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101 Things to do in Lisbon
Things to do

101 Things to do in Lisbon

Discover the city with our list of the very best things to do and see in Lisbon. From picture-perfect views that will light up your Instagram feed to the biggest hotspots in town, classic attractions to places kept a secret even to the locals, there are more than just 101 things to do in Lisbon. But we’ll start from there, for now. Wether you’re just here for a short visit (and if so, be sure to check out our best hotels list for a place to stay), or thinking of extending your stay permanently, this checklist will help you find the very best of Lisbon. Discover the landmarks, get a taste of some of that typical Portuguese food or uncover world flavours in the most typical neighbourhoods around the city. 101 things to do in Lisbon isn’t enough for you? Not to worry, you can still hit some of Lisbon’s best museums, art galleries or take a stroll through the most beautiful gardens and parks. If you’re on a schedule, check out some Lisbon tours to help you cover the most ground.

10 things to do in Príncipe Real
Things to do

10 things to do in Príncipe Real

If we translate the name of this neighbourhood it literally means Royal Prince. With restaurants, bars, stores, and art galleries everywhere,
 this neighbourhood is clearly attempting a rise to the throne. Hang in the coolest bars, shop at the dopest stores or just go for a bite. Here is all you need to know to explore Príncipe Real.  It’s the neighbourhood with the most alternative shops, colourful fun nights and the hottest restaurants. There’s a lot to see and do and the offer is varied and does not disappoint. If you’re here for the food than be ready to taste a bit of every corner of the world.  Recommended: 101 things to do in Lisbon

Private tours of Lisbon
Things to do

Private tours of Lisbon

Tours are great. Except when you can’t hear the guide because there are too many people in the way. Or when you can’t see what the guide is talking about because… well, all those people in the way. Wouldn’t it be great if you could avoid the crowds and explore Lisbon like a local? Well, you can! We’ve selected some of the best tours of Portugal’s capital, which range from private drives in a retro VW Beetle, to custom made packages and even a trip on a yacht with a select group of people. Whatever your preference (and budget), we’ve got a tour for you. All you have to do is pick one.

The best places to listen to fado in Lisbon
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The best places to listen to fado in Lisbon

Some are more touristic, others more typical. From sessions with renowned fado singers to some good old fashioned fado vadio (fado sung by amateurs). Being such an important heritage, you can't miss these places. This is the itinerary you’ll want to follow.

Top 10 Things to do in Graça and Castelo
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Top 10 Things to do in Graça and Castelo

Play detective and search for little villas, eat fresh fish and have a toast with sparkling sangria so you can fit in. Getting lost in Graça is like being part of a treasure hunt: you never know what you might find. We know your parents told you not to talk to strangers but in this case, you must. Meet the locals, the culture and the hidden jewls of this amazing areas. 

Restaurants in Lisbon

The best seafood restaurants in Lisbon
Restaurants

The best seafood restaurants in Lisbon

Grilled, boiled or roasted fish and the freshest seafood – the choice is yours, but it is our job to point you in the right direction. We've trawled through the city looking for the best seafood restaurants in Lisbon. Nothing here reeled you in? Then check-out the best fish restaurants in Lisbon and our pick for the best japanese restaurants, in case you prefer to have your fish in a sushi roll.

The best Lisbon restaurants
Restaurants

The best Lisbon restaurants

Take a look at our list of the best places to eat in Lisbon, from the finest seafood restaurants to the city’s top tapas bars.

The best places for brunch in Lisbon
Restaurants

The best places for brunch in Lisbon

These restaurants and cafés are the top Lisbon brunch spots.

The best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon
Restaurants

The best vegetarian restaurants in Lisbon

Cabbage and tasteless tofu are a distant memory for Lisbon's vegetarians. From the very best restaurants in Lisbon to Lisbon's best healthy restaurants, check out the creme-de-la-creme of the city's veggie scene. 

The best ice cream parlours in Lisbon
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The best ice cream parlours in Lisbon

Ice cream or gelato? One scoop or two? Take your pick at the best ice cream parlours in Lisbon.

Where to eat in Lisbon the best bitoques
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Where to eat in Lisbon the best bitoques

You might have never heard about this dish - it is a Lisbon original, after all. Bitoque is a fried steak served with an egg on top and fries on the side. 

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The best Lisbon attractions
Attractions

The best Lisbon attractions

Follow our guide to the top Lisbon attractions, landmarks and sightseeing spots you’d be mad to miss

The best Lisbon museums
Museums

The best Lisbon museums

Looking for a fix of culture but not a clue where to start? Here are ten of the top museums in Lisbon

The best outdoor activities in Lisbon for kids
Kids

The best outdoor activities in Lisbon for kids

Take the little'uns on an adventure with our guide to the best outdoor activities for kids

The best shops in Lisbon
Shopping

The best shops in Lisbon

Spend, spend, spend at these top Lisbon shops

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Sunset Sailing Tour On The Tagus River

Sunset Sailing Tour On The Tagus River

A 2 hour sailing boat tour on the Tagus river is the perfect way to discover Lisbon city from the best perspective.

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Lisbon Yellow Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Lisbon Yellow Boat Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Take the heat out of sightseeing by swapping Lisbon’s backstreets for the open waters of the Tagus River on a hop-on hop-off cruise.

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Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight

Private Tour: Lisbon Helicopter Flight

Take to the skies to see Lisbon from a whole new perspective on this private helicopter tour. Choose to leave in the morning or afternoon and pick from three scenic routes. 

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Balloon Ride with Complimentary Drink from Coruche

Balloon Ride with Complimentary Drink from Coruche

Experience the sky in a peaceful, slow moving way with a unique balloon ride through the skies of Coruche, Portugal.

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City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

City Sightseeing Lisbon Hop-On Hop-Off Tour

Experience the perfect introduction to Lisbon aboard this City Sightseeing hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour! You'll see all the beautiful sights of Lisbon in a comfortable and secure environment, with full commentary provided.

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Where to stay in Lisbon

The best luxury hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

The best luxury hotels in Lisbon

From the good old classics that already belong to the city’s history, to the most recent ones that bet on the design.

The best romantic hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

The best romantic hotels in Lisbon

Whether it's because a delicious breakfast is served in bed or because you’ll get highly emotional with its breathtaking views, the best romantic hotels in Lisbon will make you fall in love even more.

The best boutique hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

The best boutique hotels in Lisbon

That Lisbon doesn’t lack hotels, everyone knows. And that the number of hotels has risen considerably over the last few years – a result of the worldwide hype around our city – is also a well-known fact. That being said, we swooped the whole of the city’s hotel industry to bring you the best boutique hotels in Lisbon.   Considered the rich cousin of the not-so-fancy Bed&Breakfast, boutique hotels are known for their personality and cosy environment. The laidback mood is designed to make guests feel at home, and these certainly knew how to do it.     Recommended: The best Lisbon attractions

The coolest hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

The coolest hotels in Lisbon

What makes a hotel cool? In coming up with this list of the coolest hotels in Lisbon, we considered a heady mix of factors.

Best cheap hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

Best cheap hotels in Lisbon

Sure, there are plenty of hotels in Lisbon, but a good bargain is hard to come by. 

The best family-friendly hotels in Lisbon
Hotels

The best family-friendly hotels in Lisbon

If you’re planning a family break to the city make sure you choose a hotel that knows how to make your stay really special. 

Most popular cafés in Lisbon

Tartine
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Tartine

The menu at Tartine has everything you need for the perfect brunch: fresh juices, cappuccinos and hot chocolates, eggs seven different ways, toast, pancakes, waffles, croissants and yoghurts. But there is also a set brunch for those who dislike the do-it-yourself approach, including a bread basket, hot drinks, granola with organic yoghurt, and more.

Wish Slow Coffee House
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Wish Slow Coffee House

What goes to make up a Wish? Pretty little things. The concept here of a enchanted world will charm even the grumpiest of punters, who can buy cushions in the shape of clouds, notebooks with special messages on the cover, and lampshades that look like origami. It's a great place to browse and a good excuse to visit the 'creative factory' in western Lisbon where it is located. Further to being an amazing shop, it's also a charming café full of yummy things to eat. They serve poffertjes (small Dutch buckwheat pancakes) and bagels, but also thoroughly Portuguese bites such as tremoços (lupin seeds) and platters of cheese, ham and sausages.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Pois, Café
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Pois, Café

This Austrian-run café is a great place in which to lounge, reading the foreign newspapers and magazines provided. The rustic decoration, mismatched furniture, and games and toys scattered about add to the informal atmosphere. Sandwiches, salads, fine cakes and fragrant Austrian lemonade are all on offer.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Kaffeehaus
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Kaffeehaus

This Austrian-owned café brings a touch of Viennese class to Lisbon. The hearty fare on offer includes wiener schnitzel, spätzle, apfelstrudel and sachertorte, and there's delicious hot chocolate too. There are also vegetarian options and a brunch menu at weekends. A range of foreign newspapers hang by the door.

Time Out says
5 out of 5 stars
Users say
2 out of 5 stars

Lisbon music and nightlife

Lisbon nightlife: 10 spots for a night you won’t forget
Nightlife

Lisbon nightlife: 10 spots for a night you won’t forget

It’s no secret that the Portuguese love to party, and the Lisbon nightlife reflects that like a mirror: chill, crazy or just really loud, there is something for all the night crawlers out there. From amazing rooftops to closed door bars, from fancy cocktails to beers from all over the world, all the must-knows are here.  Recommended: The best of Lisbon nightlife

The best Lisbon clubs
Nightlife

The best Lisbon clubs

Here’s our guide to some of the hottest places to shake what yo mamma gave ya, and then some

The best Lisbon bars
Bars and pubs

The best Lisbon bars

If you fancy a vibrant night out, the Portuguese capital has an abundance of great places for a drink

Gay Lisbon guide
LGBT

Gay Lisbon guide

Bars, saunas, nightclubs – party at these LGBT venues in Lisbon

The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon
Music

The best places to see Fado music in Lisbon

Enjoy the beautiful, melancholy music of Fado – a genre born in Lisbon – at one of these top Fado music clubs

Looking for things to do in Lisbon? How about a drink?
Bars and pubs

Looking for things to do in Lisbon? How about a drink?

If you picked Lisbon for your holidays – hey, great choice, there are plenty of things to do! – then read the following list to learn more about the in places to have coffee, Portuguese beer, wine and the traditional Ginjinha.

Adventures near Lisbon

Heaven can wait: things to do in Arrábida
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Heaven can wait: things to do in Arrábida

If you’re looking for paradise, guess what, we have the key. The secret word is Arrábida and if you’re staying in Lisbon it will only take you 41 minutes to get there by car. And besides this free tip of how to reach heaven on earth we’ve also selected what you can do while there. Here’s is our guide with the best things to do in Arrábida. And, you’ll see when you get there, heaven can perfectly wait, especially if it’s sunny and warm.   

Fun things to do near Lisbon: visit Sintra
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Fun things to do near Lisbon: visit Sintra

Sintra, with its fine architecture, significant monuments and museums and hidden treasures, is maybe the best choice for you if you are looking for some out-of-town hours. So save one day on your schedule, put on your hiking boots and visit Sintra, less than one hour away from Lisbon. You won’t regret it – scout's honor!

Things to do in Cascais: a perfect day
Things to do

Things to do in Cascais: a perfect day

You’ve woken up and feel like getting out and about with so many options of things to do in Cascais. Whether for walking, cycling or skating, this cycle route is perfect. It stretches for almost nine kilometres between the centre of town to Guincho beach, via the sea cliffs at Boca do Inferno. There are 60 free bikes (as BiCas) for hire at Cascais rail station, at the Casa das Histórias museum, or at Guia. You’ve done enough exercise and now need to get your strength back. That’s normal. A Sacolinha (Alameda dos Combatentes da Grande Guerra, 107 A) is a great bakery with fabulous cakes and bread, including croissants, filled doughnuts and flaky palmiers. Time to head for the water. You can wear a wetsuit if you want. What for? To get onto a paddlesurfing (Stand Up Paddle) board. Surf N Paddle is an outfit based at Praia da Duquesa where instructors teach you how to get paddling (lessons from €25) or, if you already know how to, where you can hire a board (from €5). You’re probably famished by now. The Mercado da Vila (Rua Padre Moisés da Silva) in the centre of Cascais was revamped in 2015 and now has dozens of eateries as well as produce stalls. Our favourites are Marisco na Praça, which specialises in fish and shellfish, Italian restaurant Gulli, which is great for kids, Pátio do Petisco, where you can split some snacks, and Grão d’Amor, which has toasted sandwiches, salads and the like. Now for something more edifying. Cross the famous Rua Frederico Arouca (which local

The best things to do in Setúbal
Things to do

The best things to do in Setúbal

There are loads of great options for day-trips from Lisbon but if you are a fish lover, you cannot miss Setúbal, a seaside town and probably the best place to eat it fresh and cheap. Save one day on your agenda, head up to the other margin of the Tagus River, through the 25 April Bridge, and have fun with our list of the best things to do in Setúbal, which includes of course eating as much fresh fish as you can.