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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.

Monument / Landmark
“Sculptural. Discover all the explorers, authors and historical figures represented in the Monument to the Discoveries.”
80 locals recommend
Zoo
“The Lisbon Zoo is one of the city’s top attractions and offers beautiful shaded gardens and a recreated natural environment for the 2,000 animals which call this zoo home. The zoo aims to take you around the world, getting to know animals from all continents. The zoo was established in 1884 and today is one of the finest zoos in the world. At the zoo there is a Children’s Farm where kids can pet the animals as well as a Zoo Train and regular feeding times when you can see the animals being fed. You can ride a cable car above the zoo, visit the Reptile House, enter the free flying aviary and see the pelicans being fed. In addition to land animals the zoo is home to some water creatures, primarily dolphins as well as sea lions and there are regular dolphin shows. The zoo is within a botanical garden and so the surroundings are extremely pleasant. Nearby are the Animax amusement park and other places of entertainment ”
73 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Museu Colecção Berardo Arte Moderna e Contemporânea One of the world’s largest and richest collections of modern art was accumulated by business mogul José Berardo. The museum boasts about 1,000 works, from canvas and sculpture to video installations. Praça do Império (near the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos 10am–7pm daily (to 10pm Sat).”
64 locals recommend
Italian Restaurant
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“Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) used to be the location of the royal palace, until it was destroyed in 1755 by the Great Earthquake. The royal family moved to another residence in the district of Belem, and the new arcaded buildings became the entry port of the city. Its north side hosts a triumphal arch and one of the city's legendary cafes, Café Martinho da Arcada, a favourite for writers Fernando Pessoa, Almeida Garrett and Eça de Queiroz. The centre of the square boasts the statue of King José I, which is 14 meters high”
126 locals recommend
Hotel
“Parque das Naçoes ( 7,6 km from Vila Queiros). Getting There Metro: Red Line to Oriente. Bus: Lines 5, 25, 28, 44, 708, 750, 759, 782 or 794 to Oriente Parque das Nações Attractions Oceanarium - An odyssey of sea creatures in a state-of-the-art building. *Vasco da Gama Bridge - One of the world's longest bridges. *Oriente Station - A stunning modern station. *Pleasant gardens and lawns to sit and admire the magnificence of the bridge and the river. *Portugal Pavillion - A gravity-defying structure. *Atlantic Pavillion - A UFO-like arena. *Lisbon Casino - A modern, stylish casino. *Interactive Science Museum - Scientific exhibits with cutting-edge technology. *Vasco da Gama Tower - The city's tallest building with a panoramic viewing platform.”
93 locals recommend
Point of Interest
“Lisbon's finest square, lots of restaurants and a beautiful view of the Tajo. ”
46 locals recommend
Church
“Church of Santa Engrácia is the National Pantheon of Portugal and final burial location of many important Portuguese, including the poet Luís de Camões and the explorers Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator.”
55 locals recommend
Park
“One of the city's biggest parks and home to numerous events, it also offers one of Lisbon's best views.”
64 locals recommend
Church
“One of Lisbon's most beautiful and emblematic churches. It's worth going up to the dome to check out the view.”
106 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
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“The place is just amazing and the food is delicious. It is a bit more expansive but it's totally worth it. During the day the view might be more enchanting and they have a good brunch menu.”
108 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“This mall has a large selection of good shops, theatres​ and a large supermarket.”
31 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the biggest shopping malls 🛒in Lisbon. You can go there taking the 728 bus (17mins) or by car (10mins).”
51 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best Pasteis de Nata ! You can't visit Lisbon and not eat 1/2 or 3 of those!!”
101 locals recommend
Garden
“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.”
126 locals recommend
Market
“There are lots of different restaurants available, so everyone can enjoy from it. Find a table and then each one goes and gets the food they want. A bit hard too coordinate when everyone's food will arrive so you will probably each eat at different times but worth a visit. It is also great for drinks and there is a club there as well called Rive Rouge. ”
80 locals recommend
Bus Stop
“Probably one of, if not my favourite neighbourhood of central Lisbon. Slightly removed from the main drag but still in the middle of it all. Great restaurant and array of shops surrounding the main garden square and just of it. Go and explore and immerse yourself in the area around it. Just naming a few places such as: Embaixada, Casa Pau-Brasil, Cevicheria, Pavilhão Chines, Tapisco, Memmo, 2 quiosques on the square, etc etc, etc!”
101 locals recommend