Our central Holiday Inn Express® hotels in Lisbon take you to the heart of a city of fado song, exhilarating tram rides and delicious custard tarts. Built on seven hills, the sunny Portuguese capital offers a different view for every day of the week.
Lisbon's best-known landmark, St. George's Castle, rises dramatically above a mosaic of red rooftops and the River Tagus. From here you can hop aboard the century-old tram 28 for a good-value spin of the city's sights, from the Moorish Alfama neighborhood to Baixa's grand plazas. Our Lisbon hotels are just a short Metro ride from the sharks and stingrays at underwater wonderland Oceanarium. Or head to Belém to relive 16th-century nautical adventures and wander the cloisters of Jerónimos Monastery, a Unesco World Heritage Site.
Begin your evening Lisbon-style with wallet-friendly shots of ginjinha (cherry brandy) at one of the center's hole-in-the-wall bars. Our hotels in Lisbon are close to downtown restaurants with inexpensive menus or daily specials. Portuguese white wines go well with fresh-from the-grill sardines and spicy chicken piri-piri. Take your pick of alfresco places on the backstreets of Baixa and the lantern-lit Alfama, where bittersweet fado music plays. The party spills out onto the streets of the bar-lined Bairro Alto.
Tawny port, kid gloves, old-fashioned sweets – you'll find them all in the specialty shops in Baixa, just a short Metro ride from our central Lisbon hotels. Break up your day with people-watching and oven-warm custard tarts in one of Lisbon’s Art Nouveau patisseries. Stay at central Holiday Inn Express hotels in Lisbon to discover St. George's Castle, the Moorish lanes of the Alfama, and a city where the simple pleasures of sunshine, fine wine and fresh fish cost very little.