Things to do in Lisbon

Things to Do in Lisbon - Best Sights and Attractions

What to do in Lisbon: plan your holidays and discover this ancient city!

Lisbon is mainly known for its incredible rich history, architecture, culture and unique gastronomy. If you’re looking for things to do in Lisbon start by enjoying the sun that shines almost every day during the year. By taking long walks and getting bathed by the light, you’ll discover the heart of this thousand-year old city. You can also use the famous trams or the most recent way of discovering the city – the tuk-tuk.
Main Attractions in Lisbon
If you’re looking for history and culture, Lisbon has a wide offer of museums. The Gulbenkian Museum, National Museum of Ancient Art, National Coach Museum, Berardo Collection, Electricity Museum and the Museum of the Orient are some of the best galleries the city has to offer. Stop by Belém and make sure to visit the Padrão dos Descobrimentos and the Torre de Belém, two iconic monuments by the Tagus River. Also in the Belém area, discover the Jerónimos Monastery, built in the 16th century, which is one of the most impressive examples of the Manueline époque. In the downtown area, walk around the Terreiro do Paço and go up the Rua Augusta Arch where you’ll enjoy an amazing view over the river and the city.
What to Do at Night in Lisbon
If you’re planning to enjoy Lisbon’s nightlife, start with a few drinks in a terrace with a view during the evening and warm up for the amazing night ahead. After a late dinner in one of the city’s incredible restaurants, head to Bairro Alto or Cais do Sodré, two of the most popular spots and always crowded with locals, where you’ll find a number of interesting cafés and bars. To dance until dawn, head to one of the famous clubs around Alcântara, Santos or Santa Apolónia.
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