Planning to visit Lisbon? Then get ready with the Lisboa Card!

The Lisboa card is a tourist offer for visitors to Lisbon, Portugal’s dynamic and colourful capital. This card offers numerous benefits that allow you to discover the city’s historical, cultural and gastronomic treasures in an economical and practical way.


The Lisboa Card, the perfect pass for visiting Lisbon

The Lisboa Card is ideal for tourists who want to explore Lisbon without the hassle of buying individual tickets to each attraction. Key benefits include:

Free access to public transport: Once you have your Lisboa Card, you can travel hassle-free on Lisbon’s public transport network, including buses, trams, metros and lifts. This makes exploring the city easy and hassle-free.
Free entry: The card gives you free entry to 37 museums and monuments. These include some of Lisbon’s most emblematic sights, such as the Tower of Belem, the Hieronymite Monastery and the Azulejo Museum.
Discounts: Take advantage of discounts from 5% to 50% at more than 60 other attractions and selected shops and restaurants. These offers can save you a lot of money, especially if you plan to visit many attractions.

How to use the Lisboa Card

Where can I buy the card?

You can buy the Lisboa Card online from partner websites such as Tiqets, or directly from “Ask Me” outlets throughout the city. Buying the card online allows you to plan ahead and avoid queues, which is a big advantage during the tourist high season.

How do I activate the Lisboa Card?

The card is activated when you use it for the first time on public transport or in a museum, and remains valid for the chosen duration (24, 48 or 72 hours). It is therefore recommended to use the card early in the morning to maximise its validity.

List of included monuments

The Lisboa Card offers free entry to a diverse selection of monuments and museums in Lisbon, allowing visitors to discover the city’s rich cultural and historical heritage. Here you will find detailed information on some of the most emblematic monuments included with the Lisboa Card:

1. Tower of Belem

Location: At the mouth of the Tagus River. Significance: The Tower of Belem is a symbol of the era of the Portuguese discoveries and has been declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO. Built in the early 16th century, it served both as a defensive point and a gateway to Lisbon.

Read more about the Tower of Belém here.

2. Hieronymite Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)

Location: Near the Tower of Belém. Significance: This monastery is one of the most impressive examples of Manueline architecture, a style unique to Portugal. It houses the tombs of Vasco da Gama and the poet Luís de Camões, as a tribute to Portugal’s maritime history.

Read more about the Hieronymite Monastery here.

3. National Museum of Azulejos

Location: In the Xabregas district. Importance: This unique museum is dedicated to azulejo, the ceramic tiles that are an essential part of Portuguese architecture and decoration. It outlines the development of azulejo from the 15th century to the present day.

4. São Jorge Castle

Location: Overlooking the historic centre of Lisbon. Significance: Dating from the 11th century, this castle offers panoramic views over Lisbon and the Tagus River. It played an important role in Portuguese history, especially during the Reconquista.

Read more about São Jorge Castle here.

5. Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Location: In the São Sebastião district.

Importance: The museum houses the Calouste Gulbenkian art collection, with works from antiquity to the modern era. Notable pieces include works by Rembrandt, Rubens and Monet.

6. Santa Justa lift

Location: In the heart of the Baixa district.

Significance: Built in 1902 by Raoul Mesnier du Ponsard, an apprentice of Gustave Eiffel, this lift not only connects the Baixa and Chiado districts, but also offers breathtaking views over central Lisbon.

7. Museum of Electricity

Location: Former Belém thermal power plant.

Importance: This interactive museum displays the history of electrical energy, with original machinery preserved in a remarkably well-preserved industrial space.

8. National Pantheon

Location: Santa Engrácia Church in the Alfama district.

Significance: Transformed into the National Pantheon, this monument houses the graves of several illustrious Portuguese figures, such as Amália Rodrigues, the famous fado singer, and Eusébio, the legendary footballer.

Read more about the National Pantheon here.

9. Mafra Palace

Location: About 30 km from Lisbon.

Significance: Built in the 18th century, this monumental palace is one of the largest Baroque palaces in Europe. It also houses a historic library with a rare collection of books.

Each of these sites offers a unique perspective on Portuguese history, culture and art, making the Lisboa Card a valuable tool for exploring Lisbon’s treasures in depth.

What additional discounts does the Lisboa Card offer?

In addition to free entry, Lisboa Card holders receive discounts at the following attractions:

  • Oceanário de Lisboa or Lisbon Aquarium: One of the largest aquariums in Europe(more info here).
  • Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (MAAT): An innovative space dedicated to the diversity of these three areas.
  • Excursions to Sintra and Cascais: Discounts on excursions to these picturesque places near Lisbon.

Where can I buy the Lisboa Card?

The Lisboa Card can be bought at:

Through our website by clicking on thisthe Tiqets partner link:

At Ask Me points, open every day except 25 December/ Card to be integrated. – Through the Lisbon Tourist Office facilities and shops:

  • Pilar 7,
  • Story Centre of Lisbon,
  • Arco da Rua Augusta
  • Lisboa Shop (Rua do Arsenal)
  • Lisboa Shop (Rua Jardim do Regedor)
  • Mitos and loans in Sintra

Through online platforms and tour operators;

Through authorised retailers and partners of Lisbon Tourism.

You can buy the card in person at any of the above locations. You can also buy the card online to save time. If you buy the Lisboa Card online, you have to go to one of the Ask me points to pick up the physical card upon presentation of your booking voucher. Once you have the card, just show it at the entrance of each monument.

How does the Lisboa Card work?

Once you pick up the card, all you have to do is show it at the entrance of the monuments. Even if you need to buy tickets for attractions that are not free, just go to the ticket office and show the card to get a discount.

Why choose the Lisboa Card?

Choosing the Lisboa Card is a wise decision for several reasons. Not only will you save money and time on sightseeing, but it also encourages you to explore places you might not have considered otherwise, enriching your travel experience. Moreover, the card’s ease of use and unlimited access to public transport make navigating the city very easy.

In short, the Lisboa Card is your passport to the best of Lisbon, combining convenience with economy and the ability to explore. Whether you are a history buff, an art lover or just looking for new adventures, the Lisboa Card is an indispensable tool to discover the cultural and historical richness of this beautiful city.

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