10 things to see and do in Lisbon

11 July 2022
10 things to see and do in Lisbon
Lisbon is a cosmopolitan city, with good access and a few hours away from any European capital.

And there is so much to see and do that it is difficult to have enough time to see everything you want, with time ... we present here a selection, among others that can be done, of everything you can not miss in the Portuguese capital.

1. Climb to The Castle of St. George and stroll through Alfama
Those who pass in Lisbon and do not go to The Castle of St. George will have missed for sure an unforgettable moment. It is the highest point of the city, in the middle of the most typical neighborhoods. A unique opportunity to feel, and realize, the connection of the city with the Tagus River.

2. Listen to fado
Like it or not, candlelit dining listening to fado in Lisbon is unavoidable. For those who are lucky enough to hear you sing when passing in any street of Alfama, Mouraria or Madragoa, it is to enjoy. Amateur fado or stray is like this, when you feel like singing, singing and guitars go with it.


Escadinhas de São Cristóvão, Lisboa © C.M.L.- D.P.C. | Jose Vincent

3. Go to Terreiro do Paço
The largest square in Lisbon and also one of the most emblematic, symbol of the city and its reconstruction after the great earthquake of 1755. Currently, it is mainly a very pleasant space to stroll along the river in the late afternoon. It is also very beautiful view of the river, on a boat trip.


4. Climb the Santa Justa Elevator
As you walk down the low, you can see it as you pass it. It has an enviable view of this old part of Lisbon, besides being a privilege to travel in this elevator with more than a hundred years that was designed by Ponsard, a disciple of the great master of iron works, Gustave Eiffel.

5. Tram riding
It is a common means of transport for Lisboners, but also one of the best ways to travel through the historic neighborhoods. It looks good in any photograph and the sound of the tram running on the tracks is one of the most characteristic of the city. The 28 is the best known, but there are more...




6. Visit the Jerónimos Monastery and the Belem Tower

Lisbon has two unique monuments that are World Heritage Sites. They are two jewels of Manueline Gothic that easily impress anyone. In addition to the stone vaults being an admirable work of engineering, the richness of the decorative elements linked to maritime aspects and the voyages of navigators is fascinating.

7. Taste a pastel from Bethlehem

It is an ex-libris of Portuguese gastronomy and has a recipe very well kept secret that makes them unique. Not to be missed! A pastry candy that lisboners like to accompany with a coffee.

8. Visit the Oceanarium in the Parque das Nações

Parque das Nações is a success story in the revitalization of an industrial zone, with a privileged location by the river. It is worth visiting the Oceanarium, one of the largest in Europe, where you can enjoy the fauna and flora of the various oceans of our planet.

Parks of The © Nations Tourism of Lisbon

9. Visit the National Tile Museum and the Coach Museum

They are two museums that have no equal in the world. One, tells the story of the tile in Portugal, from the first uses on the wall in the sixteenth century to the day. Another has an unparalleled collection of coaches, with good 18th-century specimens exuberantly decorated with paintings and gilded carvings.

10. Dinner in Bairro Alto

Lisbon is also known for having a very lively and busy evening. After an afternoon of shopping in the elegant neighborhood of Chiado, nothing like a late afternoon in one of the viewpoints, santa catarina or São Pedro de Alcântara, and stay for dinner in Bairro Alto. It is essential for those who like to go out at night and have fun.


by Visit Portugal 


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