Set in the banks of the Tagus River, Lisbon combines history and modernity. With vibrant neighbourhoods, historic landmaks and a culinary scene that will awaken your palatte. This week, we’ve put together a travel itinerary for everyone visiting Portugal’s capital city. Whether you’re travelling with your family or embarking on a solo adventure, these activities will surely make for some unforgettable memories.
Morning: Take in the panoramic views of Lisbon
Start your day with a ride on the iconic Lisbon Tram 28. Navigate the city’s downtown and discover the historic gems that make the essence of Lisbon. After, take your trip to new heights with a visit to the iconic Santa Justa Elevator. Enjoy panoramic views of Lisbon, providing a perfect introduction to the city’s unique charm.
Lunch: Enjoy local dishes at Timeout Market
Satisfy your culinary cravings at the Timeout Market, locally known as Mercado da Ribeira. Enjoy a taste of an extensive selection of local and international cuisine, making this a must visit spot for foodies.
Evening: Catch the sunset from the Tagus River
End your first day on the right note with a breathtaking cruise around the Tagus River. Hop in and enjoy the colorful sunset, and don’t forget to keep an eye open for the playful dolphins that can often be seen. You can book this unique experience via Civitatis.
Morning: Kick off the day with an underwater adventure
Dive into the fascinating marine world at the Oceanário de Lisboa, one of the largest aquariums in Europe. Explore the diverse species and ecosystems housed in this spectacular venue that promises a morning filled with family-friendly fun.
Lunch: Delight at traditional Portuguese dishes
Savor the flavors of authentic Portuguese cuisine at Churrasqueria da Paz. Indulge in gastronomic delights, including traditional dishes that capture the essence of the country’s rich culinary heritage. Whether you’re a fan of succulent grilled meats or flavorful seafood, Churrasqueria La Paz offers a taste of Portugal that’s sure to satisfy your appetite.
Afternoon: Discover the coolest street art in the city
Venture into the LX Factory, and discover the creative energy of Lisbon. Explore the atistic side of the city with an Urban Artist Street Art Tour, where vibrant murals and street art adorn the walls. LX Factory, a cultural and creative hub, provides a unique blend of history, innovation, and contemporary expression, making it an ideal afternoon destination for art enthusiasts and urban explorers alike.
Evening: Experience the local culture at Adega Machado
Treat yourself to a true Portuguese experience at Adega Machado. This historic fado venue offers an authentic Portuguese atmosphere, complete with traditional music and delicious local cuisine. The perfect finale to your day in this vibrant and culturally rich city.
Morning: Your morning brew in the heart of Lisbon
Kick off day 3 at Café a Brasileira. Located in the heart of the city, this iconic café has been a cultural landmark for over a century. Take in the vintage charm as you sip on a cup of rich Portuguese coffee, setting the perfect tone for a day of exploration.
Lunch: Enjoy lunch with a view
Enjoy the breathtaking views Lumi Rooftop has to offer. The panoramic views of Lisbon provide a stunning backdrop to a delightful meal. This chic restaurant offers a fusion of flavors in a stylish setting. Indulge in a diverse menu that showcases both local and international cuisine while basking in the beauty of Lisbon from above.
Afternoon: Delve into Portugal’s most iconic pieces
Pay a visit to the iconic Museu Nacional do Azulejo. This museum is a celebration of Portugal’s renowned ceramic tiles, known as azulejos. Explore the intricate patterns and stories told through these beautifully crafted tiles, gaining a deeper understanding of the country’s artistic heritage.
Evening: Unwind at Ponto Final
As the sun begins to set, make your way to Ponto Final, a hidden gem along the riverside. Enjoy a romantic evening with a dinner featuring fresh seafood and Portuguese specialties. The serene atmosphere and panoramic views of the Tagus River make Ponto Final an ideal spot to unwind and reflect on a day well spent in the enchanting city of Lisbon.
Morning: Start your last day right
Kickstart your day in Lisbon with a sweet indulgence at Pastéis de Belém. This famous custard tarts have become a culinary icon and a must-eat treat. Savor the rich, creamy filling and crispy pastry shell in the historic setting of this renowned bakery, setting the perfect tone for a day of culinary delights.
Lunch: Indulge in your favorite treats at Mercado de Campo de Ourique
Enjoy the local food scene at Mercado de Campo de Ourique. This charming market offers a variety of gourmet delights, from fresh produce to artisanal treats. Explore the stalls and indulge in a diverse array of dishes, capturing the essence of Lisbon’s culinary diversity. Whether you’re in the mood for traditional Portuguese flavors or international cuisine, the market has something to satisfy every palate.
Afternoon: Discover tranquility in the heart of the city
Enjoy a leisurely stroll through Jardim Da Estrela Park, a serene oasis in the heart of the city. Take in the lush greenery, blooming flowers, and peaceful ambiance as you wander through this picturesque park. It’s an ideal spot for relaxation, and you might even find locals enjoying a picnic or playing traditional games.
Evening: Enjoy breathtaking views with the sunset
As the day winds down, make your way to the iconic Castle of São Jorge to witness a breathtaking sunset over Lisbon. Perched on a hill, the castle offers panoramic views of the city, the Tagus River, and beyond. Capture the golden hues of the setting sun and the city lights beginning to twinkle below, creating a magical and memorable end to your day in Lisbon.
Lisbon, with its historic allure and modern charm, is truly a destination like no other. So, pack your bags and your sense of wonder. Lisbon is calling, and Olala Homes is ready to welcome you to a city that weaves history, culture, and charm into an unforgettable experience.