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The 33 best things to do in Lisbon
Things to do The 33 best things to do in Lisbon

With its world-class restaurants, reputation for style and rich history in art and culture, Portugal’s first city remains high on every discerning traveller’s hit-list. But what are the essential things to do while you’re here? Whether 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 sticking around a little longer, this checklist will help you find the very best things to do in Lisbon. You’ll find the most important landmarks, get a taste of some traditional Portuguese food and uncover hidden gems in the coolest neighbourhoods around the city. Enjoy! Recommended: The Lisbon events you can't miss in 2019 Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.  

The 148 best Lisbon restaurants to try right now
Restaurants The 148 best Lisbon restaurants to try right now

Welcome to the Time Out EAT List, our handpicked ‘best of’ Lisbon’s food scene. These are the tastiest places to eat in this city right now: the freshest, most inventive and most memorable, ranked by expert local editors. Time Out’s local experts scour the city every day for great eats, great value and insider info (like a certain steak place’s secretive BYO Mondays). We value fun, flavour, freshness – and value at every price point. We update the EAT list monthly, plus whenever there’s a truly spectacular new opening. It could be a mega-hyped destination restaurant or a pop-up-turned-permanent in a shipping container: if it’s on the list we think it’s awesome and reckon you will too. Eaten somewhere on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutEatList Recommended: The best fish restaurants in Lisbon

The events in Lisbon you can't miss until the end of the year
Things to do The events in Lisbon you can't miss until the end of the year

Lisbon is all about good food, nice weather, warm people and, last but not least, a lot of things to do. If you're planning a trip over the summer make sure to add these events in Lisbon to your things to do list. From June till November, get ready for an eventful year.  Recommended: The best summer music festivals in Lisbon

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

Where to stay in Lisbon
Things to do Where to stay in Lisbon

Do you want to spend a relaxing day at the beach or tenjoy he lively nightlife of the city centre? Would a spot of history be your scene or would you prefer all mod cons? Whatever your ideal, Lisbon has got something to suit you, and we can help you find it with our insider's guide to the city's best neighbourhoods. Recommended: The best hotels in Lisbon

The best Lisbon clubs
Nightlife The best Lisbon clubs

Recent or older, with all sorts of sounds and patrons, these temples of the night are worthy of a visit, even if it is just once in a lifetime. Get to know some of Lisbon's finest clubs. Legendary institutions that went through several names and formats, looking for a place in the sun (or, more aptly, under the moonlight). When darkness falls in the city, a proper night out necessarily includes a trip to one of these spots. We don't want you to roam around after hours, uneasy about where to go - so here is a list of Lisbon discos, both grand party halls and more subdued venues, sure to please every taste.  Can we ask you for a dance? Recommended: ultimate guide to Lisbon's nightlife  

52 of the best attractions in Lisbon
Attractions 52 of the best attractions in Lisbon

As one of the greatest cities in the world, frankly it's a wonder that we managed to narrow down all the best things to do to a list of just 52. Think of our selection as a taster – something to satisfy your initial cravings and leave you wanting more. Take Belém Tower, for instance, this waterfront landmark makes for a great introduction to Lisbon's numerous nearby UNESCO World Heritage sites. Or climb up to Miradouro da Graça to take in one of the city's many magnificent views. And don't forget to visit the Time Out Market, of course, for a literal taster of the delicious culinary offerings.  Recommended: Need a place to stay but can’t decide? Find your perfect getaway spot with our guide to Lisbon’s best neighbourhoods.

The best Lisbon museums
Museums The best Lisbon museums

From Classical art to Modernism, from historic palaces to buildings designed by contemporary architects, here’s a brief guide to the the best Lisbon museums.

The best Lisbon bars
Bars and pubs The best Lisbon bars

Embarking on an intrepid mission to discover Lisbon's many offerings is thirsty work and, besides the city's wide-range of history and cultural sights, there is a long list of modern, and more traditional bars, where you can replenish any lost fluid. From Portuguese craft beers to contemporary cocktails, you're in for a smorgasboard of alcoholic refreshments...

The best places to listen to fado in Lisbon
Music 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.

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The best of Porto

The 31 best things to do in Porto
Things to do The 31 best things to do in Porto

We are absolutely in love with this city. For its narrow streets and colorful houses, breathtaking views from both the city and the Douro river, its galleries full of ancient and contemporary art, its gardens and museums, and its restaurants with both traditional food (don't miss the francesinhas and the cachorrinhos) and inspirations from around the world. Invicta is a box full of surprises, even if those aren’t always in plain sight. You have search for them. So that nothing slips by you, here is a list of 31 incredible things to do in Porto. Read through it carefully and feel free to share it with any and everyone - caring is sharing, after all. Done something on this list and loved it? Share it with the hashtag #TimeOutDoList and tag @TimeOutEverywhere. You can also find out more about how Time Out selects the very best things to do all over the world, or take a look at our list of the 50 best things to do in the world right now.

Porto’s top 10 attractions
Attractions Porto’s top 10 attractions

Of all the cities in Portugal, the capital is often the favourite, but Porto is fast becoming the destination of choice. While it may be smaller than Lisbon, Porto packs a feisty little punch when it comes to the best attractions. First of all, it's the home of port and the wine cellars in Vila Nova de Gaia are a must-visit (and must-taste). Secondly, its Ribeira district is one of the most Instagrammable historic quarters you'll have ever laid eyes on. Also like Lisbon, this northern city is rather hilly, but there are heaps of heavenly parks in which to take a breather. From many points in Porto you'll get an extraordinary view of the Douro River, which is crossed by the iconic Dom Luis I iron bridge to connect Porto to Gaia. And let's not forget the amazing array of traditional restaurants to visit. Whatever your interests, Porto will have something to suit you. And to narrow down your search, check out our guide to the ten best attractions in Porto.

The best beaches near Porto
Things to do The best beaches near Porto

Porto’s year-round mild climate means that a trip to the beach is a must-do. There are several in easy reach of the city. Catch some rays and ozone-rich breezes, pack a picnic or, if you want a bit more action, take surfing lessons. 

Eight great things to do in the Douro Valley
Things to do Eight great things to do in the Douro Valley

That the Douro is the most beautiful region in the world already everybody knows already. What you may not know is what to do while there, dazzled by so much natural beauty. Worry not, as we give you eight things to do in Douro that will fill both your time and belly, as well as leave you relaxed in a hotel with a beautiful. You can count on boat rides, visits to imposing monuments and trips along the Douro line, one of the beautiful ones in Portugal. And it's a quick trip to the city so you can still enjoy the best Porto can give to you. Recommended: The best hotels overlooking the Douro River

How to spend 48 hours in Porto
Things to do How to spend 48 hours in Porto

Doing any city in a weekend is a challenge, so allow us to give you a hand. Here’s where to eat and drink in Porto, what to do and see, and the places you shouldn’t miss. Hey, you can always come back!

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Our favourite places in Portugal

The 11 best things to do in Albufeira
Things to do The 11 best things to do in Albufeira

At the heart of Portugal’s glorious Algarve, it is no surprise that the best things to do in Albufeira run the gamut from natural wonders to delectable foods. Located on the southern coastline, the area is famous for its breathtaking views, golden beaches and quaint fishing villages. It’s also a mecca for golf lovers thanks to its world-renowned courses and glorious year-round climate. If letting off steam is more up your street, then the town’s famous strip, located in the Montechoro area of the resort, offers a plethora of clubs and bars that will cater to everyone’s tastes.  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.

The 13 best hotels in Madeira
Hotels The 13 best hotels in Madeira

From landing on its famously tricky runway to hurtling down a polished hill in a wicker basket or venturing onto a glass platform almost 600 metres above sea level, the Atlantic Ocean archipelago of Madeira is genuinely thrill-full. Add in hundreds of kilometres of walks criss-crossing hills and mountains via a centuries-old irrigation system, a stunning coastline that mixes natural volcanic pools with both pebble and sand beaches, magical laurel forests, bountiful nature reserves, a great food scene and a tropical climate that fills the island with banana plants and tropical fruit trees and you have a destination that shouldn’t be missed. The hotel scene reflects the many facets of the island, from sleek contemporary ocean-facing beauties to old-school old town spots set in, yep, old schools. Add in Art Nouveau villas, a funky collaboration with famous local boy Cristiano Ronaldo and James Bond-style cliff-top eyries and you really do have something for everyone – which nicely sums up Madeira itself.

The best hotels in Alentejo coast
Travel The best hotels in Alentejo coast

Rural tourism, luxury hotels and even glamping in the middle of nowhere, and at the same time we’re talking about places that are located near everything you need. Alone or in good company, with or without children. Here are eight hotels in Alentejo coast where you can stay.

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

The best of the Azores
Travel The best of the Azores

From nature to food, the archipelago of the Azores has much to explore. In this guide we explore everything you need to take a stroll through São Miguel, enjoy the best that Graciosa has to offer or just to plan the trip in advance without missing out on anything. 

Eight great things to do in the Douro Valley
Things to do Eight great things to do in the Douro Valley

That the Douro is the most beautiful region in the world already everybody knows already. What you may not know is what to do while there, dazzled by so much natural beauty. Worry not, as we give you eight things to do in Douro that will fill both your time and belly, as well as leave you relaxed in a hotel with a beautiful. You can count on boat rides, visits to imposing monuments and trips along the Douro line, one of the beautiful ones in Portugal. And it's a quick trip to the city so you can still enjoy the best Porto can give to you. Recommended: The best hotels overlooking the Douro River

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