Lisboa Card, discount card to visit Lisbon

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Lisboa Card, discount card to visit Lisbon

Lisboa Card Lisbon

The Lisboa Card is a tourist map that will help you discover Lisbon and its surroundings, such as Sintra or Cascais. With your Lisboa Card, you can enjoy free or reduced price access to certain sites and monuments. This Lisbon Card offers a very wide range of discounts on various services and free access to public transport. This can be interesting if you plan to use it. You will need to prepare your visit to Lisbon, the monuments you wish to visit and the Portuguese public transport routes you will take.

What is the price of a Lisboa card, for how many days can it be bought, where can you buy it, what exactly does it cover and is it useful for visiting Lisbon? These are all questions for which you will find different answers below. In this guide to the Lisboa Card you will find detailed information on the discounts and rebates offered by the card, its price and its conditions of validity.

To buy the card, click on the image below and order it directly online :

  • Choose the duration of your Lisboa Card: 24, 48 or 72 hours.
  • Choose the number of people who will benefit from the Lisboa Card: number of children and adults
  • Choose the date on which you want the Lisboa Card to be valid (this allows you to order it in advance).
  • Order

The Discount Card for Lisbon will be available as soon as you order with an explanatory brochure in English and can be cancelled 24 hours before it becomes valid.

Lisboa card: what is it?

Lisbon, like other cities, has its own dedicated tourist map, here called the Lisboa Card. It is a blue card that was pink and yellow before 2016, delivered (even when ordering the Lisboa Card online) with a brochure with discounts and rebates. The Lisboa Card offers free entrance to more than 25 monuments or museums in Lisbon and discounts for tourist attractions and monuments in Lisbon and its surroundings: the Lisboa Card gives discounts for for example visiting Sintra, Tomar, Batalha and Alcobaca.

You will also be able to use some public transport in Lisbon for free and get discounts on several types of excursions, services and activities. The card is not free and is available in different versions depending on the duration, number of users or age:

  • Lisboa Card 24 hours: €13 per child and €20 per adult
  • Lisboa Card valid for 48 hours: 19 € per child and 34 € adult
  • Lisboa Card with a validity of 72 hours: 22,5 € per child and 42 € per adult.
  • Users between the ages of 4 and 15 are considered children.
  • Children under the age of 4 accompanied by an adult holder of a valid Lisboa Card will be entitled to the card and its discounts free of charge.




Lisbon Card (Lisboa Card): discounts on public transport in Lisbon

The Lisboa card allows you to travel free of charge by the following means of transport throughout its period of validity:

  • Lisbon Metro: all lines, including between Lisbon airport and the city centre.
  • Trains on the Sintra – Sete Rios – Oriente line, to Sintra (You will not be able to use it to Cabo da Roca from Sintra or Cascais)
  • Trains on the Cais – Sodré – Cascais line, to visit the different beaches of Lisbon
  • 25% discount to take the trains across the Tagus and the bridge on April 25th.
  • Lifts, trams and buses Carris: tramway 28 from Lisbon, tramway 15 to Belem, Santa Justa lift.

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Reduced visits to Lisbon with the Lisboa Card

This tourist card of Lisbon will allow you to enjoy discounts in many museums or monuments of the capital of Portugal. You will find below the complete list that will allow you to prepare your visit to Lisbon as it should be!

  • Archaeological Museum of the Carmelites (Museu Arqueológico do Carmo): 20% discount
  • Lisbon Zoo (Jardim Zoológico de Lisboa): 15% discount
  • Lisbon Aquarium (Oceanário de Lisboa): 15% discount
  • Benfica Stadium Lisbon and Cosme Damião Museum (Museu Benfica – Cosme Damião): 15% discount
  • Monument to the Discoveries in Belem (Padrão dos Descobrimentos): 30% discount
  • Sintra National Palace (Palácio Nacional de Sintra): 10% discount
  • National Palace of Queluz (Palácio Nacional de Queluz): 15% discount
  • Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra: 20% discount
  • Moorish Castle of Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros) 15% discount
  • Pena Palace in Sintra (Palácio Da Pena) 2 € discount
  • Science Museum: 50% discount
  • Museum of Oriente (Museu do Oriente): 20% discount
  • Pharmacy Museum (Museu da Farmacia): 20% discount
  • Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva Foundation (Fundação Arpad Szenes-Vieira da Silva): 50% discount
  • Museum of the Berardo Collection (Museu Coleção Berardo): 40% discount
  • Casa Fernando Pessoa: 40% discount
  • Belem Cultural Centre (Centro Cultural de Belém): 10% discount
  • Capuchin Convent in Sintra (Convento dos Capuchos em Sintra): 15% discount
  • Culturgest: 10% discount
  • Medeiros e Almeida Foundation (Casa-Museu Medeiros e Almeida): 40% discount
  • Calouste Gulbenkian Museum (Museu Calouste Gulbenkian): 20% discount
  • Water Museum (Museu da Água): 50% discount
  • Carris Museum (Museu da Carris): 30% discount
  • Puppet Museum (Museu da Marioneta): 30% discount
  • Maritime Museum of Belem (Museu de Marinha): 25% discount
  • St. Roch Museum (Museu de São Roque): 40% discount
  • Macau Scientific and Cultural Museum (Centro Científico e Cultural de Macau): 50% discount
  • Centro de Arte Moderna “José de Azeredo Perdigão” (Centre of Modern Art José de Azeredo Perdigão): 20% discount
  • Fado Museum in Lisbon’s Alfama district (Museu do Fado): 30% discount
  • Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian (Planetário Calouste Gulbenkian): 50% off
  • Knowledge Pavilion in the Park of Nations (Pavilhão do Conhecimento): 20% discount
  • Lisbon Labyrinth (Labirinto Lisboa): 20% discount
  • Museum of the Sporting World (Museu Mundo Sporting): 40% discount
  • Museum of the Portuguese School of Decorative Arts (Museu Escola de Artes Decorativas Portuguesa): 20% discount
  • José Saramago Foundation (Fundação José Saramago): 1 € reduction on the entrance fee
  • Aquarium Vasco da Gama (Aquário Vasco da Gama): 20% discount
  • Evoa Bird Observatory – 30% discount
  • Discounts on various operators for visiting Lisbon by bus
  • Sant’Anna Factory (Fábrica de Sant’Anna): 5% discount
  • Freeport Outlet Shopping: 10% discount

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Free tours of Lisbon with the Lisboa Card

Find below all the free tours of Lisbon that you can do with the Lisboa Card. Of course you won’t be able to visit everything and you will have to make a choice. But it will allow you to know if the purchase of the Lisboa Card is interesting for your visit to Libsonne.

  • Monastery of Jerónimos in Belem (Mosteiro dos Jerónimos)
  • Tower of Belem (Torre de Belém)
  • The Lisbon City Museum at the Palacio Pimenta (Museu de Lisboa)
  • Chiado Museum of Contemporary Art in Lisbon (Chiado Museum)
  • National Museum of the Azulejos (Museu do Azulejos)
  • Convent of Christ in Tomar (Covento de Cristo) to discover if you visit Tomar
  • Monastery of Alcobaça
  • Batalha MonasteryMafra Palace (Palácio Nacional de Mafra) close to Ericeira
  • National Museum of carriages in Belém (Museu Nacional dos Coches)
  • Montserrat Park (Parque de Monserrat)
  • Palácio Nacional da Ajuda (National Palace of Ajuda)
  • Lisboa Story Centre – Memórias da Cidade
  • Casa-Museu Anastácio Gonçalves (Casa-Museu Anastácio Gonçalves)
  • Viewpoint on the arch of the Rua Augusta (Arco Da Rua Augusta)
  • Music Museum (Museu da Musica)
  • Museum of Communication (Museu das Comunicações)
  • Lisbon Museum “Santo António” (Museu António)
  • Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology (Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia)
  • Lisbon Museum “Teatro Romano”
  • Sintra Air Museum (Museu do Ar in Sintra)
  • National Museum of Archaeology of Belém (Museu Nacional de Arqueologia)
  • National Museum of Ancient Arts (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga)
  • National Museum of Ethnology (Museu Nacional de Etnologia)
  • Estufa fria in Edward VII Park
  • Museum of Electricity (Museu da Eletricidade de Lisboa)
  • National Pantheon (Panteao Nacional)
  • National Museum of Theatre and Dance (Museu Nacional do Teatro)
  • National Museum of Costume (Museu Nacional do Traje)
  • Museu Bordalo Pinheiro (Bordalo Pinheiro Museum)
  • Sintra Mitos e Lendas de Sintra

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Lisbon Card: useful or not ?

The Lisboa Card is a very practical tourist card, which allows you to take advantage of discounted public transport and a number of discounts or free entries to It’s interesting because it offers discounts for tickets to monuments and museums in Lisbon that are not very well known but also some that are really worth seeing such as the Monastery of Jerónimos, the Tower of Belem, Tramway 28, Elevador Santa Justa in Lisbon, the Zoo, the Oceanarium, etc…

In the same way, access to public transport is not limited to routes that you will never use, but to some that are very busy and that you will certainly use during your visits, such as to get to Sintra and the beach.

So I would say that the Lisboa Card can be very useful, but it depends on what you want to visit. The two major drawbacks to this Lisbon discount card for me are the following:

  • It gives many discounts and free entries but if you only come to Lisbon for a few days, you won’t use more than half of them.
  • It allows you to visit Lisbon but in complete autonomy and I think that for the first time it may be more interesting to plan a guided tour of Lisbon with english-speaking professionals who will allow you to understand everything and not miss anything.

However, it should be noted that if you are one of those who want to visit Lisbon on your own and want to visit the Belem district and its monuments, for example, then it will still allow you to save a lot of money. This is not a scam, far from it!

  • Public transport in Lisbon: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 3.5€ without but with the Viva Viagem transport card
  • Carriage Museum: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 8€ without
  • Monastery of Jerónimos: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 10€ without
  • Maritime Museum: 5€ with the Lisboa Card VS card 6,5€ without
  • Monument to Discovery: 3,5€ with the Lisboa Card VS card 5€ without
  • Tour of Belem: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 6€ without

In total for all these visits, you will have paid 20€ for the Lisboa Card for 24 hours + 8,5€ for the visits of the monuments against 39€ if you didn’t have the card: a saving of 10,5€. For a group of 4 or a family with two children, this is not negligible over a day.

Another example if you visit the centre of Lisbon and the main districts with or without the Lisbon Card :

  • Public transport: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 6.9€ without but with the Viva Viagem transport card
  • Azulejos Museum: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 5€ without
  • National Pantheon: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 4€ without
  • Lisboa Story Center: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 7€ without
  • Fado Museum: 3,5€ with the Lisboa Card VS card 5€ without
  • Viewpoint on the Rua Arc in August: free with the Lisboa Card VS card 2,5€ without
  • Archaeological Museum of the Carmelites: 2,8€ with the Lisboa Card VS card 4€ without the card.

In total for all these visits, you will have paid 20€ the Lisboa Card for 24 hours + 6,3€ for the visits of the monuments against 34,4€ if you didn’t have the card: a saving of 8,1€. Once again, multiplying by the number of people in the group and therefore the number of tickets to be paid is not negligible.

You should also take into account that the queues are sometimes very long for some of these monuments and that you may not have time to visit everything as planned in 24 hours. Buying a 48-hour Lisboa Card may be the solution. In any case, when you see the number of positive reviews that there can be on the card, I think that booking it will be a good option for many!

Buy Lisboa Card

Click on the Lisboa Card to order it online

Careful, now: The card must be signed by the cardholders, who must also have identification when using it. You will not be able to pass it on to other people.

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