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Where to stay in Lisbon

The best areas to stay in Lisbon - If you are a couple or a family looking for a cool trendy location in a laid-back atmosphere, Estrela and Santos would be a perfect choice. In case you are seeking fun in the heart of the city, boutique shopping, nightlife, and restaurants, Príncipe Real, Chiado, and Bairro Alto are the spots. If you are more of a soulful wanderer wanting to experience the local charming vibe, Alfama and Graça will do the magic!


This neighbourhood is calm yet lively, with spacious green areas, home to one of the loveliest parks. Family-friendly and very close to the center but away from the touristy areas, it is located between Santos - young international vibe, and Campo de Ourique - residential, with plenty of local restaurants, shops, and bars.

Príncipe Real

The most trendy and fashionable district, known for its international restaurants, cool bars, and designer shops. This hip neighbourhood has a different feeling on Saturday mornings with a local bio market that attracts many Lisboetas.


The hottest shopping district that is also home to beautiful historical landmarks such as Convento do Carmo and Elevador de Santa Justa. The architecture is typical and the vibe is young. Set between Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré, both party districts, this can be a nice place to stay if you enjoy the nightlife.


Alfama is Lisbon's oldest neighbourhood and you can feel it in the air. The narrow cobbled streets line up with small typical shops and trendy cafés. Once a modest area, it is now a district where tradition meets modernity, attracting both locals and expats.


Rich in heritage and culture, this neighbourhood is known for its amazing viewpoints and local restaurants of fado and green wine. You can easily be charmed by the maze of steep streets with pretty houses adorned with azulejo tiles and terracotta roofs.

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Discover Lisbon

A gleaming capital and one of the oldest cities in the world, Lisbon is a colourful vibrant destination. From the narrow streets of the historical picturesque neighbourhoods to its waterfront promenade, this is where history meets modernity. The city indulges in an epic atmosphere that matches the Portuguese soul: a history linked to the sea, a rich cultural heritage, and an alluring warm vibe.

Known as the city of the seven hills and the city of light, this destination offers breathtaking viewpoints, amazing gastronomy, and lively artistic culture. If you are looking for the perfect getaway, Lisbon will win you over! The surrounding areas include Cascais - the Portuguese Riviera, and Sintra - a mystical romantic village. If you have some time left, these are the bucket list destinations.

What to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is a charming capital that offers plenty to see, feel and taste! Whether you are an art connoisseur, a bohemian soul, a wanderer lover, or a shopping addict, the city has got what it takes!

Go for a ride on the traditional Wooden Trams

Follow the route of the historical trams and discover all the hidden gems in town. Besides the famous 28 line that goes from Martim Moniz to Prazeres, you can try other alternative routes that are also covered by the iconic transport. Get ready to rock and shake up and down Lisbon’s famous hills! Get your guide here.

Try the best Pastel de Nata at Manteigaria

Irresistibly crisp on the outside and buttery velvety on the inside. We could give you a list of places in no particular order to go to try this custard tart, but the truth is, we have a favourite: Manteigaria! Trust us, the city’s sweetheart pastry is worth the extra pounds!

Discover the cool side of Lisbon at LX Factory

The most inspiring ecosystem in town. This old factory complex became a place of creativity and it now evokes an alternative vibe. Urban and trendy, here you can find cool restaurants, concept design shops and bookstores. Get your guide here.

Dive into the secret underwater world of Oceanário

The most fascinating sub-aquatic experience. 8000 marine creatures, including a rare Sun Fish in a 5.000m3 aquarium that really makes you feel you’re underwater, surrounded by sea life. Named the best aquarium in the World by TripAdvisor, Lisbon's Oceanarium is definitely worth it! You can purchase your ticket here. Buy your ticket here and skip the line.

Go for dinner at a Fado restaurant and feel the Portuguese soul

Saudade is a big part of the Portuguese culture. This feeling of longing and nostalgia is hard to grasp and is often expressed through a musical style: Fado. If you walk around the historical neighbourhoods, you will certainly hear it (and feel it!). You can purchase a ticket here.

What to see in Lisbon

Lisbon invites you to stroll around its typical cobblestoned pavements to discover amazing viewpoints and a collection of historical monuments that tell you the tale of this city. Come along!

St George Castle

One of Lisbon's most emblematic monuments. On top of the highest hill, this is where heritage and history are best perceived. The fort dates back to another millennium and still looks like the bastion of defence of the city. Bonus: its viewpoint is a real delight, that alone is worth the visit. Buy your ticket here and skip the line.

Jerónimos Monastery

Part of UNESCO World Heritage Sites, this imponent monastery of Gothic Manueline style is one of the symbols of the country's wealth in the 16th century, the Navigators era. Legend has it that this is where the secret recipe for the first Pastéis de Nata was born! Get your guide.

Belém Tower

An architectural jewel of Moorish influence, the Belém Tower is a cute monument, often the favourite among young tourists. It looks like a miniature castle located on the shores of the Tagus but it actually played a very important role as a gateway to the city and part of its strategic defence system. Get your guide.

Centro Cultural de Belém and its vertical gardens

A striking mark of modernity next to the famous historic monuments that populate this neighbourhood. The Cultural Center of Belém is an architectural icon, impossible to miss. Enjoy the vertical gardens and the Berardo Museum exhibition that displays the main art movements from the 20th century to modern days. You can purchase a ticket to the museum here.

Miradouro Nossa Senhora do Monte

Just a few minutes away from the famous Miradouro da Graça lies this quiet spot with the most incredible view over Lisbon. This is where D. Afonso Henriques, Portugal's first king, gathered its troops to conquer Lisbon. Give yourself a treat and have a nice cold beer with the city at your feet.

From Lisbon to Porto

Looking to extend your trip in Portugal? Why not travel from Lisbon to Porto, where you’ll be charmed by one of the most charismatic European cities. You can visit the amazing Port Wine Cellars on the bank of the Douro River, have the best concert experience at Casa da Música and indulge in culture at the beautiful Fundação Serralves.


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