The 33 coolest things to do in Lisbon
With its world-class restaurants, excelling in seafood, its reputation for style and long pedigree in art and culture, Portugal’s first city remains high on every discerning weekend-breaker’s hit-list. Want to know what to do in Lisbon? 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. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. Find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world.
Along the river: seven things to do near the river in Lisbon
If we can give you a piece of friendly advice, it would be to hop on a boat: the city looks even more beautiful from the other bank. And believe us: there's plenty to enjoy. Rent a bike and skip the hills (yes, it's possible), drink a mojito with your feet in the water (or almost), get a selfie in an incredible elevator, and spend a night facing Lisbon. The Tagus is full of possibilities, but we'll leave you with seven ideas of things to do near the river in Lisbon. Recommended: Tourist Survival Guide
The 10 best things to do in Belém
Don't just go there for the custard tarts (pastéis de nata) - but definitely try the custard tarts! Belém is almost an epicenter of museums, which deserve to be visited before or after a beautiful meal in the best restaurants in the area. Just follow our suggestions for the best things to do in Belém and you won't miss out on anything. Recommended: Top 10 things to do in Alfama
21 dishes you need to try at the Time Out Market Lisboa
Ten thousand square feet. Tens of restaurants. Famous and award-winning chefs. The Time Out Market can be quite a challenge for the indecisive. If this is your first trip and you still don't have a favourite spot (or if you have been to several stalls in the food hall, but like to try new things), take our tips. Here are 21 dishes you absolutely must try at the Time Out Market, from soups and appetizers to desserts, including traditional Portuguese and international entrées. Recommended: The best Lisbon attractions
Things to do: area guides
Things to do in Alfama
The views, the people and the streets. Alfama was once the whole city of Lisbon, and although the city grew, it remained the heart of the capital. Get ready to get lost in its picturesque streets and meet its deepest and most well kept secrets. Recommended: Top 10 things to do around Graça and Castelo
Things to do around Graça and Castelo
Play detective and search for little villas, eat fresh fish and have a toast with sparkling sangria, you'll fit right in. Afterwards, walk around the neibourghood and visit one of the most famous Lisbon Castle and take it all in - this is as typically Portuguese as it gets. Don't get lost and make sure you cover the list with all the top 10 things to do around Graça and Castelo.
Things to do in Baixa and Sé
With many restaurants to try from - don't fall for the tourist traps that will try to seduce you each step of the way - and many typical stores and streets to lose yourself in, both Baixa and Sé are worth a whole day (or more) of exploring. Bring comfortable shoes and hit the streets. When the day is done, grab a seat at a bar, watch the game (whichever one is on) and you'll get why Baixa is one of the best places in Lisbon for a late afternoon drink. Recommended: Top 10 things to do in Chiado
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
Things to do in Chiado
Families, celebrities, tourists, divas, intellectuals or fools: everyone strolls around the most famous and dearest of neighbourhoods. All roads lead to Chiado. Take a walk on the city's red carpet and release your inner Prima-Donna. We promise it's okay, just go with it.
Lisbon for visitors
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Time Out Lisbon Market Tour & Cooking Class
Begin your day going to the local market. Participate in a cooking class and then enjoy the lunch you have prepared. End the day with a light tour of Lisbon.
Small Group Day Trip to Sintra & Cascais
Experience the natural and historical beauty on a small-group day trip from Lisbon.
Belém Small Group Walking tour
Explore Belém and gain insight into Portugal’s rich maritime heritage.
NYE Cruise in Lisbon on the Tagus River
Enjoy this memorable day on board and watch the fireworks from the best spot in town!
Lisbon Waterfront Bike Tour
In the Lisbon Waterfront Bike Tour, is a pleasant easy going bike ride.
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The best getaways from Lisbon
Portugal is a small piece of land which makes everything near comparing to big countries like the United States or Brazil. But although we’re a tiny rectangle in western Europe there is a lot to see within this small area. So if you are in Lisbon or are planning to come here, you should definitely consider to leave the city for two or three days. And, believe us, there are loads of great options which makes it hard to choose. With that in mind, we’ve selected for you the best getaways from Lisbon. Pick one!