Portugal’s largest international airport, Aeroporto da Portela, is very close to Lisbon’s city centre. To get to andfrom there, you can easily hop on a shuttle bus, a metro, a public bus or take a taxi (which generally should cost around €10 to get to the city centre). There are two train stations: Santa Apolonia, in the centre, and Gare do Oriente a bit farther out, but served by high-speed trains. The city can also be reached by car or by boat. Once in the city, there is a highly developed public transport system which includes buses, trams and metros. You can also get around the city by bike or on foot. To get up the various hills, there are many funiculars and outdoor elevators.
Lisbon’s gastronomy is heavily influenced by its proximity to the ocean. Typical specialities are Pataniscas de bacalhau (cod cakes) and Peixinhos da horta (similar to Japanese tempura). Be sure to try the various types of barbecued sardines. The best known desert is Pastel de Nata (an egg tart pastry).
There are many events held in Lisbon all year long. In March you can see the city’s semi-marathon, and, in June, various festivals which are specific to the different old quarters. The Night of Santo Antonio, on June 13th, is the epitome of the city’s festivals, bringing together hundreds of thousands of people. Each quarter invites groups of traditional dancers to compete in a choreography competition.
The statue of Christ facing Lisbon across the Tagus is called Cristo Rei. A common misconception is that the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro is a scaled up version of this, however, it is the other way around.
http://www.golisbon.com// (Tourist site)