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The 33 coolest things to do in Lisbon
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Restaurants

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

Open-air artwork to peek at and take pics in Lisbon
Art

Open-air artwork to peek at and take pics in Lisbon

Vhils, Bordalo II, Aka Corleone, Tamara Alves or Mário Belém are some of the most impressive names in the urban art scene in Lisbon. In recent years, the city has become one of the world's capital of urban art, with major names like Obey Giant, Eduardo Kobra or Os Gémeos leaving their mark at Lisbon's walls. But seeing all the best works in one day might be difficult, so embark with us on an alternative tour around the city. + The 7 most instagrammable places in Lisbon

Things to do: area guides

Things to do in Alfama
Things to do

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 in Mouraria and Intendente
Things to do

Things to do in Mouraria and Intendente

If on one hand it’s the place where typical fado was born, on the other it takes in more than 50 nationalities. What you get out of this is a powerful mix of sounds, flavours, and cultures. Recommended: 10 things to do in Baixa and Sé

Things to do around Graça and Castelo
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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
Things to do

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

Things to do in Lisbon: it doesn't hurt to ask
Things to do

Things to do in Lisbon: it doesn't hurt to ask

We asked the city’s tourist offices for the most strange questions. Here are some of them. And just to make sure there is no doubt, our team has answered them all.

Have fun in Lisbon without spending a cent
Things to do

Have fun in Lisbon without spending a cent

If you are running low on cash or just want to spend the least possible, you will find this list of free activities in Lisbon very helpful. Don't miss out on the fun and we wish you the best holidays.

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

10 top tips for your Lisbon visit
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10 top tips for your Lisbon visit

If it's your first time in the city, here are some tips on how to have a smooth ride

How to spend 48 hours in Lisbon
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How to spend 48 hours in Lisbon

You've got two days to immerse yourself in the Portuguese capital and its broad range of cultural offerings... go!

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Time Out Lisbon Market Tour & Cooking Class

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.

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Small Group Day Trip to Sintra & Cascais

Small Group Day Trip to Sintra & Cascais

Experience the natural and historical beauty on a small-group day trip from Lisbon. 

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Belém Small Group Walking tour

Belém Small Group Walking tour

Explore Belém and gain insight into Portugal’s rich maritime heritage. 

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NYE Cruise in Lisbon on the Tagus River

NYE Cruise in Lisbon on the Tagus River

Enjoy this memorable day on board and watch the fireworks from the best spot in town!

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Lisbon Waterfront Bike Tour

Lisbon Waterfront Bike Tour

In the Lisbon Waterfront Bike Tour, is a pleasant easy going bike ride.

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Lisbon art, culture and days out

The best getaways from Lisbon
Things to do

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!

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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Things to do

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