Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (National Library of Portugal)
Amphitheatre entrance
Campo Grande 83
1749-081 Lisbon

[directions and map]

Biblioteca Nacional de Portugal (National Library of Portugal) is located in the heart of Lisbon. The metro journey from Lisbon airport to the city centre (Saldanha station) takes around 20 minutes. The metro needs a Viva Viagem electronic card (purchased from vending machines or ticket offices for €0.50) which you can then charge. A single journey is €1.40 or you can purchase a 24 hour ticket for €6. There are trains approximately every few minutes.
Some very useful advice is also available on TripAdvisor.

About Lisbon


Maps of the town:

ViaMichelin Interactive Map of Lisbon


Places to visit in Lisbon:

The Belém area

Get there by tram, train or bus and visit these places (all walkable):

Belém Tower
Jeronimos Monastery
National Coach Museum
The Maritime Museum
The Belém Cultural Center (CCB) where you can have lunch with a great view of the river for a reasonable price and have a look at the Berardo Modern Art Collection


Central City and Gulbenkian museums

A guided walking tour of central Lisbon with popular districts like the Moorish Alfama neighborhood (the city's oldest quarter), taking a trip on one of Lisbon's vintage trams and visting Eden Theatre, Lisbon cathedral and the cafes and boutiques of the elegant Chiado neighborhood. 3h 30 min approximately/15€. Numbers are limited to 20 people.

Visit to Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, and the Gulbenkian Modern Art Museum


Modern Lisbon

Visit Parque das Nações (Park of Nations) the new part of Lisbon built for the Expo'98. Take a tour by cable car and walk around to see the architecture, the urban art, the sea front, and the Oceanarium (one of the best in the world).


Visit to Sintra (see and

Get to Sintra by train (40 min) from Rossio Station (city center). At the Sintra station take the Sintra tourist bus 434 to see Palácio da Vila (Town Palace), the Palácio da Pena (Pena Palace), the apogee of 19th Century Romanticism and Castelo dos Mouros (Castle of the Moors).

You can also take a guided tour


Save your money – buy the Lisboa Card

It allows free and unlimited travel on buses, trams and funiculars, underground, as well as on train lines to Sintra and Cascais and free admission to 26 museums, historic buildings and many other places of interest. The Lisboa Card is available at Turismo de Lisboa booths, located at Lisbon Airport - Arrival Hall, Palácio Foz (Praça dos Restauradores), Lisboa Welcome Center (Praça do comércio). It costs 39€ for 72 hours, 31,5€ for 48 hours and 18,5 for 24hours.

You can also buy it online at

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