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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.

Scenic Viewpoint
“The Elevador de Santa Justa stands 147 Ft (45m) tall and the structure is built in the same style as the renowned French architect, Eiffel. The similarity between his designs and this Elevator is not accidental, as it was built by Raoul Mesnier de Ponsard, who was an admirer of Gustave Eiffel and applied the same techniques used in some of the funiculars in France of the time. The Lift has a stunning observation deck at the top and offers magnificent views over Baixa. Since it was opened to the public, it has become one of the most popular viewpoints in Lisbon.”
  • 212 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“Mall where you find Fnac for books or music, clothes shops and other shops too”
  • 52 locals recommend
Ice Cream Shop
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“For me, without a doubt these are the best ice creams in the Greater Lisbon area. They were first produced in Estoril in the 1940s by Attilio Santini (a native of Italy, naturally), who later moved to Cascais. From there, in the decades that followed, his fame spread far and wide. Today, decades later, Santini ice creams are still made by hand, in line with Italian tradition, to secret recipes – some of them with exclusively Portuguese ingredients. A tip: if you like wafer biscuit, order yours in a cone – the recipe for which is also exclusive.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Accessories Store
“Time for gloves for your convertible driving ! The tiniest but incredible glove store”
  • 17 locals recommend
Café
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“To come by underground: In the airport there's a underground station. You will be in red line. You must take the train and Go until “Alameda station”. When you're there, you must change to Green line and Go until “baixa-chiado station”. When you arrive there, you must take the "rua do crucifixo" exit and walk ahead until a lifter called "elevador do castelo". This lifter brings you almost here. You will have to walk just around 200m. But the lifter closes on 9 p.m. and coming by underground you must take around 40 minutes. The underground costs 1,45/person, the lifter is Free ”
  • 107 locals recommend
Bank
“the best shops in one of the most famous streets of lisbon (without traffic)”
  • 59 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“This place is good to eat seafood rice, this is the place where you will eat seafood rice and nothing else, it is the specialty so eat the seafood rice, considered the best of Lisbon ! Tips: making a reservation is crucial, Its closed on Sunday , open lunch and dinner the rest of the days. Pay with cash!”
  • 8 locals recommend
Lodging
“Breathtaking terrace where You can relax and enjoy glass of wine and view the same as from Elevador de Santa Justa”
  • 14 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This monument is from XIX the Century and you must the great view from the top! ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Great for the Cod fish Pataniscas and beans rice with salad. Also very good fried squid. (Price Range €)”
  • 9 locals recommend
Route
“Enjoy the Rua do Carmo and all its surroundings in the Chiado area. Magnificient environment with a great offer on shopping.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“If you enjoy or are willing to experience BACALHAU (Codfish) the Portuguese way, this is one of the best choices and a personal favorite.”
  • 8 locals recommend
History Museum
“Don't go this street at Baixa to eat since it is very touristic and some of them will rip you off. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“An absolute must to enjoy a cocktail and a club sandwich on the terrace with a breathtaking view of Lisbon!”
  • 6 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“O “coração do coração de Lisboa”, a Baixa é toda a zona entre a Praça do Comércio e o Rossio, ladeada pela colina do Carmo/Chiado e pela da Mouraria/Castelo. É parte da zona comercial de Lisboa por excelência (tal como o Chiado e Avenida) e, entre muitas outras atracções, aqui encontrará ainda o Museu do Design e da Moda e o Elevador de Santa Justa. The "Heart of the Heart of Lisbon", the Baixa is the whole area between Praça do Comercio and Rossio, flanked by the hill of Carmo/Chiado and the Mouraria/Castelo. It is part of the commercial area of Lisbon par excellence (such as Chiado and Avenida) and, among many other attractions, here you will also find the museum of Design and fashion and the elevator of Santa Justa.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“The George, a pub famous for its eggs benedict (which won the dubious prize of best tapas in Lisbon), may not be the best venue for dinner, but it’s great for after work drinks, especially when there’s a football match on. During the Champions League, between the tournament and the pub’s popularity with tourists staying in Baixa, it’s difficult to get a spot, so book a table.”
  • 4 locals recommend