Top 10 Things You Must Do in Lisbon

If a few days is all you have in Lisbon, you must prioritise. So that later you won’t regret having missed something, think of this as your definitive check list of the best things to do in Lisbon.

  • Get lost on the narrow streets of Alfama.
  • Climb up to the Castelo de São Jorge for great views over the city.
  • Take a ride on tram 28 and discover Lisbon’s old quarters.
  • Have a bica (an espresso) at one of Chiado’s historic cafés.
  • Sunbath and watch the sunset at Ribeira das Naus.
  • Admire the Mosteiro dos Jerónimos and Torre de Belém, Unesco World Heritage sites, and sample a delicious pastel de nata (custard tart).
  • Visit the Oceanarium that recreates the five ocean habitats.
  • Bar hop in Bairro Alto and finish the night on the “pink street” at Cais do Sodré.
  • Discover Carcavelos, Estoril and Cascais beaches and the inviting waters of the Atlantic Ocean.
  • Make a day trip to Sintra and visit the beautiful palaces and castles of this historic village.