Weekend in Lisbon


Lisbon enchants you with its decadent buildings, its color palette, its trams running through the steep and narrow streets, the chords of nostalgic fados and much more.

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Baixa de Lisboa


The most central and commercial neighborhood

  • Being in the "lower" part of Lisbon, it is ideal to start getting used to the city before heading up the steep slopes of the upper neighborhoods.


  • Look at the curious name of the streets, as they maintain the name of the activities that were formerly carried out in the area: rua da Prata, rua Aurea, rua dos Sapateiros.


  • You can get there via the metro, using lines A and C Baixa-Chiado, or with tram 28, stopping at Largo das Belas Artes.


  • Some choose this area to stay because it is well connected with the rest of the neighborhoods such as Alfama and Belem. In addition, the train to Sintra leaves from the Plaza del Comercio.


  • It is an area that you can visit alone, but there are also cheap and pleasant city tours that take you on the tour.


  • You can start the tour from Rossio Square with the National Theater, Santo Domingo Church, Rossio Station and the famous Nicola Café. Next to the Rossio Square is the small Figueira Square and from there Rua Augusta starts until it reaches the Plaza del Comercio, passing through the Arch of Vitoria. There is also the Lisbon tourist office.


  • It is recommended to go up to the Elevador Santa Justa even if it is only to enjoy the incredible views of the city. You can also walk up to Largo do Carmo and look for the elevator passage there.


  • To take into account, the 24-hour public transport ticket costs approximately 6 euros and includes the Santa Gloria and Santa Justa elevators, as well as the entire metro, tram and bus network.


  • It is the heart of the historic center of Lisbon, the most commercial neighborhood. It is a flat area between two hills (Barrio Alto and Alfama). Its north side begins in the Rossio and Restauradores squares and its southern part ends in the huge esplanade of the Plaza del Comercio and the Tagus river.


  • When you go up to the Barrio Alto you will realize how it was rebuilt with a layout of straight streets in the form of a grid. This meant a break with medieval urbanism that is still preserved in some neighborhoods. (In the Plaza de los Restauradores you will find the Santa Gloria elevator that also takes you to the Barrio Alto). The area was rebuilt from three shopping streets that you will cross several times: Áurea, Augusta and Prata.


  • After the earthquake and tsunami of 1755, the Marquis of Pombal rebuilt the area with a new and advanced anti-seismic system for the time.


  • The buildings were built in an imposing neoclassical style.


  • You will see emblematic places such as Commerce Square, Rossio Square, Figueira Square, Santo Domingo Church, and the Ribeira Market.


  • Rua Augusta is the main street of the Baixa and will take you from the Rossio Square to the Monumental Arch and from there to the Commerce Square. This is a pedestrian street that invites you to discover the most traditional commercial part of the Baixa. On the way, to the right, you will find the Santa Justa elevator in neo-Gothic style, which used to connect the Baixa with the Chiado and which today has remained as one of the most visited viewpoints in Lisbon. If you go up, you will enter an elegant wooden cabin that will leave you in a passage that leads to Largo del Carmo and the ruins of the Igreja do Carmo. You will have privileged views of the entire Baixa, the Rossio, the Castillo San Jorge on the hill in front and the river.


  • There, very close, on Rua Canceiçao, you can follow the route of Tram 28 uphill to reach the Castelo Sao Jorge and the Alfama.


  • Around the squares you will find plenty of bars, restaurants, terraces and many shops.


  • It is a very nice neighborhood, with beautiful squares, pedestrian streets, old trams, restaurants and more. You will also find very elegant buildings. The streets are full of life.


  • This neighborhood was not always like this, but today you will find an imposing district that gives off a bustling and vibrant atmosphere.


  • In this area you can forget about visiting museums and monuments, you will enjoy walking in the open air through its lively and majestic streets and historic squares.


  • It is one of the few flat areas of the city to walk without getting tired.


  • The Triumphal Arch that begins Rua Augusta from the Plaza de Comercio stands out, an essential stop to take a very nice souvenir photo, as is the Santa Justa elevator on one of its sides. It is a pleasure to walk through these streets and stop at their facades, contemplate the hills that surround it or approach the Tagus.


  • Free entrance


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza del Comercio


Heart of Lisbon

  • The blue line of the metro, Terreiro do Paço, is the one that reaches the Plaza del Comercio.


  • Beyond its beauty, you can take it as a reference point and center of the city.


  • If you want to have a very good panoramic view of the Plaza, the best thing to do is go up to the Rua Augusta Arch viewpoint; it has a spectacular terrace. The entrance is right on the side at the foot of the arch. You will see the Plaza del Comercio in miniature, the Tagus on one side and Rua Augusta on the other.


  • Another very beautiful experience is to go to the square at sunset and enjoy the sunset with a view of the Tagus.


  • The Commerce Square (Praça do Comercio), also known as Terreiro do Paço, for 400 years was the site of the palace of the kings of Portugal, which was destroyed by the 1755 earthquake.


  • Today we find a square of more than 36,000 m2, the work of the reconstructions of the Marquis of Pombal, being considered one of the largest square in Europe.


  • You will find a square that was rebuilt in a "U" shape, with three large buildings that surround it and open on the south side facing the Tagus. These buildings house some government agencies such as Tourist Offices, as well as cafes and restaurants. Among them is the Martinho de Arcada, the oldest in the city and, in those days, a meeting point for great intellectuals.


  • To access you have to cross the famous Triumphal Arch of Rua Augusta. On one side is the square and on the other this important street begins. In it you will be able to see some sculptures by important Portuguese such as Vasco da Gama, the Marques de Pombal and Nuno Alvares Pereira. At the top you can read allegories about Glory, Genius and Courage along with a phrase that says: "May the virtues of the greatest be a teaching for all."


  • If you go to the center of the square, you will find the equestrian statue of José I (the king at the time of the earthquake) as a symbol of the end of the reconstruction work after the catastrophe of 1755.


  • The south side of the plaza opens onto the Tagus. If you approach the shore, you will see a marble staircase that was once used to receive royalty, who came to the city by boat.


  • The Plaza witnessed many important events such as the assassination of King Carlos and his son Felipe while passing through the plaza; or the rebellion of the Armed Forces that overthrew the Caetano regime without bloodshed, known as the “Carnation Revolution”.


  • To keep in mind, the square is also a nerve center for transport in the city, so you will see many tourist buses and trams pass by.


  • The Commerce Square is one of the most traditional postcards of Lisbon, with its buildings with yellow facades and its huge esplanade open to the Tagus River.


  • Each monument has a bit of the history of the Lisbon of yesteryear.


  • It is very strange and at the same time very beautiful to see an open square on one of its sides. It is as if it continues with the river.


  • You will always find someone dancing, singing or playing an instrument. Your visit to this square will always be accompanied by music.


  • It is bustling, lively, with a very good atmosphere. It is surrounded by bars and terraces where you can eat or drink.


  • Not to mention what the sunset is. Looking at the river from the plaza is spectacular.


  • Free entrance


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Alfama


The cradle of Fado

  • It is best to explore it on foot to discover its picturesque corners, colored houses, churches, Castillo San Jorge, viewpoints, etc.


  • You can also do it with tram n ° 28 or the metro (blue line) to Santa Apolonia station.


  • The charm of touring this neighborhood lies in getting lost in its streets and labyrinthine corners, without haste, immersing yourself in its essence. Losing yourself is part of the game.


  • Wear comfortable shoes.


  • After 20:00 it is almost mandatory to go to a tavern to listen to fado.


  • If it's Tuesday or Saturday you can visit the Feria da Ladra, a kind of street market where you will find everything.


  • It is one of the most traditional neighborhoods and a very rich cultural area.


  • It was one of those that survived the devastating earthquake and, consequently, one of the oldest in the city. Here Jews, Christians and Muslims coexisted.


  • It is a neighborhood where you can discover the authentic essence of Lisbon. It is located between steep and labyrinthine streets and between the triangle formed by the Sé Cathedral, the Castillo San Jorge and the Tagus River.


  • It still preserves the authentic flavor of the city with that decadent spirit that is seen in its neglected facades, with tiles and ceramics, with clothes hanging on the balconies and windows, narrow stairways, flowers and its particular shops at street level.


  • Historically, Alfama was outside the city walls and was a neighborhood associated with poverty and scarcity. As Lisbon grew and became a major port city, the district became home to fishermen and port workers. Nowadays it is a trendy, artisan bohemian neighborhood, quite touristy, but without losing its authenticity, unique charm and rich tradition.


  • If we go further back in history, Alfama was inhabited in Visigothic times. The Romans left a trace in the ruins of the Roman Theater (1st century BC) located on Rua da Saudade and inside the Cathedral. You have to think that most of the Christian churches were destroyed during the famous earthquake.


  • Its labyrinthine structure comes from the hand of the Arabs and the resistance of the pillars of their houses that survived the triple disaster of 1755, earthquake, fire and tsunami that destroyed three-quarters of the city.


  • We cannot forget that it is the neighborhood where they say that fado was born. It is a word that derives from Latin and means "destination" and is par excellence the traditional music of Portugal. It was born from the depths of the soul, from the bowels of the people, from their sadness, their mistakes, their despair, their misfortunes and their longing. It is very nostalgic.


  • Alfama is the biggest promoter of fado. It is part of its essence and its history. It is normal to walk through its streets and hear the fado coming out of the windows accompanied by the smell of sardines on the embers of the restaurants. It is heard at all hours, but, above all, at night. You can have a fado banquet and let your emotions fly.


  • In Alfama you can see the Cathedral, the Casa dos Bicos, the Portas do Sol and Santa Luzia Viewpoint, the Castillo San Jorge and more.


  • It is also full of restaurants or typical bars where you can eat authentic Portuguese food.


  • During the festivities of San Antonio its streets are filled with joy with a crowd that gathers to eat sardines in the street and celebrate the famous Popular Marches.


  • It is one of the most important neighborhoods in the cultural and social life of Lisbon.


  • Walking through Alfama takes you to other times. Here the streets speak and tell stories.


  • Its steep and narrow streets and its neighborhood-town atmosphere within Lisbon itself make it really essential.


  • It is a labyrinth of alleys, slopes, viewpoints, restaurants, terraces and taverns with an ancient flavor.


  • It captivates you with its bohemian and that hint of melancholy and encourages you to continue discovering and exploring it.


  • It is an authentic place, with hidden corners and nooks where it is worth getting lost to enjoy its viewpoints, its inhabitants, its traditional commerce and its restaurants and where, as a general rule, you always have to listen to a bit of fado or Portuguese music. . In Lisbon music is lived with great passion.


  • The views you have from here are some of the most beautiful in Lisbon.


  • Free entrance


  • 351 210 312 700


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Catedral de Lisboa


The oldest and most important church in Lisbon

  • You can get there on foot, which is highly recommended, but you can also take trams # 28 or 12, bus 37 or the Baixa-Chiado metro.


  • It is located near the walls of the Old City, in the Largo da Sé.


  • It was built in the 12th century under the orders of King Alfonso Henriques after the reconquest of the city, which was once occupied by the Moors. It was erected on an old Muslim mosque.


  • It could be said that you will find in it a mosaic of styles. Although its essence is late Romanesque, you can also see the influence of the Gothic and Baroque. This is due to the numerous modifications it suffered after the natural disasters that occurred in the city.


  • When visiting it, you will first come across its Romanesque façade in which its towers and rose window stand out. Then, upon entering, you will see that its interior is dark and austere, which marks a clear Gothic style that is also reflected in the Main Chapel, the Cloister and the Bartolomeu Joanes Chapel.


  • Among the chapels inside, one of them is striking, decorated with coats of arms. There are the tombs of Alfonso IV and his wife Beatriz.


  • In recent years, excavations have been carried out in its surroundings and they have found remains from medieval, Roman and Arab times. You can see them inside the cloister.


  • At the top of the Cathedral you can visit the Treasury. It is made up of four rooms with costumes, jewels, relics and manuscripts from different periods. You will also find the ark with the remains of Saint Vincent, the patron of Lisbon.


  • The Sé Cathedral, Lisbon Cathedral or Santa María de la Mayor, is the oldest and most important church in the city. It is one of the must-sees in the Alfama neighborhood.


  • It is very sober, austere and rustic, which invites meditation and reflection.


  • It is a building with a lot of history to tell.


  • Cathedral: free admission Cloister: € 2.50 Treasury: € 2.50 Cloister + treasure: € 4 Students and youth card: 50% discount. Children under 11 years old: free.


  • +351 218876628


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: October to April: every day from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. Cloister: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. From May to September: every day from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Cloister: from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Treasure: from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Closed on Sundays and holidays.


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Mirador de Santa Lucía


The best views of Lisbon

  • You can reach both on foot or by taking trams No. 28 or 12. It is also advisable to do so on foot.


  • Beyond being essential, they are ideal to rest after the tour through the steep streets of Alfama.


  • They say that the Mirador Santa Luzia is the most beautiful in the city. It has a more romantic and decadent style. In summer, the purple color of bougainvillea makes it more special. In winter, the solitude of the viewpoint allows you to take a closer look at the colors of the tiles on your terrace.


  • You will come across two tiled panels that tell the story of Lisbon.


  • From the Mirador Santa Luzía you will see on the left the towers of the churches of San Miguel and San Esteban. On the right, the dome of the National Pantheon. In front of the Alfama neighborhood and the Tagus.


  • The Mirador Portas do Sol pays homage to one of the seven gates of the ancient Arab city. It has a fantastic view to the eastern front of the Barrio de Alfama and the Tagus River. From left to right you will see: the facilities of the Gil Vicente School, the Santa Engracia dome, the San Esteban church and the Tagus river.


  • Next to the Mirador Portas do Sol you will find the statue of San Vicente, the patron saint of Lisbon, who holds a boat and two crows.


  • Both have bars and restaurants to relax and have a drink or a meal.


  • They are the most beautiful viewpoints in Lisbon. While they are side by side, they are very different and both are worth it.


  • Being in both viewpoints is like being on the balcony of your house. They have a very welcoming and lively atmosphere. There are usually good street musicians and painters portraying the place.


  • Free pass


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Castillo de San Jorge de Lisboa


Historical wonder

  • You can get there by walking through the streets of Alfama, with tram 28 or 12. You can also do it from the Baixa elevator, which is free.


  • Tickets can be purchased online to avoid wasting time in line.


  • If you can, go into the dark room, it's a very good experience.


  • From the top of the fortress you will get the best views of the east side of Lisbon.


  • Taking the guided tour is a very good option.


  • The Castle is located on the highest hill in the center of Lisbon in the Alfama neighborhood.


  • It dates from the 5th century when the Visigoths invaded the area. At that time it was a small castle. Four hundred years later, in the 9th century, it was remodeled by the Arabs, turning it into a true fortress whose function was to protect and house the military garrison. With the conquest of the first King of Portugal, Alfonso Henriquez, the fortress became a royal residence, becoming a luxurious building and a meeting point for the most illustrious figures of the city. The Palace witnessed the reception of Vasco da Gama upon his return from India. This was the period of greatest splendor of the castle (between the XIII century until the XVI century) until it returned to its military function.


  • It was almost completely destroyed after the famous earthquake of 1755. Because of this it underwent various modifications. The last remodeling was in 1990. During the works, many of the old buildings that were recovered were discovered. This, added to the archaeological investigations, made it possible to reconstruct much of the castle's history. Currently, Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginian remains are being recovered. Today it amazes for its fantastic state of conservation.


  • The restored area that can be visited has 6 thousand square meters. You will access the castle by passing under the Arch of Saint George. Once inside, you can walk through its eleven towers, the parade ground, an old cistern, a museum nucleus, another archaeological nucleus, the gardens, the dungeons or the Puerta de Moniz in Praça Nova and its incredible viewpoints.


  • In the archaeological nucleus you will find remains that date back to the 7th century BC Also with the ruins of the residential area from the Islamic period and those belonging to the last palatine residence destroyed by the earthquake.


  • In the permanent exhibition of the castle (museum nucleus) you can see the objects that were found during the excavations of the archaeological site at the time of its reconstruction. You will observe valuable elements as old as the iron age, through the Muslim and medieval times. The area that this exhibition occupies is where the Royal Palace of the Alcazaba used to be located, which was badly damaged after the earthquake.


  • Of the eleven towers of the castle, that of Ulysses is not only the most visited, but it is the one with the most curious history. At the time it housed the treasure and the royal archive and was known as the Torre do Tombo (fallen tower) because the most important things in the kingdom “were going to fall” there. Today, it is where Da Vinci's periscope or camera obscura is located, in which you will see views of Lisbon in real time in 360 °. You will observe the monuments and the most emblematic areas of the city from different perspectives through images captured in real time by the periscope. They are reflected in a mirror.


  • Then, you can stroll through the gardens among ducks and peacocks. In the Garden of native plants there are strawberry trees, carob trees, some types of fruit trees and others. In the Romantic Garden remains of the old Royal Palace are preserved.


  • Olisipónia, a multimedia show that reviews the history of Lisbon, is projected on the ruins of the old palace.


  • Finally, one of the greatest attractions of the Castle is its views. From the top of its wall you will have one of the best photographs of Lisbon.


  • If you visit it in summer, it is likely that you will come across street musicians who will make the music accompany you on the way up to the Castle. At this time, music and theater festivals are also frequent.


  • It is one of the most emblematic monuments of the city.


  • It is a very beautiful castle with spectacular views, one of the best in Lisbon. It is located in a privileged place crowning the historic center.


  • It is a fortification that represents power, conquest and royalty. It is an icon of Portuguese history.


  • It is a visit that you cannot miss both for its historical importance and for the incredible views of the city and the Tagus it offers.


  • General: € 10 Reduced: 13 - 25 years € 5 Over 65 years: € 8.5 People with disabilities: € 8.5 Free: children: 12 years and residents of Lisbon


  • +351 218 800 620


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: November 1 to February 28: from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. January 1 to October 31: from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Last entry 30 min. Before closing time.


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Barrio Alto de Lisboa


Avant-garde and vibrant

  • To get to the Alto neighborhood, you can do it on foot, by metro (Baixa-Chiado station), with the Gloria elevator, which leaves from the Restauradores square, or from the Baixa in the famous Santa Justa elevator.


  • The night movement begins at 6 pm and ends at 2 am, at which time the stores begin to close.


  • Hop on the Santa Justa elevator, get lost in Rua do Diário de Noticias and have a drink at the famous Pavilhão Chinês, a classic on any list of bars in Lisbon.


  • It is located in the old part of the city. It is concentrated between Rua do Norte, Rua de Atalaia and Rua do Diário de Noticias.


  • To the east, the Plaza Luís de Camões separates the Barrio Alto from Chiado, its cheerful and elegant neighbor


  • Praça do Príncipe Real delimits the neighborhood on the other side, past the Mirador São Pedro de Alcántara. Next to this square you will find the Botanical Garden, the only one in Europe with a butterfly farm open to the public.


  • The tour of the neighborhood includes: the Mercado da Ribera, the Sao Pablo square, the Bica elevator, the Luís de Camoes square, the Flowers square, the Príncipe Real Garden and the São Pedro de Alcántara Viewpoint.


  • In addition, the Barrio Alto offers very good panoramic views and the São Pedro de Alcántara Viewpoint is a strategic point.


  • It is a typical Lisbon neighborhood with a special charm, ideal for strolling through its steep streets, full of details, stylish shops and more. During the day it is a residential neighborhood and it is very quiet.


  • At night it has a lively atmosphere.


  • Its narrow streets are full of small bars and restaurants, from the most typical to the most chic.


  • It is one of the most typical places to enjoy the night, the Lisbon nightlife happens here. Ideal to have a good time drinking and eating something.


  • You can visit the São Pedro de Alcántara Viewpoint where on many occasions music is heard from the hand of important DJs.


  • Free


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Torre de Belém


The symbol of the city

  • You can get there with tram 15 or buses 727, 28, 729, 714 and 751.


  • The purchase of the ticket can be combined with the Jerónimos Monastery. In addition, on Sundays and holidays the entrance is free to both monuments.


  • Before starting the visit, it is advisable to observe the curious model that is at the entrance. So you will get an idea of what you are going to see.


  • If you buy the Lisboa Card, entry to the Tower is free. In addition, you save the line to enter, since the pass gives you priority to enter.


  • It is also known as the Torre de San Vicente, as it was built in honor of the Patron Saint.


  • It is located on the Tagus estuary, in the Belem neighborhood. It is very close to the Jerónimos Monastery.


  • Formerly from here the caravels departed on their expeditions to other continents.


  • It was built between 1515 and 1519. Initially it served as a defensive tower and later it became a customs center, lighthouse and even prison.


  • The works began during the reign of Manuel I (that's why the style is called Manueline) and you will see that it has Islamic and oriental influences, something very characteristic of this style. It is especially present in the arches, balconies and domes of the tower.


  • The structure has two main elements: the tower and the bastion. To enter, you will do it through the bastion, through a walkway.


  • You will see that the tower is spread over 5 floors: the Governor's Room, the Kings Room, the Audience Room, the chapel and the tower terrace. The plants communicate only by a small spiral staircase.


  • You have to be prepared to wait in case there are a lot of people.


  • The truth is that its interior is quite austere, some sculptures of San Vicente stand out.


  • The main attraction of the tower you will find in its exterior decoration, sculpted in stone, with galleries and watchtowers, battlements in the form of shields and naturalistic elements allusive to the new colonies such as the rhinoceros gargoyle. The latter is said to represent the first rhino that came to Portugal from India and was a gift to Manuel I.


  • The most richly decorated façade is the southern one.


  • In 1983 it was declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO.


  • It is one of the most representative Manueline-style buildings in the city. A very well preserved relic.


  • It is a very pleasant visit because beyond its history and architecture, the environment has a lot of charm.


  • Depending on which angle you look at it, the tower appears to float on water.


  • Adults: € 6 Youth Card, over 65s and families: 50% discount. Children under 12 years: free.


  • +34 974500767


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: October to April: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. Last entry at 5:00 p.m. From May to September: Tuesday to Sunday from 10am to 6.30pm. Last entry at 6:00 p.m. Closed every Monday.


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Monumento a los Descubrimientos


Land of discoverers and navigators

  • You can access it with tram 15 or buses 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751.


  • It is really worth going up to the viewpoint, because you will have beautiful panoramic views. In front, the Jerónimos Monastery, the Torre de Belém; on the other side of the river, the statue of Christ the King opening his arms and the Bridge of April 25 that extends to the other side of the Tagus. The Belem neighborhood looks complete. In addition, you will perfectly see the compass rose through which you can understand the historical moment in which Spain and Portugal divide the world.


  • With the Lisboa Card you have a 30% discount.


  • The Monument of the Discoveries is located on the banks of the Tagus River, very close to the Torre de Belem and the Jerónimos Monastery.


  • The current monument was built in 1960 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the death of Enrique Navegante.


  • Its origin dates back to 1940. That year the Portuguese World Exhibition was held and the pavilions were located in Belém on the banks of the river. Among them was the Discovery Pavilion.


  • Once the exhibition was finished, almost all the pavilions were demolished, only the Museum of Popular Art and the Monument of the Discoveries, which at that time was made of wood, remained. By 1960, when the 500th anniversary of the death of Navigator was fulfilled, the original wooden one was rebuilt in concrete.


  • It is 56 meters high and 20 long. You will see that its shape represents a caravel a little more stylized. The mast has the two shields of Portugal. The first thing you see on the bow is the figure of Infante D. Enrique, 9 meters high, followed by 33 figures of 7 meters each representing different characters linked to the Age of Discoveries, as well as kings, navigators, cartographers and artists. You will meet Alfonso V, Vasco da Gama, Pedro Álvares Cabral and Luis de Camoes (poet), among others.


  • Very important symbols are also represented such as the flag, the padrao (a monumental stone that was used to indicate that the territory was Portuguese), the sword of the Avis dynasty, the dial and the astrolabe.


  • Inside, in the basement, you will find the temporary exhibition hall.


  • One of the things that attracts the most attention and that is much better seen from the top of the monument, is a mosaic of a large compass rose (50 meters in diameter) on the esplanade. In the center it has a planisphere. It was a gift from the Republic of South Africa.


  • From the top you have incredible views. It is reached by elevator to the sixth floor and then by stairs to the highest point of the monument.


  • The monument, a tribute to a land of discoverers and navigators, is on the Tagus River and is truly impressive.


  • Kings, cartographers, navigators, soldiers, all united in the same monument.


  • It is very curious not only architecturally but also for its symbolism. In addition, it offers very beautiful views.


  • The whole area is beautiful. The postcard that is generated with the monument and the blue of the river in the background is incredible.


  • General admission (exhibition, film and viewpoint): € 6.00 - Young people between 13 and 25 years: € 3.00 - Over 65 years: € 5.00 General admission (exhibition): € 3.00 - Young people between 13 and 25 years: € 1.50 - Over 65 years: € 2.50 Free admission: under 12 years old, and residents over 65 years old and young.


  • +351 213031950


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Summer hours (March to September): every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Last entry at 6.30 pm. Winter hours (October to February): every day from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last admission at 5.30pm.


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Monasterio de los Jerónimos de Belém


Architectural gem

  • You can access it with tram 15 or buses 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751.


  • To take into account, when you arrive you will have to make two lines, one to get the tickets and another to enter the Monastery. Many people do not know and are wrong. You have to be patient to enter.


  • You can also buy your ticket online. There is an option that allows faster access.


  • If you have the opportunity to attend a concert in this place, do not miss it.


  • With the Lisboa Card entry is free.


  • It is located in the Belém neighborhood and is one of the most important monuments in Lisbon.


  • It was built on what was the Ermida do Restelo, a church where Vasco da Gama and his crew prayed before leaving.


  • Its construction began in 1502 by King Manuel I. It is said that it was created to celebrate the return of Vasco da Gama. What's more, it was financed with money raised from the colonies.


  • Between the beginning of the work and the completion of the first stage, almost 50 years passed and it was in charge of seven architects. For this reason, you will see that it has elements of both the Manueline and Renaissance styles and even naturalistic symbols. The renovations and extensions continued until the end of the 19th century.


  • The Jerónimos remained in the convent until 1833, the year in which they were expelled and the building passed into the hands of the Real Casa Pía de Lisboa.


  • In addition to its incredible façade of more than 300 meters and its beautiful cloister, you can see its impressive church. These are the three main axes of the visit.


  • The Church is impressive and very different from others. It has a single nave that has six perfectly carved columns that seem to have no end.


  • The cloister is impressive, its dimensions and its perfection make the difference. Its decoration is full of maritime and navigation elements. In the central courtyard are the tombs of Vasco da Gama and the poet Luis de Camões. From the second floor you can access the upper part of the Church and the grave of Fernando Pessoas. There is also a room dedicated to the evolution of the monastery comparing it with the history of Portugal and the world.


  • In the Monastery you will also find the tombs of various Portuguese monarchs and other illustrious figures.


  • It also houses the Museum of Archeology in a more recent extension and the Museum of the Navy in the west wing.


  • It was declared a World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.


  • It is one of the symbols of the country and of a past full of glory that came from the hand of discoveries.


  • It is one of the most striking and authentic monuments in Lisbon. A jewel of the Manueline Gothic.


  • The Monastery is impressive both outside and inside.


  • The Church is really spectacular, with tall columns and beautiful decorations.


  • When you enter the cloister of the Monastery, you will discover one of the most beautiful cloisters you have ever seen.


  • Adults: € 10 Adults - Monastery + Museum of Archeology: € 12 Youth and seniors card: € 6 Children under 12 years old: free entry. Free Sundays for residents from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.


  • +351 213620034


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: May to September: every day from 10 a.m. to 6.30 p.m. Closed Monday. October to April: Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Closed Monday.


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Palacio de Belém


Official residence of the President

  • The ideal is to be able to book in advance.


  • You can enter for free on Sundays before 2:00 p.m.


  • A nice show is watching the changing of the guard.


  • It is located in Calçada da Ajuda in Belem. It is on a hill very close to the north bank of the Tagus River, a few meters from the Jerónimos Monastery.


  • It is currently used as the official residence of the President of the Portuguese Republic. Formerly the royal family resided between the 18th and 19th centuries.


  • It was built in 1559 by a Portuguese aristocrat, but in the 17th century it passed into the hands of the Counts of Aveiras who completely modified it.


  • At the beginning of the 18th century, King Juan V bought it with gold from Brazil, renovated it and expanded its exteriors.


  • It was one of the few buildings that was not damaged in the 1755 earthquake.


  • In 1886 it passed into the hands of the Dukes of Braganza.


  • Later, during her reign, Maria I of Portugal built a zoo with animals from Africa and a horse arena.


  • After 1910, with Portugal already converted into a Republic, the Palace became the official residence of the President.


  • Part of the palace is the Museum of the Presidency of the Republic where you can learn about the history of the Portuguese Republic. You will chronologically travel the republican route in Portugal. You will find oil portraits, personal belongings and various illustrative documents.


  • In front of the Palace is the Plaza de Adolfo de Albuquerque. From here you will see the complete facade of the palace and you can enjoy the gardens that surround it.


  • It is a modest palace, but very beautiful.


  • You can visit the main rooms and the official office. The gardens are very pleasant and the views from the terrace overlooking the Tagus are very beautiful.


  • It is a very interesting place to learn a little more about the history of Portugal.


  • Museum · General € 2.5. · Student (14 to 25 years old) € 1.50. · Senior (over 65 years old) € 1.50. · Teacher € 1.50. · Families (up to 5 members) € 5. · Families (up to 9 members) € 10. · Organized groups (more than 10 people / price per person) € 1. · School groups (price per student) € 0.50. - Belén Palace Museum: · General € 5. · Students (14 to 25 years old) € 3. · Senior (over 65) € 3. · Teachers € 3. · Families (up to 5 members) € 12. · Family (up to 9 members) € 15. · Organized groups (more than 10 people / price per person) € 3. - Free tickets · Sundays until 2:00 p.m. · Children up to 13 years old.


  • +351 213614660


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Palace: only on Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Museum: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


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National Coach Museum


Authentic jewelry

  • It is worth it because both museums are a few steps from the Jerónimos Monastery.


  • It is advisable to go up to the first floor where the exhibition of portraits of the kings is located to enjoy a very beautiful general view of the exhibition


  • If you go on the first Sunday of the month, around 11:00, you will be able to see the Republican changing of the guard that takes place in front of the museum. It is a very nice show to see because it includes an orchestra and a horse parade.


  • With the Lisboa Card entry is free


  • It is very close to the Jerónimos Monastery


  • It houses one of the most important collections of royal carriages in Europe.


  • You will find all kinds of hand carriages, baby carriages pulled by lambs, cabriolets, floats and huge cars that needed more than 10 horses to pull them. There are carriages more than 4-5 centuries old.


  • The first museum was inaugurated in 1905 by Queen Amélia of Orleans and Bragança, where the old royal riding school used to work, on the ground floor of which the horse riding championships were held, which the royal family enjoyed from the upper balconies. In this museum, the queen wanted to house the collection of floats and carriages that the family had accumulated throughout its history


  • In 1944, due to lack of space, a new room was built in which more carriages could be exhibited, but it remained insufficient until the inauguration of the new building.


  • The museum tour will allow you to learn about the history and evolution of transport throughout the centuries, as well as the different stylistic trends.


  • The old museum consists of two floors. On the ground floor you will find some carriages and on the upper floor some portraits and objects that are also part of the collection.


  • The car that belonged to Felipe II of Spain, built in the 16th century (the oldest in the collection), as well as floats used by the kings Pedro II, Joao IV and José I, D. Maria Ana de Austria, stand out. Pope Clement XI.


  • The new museum was inaugurated in 2015 to mark the 110th anniversary of the old one. It has several permanent exhibition halls, some for temporary exhibitions and an auditorium.


  • It is currently the most visited museum in Lisbon.


  • It is one of the most curious museums to visit in Lisbon. It may seem uninteresting, but it is spectacular


  • It is a very peculiar museum and its heritage is very curious, well preserved, complete and worth seeing.


  • The carriages are very well arranged to be able to appreciate them in the smallest detail


  • It is a truly impressive museum both for the number of carriages, and for their beauty and historical value.


  • It is said that in this new building, with two huge rooms, the carriages "breathe".


  • You will find all kinds of carriages, from the simplest to the most ostentatious made for a special occasion


  • Old National Museum of Carriages (Picadeiro Real) Adults: 4 € New National Museum of Carriages Adults: 8 € Combined ticket New National Museum of Carriages + Old National Museum of Carriages Adults: 10 €


  • (351) 210 732 319


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Tuesday to Sunday from 10:00 am to 6:00 pm (last entry at 5:30 pm) The old museum (Picadeiro Real) closes at noon (12:30 pm to 2:00 pm).


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MAAT


The technological museum par excellence

  • You can access it with tram 15 or buses 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751.


  • Regardless of whether you are interested in museums or exhibitions, it is worth visiting the MAAT to see its architecture and go up to its open-air viewpoint, which is truly spectacular.


  • With the Lisboa Card entry is free. If you go the first Sunday of the month it is also free.


  • It is a museum complex made up of two buildings: the old Lisbon Electricity Museum or Central Tejo (old power station) and a modern and innovative new building built specifically for this purpose. Both are connected by a large park.


  • The idea of the project is to integrate new trends in architecture, art and technology into the same complex, finding common ground between all of them, without separating the disciplines.


  • It is very interesting to see the contrast between both buildings. The Electricity Museum has a very industrial style, with a reddish brick facade, while the other is very modern, bright white and its structure looks like a great wave looking out over the Tagus. The façade is covered by more than 15,000 white ceramic tiles that reflect the light and color of the river.


  • In the first one, what you will be able to observe is all the machinery and processes with which the city was provided with light. Is incredible. You will also find some exhibitions of contemporary design, art and architecture.


  • In the second, you will see temporary exhibitions, perhaps more related to installation art. It is very interesting to see how the interior has a skylight system that allows the passage of exterior light to each of the rooms.


  • The viewpoint can be accessed throughout the day through a slope that follows the shape of the building and leads you to the highest part.


  • It is one of the most advanced cultural projects in Lisbon. It was and is a real novelty. A very avant-garde building that completely changed the postcard of the banks of the Tagus.


  • The idea of this space is to present national and international exhibitions by the hand of contemporary artists, architects and thinkers


  • Entrance to the old building: € 5 Entrance to the new building: € 5 Combined ticket: € 9 Students and seniors: 50% discount. Under 18s: free


  • +351 210028128


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Wednesday to Monday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.


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escolas gerais electrico 28


The big star of Lisbon

  • An important fact: in Lisbon trams are called “electric”, so you have to refer to this as “Eléctrico 28”.


  • Although you can take it to go to different places, it is advisable to do the tour as a walk in itself.


  • You have to choose a time when there are not many people and sit by the window to enjoy the views. If you can do it at sunset, even better, it is much more picturesque.


  • With the Lisboa Card it's free. You can also get the daily viagem card, or some of the transport cards. These allow you to get on and off the tram as many times as you want.


  • It is a small old yellow wagon with wooden seats that has been in operation since 1914.


  • It has a route of almost ten kilometers and crosses several neighborhoods of the city.


  • The entire journey takes about 40 minutes and goes from Martim Moniz Park to Campo Ourique station. That is, from the Castillo San Jorge to the Barrio Alto passing through the neighborhoods of Graça, Mouraria, Alfama, Baixa, Chiado and Madragoa.


  • In addition to the incredible views of the Tagus, you will see: the Castillo San Jorge, the Sé Cathedral, the Mirador Portas do Sol, the Mirador Santa Luzia, the Plaza del Comercio, the Iglesia San Antonio, the Iglesia Santa Magdalena, the Plaza Luis de Camoes, the Palace and Jardim Sao Bento, the Basilica and Jardim da Estrela, among others.


  • The ticket is paid to the driver when getting on, or you can buy the Lisboa Card or a transport card.


  • If you don't get on tram 28 (or any other tram) you can't say you've been to Lisbon.


  • This tram is one of the emblems of the city and has become a great attraction, beyond being a means of transport. It is not a tourist bus / tram, it is widely used by locals. What's more, it is quite full at some times.


  • It is worth doing the tour. It is a classic that takes you through the most emblematic neighborhoods of Lisbon. It is a very nice experience. In some sections the streets are so narrow that you can hardly pass.


  • Along the way you will see buildings covered in tiles pass by and you will be surprised by the winding path between hills, viewpoints and spectacular squares.


  • Single ticket costs € 2.90


  • (+351) 213 613 000


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: Monday to Friday from 05: 40-21: 15, Saturdays from 05: 45-22: 30, and Sundays and holidays from 06: 45-22: 30.


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Cais do Sodre


The most modern Lisbon

  • To get there you can take bus 1, 736 or 781. Also the green line metro or the Cascais-Cais do Sodré train.


  • Eat at the Timeout or La Ribiera Market. It gathers the best food stalls with a very municipal market style.


  • Have a drink and have fun on Rosa Street.


  • In Musicbox you can enjoy the best live music. It is one of the coolest places. It is under the arches of Rosa Street.


  • Another must see in this area is the famous Pensão Amor, one of the pioneers, a bar with burlesque shows, art and events. The building is from the 17th century. It is not suitable for minors.


  • Until not long ago Cais do Sodré was an impoverished area that anyone recommended to avoid, but it was completely transformed.


  • Architectural renovations, the installation of new businesses, the restriction of nightlife in the Bairro Alto and the river views have allowed the area to grow.


  • As of the year 2000, the bets on the area began restoring historic buildings and old warehouses and turning them into modern and very attractive spaces


  • An event that finished positioning the area was the opening of the Ribeira Market, a 19th century building that was transformed into the new gourmet space in the city. Timeout magazine won the contest to launch it. Several important chefs have their stalls in this market.


  • Cais do Sodré's nightlife is centered around the famous Rosa Street, named for the color of the pavement. Here you will find a large number of independent and elegant bars, restaurants and nightclubs.


  • Bohemian, carefree, an open and multicultural place.


  • It has become one of the fashionable areas. You will find cafes, bars, shops, all facing the river.


  • It has a buzzing nightlife, simple atmosphere, and delicious food.


  • Free


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 1 h - 2 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Convento do Carmo


Historic and enigmatic

  • You can get there on foot, through the Santa Justa elevator, on the tram line 15 or the Mosteiro de los Jerónimos bus (lines 714, 727, 728, 729 and 751).


  • From Rossio Square you have very nice views of the church and the convent.


  • As soon as you enter, stay seated to contemplate it carefully, it is really worth it.


  • You can see the sound and light show that takes place at night, where the history of Lisbon is told.


  • To get there you just have to use the Santa Justa elevator and once up, go over the footbridge. You can also walk from Rossio Square.


  • Upon arrival, you find a small but beautiful square full of trees, restaurants and very good views (Largo do Carmo). On one side you will see the high arches that attract attention due to their dimensions, they are those of the church and next to it the convent.


  • This Gothic complex was founded by the politician and military Nuno Álvares Pereira on the hill in front of the Castelo San Jorge to host the religious order of the Carmelites.


  • It took 34 years to build (from 1381 to 1423). Once the work was finished, Álvares Pereira retired to the convent, adopting the name of Fray Nuno de Santa María. He died there years later.


  • After the famous earthquake of 1755 the convent church was in ruins. The convent did not suffer as much as the church.


  • These ruins that you will see are the most important and grandiose Gothic temple in the city and that, together with the Cathedral, are part of the few medieval remains that are preserved in Lisbon. In addition, they are one of the greatest memories of that disaster that devastated the city.


  • Currently, inside the convent you will find the Museum of Art and Archeology where archaeological pieces are exhibited from prehistory to the 19th century. Although it was created with the aim of safeguarding the national artistic and architectural heritage, over time collections from different parts of the world were added.


  • The museum only has five rooms where you will find Roman engravings, ceramics and pre-Columbian mummies, an Egyptian sarcophagus, pieces of goldsmiths, books and many other objects, including objects found in the excavation of the Castro de Vila Nova de San Pedro, from the year 3500 BC


  • A curiosity: on the side of the convent you will see a door next to some stairs. Not many notice that door, but in its time it was of great importance. It was a royal gate that connected the old convent with the royal palace on the hill in front. If you look closely, you will see that it has in its decoration the fleur de lis, symbol of the Avis dynasty.


  • It is a historical and enigmatic place. One of the most beautiful and nostalgic places in Lisbon. You will find the ruins of what was a beautiful Gothic church and convent complex.


  • It is one of the few churches that was left as is after the terrible earthquake of 1755. It is a true and moving testimony. The museum contains many interesting pieces, but the ruins alone are worth it.


  • Being able to walk through an open-air church is a totally different experience.


  • You sit, you look at it and you see the greatness of the man when he made such a structure.


  • Sitting on the stairs inside the convent is a luxury and a true tranquility.


  • Free admission: children up to 14 years old. Adult: € 5 Senior and student: € 4.00 Lisbon Card: € 4.00 Groups: € 4.00 Guided tours: € 5.50 Senior and student guided tours: € 4.00


  • +351 213478629


  • 30 min - 1 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Hours: May to September: Sunday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturdays Closed October to April: Sunday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays closed


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Largo do Carmo


Jacarandás Square

  • An ideal place to rest for a while after walking so much. Perfect for sitting down and enjoying something to eat or drink while listening to some street music.


  • The Terraços do Carmo are a great place to dine or have a drink in the evening. These are becoming one of the hot spots in Lisbon.


  • It is one of the most picturesque squares in Lisbon, surrounded by important Baroque residences and important monuments.


  • The square is located right in front of the famous Convento do Carmo.


  • In the middle of the square you will find the famous Fuente del Carmen, an imposing fountain built in 1771 that remains completely intact.


  • To the left of the Convent you will find the Cuarte do Carmo belonging to the Republican National Guard.


  • On the right side of the square is the walkway that leads directly to the famous Santa Justa Elevator.


  • The Terraços do Carmo are terraces in front of the Carmo church, with very beautiful views where you can eat something, have a cocktail and more.


  • It is a very nice little square full of life and history. It is closely related to the end of the dictatorship and the earthquake of 1755.


  • It is surrounded by jacaranda trees that bloom in spring giving a very beautiful setting.


  • It is a cheerful corner surrounded by important monuments, restaurants, bars, markets and more.


  • Free entrance


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Plaza Luís de Camões


Monument to Poetry

  • To keep in mind, many of the city tours begin and end in this square.


  • It is a good place to try the famous pastel de nata. There are several pastry shops in this area.


  • It is located at the beginning of the Barrio Alto. It marks the boundary between this neighborhood and Chiado.


  • It is a strategic place, from here the commercial area of Lisbon begins to appear.


  • It was named after one of the most important poets in Portugal.


  • In the center of the square you will find the statue of the poet Luís de Camões inaugurated in 1867. It is surrounded by eight other smaller statues that represent other great personalities of Portuguese literature.


  • It was also one of the scenes of the 1974 Carnation Revolution.


  • Around you can find several places to visit: the Elevador da Bica, the Church of Our Lady of the Incarnation, Church of Our Lady of Loreto, the Mirador de San Pedro de Alcántara and through Rua de la Misericordia we arrive at the Church of San Roque.


  • It is a square with a very lively and pleasant atmosphere.


  • It is one of the favorite meeting points of the city, especially at night.


  • It is surrounded by kiosks, restaurants, cafes, warehouses, patisseries, and more. Many of them with very beautiful decorations, with very old tiles.


  • Free entrance


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Church of Sao Roque


The quintessential church of Lisbon

  • Being in the area, it is a beautiful church to enter and know because it is part of the history of Lisbon.


  • Please note that the last chance to enter is 30 minutes before closing.


  • On Sundays, admission is free until 2:00 p.m.


  • It is located a couple of blocks from Plaza Luis Camoes, between Barrio Alto and El Chiado, also very close to the Mirador San Pedro de Alcántara.


  • Its exterior is very simple, but inside it is one of the greatest exponents of Lisbon's Baroque / Rococo.


  • Built in 1533, it is the first Jesuit church in Lisbon. After the congregation was expelled, the Church was left in the hands of the Mercy of Lisbon, now the Holy House of Mercy.


  • Inside you can see the Chapel of Sao Joao Batista, designed and built in Rome in the 18th century. After his consecration he was sent to Lisbon. You will see that it is decorated with precious materials such as lapis lazuli, amethysts, alabaster, jade and Carrara marbles.


  • You will also find the Main Chapel representative of the Society of Jesus and the San Roque Chapel with incredible panels of Portuguese tiles, among other things.


  • Next to the Church you can also visit the San Roque Museum that exhibits a collection of sacred utensils, collections of paintings, sculpture, goldsmiths, reliquaries and more. This museum was one of the first art museums in Portugal.


  • They say it is one of the most beautiful churches in Lisbon.


  • Getting lost in the streets of Lisbon is a joy and more when suddenly, without realizing it, you find jewels like this church.


  • On the outside it is very simple, perhaps it does not attract so much attention, but inside it is very beautiful with several chapels and details to admire such as the carvings in the sculptures, the reliefs in the wood and the tiles that line some walls.


  • The altar is amazing.


  • Free entrance to the church. Museum: € 2.50


  • +351 21 346 0361


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed

    Entrance: Not for the church, but for the museum. Hours: April to September: 10 am to 7 pm. Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Thursday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. From October to March: from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.


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Jardín de São Pedro de Alcântara


The most complete panoramic view of Lisbon

  • It is a very good place to end a long day of travel.


  • Although you can visit it at any time, a good time is in the late afternoon, since the views at sunset are very beautiful.


  • Very close to the viewpoint you will find the Pavilhão Chinês, a very good place to have a drink.


  • From here you will see the Castle Hill, the Cathedral, Alfama, the Baixa, the entire center of Lisbon and the new part of the city.


  • There is a very nice tile mural where all the monuments that can be seen from here are marked. You can use the coin-operated spyglasses to see them.


  • The garden is also very pleasant, with a fountain, statues and busts of historical figures.


  • In front of the viewpoint you will find a bar where you can sit down to eat or have a drink.


  • It is very common to find musicians and street artists that harmonize the environment.


  • For many it is the most spectacular viewpoint in Lisbon due to its location, views and gardens.


  • It is very nice to rest under the trees sitting on one of the many benches.


  • It is also a nightly meeting point before heading towards the famous night in the Bairro Alto.


  • It is very beautiful at sunset and at night when the lights of Lisbon come on. The city and the sights are completely transformed.


  • Free entrance


  • +351 210 312 700


  • 15 min - 30 min


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed


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Parque de las Naciones


The most modern Lisbon

  • Walking along the promenade is a good option, but you can also take the red metro line to Oriente station.


  • If you like to ride your bike, a very good option is to take the walk to the Vasco da Gama Bridge.


  • In 1998 it was the scene of the Universal Exhibition and from that moment it became a neighborhood with futuristic airs.


  • It is an area of approximately 340 hectares and extends 5 kilometers along the banks of the Tagus River.


  • Beyond walking along the banks of the Tagus River and contemplating the surroundings, you can visit the incredible Oceanarium, the Knowledge pavilion and the Atlantic pavilion. In addition, the cable car crosses this area from whose cabins you can enjoy an aerial ride throughout the park. You can also see the Vasco da Gama Tower and the bridge of the same name.


  • The Oceanarium is one of the largest aquariums in Europe. You can see marine species from different parts of the world.


  • The Knowledge Pavilion is a highly recommended science museum for families.


  • The Vasco da Gama bridge is one of the longest in the world.


  • You will also come across a lot of urban art.


  • Other interesting points are the Camino del Agua, the Jardim Garcia de Orta and the Jardins d'Agua.


  • It was one of the most abandoned and relegated areas of the city. Today it is one of the most modern and attractive.


  • It is ideal to have a good time, go for a walk, enjoy the different activities in the area, do outdoor sports, etc.


  • The environment is very modern, quiet and pleasant. It has a relaxed atmosphere, green areas, beautiful views, a walk to the Aquarium and a very good shopping center open until midnight.


  • Free


  • +351 210028128


  • 2 h - 4 h


  • schedule Subject to business hours

    local_activity No ticket needed



3 Ratings

davidzam

davidzam

Me atraía está capital desde muy joven y por eso quise recorrerla con este itinerario. Desde bien temprano comencé a pasear por el Barrio Baixa, sus plazas y cafés son fabulosos.. también Visité varios Santuarios. Todo muy bonito.

13/08/2020

mariomarquez

mariomarquez

Una buena sesión de fotos en la plaza del comercio en Lisboa, no quedaría nada mal. Gracias por la información

10/08/2020

martinymartina

martinymartina

Grandes vistas desde el mirador Santa Lucía, perfecto plan visitar Lisboa con Goaz!

20/07/2020