries, nativity figurines, hand-painted azulejos, fado CDs and quality goods (umbrellas, aprons, writing journals) made from cork.

 

Flight Attendants discounts in Lisbon

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Have a fabulous layover and after having explored Lisbon please do share your experience with us and your fellow cabin crew by commenting below!

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