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Lisbon offers all the delights that one expect of Portugal's star attraction. Thus traveling in the beautiful tourist city becomes a memorable journey where the city's Gothic cathedrals, majestic monasteries, quaint museums and colorful cityscape by means of Metro and train, Trams, Taxis, Buses and by flights need a prior research and careful planning just to avoid last moment disappointment.
Here are some of the tourist offices in Lisbon that might turn out helpful during your stay.

Lisbon Tourist Information Centre (Informaçao Turistica de Lisboa)

The Lisbon Tourist Information Centre located inside the Palácio Foz is a good place to find various travel guides, maps and transport information.

Address: Palácio Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal, PT
Tel.: +351 021 346 33 14
Open: Monday to Saturday - 09:00 to 20:00

Lisbon Welcome Centre (Welcome Centre de Lisboa)
Address: Palácio Foz, Praça dos Restauradores, Lisbon, Portugal, PT
Tel.: +351 021 346 33 14
Open: Daily - 09:00 to 20:00

Cascais Tourist Information Centre(Posto de Turismo de Cascais)
Address: Rua Visconde da Luz, Cascais, PT-2750, Portugal, PT
Tel.: +351 021 467 8210
Open: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday - 14:00 to 18:00

Belém Cultural Centre(Centro Cultural de Belém)
Address: Praça do Império, Lisbon, PT-1449-003, Portugal, PT
Tel.: +351 021 361 2400
Open: Monday to Friday - 08:00 to 20:00, Saturday and Sunday - 10:00 to 19:00

Cascais Tourist Information Centre(Posto de Turismo de Cascais)
Address: Rua Visconde da Luz, Cascais, PT-2750, Portugal, PT
Tel.: +351 021 467 8210
Open: Monday to Friday - 10:00 to 18:00, Saturday and Sunday - 14:00 to 18:00

Language(Phrases/Words)

It is always beneficial to learn some of the words/phrases of the local/regional language that actually helps a foreign national during his/her stay at any tourist place. Portuguese being the national language of Lisbon, here are few common Portuguese phrases that might help an individual:

  1. Hi - Olá
  2. Yes / No - Sim / Nao
  3. Good day - Bom dia
  4. Good evening - Boa tarde
  5. Please / Thank you - Por favor / Obrigado
  6. Where are you from? - De onde é?
  7. Is there a free table? - Voces tem uma mesa livre?
  8. Can we have our breakfast? - Podemos tomar o café da manha?
  9. My name is... - Chamo-me...
  10. I am English - Sou inglesa

Emergency Numbers

  1. National Emergency Number: 112
  2. Police: 21 358 83 00
  3. Airport: 21 841 35 00

Hospitals:

  1. Dona Estefânia Hospital: 21 312 66 00
  2. Egas Moniz Hospital: 21 365 00 00
  3. Santa Maria Hospital: 21 793 27 62
  4. São Francisco Xavier Hospital: 21 301 73 51
  5. São José Hospital: 21 884 15 40
  6. São Luís Hospital: 21 321 65 00
  7. Ambulances: 808 20 10 68

Chemists:

  1. 800 20 21 34
  2. 800 20 21 35
  3. 800 20 21 36
  4. 800 20 46 13

Firefighters:

  1. 21 342 22 22
  2. 21 392 47 00

Portuguese Red Cross: 21 303 03 60/3