If you’re going to be in Lisbon on 31 December, there are plenty of ways to celebrate – from intimate dinners to hotel parties to bar hopping to free fireworks display. Check out these ideas for your New Year’s Eve celebration in the Portuguese capital.
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Explore Lisbon’s finest monuments and museums, including the iconic Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, with this self-guided tour. You can pick the sights that most interest you and see them in any order. Use our suggestions for eats and drinks.
Are you stuck on a rainy day in Lisbon? Don’t worry! Even in bad weather, you can find plenty of things to do that will keep you mostly dry and definitely entertained. Just grab an umbrella or a rain jacket, and don’t let a rainy day ruin your Lisbon visit.
If you’re interested in watching a Benfica or Sporting match live, here’s what you need to know when planning to see your favourite Lisbon team in person. We also include information about guided tours to the club stadiums and museums.
Wondering when you should visit Lisbon? Get help planning your trip with these monthly guides, which offer information about weather and events in Lisbon throughout the year.
Porto in northern Portugal is home to Port wine and a beautiful UNESCO-listed old centre. Though smaller than Lisbon, the city has many sights to see. Find all the essential information for your visit to Porto, including how to get around, hotels, restaurants, the feast of Saint John, and a Douro valley wine tour.
Explore the Baixa with this self-guided tour. It covers all the places of interest, and some history facts, from the Rossio Square to Ribeira das Naus, a beautiful promenade by the River Tejo.
Nazaré is a coastal resort north of Lisbon and an increasingly popular destination among surfers and tourists. Details about the perfect day trip from Lisbon with suggested stops on route.
If you’re planning a trip to Peniche, here are some ways to spend your time. Visit the fortress, discover Portuguese traditions, venture onward to Cabo Carvoeiro, take a boat ride to the Berlengas Islands, relax on the beach, and enjoy fresh fish and seafood.
Summer is a fun time to visit Lisbon, and one thing you can be sure of is that temperatures will be hot. Here are some great ways for cooling off when it’s just too hot outside.
Central Lisbon is best explored on foot, and this great walk will take from the Bairro Alto to Cais do Sodré by the River Tejo, passing through Chiado. It includes viewpoints, churches, an opera house and a museum, cafés, and places where you can eat and recharge during your walk.
Discover Alfama on foot and catch sweeping views of the river and the city. All you need is some water and comfortable walking shoes for Lisbon’s steep paved cobblestone streets.
Do you have three days to see Lisbon? This is an itinerary especially designed for those planning three days in the Portuguese capital. It includes dinner at a fado restaurant and a must-do day trip to Sintra and Cascais.
Sintra and Cascais make the perfect day trip from Lisbon. From Sintra, venture onward to Cabo da Roca and see the westernmost point in mainland Europe. Then visit the stunning Ursa and Guincho Beaches, and finish off in Cascais.