Best things to do in Lisbon

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Locals’ favourite places

Here’s your definitive guide to the best parks, restaurants, landmarks and local spots, all according to locals

1. Bairro Alto
469local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “The Lisbon neighbourhoods of Bairro Alto and Príncipe Real are the city’s liveliest nightlife distri...” ·
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2. Castelo de S. Jorge
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo
547local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “Located on Lisbon’s highest hill, with an intoxicating view of the city, the São Jorge Castle invite...” ·
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3. Mercado de Santa Clara / Feira da Ladra
Campo de Santa Clara
324local recommendations
Rodrigo
Rodrigo says “Lisbon's flea market is called locally the Feira da Ladra, often thought to mean "Thieve's Market" (...” ·
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4. Ramiro
nº1 - H Av. Alm. Reis
228local recommendations
Rui
Rui says “Known for its fresh seafood (mostly caught in the cold waters of the north of the Iberian peninsula)...” ·
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5. Jardim da Estrela
223local recommendations
Marta
Marta says “Arguably the prettiest of Lisbon's public green spaces, the Estrela gardens are attractive any time ...” ·
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6. Miradouro da Nossa Senhora do Monte
Largo Monte
321local recommendations
Felipe
Felipe says “It was once one of the city's biggest secrets, but it has been discovered by tour guides and young c...” ·
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7. Museu Calouste Gulbenkian
45A Av. de Berna
215local recommendations
James
James says “The permanent exhibition and galleries are distributed chronologically and in geographical order to ...” ·
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8. LuxFrágil
235local recommendations
Joana & Fred
Joana & Fred says “"Partly owned by actor John Malkovich, this is trendiest club in Lisbon and one of Europe's most fas...” ·
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9. Praia do Guincho
186local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “Praia do Guincho is one of the finest beaches of the Lisbon region, that combines intense surfing wi...” ·
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10. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga
R. das Janelas Verdes
210local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “Portugal's "national gallery" is the Ancient Art Museum, opened in 1884 in a 17th-century palace. I...” ·
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11. Pasteis de Belém
84-92 R. de Belém
282local recommendations
Rui
Rui says “The official name is "Antiga Confeitaria de Belém" ("Belem's Old confectionery") but everyone simply...” ·
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12. Museu do Fado
1 Largo do Chafariz de Dentro
171local recommendations
Rui
Rui says “You don't have to be a fan of Fado music to enjoy the Fado Museum. Much more than a space about that...” ·
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13. LxFactory
103 R. Rodrigues de Faria
169local recommendations
António
António says “This place is an old factory, but now " is a creative island occupied by corporations and profession...” ·
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14. Jerónimos Monastery
260local recommendations
Ana
Ana says “This 16th-century monastery is Lisbon's must-see marvel, flashing back to the days of the Age of Dis...” ·
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15. Belém Tower
Av. Brasília
229local recommendations
Rui
Rui says “Lisbon's most famous landmark stands in the middle of the Tagus River as it reaches the Atlantic, wh...” ·
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16. Santa Justa Lift
R. do Ouro
237local recommendations
Joana & Fred
Joana & Fred says “Inaugurated in 1902 as public transportion linking Baixa (downtown) and the Chiado district, this 45...” ·
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17. Sintra
282local recommendations
Anabela
Anabela says “Sintra is a picturesque town set in the hills of a mountain that portrays the colourful Romanticism ...” ·
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18. Praça do Comércio
Praça do Comércio
206local recommendations
Joana & Fred
Joana & Fred says “Lisbon's grandest square faces the river, and was originally designed to welcome those arriving in t...” ·
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19. Lisbon Cathedral
Largo da Sé
215local recommendations
David
David says “Sé Chatedral is Lisbon's oldest church dating back to 1147. It was built by Dom Afonso Henriques, Po...” ·
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20. Miradouro Park Eduardo VII
Alameda Cardeal Cerejeira
155local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “Fabulous view over Lisbon! Lisbon's largest central park Edward VII Park Named after Britain's Edwar...” ·
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21. Miradouro de Santa Catarina
S/N R. de Santa Catarina
191local recommendations
Joana & Fred
Joana & Fred says “For decades, it was here that many people stood to watch the ships go by. Today it attracts young pe...” ·
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22. Pavilhão Chinês
89 R. Dom Pedro V
118local recommendations
Pedro
Pedro says “(that translates to English as "Chinese Pavillion") Very iconic bar founded in 1986 and located in a...” ·
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23. Casino Estoril
Av. Dr. Stlanley Ho
116local recommendations
Sofia
Sofia says “Entering into the Casino Estoril means to enter into the greatest and most diversified entertainment...” ·
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24. Café A Brasileira
122 R. Garrett
116local recommendations
Alexandra
Alexandra says “The Café A Brasileira (The Brazilian Lady Cafe) is a café at 120 Rua Garrett (at one end of the Larg...” ·
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25. Chiado
191local recommendations
Marta
Marta says “The Chiado became the center of Portuguese Romanticism, obligatory passage point for anyone who want...” ·
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26. Príncipe Real
194local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “Lisbon is rightly known as a trove of charming backstreets and terraced bistros, but none of its nei...” ·
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27. Pensão Amor
19 R. do Alecrim
104local recommendations
Rui
Rui says “An 18th-century building, that was once a brothel rented by the hour to prostitutes and sailors, is ...” ·
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28. National Coach Museum
136 Av. da Índia
118local recommendations
Celia
Celia says “The new Coach Museum emerges, not only, as a cultural site but also as a public utility space. In th...” ·
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29. Avenida da Liberdade
Av. da Liberdade
174local recommendations
Fatih
Fatih says “Avenida da Liberdade is one of the top shopping avenues of Lisbon, and an iconic landmark. It is a w...” ·
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30. Park and National Palace of Pena
Estrada da Pena
162local recommendations
Sofia
Sofia says “7. Sintra is well known for its programme of festivals and colourful celebrations that take place th...” ·