Bucket List Worthy Spots in Lisbon

Bucket List Worthy Spots in Lisbon

If you can ignore the current political conflicts, Lisbon is just the right destination to travel to and explore some of the great places that will keep you inspired to travel.

The city is high on the travel bucket list of most tourists because of the beautiful seafront, fantastic nightlife, plenty of cafes and not to miss Lebanese food – Ghanoush, Makdous, Hummus, Ftayer, Shawarma, Baklava, and more.

It is true that you will keep on daydreaming about travel once you cover Lisbon. The weather is beautiful, the people are warm and the houses are cheerful and bright. There are just so many things to do here in Lisbon.

Hire a vehicle or choose a good multi-modal travel agency to facilitate your travel (bus, taxi, airplane..etc) with a better price and comfort – a good feature, especially if it’s your first time in Lisbon.

    An Ultimate Bucket List for Lisbon

  • Explore the streets of Alfama and its many beautiful viewpoints such as Portas do Sol to watch the sunset across the Tagus River or Miradouro de Santa Luzia with a great view of Alfama. Visit Se de Lisboa Cathedral with Romanesque interiors within its fortress-like exterior and Moorish castle overlooking Lisbon.

  • Alcântara boasts many interesting sports such as LX Factory with lots of street art and the delicious cake shop, O Bolo da Marta and the famous bookstore in the LX Factory, Ler Devagar. Do visit Capela de Santo Amaro and you get to see a stunning view of the river from the Circular church. Explore Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga to browse through sculptures, paintings, textiles, furniture, and metalwork from the early 19th century.

  • Venida Da Liberdade should definitely be on your bucket list in Lisbon. Explore the large, shady walkways of Avenida da Liberdade, Lisbon’s main boulevard with feature benches, fountains, and kiosks. Enjoy food and wine at Casa do Alentejo restaurant and later visit the Palacio Foz Palace for free musical performances. For those looking for a peaceful spot, visit Jardim do Torel.

  • Visit Baixa to have a look at Neo-Manueline train station in central Lisbon or take the Santa Justa Elevator with beautiful metal work. Church of Nossa Senhora da Conceição Velha is one of the oldest churches in the country and views the sunset over the port, Miradouro de Santa Catarina. Explore downtown Lisboa and Rua Augusta with shops and restaurants.
  • Head towards Tasca does Chico in Barrio Alto early as this place gets booked up fast for drinks and food. Spend some time at the rooftop of a car park, Park Bar, to get an amazing view of the city or party in the streets. Enjoy fresh fruit popsicles at Paletaria.
  • Cais Do Sodré is another interesting area. You can find the best food halls in Europe at Mercado da Ribera and creations from Portugal’s best chefs. Walk along Sao Paulo at Ascensor da Bica to enjoy goat cheese and honey crostini at Taberna Ideal.
  • Walk through the beautiful gardens across from the Estrela Basilica in Jardim da Estrela or explore the Mercado da Estrela fair with local goods and crafts.
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