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AvelinoL AvelinoL
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7 Colinas ticket Jan 20, 2017
Lisbon is a sunny and pleasant city that invites you to... walk. If you don't plan your journey, at the end of the day you may feel very tired. Since Lisbon is a steep city, the best idea is to use the public transportation to the top of any desired hill, and follow down the interesting path. For it, the best solution is to buy the "7 Colinas" card, which allows you to charge it with full day trips (6.15€ in 2017) and/or isolated trips in buses or metro (1.45€). Metro is quick and efficient but buses and trams let you see the sights. Some suggestions:

- Rossio and Marques de Pombal are the best hubs for public transportation, and are close to most of the important monuments. Make one or both of them the reference for your trips.

- To reach the "Parque das Nações" use Metro from any of them, changing at Alameda (you may pop out and see the large alley with Fonte Luminosa at one end and Instituto Superior Técnico at the other. In the crossing central avenue you may have a distant look of the ugly statue of Sá Carneiro, the prime-minister killed in a plain crash a few years after the revolution of 1974, and in the opposite direction the statue of Fernão de Magalhães in the Praça do Chile).

- Use bus nº 2 to go to the top of Parque Eduardo VII, stepping out at R. Marques da Fronteira. You may enter it at both hubs, and Praça do Comercio too. In the descent to the center you have at the right the Estufa Fria, a beautiful garden.

- To Belem use Metro to go to Cais do Sodré, and from there tram nº 15, which stops, at Belem, Jerónimos and Cultural Center.
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Very helpful tip here. When I visited Lisbon I also had a 7 Colinas ticket. :-)
Posted on: Jan 20, 2017
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davidx davidx
564 reviews
Save some euros! Mar 08, 1999
If you do not know, and the information is not exactly thrown at you, you can waste a lot by buying single trip tickets for bus or metro. The cost of a single bus journey is (2010) €1.45.

The cost of a day ticket is €3.75 and these are valid throughout the Carris network (bus, tram, elevador) and on the metro.

One caution that should be out of date, if the Carris website means what it says and the tickets are really for 24 hours. When a friend and I used them in 1999, we were travelling at about 9.00 on tickets bought at about 11.00 the previous day. Tickets were checked and we were surprised to discover that we were travelling illegally because tickets became invalid at 02.00 on the day after they were bought. It's worth checking this.

I know a Lisboa card is also valid but I don't know any details because it always seems, like other city cards, to tie you to going to a host of museums in a day if you want to get the best from it.
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