Things to do in Lisbon

Things to do in Lisbon 

There are so many great things to do in Lisbon! A long weekend should be enough time to see most of the sights, A few ideas of are below:

Sandeman’s Free Walking Tour 

Sandeman’s usually have tours at 10am, 11am and 2pm lasting around 2.5 hours with a break. You then tip what you think is appropriate. The tour guides are very informative and you get to learn a lot about the history of the City. 

things to do in Lisbon

The Trams

Take the no 28 tram route around the City! Try and get on at the beginning or the end of the route to guarantee seat. 

Sao Jorge Castle

Visit Sao Jorge Castle up on the hilltop overlooking Lisbon and the River Tagus. Entry is €8.50 and totally worth it. 

things to do in Lisbon

Rua Augusta Arch

Pay €2.50 to get the lift up the Rua Augusta arch on the Praça do Comércio. It was built to commemorate the city’s reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake and offers amazing views over Lisbon.

things to do in Lisbon

Walk around Barrio Alto, Chiado and Rossio districts

Take your time and wander around these amazing, local areas.

Explore Belem

Explore Belem – get Tram 15 from Praca de Figueira to Belem via Alcantara which is around 20-25 minutes. Visit Pastéis de Belém which is the home of the pastel de nata (custard tarts) since 1837.


Make a day trip to Cascais, a cute coastal town around 30 minutes from Cais De Sodre station. It has beaches, restaurants and shops and is perfect if you have a little more time in Lisbon!


Take a day trip to Sintra which is 30km outside Lisbon. Trains run from Rossio, take around 40 minutes and cost about €3. It is a resort town in the foothills of the Sintra mountains, which used to be a royal sanctuary. You will see some amazing buildings and palaces and the Pena National Palace at the hilltop.

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