Even though Lisbon is not a large city, it has many fascinating attractions to explore scattered over a few areas. Discover Lisbon with our guides to the best Lisbon neighbourhoods.
Get to know Marquês do Pombal and adjoining neigbourhoods. Follow our guide to discover an area that has the largest park in central Lisbon, an impressive aqueduct, a museum with one of Europe’s richest art collections, as well as other, often overlooked, attractions.
Opened in 1748, the Aqueduto das Águas Livres supplied drinking water to Lisbon until the 1960s. It is possible to walk across a section of the aqueduct, though you may need a head for heights.
Parque Eduardo VII is the largest park in central Lisbon. It has a formal garden design, and offers sweeping views over Praça Marquês do Pombal, Avenida da Liberdade and the River Tejo. The Park is home to the Michelin-Starred Feitoria restaurant.
Get to know Lisbon’s Parque das Nações and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to the 21st century Parque das Nações in Lisbon: a riverfront of contemporary buildings, gardens, art installations, outdoor dining options, and the impressive Oceanarium.
Get to know Lisbon’s Belém and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to the riverside Belém in Lisbon: a popular destination with must-see attractions such as the Unesco World Heritage–listed Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and the peculiar Torre de Belém.
Get to know Lisbon’s Alfama and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to Alfama in central Lisbon: a neighbourhood of narrow streets and alleys that survived the 1755 earthquake and became a tourist destination while holding on to its historical character.
Halfway up a long, steep hill heading to the castle, the Sé is Lisbon’s ancient cathedral. It’s a large and impressive Romanesque structure dated from the foundation of Portugal in the 12th century.
Get to know Lisbon’s Chiado and Bairro Alto and their top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to the Chiado and Bairro Alto in central Lisbon: two popular neighbourhoods for visitors and locals who enjoy shopping, theatre, restaurants, bars, history and culture.
Get to know Lisbon’s Baixa and its top tourist attractions. Follow our guide to the Baixa in central Lisbon: a neighbourhood that contains everything, from a long pedestrianized shopping street down to a historic square facing the River Tejo and an eccentric wrought-iron street lift.
Lisbon has several great museums and some are among Lisbon’s main attractions. These are the best for an immersive experience that introduces visitors to the Portuguese history and culture while visiting Lisbon.