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Guidebook for Lisboa

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Guidebook for Lisboa

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An honest neighborhood restaurant specialized in traditional and excellent Portuguese cuisine, a local 'institution'. You should try: “Açorda” with Prawns (Açorda de Gambas), a traditional dish from the southern Alentejo region, composed of mashed bread with garlic, coriander, olive oil, water, prawns and poached egg. Octopus Setubal style (Polvo a moda de Setubal). Beef on the stone, you literally cook a delicious steak on a hot steamed volcanic stone, a very interesting experience! A long list of main dishes and an extensive choice of daily fresh specials. A good bottle of wine only costs about €6.
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Casa Dos Passarinhos
195 R. Silva Carvalho
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An honest neighborhood restaurant specialized in traditional and excellent Portuguese cuisine, a local 'institution'. You should try: “Açorda” with Prawns (Açorda de Gambas), a traditional dish from the southern Alentejo region, composed of mashed bread with garlic, coriander, olive oil, water, prawns and poached egg. Octopus Setubal style (Polvo a moda de Setubal). Beef on the stone, you literally cook a delicious steak on a hot steamed volcanic stone, a very interesting experience! A long list of main dishes and an extensive choice of daily fresh specials. A good bottle of wine only costs about €6.
A great idea for a morning, afternoon or evening in Lisbon. It’s a little like the ultra cool Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, mixed with the tradition of the multi-cultural Farmers Market in Los Angeles. It’s the Mercado de Campo de Ourique in Lisbon, and it’s filled with a large variety of gourmet food stalls, mixed with thirst quenching bars, and an abundance of ultra-fun people-watching. At this market, traditional fruit and vegetable stalls are situated next to stands serving modern, sophisticated cuisine. There are fresh juice counters, as well as bars specializing in flavored gins, or pouring an array of Portuguese wines.
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Campo de Ourique Market
104 R. Coelho da Rocha
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A great idea for a morning, afternoon or evening in Lisbon. It’s a little like the ultra cool Mercado de San Miguel in Madrid, mixed with the tradition of the multi-cultural Farmers Market in Los Angeles. It’s the Mercado de Campo de Ourique in Lisbon, and it’s filled with a large variety of gourmet food stalls, mixed with thirst quenching bars, and an abundance of ultra-fun people-watching. At this market, traditional fruit and vegetable stalls are situated next to stands serving modern, sophisticated cuisine. There are fresh juice counters, as well as bars specializing in flavored gins, or pouring an array of Portuguese wines.
This place offers fantastic food, super-relaxed (but friendly and efficient) staff and, if you're lucky, free live music. The atmosphere is 'eclectic, arty and friendly'. Not to miss.
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Padaria do Povo
20A R. Luís Derouet
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This place offers fantastic food, super-relaxed (but friendly and efficient) staff and, if you're lucky, free live music. The atmosphere is 'eclectic, arty and friendly'. Not to miss.
Small neighborhood “pastelaria” at Campo de Ourique quarter, established in 1943, borrowed its unusual name from the movie “Aloma of the South Seas”, as there was a cinema just next door back in the days. It won the competition for best “nata” in Lisbon in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and serves, in my humble opinion, the best creamy cakes in town. The pastry is crispy filled with a water mouthing smooth egg custard, luckily they are served warm straight from the oven.
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Aloma
67 R. Francisco Metrass
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Small neighborhood “pastelaria” at Campo de Ourique quarter, established in 1943, borrowed its unusual name from the movie “Aloma of the South Seas”, as there was a cinema just next door back in the days. It won the competition for best “nata” in Lisbon in 2012, 2013 and 2015 and serves, in my humble opinion, the best creamy cakes in town. The pastry is crispy filled with a water mouthing smooth egg custard, luckily they are served warm straight from the oven.
The specialty is not just the “ovos moles” in the name (the famous egg pastries from the city of Aveiro), it’s the variety of Portuguese sweets that originated in the country’s convents. In the small space, which used to be a drugstore, you’ll find the “pão de ló” sponge cake, cheese tarts, and various other sweets from different parts of Portugal. The options vary, and you may also find Port Wine and liqueurs like the traditional “ginjinha.” The Bordallo Pinheiro faience that you see on the shelves is not there just for decorative purposes, it’s for sale, adding an extra Portuguese touch to the space.
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Casa dos Ovos Moles em Lisboa
142 Calçada da Estrela
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The specialty is not just the “ovos moles” in the name (the famous egg pastries from the city of Aveiro), it’s the variety of Portuguese sweets that originated in the country’s convents. In the small space, which used to be a drugstore, you’ll find the “pão de ló” sponge cake, cheese tarts, and various other sweets from different parts of Portugal. The options vary, and you may also find Port Wine and liqueurs like the traditional “ginjinha.” The Bordallo Pinheiro faience that you see on the shelves is not there just for decorative purposes, it’s for sale, adding an extra Portuguese touch to the space.
The purest and most traditional sushi is at Hikidashi where there are no fusions, where the dishes are typically Japanese and where the experience starts during the ingredient prep, cut with artisanal Japanese knives. The restaurant's name has two meanings: “drawer” and "things on fire". And whatever your interpretation, you’ll see that it relates perfectly to the space: the first one because Hikidashi is a tiny restaurant; the second because the menu is not limited to sushi and includes several hot dishes prepared on a "robata", which is lit with flavored Cuban charcoal. Regardless of your choice, you’re guaranteed quality and attention in every single dish.
Hikidashi
20A R. Coelho da Rocha
The purest and most traditional sushi is at Hikidashi where there are no fusions, where the dishes are typically Japanese and where the experience starts during the ingredient prep, cut with artisanal Japanese knives. The restaurant's name has two meanings: “drawer” and "things on fire". And whatever your interpretation, you’ll see that it relates perfectly to the space: the first one because Hikidashi is a tiny restaurant; the second because the menu is not limited to sushi and includes several hot dishes prepared on a "robata", which is lit with flavored Cuban charcoal. Regardless of your choice, you’re guaranteed quality and attention in every single dish.
The confection of these "Pastéis de Belém" began in 1837 and the recipe remains a secret to this day in the mysterious “Oficina do Segredo” ("Secret Shop"). If you’re not a fan of Belém’s traditional pastries, be sure to taste the pound cake, the sweet or savory assortments and, during the holiday season, treat yourself to a slice of king or queen’s cake.
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Pastéis de Belém
84-92 R. de Belém
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The confection of these "Pastéis de Belém" began in 1837 and the recipe remains a secret to this day in the mysterious “Oficina do Segredo” ("Secret Shop"). If you’re not a fan of Belém’s traditional pastries, be sure to taste the pound cake, the sweet or savory assortments and, during the holiday season, treat yourself to a slice of king or queen’s cake.
Casa de Pasto isn’t a modest place – in fact, its ambitious concept makes one wonder why it’s called Casa de Pasto, taking into account the meaning of the phrase (it’s Portuguese for “eating house”). This restaurant is located on the first floor of a Pombal-era building and its decoration, inspired by the late 19th century and early 20th century trends, contradicts the name given to the space and takes us back to our grandmas’ houses, full of religious elements. Vinharia, located in the lower floor, is the place for a glass of wine and some snacks.
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Casa de Pasto
20 Rua de S. Paulo
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Casa de Pasto isn’t a modest place – in fact, its ambitious concept makes one wonder why it’s called Casa de Pasto, taking into account the meaning of the phrase (it’s Portuguese for “eating house”). This restaurant is located on the first floor of a Pombal-era building and its decoration, inspired by the late 19th century and early 20th century trends, contradicts the name given to the space and takes us back to our grandmas’ houses, full of religious elements. Vinharia, located in the lower floor, is the place for a glass of wine and some snacks.
A warm and welcoming venue where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. The cuisine, mostly drawing its inspiration from Portuguese gastronomy, also includes influences of travels taken. Using colourful antique furniture, decoration that alludes to the kitchen and the use of national tiles on some surfaces have created an informal, joyful and dynamic space. The menu offers a wide range of snacks, steak sandwiches, appetisers, main dishes and desserts so that each visit may provide a different gastronomic experience.
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Cantinho do Avillez
7 R. Duques de Bragança
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A warm and welcoming venue where tradition and modernity go hand in hand. The cuisine, mostly drawing its inspiration from Portuguese gastronomy, also includes influences of travels taken. Using colourful antique furniture, decoration that alludes to the kitchen and the use of national tiles on some surfaces have created an informal, joyful and dynamic space. The menu offers a wide range of snacks, steak sandwiches, appetisers, main dishes and desserts so that each visit may provide a different gastronomic experience.
A summertime Instagram search of Lisbon will populate plenty of pictures showing groups sitting on picnic tables from practically underneath the 25 of April bridge and before a rainbow-like statue mimicking the Cristo Rei Statue on the opposite side of the river. Slightly hidden in the LX Factory (take the elevator to the 4th floor), Restaurante Rio Maravilha is just one of many rooftop bars frequented by locals and ‘in-the-know’ tourists.
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Rio Maravilha
103 R. Rodrigues de Faria
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A summertime Instagram search of Lisbon will populate plenty of pictures showing groups sitting on picnic tables from practically underneath the 25 of April bridge and before a rainbow-like statue mimicking the Cristo Rei Statue on the opposite side of the river. Slightly hidden in the LX Factory (take the elevator to the 4th floor), Restaurante Rio Maravilha is just one of many rooftop bars frequented by locals and ‘in-the-know’ tourists.
Drinks & Nightlife
Once the meeting point for sailors, local criminals, and prostitutes, it developed an unsavory reputation, but the scandalous buildings have turned into works of art and now serve as fascinating points for conversation. Lisbon’s “Red Light District” is long gone, but the Pink Street left in its wake is brighter than ever. The doors closed on the brothels and run-down bars and opened to welcome cozy cafés and a new kind of nightlife. Like many neglected spots around Lisbon, Rua Nova do Carvalho used its history as a stepping stone instead of as an obstacle !
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Rua Nova do Carvalho
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Once the meeting point for sailors, local criminals, and prostitutes, it developed an unsavory reputation, but the scandalous buildings have turned into works of art and now serve as fascinating points for conversation. Lisbon’s “Red Light District” is long gone, but the Pink Street left in its wake is brighter than ever. The doors closed on the brothels and run-down bars and opened to welcome cozy cafés and a new kind of nightlife. Like many neglected spots around Lisbon, Rua Nova do Carvalho used its history as a stepping stone instead of as an obstacle !
Sightseeing
Save your breath for one of the best views of Lisbon. Make this miradouro your point of discovery and enchantment with the city, your first 'postcard' of Lisbon. It’s right next to the top of the Elevador da Glória and offers a special panorama of the city. From here you can see all of the Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores and Baixa, besides the Castelo de São Jorge with its imposing walls and photogenic crown of green pine trees. You can also see in full detail the Miradouro da Igreja da Graça, with its imposing church. This viewing point is unusual in that it is part of a beautiful and well cared for garden where you can enjoy a refreshing drink.
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Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara
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Save your breath for one of the best views of Lisbon. Make this miradouro your point of discovery and enchantment with the city, your first 'postcard' of Lisbon. It’s right next to the top of the Elevador da Glória and offers a special panorama of the city. From here you can see all of the Avenida da Liberdade, Restauradores and Baixa, besides the Castelo de São Jorge with its imposing walls and photogenic crown of green pine trees. You can also see in full detail the Miradouro da Igreja da Graça, with its imposing church. This viewing point is unusual in that it is part of a beautiful and well cared for garden where you can enjoy a refreshing drink.
From its perched location over Alfama, Portas do Sol is an idyllic spot to sit and watch the river while enjoying a glass of wine, beer, or coffee from the onsite café or kiosk. Surrounded on one side by charming souvenir shops and traditional restaurants, with winding staircase paths climbing up the hill on either side, Portas do Sol is like a sanctuary in the middle of sightseeing chaos. Not only does this miradouro take in the Tagus River and a few palm trees, but visitors will also see the white dome of Lisbon’s National Pantheon in addition to one side of the beautiful Monastery of São Vicente de Fora.
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Miradouro das Portas do Sol
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From its perched location over Alfama, Portas do Sol is an idyllic spot to sit and watch the river while enjoying a glass of wine, beer, or coffee from the onsite café or kiosk. Surrounded on one side by charming souvenir shops and traditional restaurants, with winding staircase paths climbing up the hill on either side, Portas do Sol is like a sanctuary in the middle of sightseeing chaos. Not only does this miradouro take in the Tagus River and a few palm trees, but visitors will also see the white dome of Lisbon’s National Pantheon in addition to one side of the beautiful Monastery of São Vicente de Fora.
A short five-minute walk from Portas do Sol is the trellis garden known as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This is Alfama’s second lovely miradouro and one of the most romantic spots in the city further decorated with traditional azulejo tilework. Like Portas do Sol, this spot also offers a café for enjoying lunch, snacks and/or a beverage break while simultaneously appreciating the view towards the National Pantheon and the Tagus River.
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Miradouro de Santa Luzia
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A short five-minute walk from Portas do Sol is the trellis garden known as the Miradouro de Santa Luzia. This is Alfama’s second lovely miradouro and one of the most romantic spots in the city further decorated with traditional azulejo tilework. Like Portas do Sol, this spot also offers a café for enjoying lunch, snacks and/or a beverage break while simultaneously appreciating the view towards the National Pantheon and the Tagus River.
Peering inward at Lisbon’s center, from opposite the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, the Miradouro da Graça enjoys a unique vantage point of the castle. It’s also a pleasant surprise after climbing Alfama’s hills, with another snack-filled kiosk and a tree-shaded terrace perfect for hiding from the sun. The Miradouro da Graça is tucked away to one side of the Baroque-style Graça Church (built in the 13th century and also worth a visit for anyone who appreciates Portugal’s azulejo mosaics) with a view of the São Jorge Castle, Tagus River and the 25 of April bridge all in one frame.
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Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen
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Peering inward at Lisbon’s center, from opposite the Miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara, the Miradouro da Graça enjoys a unique vantage point of the castle. It’s also a pleasant surprise after climbing Alfama’s hills, with another snack-filled kiosk and a tree-shaded terrace perfect for hiding from the sun. The Miradouro da Graça is tucked away to one side of the Baroque-style Graça Church (built in the 13th century and also worth a visit for anyone who appreciates Portugal’s azulejo mosaics) with a view of the São Jorge Castle, Tagus River and the 25 of April bridge all in one frame.
Resting slightly above the Miradouro da Graça is the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Hill lookout), the highest point in the city. Both lookouts enjoy similar views towards the castle and river, yet Nossa Senhora do Monte’s provide a wider panoramic over other parts of Lisbon. Positioned near a small chapel and slightly off the beaten path, this is also considered one of the more romantic views in the city.
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Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
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Resting slightly above the Miradouro da Graça is the Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte (Our Lady of the Hill lookout), the highest point in the city. Both lookouts enjoy similar views towards the castle and river, yet Nossa Senhora do Monte’s provide a wider panoramic over other parts of Lisbon. Positioned near a small chapel and slightly off the beaten path, this is also considered one of the more romantic views in the city.
Bairro Alto’s favorite outdoor hangout may just be the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. It’s common to see groups sitting on the lawn and at the nearby café to enjoy the river, 25 of April Bridge and city buildings. Literature enthusiasts will also appreciate this spot for the stone statue of Luís de Camões’ Adamastor monster from Os Lusíadas.
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Miradouro de Santa Catarina
S/N R. de Santa Catarina
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Bairro Alto’s favorite outdoor hangout may just be the Miradouro de Santa Catarina. It’s common to see groups sitting on the lawn and at the nearby café to enjoy the river, 25 of April Bridge and city buildings. Literature enthusiasts will also appreciate this spot for the stone statue of Luís de Camões’ Adamastor monster from Os Lusíadas.
‘Visit Alfama’ is what most first-time travelers to Lisbon are advised. The oldest part of the city, it may feel like you’ve stepped through a time warp to the 17th or 18th century. The narrow roads are winding and eclectic, filled with souvenir shops and tiny bars or cafés, and Alfama is one of the best tourist-friendly locations to enjoy authentic Portuguese meals while listening to the country’s favorite genre of soul music, fado.
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Alfama District
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‘Visit Alfama’ is what most first-time travelers to Lisbon are advised. The oldest part of the city, it may feel like you’ve stepped through a time warp to the 17th or 18th century. The narrow roads are winding and eclectic, filled with souvenir shops and tiny bars or cafés, and Alfama is one of the best tourist-friendly locations to enjoy authentic Portuguese meals while listening to the country’s favorite genre of soul music, fado.
Most of Baixa, the ‘lower neighborhood’ was ruined during Lisbon’s catastrophic Earthquake of 1755, and rebuilt during the decades that followed to become as one of the trendiest parts of the city. Today, it attracts visitors with its Pombaline architecture (a Portuguese style derived in the 18th century), romantic cafés and restaurants, and a plethora of shopping opportunities. Bairro Alto, on the other hand, is Lisbon’s artistic and bohemian-friendly ‘upper neighborhood’ filled with some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants. It’s also one of the best places to enjoy Lisbon’s urban street art scene.
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Baixa-Chiado
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Most of Baixa, the ‘lower neighborhood’ was ruined during Lisbon’s catastrophic Earthquake of 1755, and rebuilt during the decades that followed to become as one of the trendiest parts of the city. Today, it attracts visitors with its Pombaline architecture (a Portuguese style derived in the 18th century), romantic cafés and restaurants, and a plethora of shopping opportunities. Bairro Alto, on the other hand, is Lisbon’s artistic and bohemian-friendly ‘upper neighborhood’ filled with some of the best bars, clubs and restaurants. It’s also one of the best places to enjoy Lisbon’s urban street art scene.
Mouraria and its nearby square Martim Moniz has always attracted diversity and serves as Lisbon’s multicultural mecca. While Alfama may be one of the best places to hear fado music, Mouraria is where this musical style really developed and where the first famous fadistas Severa once lived, as well as current fado superstar Mariza. Mouraria used to have an undesirable reputation due to poor condistions, but the last decade has seen vast improvements and it’s now one of the most charming and unique neighborhoods in Lisbon.
Martim Moniz
19 R. Guilherme Braga
Mouraria and its nearby square Martim Moniz has always attracted diversity and serves as Lisbon’s multicultural mecca. While Alfama may be one of the best places to hear fado music, Mouraria is where this musical style really developed and where the first famous fadistas Severa once lived, as well as current fado superstar Mariza. Mouraria used to have an undesirable reputation due to poor condistions, but the last decade has seen vast improvements and it’s now one of the most charming and unique neighborhoods in Lisbon.
Everything about Parque das Nações is contemporary and sophisticated, from the elegantly structures Gare do Oriente Station to the boardwalk, hotels, and entertainment centres. It was built for the World Exposition of 1998 and serves as one of Lisbon’s most modern spots today. Parque das Nações is an attraction in itself simply because it’s so different from much of historical Lisbon.
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Parque das Nações
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Everything about Parque das Nações is contemporary and sophisticated, from the elegantly structures Gare do Oriente Station to the boardwalk, hotels, and entertainment centres. It was built for the World Exposition of 1998 and serves as one of Lisbon’s most modern spots today. Parque das Nações is an attraction in itself simply because it’s so different from much of historical Lisbon.
The São Jorge Castle is much more than a Moorish hilltop fortification with stone walls and exceptional views. It is one of the oldest and most recognisable structures in the city. It also houses an archaeological museum and an underground excavation site with remnants that may date back millennia and from different eras. From the Iron Age to Medieval Period to the Renaissance and more recently, this castle was witnessed many changes, which visitors can get an idea of when walking through the corridors, viewing antiques, and catching glimpses of unearthed treasures.
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Castelo de S. Jorge
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The São Jorge Castle is much more than a Moorish hilltop fortification with stone walls and exceptional views. It is one of the oldest and most recognisable structures in the city. It also houses an archaeological museum and an underground excavation site with remnants that may date back millennia and from different eras. From the Iron Age to Medieval Period to the Renaissance and more recently, this castle was witnessed many changes, which visitors can get an idea of when walking through the corridors, viewing antiques, and catching glimpses of unearthed treasures.
Built over the course of 100 years, mostly during the 16th century, the Jerónimos Monastery is one of the top reasons tourists beeline to Belém (in addition to the famous Pasteis de Belém sold practically next door but with roots from the Monastery). Also known as the Hieronymites Monastery, it’s not just a major attraction near Lisbon but one of the most popular landmarks in all of Portugal, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Belém Tower. Built to honor Portugal’s role during the Age of Discoveries, it is now the tomb of many prominent historical persons including Portuguese explorer and navigator Vasco da Gama.
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Szent Jeromos-kolostor
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Built over the course of 100 years, mostly during the 16th century, the Jerónimos Monastery is one of the top reasons tourists beeline to Belém (in addition to the famous Pasteis de Belém sold practically next door but with roots from the Monastery). Also known as the Hieronymites Monastery, it’s not just a major attraction near Lisbon but one of the most popular landmarks in all of Portugal, and has been designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site along with the Belém Tower. Built to honor Portugal’s role during the Age of Discoveries, it is now the tomb of many prominent historical persons including Portuguese explorer and navigator Vasco da Gama.
Belém Tower is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its role in protecting Portugal’s coast during the Age of Discoveries and later. Portraying a combination of Gothic and Manueline architecture like the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower attracts visitors for its appearance as well as its role in history.
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Belém-torony
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Belém Tower is another UNESCO World Heritage Site, due to its role in protecting Portugal’s coast during the Age of Discoveries and later. Portraying a combination of Gothic and Manueline architecture like the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower attracts visitors for its appearance as well as its role in history.
While in Baixa, don’t miss walking through what’s left of the Carmo Convent, which was one of the buildings partially destroyed during the Earthquake of 1755. Inside, visitors will also see many ceramics on display, a collection of tombs, mosaics, and statues.
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Carmo Convent
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While in Baixa, don’t miss walking through what’s left of the Carmo Convent, which was one of the buildings partially destroyed during the Earthquake of 1755. Inside, visitors will also see many ceramics on display, a collection of tombs, mosaics, and statues.
Located in Alfama, the Sé Cathedral (also known as the Lisbon Cathedral) is the oldest cathedral in the city and one of the most iconic landmarks to boot. The towers and rose window are incredibly eye-catching and the altar, chapels and excavated cloisters inside keep visitors entranced.
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Lisbon Cathedral
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Located in Alfama, the Sé Cathedral (also known as the Lisbon Cathedral) is the oldest cathedral in the city and one of the most iconic landmarks to boot. The towers and rose window are incredibly eye-catching and the altar, chapels and excavated cloisters inside keep visitors entranced.
From the oldest cathedral in Lisbon, head to Bairro Alto and see the most beautiful cathedral in Lisbon. Constructed in intervals, the church was designed in Rome and transported to Lisbon where it was assembled. Although quite plain from the outside, the inside of the church is one of the most exquisite sights in the city.
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Szent Rókus-templom
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From the oldest cathedral in Lisbon, head to Bairro Alto and see the most beautiful cathedral in Lisbon. Constructed in intervals, the church was designed in Rome and transported to Lisbon where it was assembled. Although quite plain from the outside, the inside of the church is one of the most exquisite sights in the city.
Technically not in Lisbon, the Cristo Rei Monument is a short ride across the Tagus River in Almada. It was built during the time of Salazar to resemble Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and holds religious significance in the country.
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Krisztus király szobor
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Technically not in Lisbon, the Cristo Rei Monument is a short ride across the Tagus River in Almada. It was built during the time of Salazar to resemble Rio de Janeiro’s Christ the Redeemer statue and holds religious significance in the country.
Parks & Nature
Jardim da Estrela is a lovely neighborhood park that is very well integrated into the city of Lisbon. It is popular with locals, especially families, as it has a duck pond and a large play area. Jardim da Estrela is also known for its amazing variety of exotic plants and trees, as well as various sculptures by noteworthy artists. In addition to this, there is a cafe near the pond, where visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade desserts.
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Jardim da Estrela
n°12 Praça da Estrela
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Jardim da Estrela is a lovely neighborhood park that is very well integrated into the city of Lisbon. It is popular with locals, especially families, as it has a duck pond and a large play area. Jardim da Estrela is also known for its amazing variety of exotic plants and trees, as well as various sculptures by noteworthy artists. In addition to this, there is a cafe near the pond, where visitors can relax and enjoy a cup of coffee and homemade desserts.
Parque Eduardo VII is the biggest park in central Lisbon, located to the north of Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquess of Pombal Square. The park was named after Britain’s king, Edward II, who came to the city on a state visit in 1903 to strengthen Anglo-Portuguese relations. Parque Eduardo VII features mosaic patterned walkways that stretch uphill throughout the whole park. The main attractions in Parque Eduardo VII are the two estufas, the so-called hothouse and the greenhouse that are both filled with a beautiful variety of tropical plants, exotic palms and cacti. Parque Eduardo VII is also home to the annual Lisbon book fair.
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VII. Eduardo Park
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Parque Eduardo VII is the biggest park in central Lisbon, located to the north of Avenida da Liberdade and the Marquess of Pombal Square. The park was named after Britain’s king, Edward II, who came to the city on a state visit in 1903 to strengthen Anglo-Portuguese relations. Parque Eduardo VII features mosaic patterned walkways that stretch uphill throughout the whole park. The main attractions in Parque Eduardo VII are the two estufas, the so-called hothouse and the greenhouse that are both filled with a beautiful variety of tropical plants, exotic palms and cacti. Parque Eduardo VII is also home to the annual Lisbon book fair.
Jardim do Torel is a beautiful and relatively hidden 19th century garden that offers a breath-taking view over central Lisbon, most notably the Liberdade Avenue. The true hidden gem is situated on one of the historic seven hills of Lisbon, providing an amazing view of Lisbon’s Baixa district. Its main entrance is Andrade Street, where you can find some small palaces and a mansion designed by the famous Portuguese architect, José Luis Monteiro.
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Jardim do Torel
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Jardim do Torel is a beautiful and relatively hidden 19th century garden that offers a breath-taking view over central Lisbon, most notably the Liberdade Avenue. The true hidden gem is situated on one of the historic seven hills of Lisbon, providing an amazing view of Lisbon’s Baixa district. Its main entrance is Andrade Street, where you can find some small palaces and a mansion designed by the famous Portuguese architect, José Luis Monteiro.
The Gulbenkian Gardens, one of the most famous and widely-known parks in Lisbon is home to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Center of Modern Art. The Gulbenkian Gardens are one of the most culturally-oriented gardens in Lisbon, as it not only exhibits sculptural works by both local and international artists that are scattered throughout the gardens but also regularly features arts events, such as book readings. The Gulbenkian Gardens also include an open-air theater that features outstanding modern, as well as historical, theater productions.
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Gulbenkian Gardens
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The Gulbenkian Gardens, one of the most famous and widely-known parks in Lisbon is home to the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, the Calouste Gulbenkian Museum and the Center of Modern Art. The Gulbenkian Gardens are one of the most culturally-oriented gardens in Lisbon, as it not only exhibits sculptural works by both local and international artists that are scattered throughout the gardens but also regularly features arts events, such as book readings. The Gulbenkian Gardens also include an open-air theater that features outstanding modern, as well as historical, theater productions.
Parque Florestal de Monsanto is the largest park in all of Lisbon, and the park offers a fantastic variety of activities. The great sports infrastructure of Parque Florestal de Monsanto gives visitors the opportunity to practice all kinds of outdoor activities, such as hiking. The park also features a wide range of other events: concerts, exhibitions, fairs and theater performances. Parque Florestal de Monsanto is further divided into several protected areas, like the ecological park, the Monsanto municipal camping park, and three other great leisure and theme parks, most notably the Parque do Alvito.
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Parque Florestal de Monsanto
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Parque Florestal de Monsanto is the largest park in all of Lisbon, and the park offers a fantastic variety of activities. The great sports infrastructure of Parque Florestal de Monsanto gives visitors the opportunity to practice all kinds of outdoor activities, such as hiking. The park also features a wide range of other events: concerts, exhibitions, fairs and theater performances. Parque Florestal de Monsanto is further divided into several protected areas, like the ecological park, the Monsanto municipal camping park, and three other great leisure and theme parks, most notably the Parque do Alvito.
Shopping
Traditional street shopping where you can find just about anything you need.
Rua Ferreira Borges
Traditional street shopping where you can find just about anything you need.
More than two decades after its opening , Amoreiras Shopping Center won, definitely, a place as a Lisbon’s icon. Placed in the center of the Portuguese capital, with a very bold architecture for its time, it early became a meeting point for the upper middle and upper classes, always demanding quality and attentive to the last fashion trends. Today, it entered to the gallery of Lisbon traditions, without losing the aura of vanguard and exclusivity that was always around it. Even after two decades, Amoreiras Shopping Center remains the top spot for exclusive brands at the very heart of Lisbon.
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Amoreiras Shopping Center
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More than two decades after its opening , Amoreiras Shopping Center won, definitely, a place as a Lisbon’s icon. Placed in the center of the Portuguese capital, with a very bold architecture for its time, it early became a meeting point for the upper middle and upper classes, always demanding quality and attentive to the last fashion trends. Today, it entered to the gallery of Lisbon traditions, without losing the aura of vanguard and exclusivity that was always around it. Even after two decades, Amoreiras Shopping Center remains the top spot for exclusive brands at the very heart of Lisbon.
Arts & Culture
One of the most beautiful theaters with a long-standing history in Lisbon. It offers a fantastic variety of performances, particularly in early September, where the theater’s doors will open for ‘Entrada Livre’, a special program that includes shows in all the rooms of the theater as well as music concerts on the theater’s balcony. An evening at Teatro Dona Maria II is a great way to experience one of the most artistic places in the city in a different and unique manner.
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Teatro Nacional D. Maria II
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One of the most beautiful theaters with a long-standing history in Lisbon. It offers a fantastic variety of performances, particularly in early September, where the theater’s doors will open for ‘Entrada Livre’, a special program that includes shows in all the rooms of the theater as well as music concerts on the theater’s balcony. An evening at Teatro Dona Maria II is a great way to experience one of the most artistic places in the city in a different and unique manner.
Lisbon's museum of fashion and design, regularly features alternative exhibitions, like Tap Portugal. If you’re looking for independent art galleries, then Lisbon’s art scene has plenty in store for you.
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MUDE
24 R. Augusta
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Lisbon's museum of fashion and design, regularly features alternative exhibitions, like Tap Portugal. If you’re looking for independent art galleries, then Lisbon’s art scene has plenty in store for you.
From 7 panels installed on Calçada da Glória | Largo da Oliveirinha, to walls and facades, to waste collection trucks and bottle banks that can be discovered throughout the entire city and finally got in the social networks. GAU is an independent gallery that gives street artists the opportunity to showcase their works in a legal environment.
Galeria de Arte Urbana - GAU
From 7 panels installed on Calçada da Glória | Largo da Oliveirinha, to walls and facades, to waste collection trucks and bottle banks that can be discovered throughout the entire city and finally got in the social networks. GAU is an independent gallery that gives street artists the opportunity to showcase their works in a legal environment.
Why not visit one of Europe’s most amazing art collections with pieces dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Donated to the city by Calouste Gulbenkian, this collection took over 40 years to build and contains relics from numerous countries, cultures and eras. A unique attraction blending historical and contemporary art, the musuem is currently hosting a temporary exhibit from Portuguese artist José de Almada Negreiros.
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Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
45A Av. de Berna
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Why not visit one of Europe’s most amazing art collections with pieces dating all the way back to Ancient Egypt, Greece, and Rome. Donated to the city by Calouste Gulbenkian, this collection took over 40 years to build and contains relics from numerous countries, cultures and eras. A unique attraction blending historical and contemporary art, the musuem is currently hosting a temporary exhibit from Portuguese artist José de Almada Negreiros.
While modern and contemporary art attract many visitors, some enthusiasts prefer pieces from a bygone era. The National Museum of Ancient Art holds the most valuable national collection in Portugal, with the 40,000 pieces of artwork from across Europe and around the world.
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Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
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While modern and contemporary art attract many visitors, some enthusiasts prefer pieces from a bygone era. The National Museum of Ancient Art holds the most valuable national collection in Portugal, with the 40,000 pieces of artwork from across Europe and around the world.
Listening to fado undoubtedly offers a glimpse into the soul of the country, so why not visit the Fado Museum to learn more about its history. Located in Alfama, it’s a short walk from the Santa Apolónia Station and across from many of the areas most popular cafés and restaurants.
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Museu do Fado
1 Largo do Chafariz de Dentro
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Listening to fado undoubtedly offers a glimpse into the soul of the country, so why not visit the Fado Museum to learn more about its history. Located in Alfama, it’s a short walk from the Santa Apolónia Station and across from many of the areas most popular cafés and restaurants.
Walking around Lisbon will provide an insight into its history, but a visit to the Lisbon Story Centre allows the city to tell its own story. Located in Praça do Comércio, it’s an innovative multimedia experience that dramatically recreates Lisbon’s most significant historical events.
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Lisboa Story Centre
78 Praça do Comércio
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Walking around Lisbon will provide an insight into its history, but a visit to the Lisbon Story Centre allows the city to tell its own story. Located in Praça do Comércio, it’s an innovative multimedia experience that dramatically recreates Lisbon’s most significant historical events.
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.
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Museu Nacional do Azulejo
4 R. Me. Deus
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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.
Entertainment & Activities
Many people may be unaware, but Lisbon is home to Europe’s largest indoor aquarium. Located in Parque das Nações, it is yet another beautiful building in this unique part of the city, and is home to a large number of marine species from all over the globe. With its circular design around a huge central tank, visitors get a fascinating view into the aquarium in the middle while transitioning from one habitat to another.
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Oceanário de Lisboa
s/nº Esplanada Dom Carlos I
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Many people may be unaware, but Lisbon is home to Europe’s largest indoor aquarium. Located in Parque das Nações, it is yet another beautiful building in this unique part of the city, and is home to a large number of marine species from all over the globe. With its circular design around a huge central tank, visitors get a fascinating view into the aquarium in the middle while transitioning from one habitat to another.