But, it is exactly to help you in this hard work that we are here today! We have separated our favorite points of Lisbon to help you choose your tours through the city’s charms😉
Why meet Lisbon
As we’ve already smelled it up there, Lisbon is a city that will make you have one of the best experiences and trips ever. Filled with activities, sights and history, the capital promises you incredible days!
In addition, we guarantee that you will be enchanted by the city’s architectural charm, with the small buildings that go up the streets decorated with the famous Portuguese tiles.
And of course, we can’t stop talking about cooking! Imagine eating a fresh Belém pastry facing the Tagus River, or sipping a real Port wine while enjoying the evening😍
If this has already cheered you up, wait until you see the attractions that we have separated for your itinerary!
Itinerary in Lisbon: 12 places to visit
As we said, it was difficult to choose the places that would be on our list. But, without further ado, let’s go to the 12 points in Lisbon that you can’t miss!
On the banks of the Tagus River, Praça do Comércio is a must for any visitor to Lisbon!
One of the largest squares in Europe, the site was built in 1755 after an earthquake that struck the city. The square was once the home of the royal family and now serves as the headquarters for government departments. In addition, the building houses hotels, cafes and restaurants – a great evening tour!
It is also in Praça do Comércio where you will find one of the most famous tourist spots in Portugal: the Rua Augusta arch!
If when you think of Lisbon you see those images of narrower streets, with alleys, stairs and clotheslines with clothes stretched out the window, then you must visit Alfama!
This is the oldest neighborhood in the city and, in our humble opinion, one of the most charming places in the entire capital ! In addition to being able to play in the streets full of history and be dazzled by the tiles that fill them with color, this is a neighborhood that can take up a whole day of travel, as there are many nice tourist spots there .
Some interesting places there are the National Pantheon, Largo Portas do Sol, São Jorge Castle, Fado Museum, Sé, Santo Antônio Church and the list goes on!
Oh, and our tip is: take the opportunity to ride the famous electric cable cars while moving from one corner or another of the neighborhood😉
Sao Jorge’s Castle
We’ve already mentioned the São Jorge Castle up there, but when we’re talking about a tour in Lisbon, the place deserves special attention.
This is because, in addition to being an important historical building for the country’s history, dating from the 11th century, the castle has one of the most beautiful views of the city, becoming a true viewpoint!
Our tip is that you leave to visit the place at the end of the day , as it is when the orange light of the sunset touches the city that the view becomes even more special and incredible!😉
Considered one of the most beautiful tourist spots in all of Portugal, the Mosteiro dos Jerônimos could not be left out of your itinerary in Lisbon, right?
With its construction started in the 16th century, the Monastery has gone through the years always leaving its visitors with a jaw dropping with its beauty in Manueline architecture. The place took on such importance that it is there that the tombs of great names in Portuguese history, such as Luís de Camões, Vasco da Gama and Fernando Pessoa, are located.
Get ready to admire the impressive details in the buildings and feel like stepping back in time.
Still other stops to put on your itinerary in Lisbon
- Belém Tower : simply one of the city’s postcards and one of the most visited monuments in the country, the Belém Tower was once used to defend the city, as a prison, customs and lighthouse. The construction is impressive and practically a must stop in the city;
- Cais do Sodré : right on the banks of the famous Tagus River, Cais do Sodré is the right place for those looking for bars and restaurants with the best of Portuguese cuisine. At night, the place is also frequented by those who want to end the day in a fun way in bars and parties;
- Ascensor da Bica : covering the stretch between Cais do Sodré and Bairro Alto is the Ascensor da Bica, one of the most famous cable cars in Lisbon. The tour is very nice and worth knowing;
- Rua Augusta : right next to Praça do Comércio, this is one of the most famous streets in Lisbon. There you will enter several stores (mainly international brands), cafes, and restaurants;
- Oceanário : one of the most visited tourist spots in the city, the Oceanário de Lisboa is today the most beautiful aquarium in the world. The visit features marine species spread across the globe and becomes a fun ride for all ages;
- MAAT – Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology : inaugurated in 2016, MAAT is also located on the banks of the Tagus River and has an incredible exhibition of contemporary art;
- Museu Nacional do Azulejo : and speaking of museums, there’s nothing like traveling through the history of one of the greatest symbols of Portugal: its tiles;
- Enjoy the views from the Viewpoints : just like the view from the São Jorge Castle, due to its geographical distribution, the city is made up of numerous viewpoints – each with a more beautiful view than the other. Mapping the so-called Viewpoints on your itinerary in Lisbon is a great way to appreciate the beauty of the city. Some famous viewpoints are the Portas do Sol Viewpoint, Santa Luzia Viewpoint, Senhora do Monte Viewpoint, Graça Viewpoint and the São Pedro de Alcântra Viewpoint.