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Top 10 things to do in Lisbon

Portugal's capital city offers an unpretentious culture coupled with a splendid, historic cityscape. As one of Europe's oldest cities, it's also one of the most fascinating to explore! Here are some top tips to get you started.

Jeronimos Monastery

The magnificent Jeronimos Monastery near the shoreline of Belém was once home to the Hieronymite monks – Catholic hermits whose primary role it was to pray for the King's soul!

Bairro Alto

The loosely translated Upper Neighborhood is Lisbon's most historically opulent quarter. Bairro Alto is a great place to wander, its preserved romantic ambiance boasts some of the city's top attractions!

Lisbon Cathedral

Built in 1147 and subsequently developed over time, the Lisbon Cathedral is a bold mix of architectural styles, yet maintains the imposing authority of its Medieval incarnation.

Rossio Square

Once the scene of celebrations, bullfights, executions, and uprisings, Lisbon's historic Rossio Square is the meeting point of choice for locals and tourists alike.

Alfama

The city's oldest district can be found between the São Jorge Castle and the Tagus River. Alfama is the place to be for Lisbon's best restaurants and Fado bars!

Tagus River

Whether cycling along its bank or cruising its waters, be sure to explore Lisbon's pulse. Tagus River's estuary is a haven for fish, crustaceans, and birds, including flamingos!

Commerce Square

Called Praça do Comércio in Portuguese, this vast town square is also known as Palace Square (Terreiro do Paço). The Royal Palace stood here before being flattened by the 1755 Lisbon Earthquake!

Belém Tower

Not only did his 16th-century harbor fortress defend the municipality of Lisbon from coastal attack, but Belém Tower was also crucial to Portugal's role in the era's Age of Discovery!

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Chiado Square

Chiado's subsequent recovery after a devastating fire in 1988 has made it perhaps the wealthiest corner of the city. It's now Lisbon's most famous shopping district!

Santa Justa Lift

With the advent of electric power, Lisbon built two elevators to improve access between its hilly streets. This peculiar feat of engineering is a true relic!

Planning Your Lisbon Visit

Best time to visit?

Lisbon is lucky enough to have the warmest winters in Europe without the disadvantage of suffering from intense summer heat. Nevertheless, the subtropic coastal climate is prone to sudden bursts of rain even on its clearest days, so be warned! Going in late spring or early autumn generally means cheaper hotel prices and more manageable crowds.

How many days?

The heart of Lisbon makes a great choice for a long weekend, but many of its top attractions lie within the city's greater subregion. Top day trips include Belém, Sintra, Fátima, and Cascais, with many more besides. Each will need at least an entire day to see, if not two.

How to get from Lisbon airport to the city?

Though Lisbon is cheap by the standards of most European capitals, getting one of the cabs waiting outside the airport can be expensive. If you're traveling somewhere central without much luggage, it's undoubtedly cheaper and easier to take the metro. It should only take about 25 minutes to the city center.

Good to Know

  • Language
    Portuguese
  • Currency
    Euro (€)
  • Time Zone
    UTC (+00:00)
  • Country Code
    +351
  • Best time to visit
    Spring or autumn

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What People Are Saying About Lisbon

Nazare & Obidos are much valuable to visit again.

I suggested to cancel visiting Fatima and replaced the enough time to visiting Nazare & Obidos. There are much beautiful for us to spend more time to visiting. More, I understood that GYG has been offered our order to a local tour guide company. However, please review the performance of the company anytime. This is because I found that my tour guide to be done a driver work only. He has only drop on & off to the sightseeing place with a route direction to find the place only. He didn't to talk more information or history of the building. We could be only walk around the building and took some photos. And then, we went back to the meeting point on time. Afterwards, the guide looked like to day off his job early and pushed us to leave the final destination earlier. Referring of our tour, we will have 10 hours trip, however, we have used 9 hours to finish the day trip and back to Lisbon before 18:00 (original should be 19:00). So that, this trip gave us was hurry, rush & busy.

Th best group tour we've ever had and we've done plenty

Our tour was the best tour ever! Joao Correia and his other partner also named Joao were threat guides anyone can ever have. When we return to Lisbon we will definitely look for them again. The tour was informative, it was fun, they took us to a great place for lunch, and the conversation and overall flow of the tour felt like we were being toured by friends. We loved it! Thank you !
Sintra and Cascais Small Group Tour from Lisbon Reviewed by Carla, 07/26/2016

The walking tour was amazing, our guide was called Helder.

The tour was packed with information, we walked and even had a trip on one of the trams. It included a visit to a restaurant for Tapas and also a visit to a cake shop for a Portuguese tart which was yummy. A perfect introduction to Lisbon, we were advised to visit various places which we did later in the week. Full marks!

Awesome tour, a must do (especially with little time)

We enjoyed the tour a lot, it was well organized and planned since we got to see and experience a lot in a short time. The organisation was good and flexible (if anyone wanted to skip something etc.). Our guide, Catarina, was great. She introduced us not only to history of places we visited, but was keen to answer questions about the region, history, getting around. We had no problems finding the meeting point and everything was on time.

A very good tour with an excellent and flexible guide.

Very interesting tour with 3 complete different wineries from big scale to small organic producer but all with good wines. We will absolutely recommend this to people who like private tours with a very knowledgeable and a flexible guide that can adapt it to your needs.

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