Things To Do

Find something fun to do and see in Lisbon during your stay. Our general tips can be found on this page. 
In order for you to experience Lisbon like a true local, we have compiled a selection of our favorite spots for you to explore and enjoy during your stay.
 
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Get Lost in the Streets of Bairro Alto & Alfama

 

Explore the two oldest neighborhoods in Lisbon which date back to before the Roman Period. 

These two neighborhoods survived the earthquake of 1755 - which destroyed the rest of city. They represent the heritage of Lisbon's historical charm and culture. 

Take a stroll through these neighborhoods and get lost in picturesque labyrinths of narrow streets and small squares.

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Baixa

In 1755 a massive earthquake shook the city and destroyed most of Lisbon.  

The Baixa Pombalina seen today is the result of the grand scale urban planning led by the Marquês de Pombal.  Unique at the time, this geometrical architectural design took over 50 years to complete and spans across 255 hectares from Chiado to Alfama. 

Venture downtown and see how this 18th century design has adapted to modern life. 

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Belém

 

Starting point of the discoveries, Belém is just a few kilometers away from Lisbon city center. 

 

Well worth a visit to explore the rich heritage of the discoveries period. Here you will find the Torre de Belém, Mosteiro dos Jeronimos (Jeronimos Monastery) and the Padrão dos Descobrimentos. 

 

It is an area filled with modern museums such as CCB, Museu dos Coches (Coach Museum) and home to the Pasteis de Belém.

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Estoril & Cascais

 

Home to European Royalty after World War II, Estoril and Cascais are often referred to as the Portuguese Riviera. With stunning views of the Atlantic Ocean, these two areas will show you a scenic part of Portugal just a short drive away from Lisbon. 

Easily reachable by train or car, don't miss the opportunity to visit. 

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Eat Like a Local


Experience the best of Portuguese cuisine such as:

  • Fresh Seafood

  • Steak on the Stone

  • Bacalhau 

  • Petiscos (tapas like snacks)

  • Salgados (salty pastry)

... and remember to try all the succulent sweet treats and desserts Portugal has to offer. 

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