Portugal’s capital, Lisbon has gained popularity for its charming streets, exquisite architecture, delicious food and vibrant neighbourhoods, it’s a must-visit city on top of everyone’s travel bucket list.
See our top things to do when visiting Lisbon for the first time:
Lisbon’s former Red Light District, has now become one of the liveliest nightlife areas of the city. New cafes and bars, and an actual pink street has made it one of the trendiest roads in the city, and a perfect spot for a night out!
Ride a yellow vintage tram that crosses through the city centre, and passes by many of Lisbon’s hottest attractions and breath-taking viewpoints!
Alfama is the oldest part of the city, and it truly feels like you have gone back in time to 17th or 18th century. Wander through the narrow labyrinth of cobblestone streets and stop for breaks in cute cafes and bars.
Torre de Belém
Built on the bank of the Targus, the Torre de Belém was built to defend Portugal’s coast during the Age of Discoveries and later. It is now classified as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
While you’re in Belem, it would be rude not to stop in at Pastéis de Belém, to try the famous custard tarts.
São Jorge Castle
Located in the Alfama district on the highest hill of the city São Jorge Castle, offers 360 degree views of the city. A perfect spot for sunset.
The city has many different lookout points, which are called miradouros in Portuguese. From these high points you can see amazing views of the city as well as major landmarks. Visit at sunset and watch the sky fade to pink over the city!
Santa Justa Elevator
The famous 45 metre high elevator was built to connect two neighbourhoods, and to save local’s a tough uphill climb. Now, the elevator had an observation point to see epic views of the city!
Only a short train ride outside of the city, is UNESCO listed site, Sintra. Hidden amongst the forest is colourful Moorish castles and palaces sitting high on the hills.