Lisbon isn’t an expensive city compared to London, but it has still been fun to learn about ways we can see lots of the main sights for less! Here are two tips on how you can save money in Lisbon but still see the main sights:
1. Visit during the first Sunday of the Month
Some of the top attractions in Lisbon offer free entry on the first Sunday of the month.
We have visited the National Azulejo Museum (the tile museum), The National Pantheon, Jerónimos Monastery in Belem, and the Museu Nacional dos Coches (coach museum) for free by visiting them on the first Sunday of the month.
Click here to discover where else you can visit for free!
If you are planning to go to attractions such as the zoo and the aquarium while in Lisbon, BestTripVouchers could save you quite a bit of money.
A book of 100 vouchers that can be used for two people, BestTripVouchers costs 19.50 Euros (the one with airport transfers costs more).
Alex and I both got 15% off when we visited the zoo (giving us more than 6 euros off in total!). We also used BestTripVouchers for 20% off at a restaurant where Alex enjoyed a Francesinha, and we got a free Pastéis de Belém using a voucher at the home of the delicious pastry!
A free app is available showing you all the places where you can use the voucher- including some hotels- but you need to have the voucher book with you when you use it. It’s nice and small, so it easily fit in my bag without a problem.
BestTripVouchers is still pretty new, so each time we used a voucher the staff spent some time checking it with their manager as they were unfamiliar with it, so don’t be surprised if you experience a small delay. I expect this will change quickly as more people hear about it.
Overall, I think it’s a great way to save money, especially if you are planning to be in Lisbon for more than a weekend. For digital nomads staying in Lisbon for a while (or anyone who visits Lisbon regularly) I think it’s a brilliant thing to get as it’s valid for a year.
*Disclaimer- we were given the voucher book for free in exchange for an honest review.