There are a lot of tourist information available, some important tips to help plan your trip:
1. In “Belem” area you will find many museums, some restaurants and pleasant walking route. Plan to spend there the most part of the day, if you want to visit some important museums there:
2. For “Fado” go to the well-known “Clube de Fado” (www.clude-de-fado.com), as it is easy to find this place, there is a great kitchen and service. Average for one person will be about 40-50 Euro. Show start 21-30 (in other places later in the night). Visiting Fado museum is a good idea to understand historical roots.
3. For accommodation – stay in Hotel Dos Anjos, if they suggest good pricing (about 45-55 Euro/night). It is centrally located, metro station (green line) is just 1 minute walk from hotel. There is a free underground parking and hotel stuff is really helpful. Internet was not for free, but there is possibility to use much cheaper wifi (fon.com).
If you will go to from this hotel to the main street (where is metro) and turn in the direction of the center then within 5-minute walk distance you will find some non-touristic restaurants where you can each for 8-10 euro. One is on the right side on “Calcada do destrerro” street.
4. Transport – driving is not a pleasant task there, bike either, so better buy dayly ticket for about 4 euro, which works for tram, metro and bus. But it might be hard to understant the route of the bus, so ask on the reception of the hotel before go.
5. Two museums (why they are not promoted at all!) that should be visited by anyone interested in art – Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Centro de Arte Moderna (both located in the same place and managed by the same organization, so buy combined ticket if you plan to visit both). Can get there with metro “Placa de Espanha” or “Sao Sebastiao”.