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Places To Visit in Lisbon


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On January 28, 2019
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Places To Visit in Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and one of the most trendy cities in Europe.
A combination of history, combined with culture, gastronomy, old neighborhoods, and warm weather.
Located between the Mediterranean and Atlantic Ocean, a country with 800 years of history, it’s certainly a place to be visited in 2019.

I was born 37 years ago in the Lisbon district, have I have a lot to share.

See below a list of places to visit in Lisbon. I recommend 2/3 days to visit Lisbon. Two days to explore the city and one day to relax.
If you wish to hire me as your private guide to visit Lisbon, send a request here
If you wish to book a Private Tour of Lisbon, check here


Places I have selected to Visit in Lisbon (allow 2/3 days for everything) – I can help you plan

  • Belem Tower (Torre de Belem) – EXTERIOR ONLY – Time-consuming, big lines
  • Jeronimos Monastery (Mosteiro dos Jeronimos) – Church only, time-consuming for cloisters, big lines
  • Discovery Monument (Padrao dos Descobrimentos) – Climb to the top, no lines.
  • Navy Museum (Museu da Marinha)
  • National Coach Museum (Museu Nacional dos Coches)
  • Ajuda National Palace (Palacio Nacional da Ajuda)
  • Berardo Collection – Modern and Contemporary Art Museum (Centro Cultural de Belem – CCB Colecção Berardo)
  • MAAT – Museum Art Architecture Technology
  • National Museum of Ancient Art (Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga)
  • Tile Museum (Museu Nacional do Azulejo)
  • Gulbenkian Museum – Most interesting museum of Lisbon
  • Estrela Basilica (Basilica da Estrela)
  • Estrela Park, right next to the Basilica (Parque da Estrela)
  • Lisbon Parliament (close by Basilica da Estrela) – Exterior photos only
  • Carmo Convent (Convento do Carmo) – Visit the archeological inside
  • Sao Roque Church and Museum (Igreja de Sao Roque) – Don’t miss the museum inside
  • Lisbon Cathedral (Sé de Lisboa) – skip cloisters
  • Ruins of the Roman Theatre (Ruinas do Teatro Romano) – nearby the Cathedral
  • Saint Anthony Chruch and Born Place (Igreja de Santo Antonio de Padua) – For Catholics
  • Tram 28 – don’t go inside, take photos from outside, tourist trap
  • Sao Jorge Castle (Castelo de Sao Jorge) – Exterior only, don’t recommend go inside, time-consuming
  • Belem custard tarts (Pasteis de Belem) – go inside, 400 seated places, don’t line outside
  • Santa Justa Elevator (Elevador de Santa Justa) – Exterior only for photos, big lines.
  • Triumph Arch Rua Augusta (Arco da Rua Augusta)
  • Sao Pedro Alcantara Viewpoint (Miradouro Sao Pedro Alcantara)
  • Portas do Sol ViewPoint (Miradouro Portas do Sol)
  • Senhora do Monte ViewPoint (Miradouro Senhora do Monte)
  • Lisbon Synagogue (Sharé Tikva) – Sinagoga de Lisboa – By appointment only
  • Jewish Quarter of Alfama (Judiaria de Alfama)
  • Sao Domingos Church (Igreja de Sao Domingos)
  • Stroll around Chiado, trendy/historical neighboorhood
  • Have early dinner at Bairro Alto (avoid Fridays and Saturdays – too busy)
  • Have a drink or some tapas at Timeout Market (Mercado da Ribeira) – Avoid weekends, too busy
  • Try the best ice cream in Portugal, Santini, in Chiado.
  • Listen to some Fado Live Music Show, at Fado in Chiado, everyday 7PM.

From the list above, I have removed several tourist traps, and things often mentioned on old guidebooks.

Lisbon is a hilly city. Expect to walk. Traffic is heavy, specially on rush hours. A good driver knows how to move around.
Arrive early, beat the crowds. Avoid pickpockets areas.

If you wish to hire me as your private guide to visit Lisbon, send a request here.
If you wish to book a Private Tour of Lisbon, check here.

For a Driver + vehicle at your disposal, check here for online quotation and reservation (transfers between cities, car + driver hourly, etc):







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