Lisbon Airport information
Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport - also known as Aeroporto da Portela or Lisbon Portela Airport - serves the capital and largest city of Portugal, Lisbon. The airport began in 1942 as a military airfield utilised by both the Axis and Allied forces in the 2nd World War, but was converted to a commercial airport in 1946 and is today the biggest airport in Portugal. Besides serving as the main international gateway into the country, Lisbon Airport is also a major transit point in Southern Europe due to its strategic location.
Flights to Lisbon Airport
The airport consists of 2 separate passenger terminals; Terminal 2 is reserved for budget airlines whilst Terminal 1 handles all other flights. Lisbon Airport receives over 15 million air travellers a year and has been nominated as Europe’s Leading Airport numerous times. The airport is the hub base of TAP Portugal and is also served by numerous major airlines like Turkish Airlines, KLM and Lufthansa. Popular destinations from Lisbon Airport include Madrid, Paris, London, and Frankfurt. There are currently no direct flights from Singapore to Lisbon.
Cheapest flights to Lisbon Airport
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Lisbon Humberto Delgado Airport is located about 7 kilometres from the heart of Lisbon. To get from the airport to the city, travellers can make use of the Metro - simply board the train on the Red Line at the Metro de Lisboa station at Terminal 1, then ride to the city centre. The train ride should take only about 20 minutes. Otherwise, taxis are also available outside the airport terminal and take about 15 minutes to arrive in central Lisbon. This should cost about SGD$22.86.
What to see and do
If you’re in Lisbon, don’t miss a visit to the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, or Jerónimos Monastery. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Jerónimos Monastery has been standing since the 1500s and was built by King Manuel I during the city’s Age of Discovery to celebrate Vasco da Gama’s successful voyage to India. The Jerónimos Monastery boasts an architectural style that was revolutionary in that Age and consists of intricately carved pillars, motifs and sculptures, as well as multiple pillars.
After the Monastery, stroll over and visit the Belém Tower, also known as the Tower of St Vincent, built in the 16th century from lioz limestone. Standing on the northern bank of the Tagus River, its rich history saw it once being part of the defence system as well as a ceremonial gateway into Lisbon.
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