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Best things to do in Lisbon

Castle
“Castelo. The view from under the umbrella pines on the Castle’s esplanade takes in Alfama, the Baixa, Bairro Alto on the hill opposite, and the river. The light here is particularly warm in the late afternoon, encouraging you to linger.”
473 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Torre de Belém. The defensive tower at Belém is a jewel of the Manueline architectural style, combining Moorish, Renaissance and Gothic elements in a dazzling whole. At the time of its construction, the tower stood on an island in the river Tejo, about 200 m (650 ft) from the northern riverbank, and so commanded the approach to Lisbon more fully than it does today. The land between the tower and the Jerónimos monastery has since been reclaimed from the river. Even if you do not plan to visit the inside (I never did it) it’s still worth the trip just for the walk near the river and the view from outside. While you are in the zone you can visit also the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos, the Centro Cultural de Belém and the museum Berardo. Do not miss to taste the Pasteis de Belém in Rua Belém 84-92 (avoid rush hours)”
214 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Our favourite museum in Lisbon. Look out for their classical music concerts during the year.”
262 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Museum, music, theatre, opera, dance, cinema, exhibitions - in short, all things cultural. ”
156 locals recommend
Event Space
“The most ancient market of Lisbon. It is beautiful and in the mornings you can buy fruits, vegetables, fish and meat. It has lots of restaurants inside”
272 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Lisbon Oceanarium is located in the Parque das Nações, which was the exhibition grounds for the Expo '98. It is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Their Mission: To encourage people to learn more about the oceans and make all citizens aware of their duty to conserve their natural heritage, by changing their behaviour.”
161 locals recommend
Event Space
“This lively and joyous market appeals to all - anti-materialists and consumerists. It has a strong local flavor because it has more variety of curios than similar European venues yet the sellers are more composed than those of African souks. Even the very old goods items or handicraft are quite affordable, not to mention ridiculous cheap second-hand clothes. Your new-old find will be a good quality price ratio, unique & environmentally friendly souvenir/gift. The downside: PLEASE, pretty PLEASE, do me and all shoppers a favor and don't forget to haggle.”
367 locals recommend
History Museum
“Lisbon's National Coach Museum features one of the most prominent horse-drawn carriage collections in the world. Extremely surprising and worthwhile.”
116 locals recommend
Art Museum
“This museum has a beautiful Garden with view over the city and a good food for lunch. Next to a beautiful hidden local viewpoint. ”
203 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
241 locals recommend
General Entertainment
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“Under the Lisbon “Golden Gate” you will find this huge textile factory transformed into a contemporary leisure place brimming with creativity. ”
217 locals recommend
Museum
“The Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology is a contemporary art museum in Lisbon, Portugal that crosses three areas in a space of debate, discovery, critical thinking and international dialogue.”
121 locals recommend
Museum
“The Fado Museum tells a story hundreds of years old with the help of music, photographs, musical instruments, posters or typical costumes for an immersive journey through the heart of Lisbon.”
123 locals recommend
Winery
“Lisbon Cathedral is one of the city's gems and one of the most significant monuments in the country, due to its historical, religious and artistic value. Its construction began in 1147, when the first king of Portugal, D. Afonso Henriques, reconquered the city from the Moors. ”
166 locals recommend
Museum
“ The National Azulejo Museum is in walking distance -2,5 km from Vila Queiros. R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, The National Azulejo Museum There is no other building in all of Portugal that's completely dedicated to the tile art that can be seen all over the country. Housed in a 16th-century convent, the museum shows how azulejos tiles have evolved over time and it is full of surprises, including an unexpected chapel filled with intricate and beautiful artwork.”
118 locals recommend
Nightclub
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“At one point or another, every bar-hopper in Lisbon has visited Pensão Amor, at least to see the bold decor, if not for the drinks and socializing. Once a brothel, it comprises different rooms filled with bright decor, cushy seating, unique art, and a dancer’s pole. There is even a ‘library’ filled with erotic books. The back entrance opens to Pink Street, but entering from the front entrance at Rua Alecrim is much more impressive – the front room is decorated from floor to ceiling in bright colors and shocking artwork (the ceiling is even a work of art).”
120 locals recommend