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Best things to do in Lisbon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Neighbourhood
“Take a walk from the Castelo São Jorge through the cobbled windy streets of Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood, also the home of Fado!”
223 locals recommend
Garden
“A true paradise in the middle of the city, this is a great hangout spot for families. In the summer, it sometimes has live music.”
218 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“The name of this shopping center is a tribute to Christopher Columbus. The architecture of the space, as well as its original decoration, were adapted to the time of the Portuguese discoveries, one of the most important periods in the history of Portugal. The squares and streets inside the center have names alluding to the 16th century, such as the Avenue of the Discoveries and the Tropic of Cancer Square. It has enough commerce, clothes shops, food stores, stationery, a chapel, a hypermarket, etc. It also has cinemas, sporadic exhibitions, and gardens with several restaurants. It is now the largest shopping center in the Iberian Peninsula with a total of 338 stores and 6.326 parking spaces.”
115 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
Arts & Crafts Store
“Chiado is an elegant and bohemian neighborhood in Lisbon, between Bairro Alto and Baixa Pombalina. It is frequently compared to Paris’ Montmartre district, rebuilt after it was destroyed by a fire in 1998. The most famous streets are Rua do Carmo, which houses the ruins of a church by the same name and Rua Garrett, in the centre of Chiado. The square and its surrounding streets are full of famous cafés, theatres and museums. ”
176 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
Scenic Viewpoint
“The Miradouro de Santa Catarina, belongs to the parish of São Paulo is a Portuguese parish of the municipality of Lisbon, near the historical district of Bairro Alto. This belvedere located on one of the hills of the old town has a breathtaking view over the Tagus River and the south bank of this”
175 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Every world-class city has one—a shopping area who’s name alone is recognized for haute couture, high-end jeans and fine fragrances. Rodeo Drive. Fifth Avenue. Mayfair. Champs-Elysees. Ginza. Lisbon’s Avenida da Liberdade certainly deserves to join the list.”
138 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“Great atmosphere for a gourmet meal or a lovely brunch at praça das flores; many beautiful designer stores (e.g. at embaixada); LGBT-friendly nightlife mostly takes place in this neighbourhood, with great bars and clubs for long nights out.”
145 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
Department Store
“The newly opened food court on the 7th floor has some of Lisbon's best chefs -- the view is nicer and it's less busy than the Timeout Market (Mercado da Ribeira) and there is even our favourite ice cream place Nannarella!”
107 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Sculptural. Discover all the explorers, authors and historical figures represented in the Monument to the Discoveries.”
80 locals recommend
Government Building
“Great natural space. Children amazing park and also lots of walking/biking paths.”
63 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