First Time Tourists Guide in Lisbon, Portugal

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Lisbon the capital of Portugal that has best weather in Europe with more than 300 days of sunshine per year

It should be your next city break at least once in a lifetime since it is one of the world's oldest cities

You can feel the antiquity clinging to every corner of Lisbon

 

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SIGHTSEEING

Rich and extensive history of Portugal lingers in the Castelo de São Jorge castle. Just don't miss a visit as you can study new things during your holiday. Also, get spectacular sight from any direction through the 25th April Bridge (the longest central span in Europe).

Castelo de São Jorge castle

a historic castle entwined in Lisbon’s early history

Address : R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal

25th April Bridge

a suspension bridge connecting the city of Lisbon, capital of Portugal, to the municipality of Almada

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DOWNTOWN

Ticked off your dream vacation by going to places like Belem Tower and Jeronimos Monastery. Both are declared as the World Heritage Site because of its architecture and gothic beauty. So, do not forget to explore these unique buildings that say a lot about Portugal's history.

Belem Tower

Lisbon’s most famous landmark, standing in the middle of the Tagus River

Address : Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal

Jeronimos Monastery

A 500 years old Monastery, most impressive symbol of Portugal's power and wealth during the Age of Discovery

Address : Praça do Império 1400-206 Lisboa, Portugal

SHOPPING

Embaixada as the conceptual shopping gallery offers you a variety of Portuguese designers and brands. Also, A Vida Portuguesa is the right place for souvenir shopping since there are a couple of stores providing authentic Portuguese items. Don't forget to buy things here for your beloved relatives.

Embaixada

19th century building of Shopping gallery and concept store selling fashion jewelry, lifestyle products and art

Address : Praça do Príncipe Real 26, 1250-184 Lisboa, Portugal

A Vida Portuguesa

Traditional gift shop sells all products are of Portuguese origin and manufacture and the brands

Address : R. Anchieta 11, 1200-087 Lisboa, Portugal

FOOD & DRINK

Eating Pastéis de Nata is a great way to start your day in Lisbon. This is an egg custard tart with caramel on top, a favorite among Portuguese colonies such as Macau and Mozambique. End up your day with a local drink called Aguardente.

CULTURE

This city is littered with historical landmarks of Baroque architecture, castles, and churches. It is also home to many artists and festivals.

BEST TIME TO VISIT

Have a wonderful holiday either from March to May or September to October. You can feel the warm atmosphere and find hotels at cheaper costs.

HOTEL

Spend your time staying overnight in a hotel located on a hill overlooking the Tagus River, namely Olissippo Lapa Palace. Or if you want to stay closer to the heart of Lisbon, Almalusa Baixa/Chiado is the perfect option.

Olissippo Lapa Palace

a leading hotel of the world with Art deco, Colonial, Algarvian and Neo-Classic styles offering stunning view

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Almalusa Baixa/Chiado

a four star hotel near the heart of Lisbon

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RESTAURANTS

Time Out Mercado da Ribeira must be your first stop to fulfill your stomach. It's a collection of 35 shops and restaurants where you can easily find regional specialties food. Or if you want to taste the city's fantastic seafood, go to Cervejaria Ramiro Intendente (they serve you quickly and offer a drink while you queuing).

Time Out Market Lisboa

a market with the best chefs, restaurants, cultural events and cooking workshops

Address : Av. 24 de Julho 49, 1200-479 Lisboa, Portugal

Cervejaria Ramiro Intendente

a largest seafood restaurant opened 50 years ago

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CAFE

You can get the nice balanced Portuguese coffee and pastels at Fábrica Coffee Roasters. You should also visit Ler Devagar to experience a different kind of cafe where there are also museums, hairdressers, and bookshop.

Fábrica Coffee Roasters

a café specialized in coffee and pastels

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Ler Devagar

a cafe for quiet chats over coffee

Address : R. Rodrigues de Faria 103 - G 0.3, 1300-501 Lisboa, Portugal

BAR AND NIGHTLIFE

Let's have fun at Red Frog, the most favorite bar among locals because of its unique and contemporary concept with bohemian lounge style. Besides, Pensão Amor also can be noted on your list. You can have high-class cocktails and uber-classic drinks while enjoying the dance performance.

Red Frog

a bars designed with bohemian concept

Address : R. do Salitre 5A, 1250-196 Lisboa, Portugal

Pensão Amor

a bar full of mirrors, and a small stage destined to the presentation of cultural events

Address : R. do Alecrim 19, 1200-292 Lisboa, Portugal

INTERESTING PLACES

Don't miss visiting Miradouro das Portas do Sol to enjoy its stunning view from the red rooftop out to the Tagus River. Another choice is The Lisbon Oceanarium (Oceanário de Lisboa) as the second-largest aquarium in Europe which contains 15,000 creatures.

Miradouro das Portas do Sol

a viewpoint

Address : Largo Portas do Sol, 1100-411 Lisboa, Portugal

The Lisbon Oceanarium

second largest oceanarium in Europe

Address : Esplanada Dom Carlos I s/nº, 1990-005 Lisboa, Portugal

INSTAGRAMMABLE SPOTS

You won't forget your wonderful experience in Lisbon by heading to Fundação Champalimaud to take the best photos. Another good spot is Convento do Carmo, a romantic gothic church.

Fundação Champalimaud

a private biomedical research foundation with futuristic and remarkable design

Address : Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal

Convento do Carmo

a former Catholic convent

Address : Largo do Carmo, 1200-092 Lisboa, Portugal