Belém Tower, Gulbekian Foundation, Mosteiro dos Jerônimos and other incredible Lisbon attractions surely are in your top pick list already. Please allow us to suggest some different things to see and do not only in town, but also in charming nearby cities, where you can spend a day away. These sights and sounds are not in everyone’s travel list, yet we believe them to be lovely experiences for your trip. Boa Viagem!
An old textile company and manufacturing complex that was shut down many years ago and that has been transformed in one of the coolest areas in town. That’s LX Factory, an assemblage of galleries, design shops and venues to eat and drink. Actually, it also holds offices and studios of creative professionals and start-ups, which you can see in the different floors of the old… Read more »
We highly recommend you extend your Lisbon stay by one or two days so that you can make day trips to sights a little further away, but very much worthy of a visit. The picturesque medieval town of Óbidos, only eighty kilometers from Lisbon, is a fortified city that hides a small treasure behind its walls. It is such a jewel that many queens demanded… Read more »
In a not so distant past this pedestrian street used to hold some of Lisbon’s brothels and cabarets. A renewal project transformed the street into one of the hottest nightlife spots in the city. It will likely be packed on weekends and it is still lively even on days early in the week, so take your pick! The name comes from the actual color of… Read more »
Sintra is one of the most beloved places by Lisboetas, this charming historic village is 30 kilometers away from Lisbon’s city center. There are many ways to get there but we highly recommend a car, so you can make your itinerary flexible with free stops and planned tours. Sintra´s most renowned attraction is the colorful Pena Place, set amidst a park and lushly planted gardens,… Read more »
Évora is only 80 minutes away from Lisbon and a delightful UNESCO World Heritage site. This enchanting town, with cobblestone streets, quaint squares with fountains and cathedrals, churches, monasteries and chapels, is located in the Alentejo region. One of the most interesting churches in Portugal, the São Francisco church, is found here. Its eccentric annex, the Chapel of Bones, was built by a Franciscan Monk… Read more »
A very interesting museum in the charming Belém region that some visitors unfortunately overlook, yet we find particularly interesting. It is one of the finest collections of antique, noble and aristocratic coaches in the world from the 16th to 19th centuries. The collection used to be at the Royal Horse Riding arena, but it has now moved to a very modern ample concrete white building… Read more »
There are many beaches around Lisbon, and summers are hot, so you might want to enjoy a relaxing day in the sun, if weather allows. The beaches we suggest are within thirty minutes from Lisbon, and will provide a convenient respite in between days walking around town and visiting the sights. Carcavelos is closest to Lisbon and very popular, so we recommend you skip it,… Read more »