Driving in Lisbon is a challenge: firstly, those oh-so picturesque, narrow cobbled streets are usually pedestrianised, have tramlines, or are pretty hard to navigate anyway.
Secondly, parking spaces are in very short supply. It’s much easier to get around on public transport. But if you have to bring a car, it’s good to know where you can and can’t park.
Charged street parking is generally marked by blue signs and you pay at a grey machine on the street. These spaces are usually charged from Monday to Friday, 08.00 until 20.00 and on Saturdays from 08.00 to 18.00.
If you see a blue sign with a red line through it, parking is prohibited. Parking wardens are quite rigorous, so if you park in a non-parking zone, chances are you’ll be ticketed, clamped or towed.