Lisbon is one of the most attractive cities in the world. Being the capital of Portugal, this cosmopolitan city is the perfect place for your holidays. The great location, the kind weather, the welcoming people and its beautiful heritage inspire…
Travel now and have in mind our checklist with 9 incredible things to do in Lisbon. From Chiado to Alfama, from walking tours to viewpoints, follow our suggestions and have a nice trip through Lisbon!
Lisbon, the fantastic Capital of Portugal
Brilliantly located on a sequence of hills that runs down to the grand Tagus River, Lisbon is one of the world's most attractive cities. It is a historic city where its people, streets, neighborhoods, monuments, gardens (among other elements) are part of Lisbon's identity and are the visible memory of the city and country’s history.
Here you can find beautiful unexpected views especially from strategically-placed viewpoints or terraces at the top of each hill. Just try it... you, certainly, won't regret.
The city has an unpolished and seductive appearance, an effortless beauty with captivating details such as cobbled designs, tiled façades, and pastel-colored buildings blending together to give it a singular atmosphere.
Thus, we will suggest 9 things to do in Lisbon:
1 - Oceanarium of Lisbon
Lisbon's Aquarium is the world's largest salt water Oceanarium and is a fantastic tourist attraction especially for families. Inside the Oceanarium there are over 450 different species of animals which include sharks, rays, penguins and even two delightful sea otters.
2 - Museum of Caloueste Guldbenkian Foundation
One of the greatest museums in the world and one of Europe's unsung treasures. It hosts a magnificent collection of Egyptian, Greek, Roman, Islamic, Asian, and European art.
3 - Jeronimos Monastery
Built in the 16th century in the late gothic manueline style, it is considered a world heritage site by UNESCO. It contains the tombs of the famous writer Luis de Camões and the great navigator Vasco de Gama.
4 - Alfama
Alfama district, with narrow streets and small squares, is an historical quarter of mixed-use buildings occupied by bars, restaurants and small homes. Fado, the typically Portuguese style of melancholy music, is common in the restaurants.
5 - Viewpoint Senhora do Monte
Located in one of Lisbon's highest peaks, it offers one of the best panoramic views over the city. From here we can watch the Tagus estuary, Graça church, castle of São Jorge, Mouraria neighbourhood, pombaline downtown, Carmo's monastery ruins, Monsanto park, the new avenues and other hills of Lisbon.
6 - Walking Tours
Travel with us through the most stunning places in Lisbon for only one day and discover the most precious heritage. Visit the major sites of Lisbon, like Rossio, Praça do Comércio, Bairro Alto and Alfama, appreciate the great monuments of the Discoveries Age as Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery, enjoy the beauty of Tagus River and its banks and taste the delicious "Pastel de Belém", the famous Portuguese sweet.
7 - Chiado
It is an iconic neighborhood of Lisbon, a traditional shopping area, a meeting point for artists and poets, a place to walk or take a coffee. It is nowadays one of the most cosmopolitan and bustling areas in the city.
8 - Belem Tower
Listed as World Heritage Monument by UNESCO, it was built in 1515 as a fortress to guard the entrance to Lisbon's harbor. It was the starting point for many navigators and for many of these sailors, it was the last sight of their homeland. It is a monument to Portugal's Age of Discovery, often serving as a symbol of the country.
9 - Bairro Alto
It is a typical district with a true lively nightlife. Here you can find restaurants, bars and Fado houses where you can have a great time all night long.
As you can see, Lisbon is a stunning place where you can appreciate the fantastic heritage of the city and the authenticity of its people. What are you waiting for? Get in touch!