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1. Alfama

4.5 of 5 bubbles21,318
Neighbourhoods

ANGEE
By ANGEE
You are high up (we got the tram here but you could walk up if you felt like it) and so have a great view of the roof...

3. Bairro Alto

4.5 of 5 bubbles13,035
NeighbourhoodsBairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré

voproductions
By voproductions
Loverly restaurants and side streets, some small shops but a lot of corporate shops, walk around get lost and find yo...

4. Chiado

4.5 of 5 bubbles8,009
NeighbourhoodsChiado & Carmo

christophem229
By christophem229
We passed a few days in an apartment in chiado and it was a good choice. This district is secure, clean , with many...
LookoutsGraça & São Vicente

Mogeltoft
By Mogeltoft
This is the place to go if you want to see Lisbon from above - and in addition it’s good exercise to walk up here (un...

6. Igreja de São Roque

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,147
Religious SitesChiado & Carmo

SmiffCakes
By SmiffCakes
... Cathedral and there is a good amount of info in English, especially in the museum, which is also worth a visit.

7. Arco do Triunfo

4.5 of 5 bubbles5,943
Monuments & StatuesBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores

belgianguy1
By belgianguy1
This arch is huge, I was very impressed, and a big statue on top, as if it all wasn't already grand enough...the...
GardensBairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré

FlyingSpaniard
By FlyingSpaniard
One of the best views of Lisbon. A great panoramic os perfectly visible from it, including the castle. Highly...

9. Ponte 25 de Abril

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,906
Bridges

annminky
By annminky
At the Belem Quarter , you’ll enjoy the view of this enormous bridge, which was inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge of...

10. Centro Colombo

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,512
Shopping Malls

3010ChristinaR
By 3010ChristinaR
... free WiFi, cleanliness as well as a post-modern architecture and a very good metro connection with the blue line.

11. LX Factory

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,759
Points of Interest & Landmarks

samojim
By samojim
A fantastic variety of unique shops, artisans, bars/restaurants are within LX! We spent nearly three hours wandering...

12. Ponte Vasco da Gama

4.5 of 5 bubbles3,778
Bridges

Margo7850p
By Margo7850p
Currently, it is the second largest bridge in Europe with a length of 17 km. A good alternative to the 25 de Abril...

13. Parque das Nacoes

4.5 of 5 bubbles4,552
Points of Interest & LandmarksParque das Nações

Mr_and_Mrs_Alnoaimi
By Mr_and_Mrs_Alnoaimi
A more modern area of Lisbon, a former Expo site. Great place to walk by the water. Take the opportunity to visit the...

15. Parque Eduardo VII

4.0 of 5 bubbles2,007
Playgrounds

V3328MYjohnp
By V3328MYjohnp
A 64 acre public park in the downtown Lisbon, located north of Avenida da Liberdade and Marquis of Pombal Square.

16. Rossio

4.0 of 5 bubbles2,120
FountainsBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores

168prakashb
By 168prakashb
Best square in town from where we can see traditional portuguese small pebble carving and beautiful two fountain and...

17. Church of St. Anthony

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,695
Churches & CathedralsBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores

301ericw
By 301ericw
Absolutely beautiful and quaint little church and birthplace of Saint Anthony. Also has a crypt you can see as well...

18. Miradouro de Santa Luzia

4.5 of 5 bubbles1,708
Historic Walking Areas

TrWorldTraveler
By TrWorldTraveler
In Alfama, this is the best one to see and take photos/ a break during your walks.

19. Time Out Market Lisboa

4.5 of 5 bubbles23,384
Cooking ClassesBairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré

NataliaDD_12
By NataliaDD_12
Great place to eat! Interesting casual market with many different restaurants and cafes for everyone's taste.

20. Avenida da Liberdade

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,431
Historic Walking Areas

johnhp702
By johnhp702
Wide grand avenue that is a shoppers delight with so many high end shops mixed with them are hotels, various monument...
Shopping MallsParque das Nações

BelaN74
By BelaN74
The mall is large and has a great assortment of shops. The mall has a lot of light and very comfortable.

24. Rua Augusta

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,602
Historic Walking AreasBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores

GeysirGal
By GeysirGal
One could spend so much time here going in and out of the little shops and trying all the different restaurants, but...

25. Rossio Train Station

4.5 of 5 bubbles2,075
Points of Interest & LandmarksChiado & Carmo

Mairwen1
By Mairwen1
Rossio is in the middle of Lisbon and is within walking distance of pretty much anywhere in central Lisbon. The Sintra...
Lookouts

DianeER
By DianeER
It’s a must see in Lisbon. Take an Uber up to the Castle & walk down to these two overlooks. From here you can easily...

28. Costa de Caparica

4.0 of 5 bubbles563
Beaches

Costa De Caparica feels a lot like Morocco. It's a little run down, but doesn't lose any of its charm for that. The...

29. Mercado da Ribeira

4.0 of 5 bubbles1,224
Farmers MarketsBairro Alto, Bica & Cais do Sodré

TV2451
By TV2451
I love to come here for fresh fruit, but they have so much more as this is a traditional market with vegies and meat...

30. Cidade Baixa

4.5 of 5 bubbles522
NeighbourhoodsBaixa, Rossio & Restauradores

TV2451
By TV2451
Lots of shops here, some very practical.
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What travellers are saying

  • Pietro J
    Toronto, Canada373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the original neighborhoods of Lisbon and many of the building survived the earthquake of 1755. Steep streets, stairways and courtyards, alleys, fine old houses next to tiny houses., bars, restos, washing hanging, little stores.
    Is slowly being modernized but generally looks dilapidated.
    Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to wander or take a hop on, hop off bus.
    St Anthonys church is maybe worth a visit.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The largest square in Europe was a can’t miss attraction in Lisbon. It was created after the destruction of the palace during the great Lisbon earthquake. While there were lots of visitors that January afternoon it did not feel crowded due to its wide openess. There were great views of the water, access to the beach, wonderful architecture to admire, outdoor restaurants to eat and people watch, stores to shop and a TI. For a higher perspective one could climb up the Rua Augusta arch which was the gateway to Baixa and more shopping.
    Written 2 April 2024
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  • Dana N
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area is fun during the day and night.

    It is lively and energetic.

    There a lot of options for restaurants and bars.

    Walk around and enjoy the energy
    Written 29 March 2024
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  • christine s
    Stourbridge, UK690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The underground Metro gets you here from all around the city.
    This is thecentral meeting place for walking tours,we always choose GURU,they use local guides,so knoldgeable in their own area,no up front charges,and a 3 hour walk,lots steps around ,so you need to be fairly active walking,you pay what you want,so for 3 hours you should give generously if you enjoyed it.
    WE had a superb lady guide,very informative in english,all the sites we visited on tour we revisited in depth for the following three days,knowing where to go.
    Lots of cafes here,and monuments.
    Note,the metro here is on three levels,3 lines,the bottom one is about 210 steps down,the lifts did not work and esculaters were not in operation one way for days,we are in our seventies,fit but struggled here.
    Written 24 March 2024
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  • Melanie T
    New York City, NY4,675 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This viewpoint popped up during my research of things to do in Lisbon. It's free and you get spectacular views of the city. I believe there is a tram that you can take up to the viewpoint but taking an Uber will be quicker and probably cheaper (especially if you have multiple people). We ended up walking to our next destination and it's A LOT of steps to get back down. Luckily, it was going down because going up all of those steps would have been a struggle. It's worth a visit but if you're thinking of walking up, you may want to think twice.
    Written 12 February 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the most decorated church of this trip and surprised that not more visitors were here to see it. It was free to enter but if one wanted to visit the museum next door then it charged a small admission.

    Almost every inch was covered with paintings, statues, gilding and so much more. We spent a lot of time looking at the sumptuous details.

    This church also showcased a large number of reliquaries, some in containers representing the body part inside. I was used to seeing just a few in other churches but here they were plentiful.

    Don’t miss this church!
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI262 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The archway called Arco da Rua Augusta was originally called Arco do Triunfo (Arch of Triumph) and was built to commemorate the reconstruction of Lisbon following the 1755 earthquake – the triumphant reconsturction of the city is why they called it the Arch of Triumph. It took over one hundred years to complete. Passing through the arch one way, you can walk into A Praça do Comercio and the other way, walk to St. George’s Castle or to catch Tram 28 to go to the castle and the historic Alfma District. The breezeways on either side of the arch are quite photogenic. You DO NOT need to sign up for a tour to see this! It's at the Praça do Comercio and is free.
    Written 31 March 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first lookout we visited in Lisbon and the views did not disappoint. We came just as the evening started and were able to take a lot of great photos.

    The azulejo was a very useful reference to identify all the different buildings seen from this lookout.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Rooombiter
    Isle of Wight, UK652 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved visiting the 25th April Bridge, you literally could be in San Francisco except this one is named after the date of Portugal’s revolution.
    It was so windy when we went in December, we could barely stand up.

    We have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and wanted to do this one too but pedestrians are not allowed unfortunately, it’s cars and trains only.
    You get some lovely sunsets in Lisbon featuring the bridge as the sun sets behind it from certain viewpoints in the city.
    As bridges go, it’s right up there.
    Written 26 January 2024
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  • Mark J
    Devizes, UK34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely shopping centre and massive. For those who are a bit older and remember C&A there is a great one here. Plenty of places to eat too.
    Written 1 April 2024
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  • edsri
    Portishead, UK108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip to, range of interesting shops with a big variety of stock. Relaxed bars and places to eat. Good view of the bridge and close to Belém.
    Written 16 April 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,059 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very long bridge leading from the Oriente aea across the wide river. Part of it is raised up to let ships pass, but the rest is low near the river. It looks quite grand and can be seen from many part of the city. A grand bridge, but it also serves an important transportation purpose.
    Written 26 November 2023
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  • Pietro J
    Toronto, Canada373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    North east of downtown but easy to get to on the subway. A newly developed area with the waterfront area an attractive area for walks on the edge of the bay with marinas, houseboats, the aquarium, parks, restos, cafes, bars and a view of the bridge to the other side of the bay.
    A collection of restos set back from the bay ....brazilian, sushi, seafood, burgers, vegetarian, mcdonalds, pizza.
    Interresting architecture in the area with statues, sculptures and mobiles.

    A couple of blocks inland are hotels, restos, bars etc.
    Written 15 April 2024
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  • Catherine
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful. Pay the 5 euro and go in the roof, the view is amazing and the tourists are too cheap to pay. They also give you a free beer(!!). The tiles murals and frescos are also amazing in the part of the convent you pay to enter.
    Written 18 April 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,023 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lucky for us we always found ourselves walking through the park down towards the Marquis of Pombal statue. The slope was gradual but down is always better than having to walk up!

    The park was quiet and surprised us with its size. It had its own metro station entrance, a botanical park, and a maze of well manicured bushes that some athletic dogs were leaping over and over!

    Unfortunately we never did get to see the views from the top of the park as we always visited in the evening. Lighting was good and plentiful so we had no qualms about walking through it.
    Written 16 April 2024
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