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.
Lisbon has six tram routes, three funiculars, and one vertical lift. Information on fares and how to get tickets, where they go and which one to ride if you’re going to a specific place or you’re just riding for fun.
The historic yellow tram runs again on route 24 between Campolide and Largo do Camões in Chiado, having been suspended for 23 years. This is one tram ride you don’t want to miss while in Lisbon.
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.
Belém is a good area to stay if you want to be near monuments, lush gardens and the River Tejo. It’s also quieter and less crowded than the city centre, but with easy access to public transport.
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.
Parque das Nações represents the modern Lisbon, and is a great neighbourhood for those seeking quiet surroundings and outdoor activities. From budget to five-star hotels, here’s a selection for an unforgettable stay.
Príncipe Real is a residential neighbourhood north of Bairro Alto, known for its colourful palaces, nice squares and quiet gardens. It’s also an area filled with trendy restaurants. Here’s the definitive list of the best restaurants in Príncipe Real.
Fall asleep checking Lisbon’s rooftops, admiring the Tejo, and listening to Fado. For an unforgettable stay, choose one of the best hotels in the middle of the old Alfama with the perfect river view.
Lisbon is filled with new-wave Portuguese restaurants, old establishments serving classic dishes, and several bars. Find out what are the city’s main specialties, and where to sample them.
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.
For a day trip or a longer stay, use these travel directions to get from Lisbon to Porto. Set aside the Rio Douro, Porto is Portugal’s second city. Its historic centre is a UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
Discover Gira, Lisbon’s bike rental system. Use it to get to local attractions, or to ride along the riverfront. There are e-bikes available to help cycling Lisbon’s vertiginous cobbled streets. Plan a journey with an easy to follow map of docking stations and cycle routes.