SPENDING ONE DAY IN LISBON
Although it is placed on seven hills, Lisbon is a pedestrian-friendly city and you can truly appreciate its charm by walking. Still, one day is not nearly enough time to experience the wonders of this ancient and majestic city.
Photo: The Jeronimos Monastery. Lisbon.
If you have little time for this city, these are the best things to do in Lisbon in a day:
Start with breakfast in Chiado
Walk to the Praça do Comércio
Consider a walking tour of Lisbon (or a Tuk Tuk Tour)
Visit the Sao Jorge Castle
Break for lunch, then travel to Belem
Check out the Jeronimos Monastery
Think about taking a Sunset cruise
Go to Bairro Alto for dinner and drinks
Photo: Rua Augusta Arch. Lisbon.
The Moorish Alfama quarter in Lisbon
Lisbon´s Alfama quarter is one of the oldest and the most historical part of the Portuguese capital. Medieval in character, the Alfama is the most atmospheric neighborhood and it is the ideal place for visitors who want to get their first impressions for this city.
In this quarter you can visit the imposing Castle of São Jorge, the Sé Cathedral, or the church of Santo António (which is the city’s favorite saint), among other places. Besides, Lisbon’s most popular flea market can be found in the heart of the Alfama.
Photo: Street Artists in Lisbon.
The trams in Lisbon are a very useful mean of transport and at the same time are one of the city’s most popular tourist attractions.
The Portuguese capital counts with 5 different routes and 58 trams, out of which 40 are vintage streetcars. The most famous tram in Lisbon is Tram 28 that goes from Martim Moniz to Campo de Ourique.
The legacy trams in Lisbon are small, nostalgic and an emblematic symbol of the city
The funicular in Lisbon
The lifts or elevators from Lisbon are funiculars that help people climb the steep and long slopes from the city in a comfortable and convenient way. Listed as national monuments, they have survived due to the hills of the capital.
Lisbon counts with 3 funicular railways: Glória, Bica, and Lavra.
The streets in the Portuguese capital make for great vintage photos. As a matter of fact, the photos in Lisbon that include the funicular trams are very representative.
Lisbon at night
Whether you love dancing or you prefer laid-back socializing, there are many great things to do in Lisbon at night. Artistic, multicultural, and progressive, Lisbon has something for everyone.
Photo: Lisbon at night. Yann Cœuru. Adapted under license (CC BY 2.0)
Among the best things to do in Lisbon at night there are:
Enjoy a drink with a view
Visit Lisbon’s pink street
Get a view from a rooftop bar
Enjoy dinner and the fado music
Photo: Restaurant in Lisbon. Portugal.
When talking about nightlife, Lisbon has a lot to offer
Photo: Lisbon’s Pink Street.