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Things to do in Lisbon

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Castle
“Medieval Castle with stunning views over the city of Lisbon and the Tagus River, the eleven towers, gardens and viewpoints make the castle an indispensable attraction in the Lisbon itinerary. It is possible to take a guided tour, making the attraction even more interesting.”
  • 498 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“Nightlife with a lot of history. Typical Portuguese houses, viewpoints with incredible views. Trendy bars and restaurants.”
  • 569 locals recommend
Place of Worship
“It is, next to Torre de Belém, the most important tourist visit in Lisbon. Its construction dates from the 16th century, inside the Monastery are the tombs of Vasco da Gama, Luis de Camões and Fernando Pessoa. The monastery is of outstanding beauty.”
  • 248 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“Ancient fortress built in the sec. XVl the bank of the Tagus River. One of the biggest tourist attractions in Portugal. A must visit, be sure to visit the Tower and to visit and taste the delicious and famous pastel de Belém.”
  • 231 locals recommend
Pie Shop
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“Famous pastry. Tip: don’t get in line, find other entrances just to buy take away ;)”
  • 349 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“One of the best viewpoints in Lisbon if not the best. Really worth of climbing. You have to climb 166 steps so for some people it may be hard. But the view, landscape are breath-taking.”
  • 326 locals recommend
Event Space
“The world’s first food and cultural market, and the first market experience rooted wholly in editorial curation. A place that previously housed the city’s top vendors now brings together the best of the city under one roof: its best restaurants, bars and cultural experiences. An emblematic space of Lisbon renewed by TIME OUT magazine, offering food and traditional local products and the foods range from seafood to steak sandwiches, hamburgers, sushi and ice cream… with canteen-style communal tables. If on the ground floor it is too crowded, try the upper floor famous restaurant Pap'Açorda (with a lunch menu more affordable) . ”
  • 270 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Ancient Art. Portuguese contemporary Art. Temporary exhibitions. Concerts, garden to relax in, etc. A classic to visit in Lisboa.”
  • 265 locals recommend
Art Museum
“Walk along Rua Santos-O-Velho till Rua das Janelas Verdes, enjoy the old restored Buildings and Palaces, São Paulo Cathedral, the Museum of Ancient Art, nice old restored Coffeeshops and small Restaurants like La Boulangerie -Croissants , bread, pastries home baked daily - on the opposite side of the Museum.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Probably the most popular seafood place in the country made famous internationally by Anthony Bourdain after a stop over in Lisbon. A hot tourist spot with some waiting time, but totally worth it!”
  • 291 locals recommend
Event Space
“lots of antique and second-hand items, meeting locals, relaxing walk, good food nearby, the local area of Lisbon, nice park with a coffee bar and a playground, ”
  • 365 locals recommend
Neighborhood
“In steep streets, through alleys and small streets, we find the surrounding beauty of Alfama. In this neighborhood full of options of bars, cafes and fado you will find the genuine Portuguese soul. You can visit the Graça Viewpoint and take the emblematic Eletrico 28.”
  • 261 locals recommend
Night Club
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“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
  • 237 locals recommend
Cultural Center
“Exhibitions, art stores and all kind of shows happen here (concerts and more)”
  • 160 locals recommend
Scenic Lookout
“If you go up, you will find a really nice view over Lisbon! and wait a minute, I will tell you a secret, do not wait hours on the line, if you go to a roof top named "Topo Chiado" you will have another nice view, and you will be at the top of this place! ”
  • 225 locals recommend
Aquarium
“Not only is this one of the largest aquariums in the world, it's also one of the best designed. Although the over 25,000 sea creatures seem to be swimming together, sharks are separated from smaller defenseless fish by invisible acrylic walls. It's the first aquarium to place all world ocean habitats together, and presents several marine species, from the curious round stingrays to the giant sunfish, seahorses, otters and penguins... In 2017 it inaugurated a new sardine tank. The main building, rising from the Tagus, was built for the 1998 World Fair, while an annex was inaugurated in 2011 to house sea turtles. The main attraction is the gigantic tank visible from four different levels, where high-tech displays explain everything in different languages. ”
  • 167 locals recommend

Top-rated experiences

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Probably the most popular seafood place in the country made famous internationally by Anthony Bourdain after a stop over in Lisbon. A hot tourist spot with some waiting time, but totally worth it!”
  • 291 locals recommend
Department Store
“The newly opened food court on the 7th floor has some of Lisbon's best chefs -- the view is nicer and it's less busy than the Timeout Market (Mercado da Ribeira) and there is even our favourite ice cream place Nannarella!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“Nice place. The food is good, but specially the views and the atmosphere worth a visit. It is also a circus and performance school. ”
  • 113 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“It is fishmonger, seafood restaurant, bar and seafood, or rather a "modern fishmonger". It is a contemporary space where you can buy fish to cook at home or stay for a meal ranging from sushi to traditional seafood. The fish is therefore always fresh, and can also be served in the bar area, accompanied by wine by the glass. On Friday and Saturday nights the doors are open later, and DJs are often present.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Beautiful spot for sundowner drinks and finger food. The entrance is hidden. Go through the sliding glass doors of the (pretty run down) Martim Moniz mall, and look for the elevator up to TOPO Martim Moniz. ”
  • 74 locals recommend
Bar
“Tiny old fashioned unpretentious bar with fun amateur fado on Mondays and Wednesdays from 20:30. Daily 19:30-02:00”
  • 71 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“You must try octopus fillets with açorda! Very nice tuna steak à Algarvia (south typical flavours with a lot of coriander and garlic). Also great meat, steaks... Ask if they have "cadelinhas" special little shells! ”
  • 66 locals recommend
Bar
“The view is from Lisbon, the decor is inspired by India, but the atmosphere (and the menu) is cosmopolitan. This large café-terrace restaurant on a large city-facing terrace serves light meals throughout the day but also serves as a bar. While everyone naturally chooses to stay on the terrace, on rainy days there is a shelter in the interior rooms, which are equally pleasant.”
  • 88 locals recommend

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