Day 1 -
Start your morning at some of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city.
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
This viewpoint is located in a churchyard, this highest point in the neighborhood offers panoramic views of the city. It's one of the most beautiful viewpoints in the city. You can see the entire waterfront as well as the bridge.
Miradouro da Graça
Another great viewpoint. This terrace offers dramatic, panoramic views of city rooftops & the water beyond.
Saint George’s Castle
Saint George's Castle is a historic castle that dates to at least the 8th century BC while the first fortifications built date from the 1st century BC. It's a very beautiful place to explore and has a spectacular view of the city.
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
We went to many viewpoints in Lisbon, and this is our favorite one. It has beautiful gardens and balcony view, and gorgeous azulejos (Portuguese and Spanish painted tin-glazed ceramic tilework).
The best is to come for sunset but know that it will be very crowded, that is why we advise you to visit in the morning when it's just as beautiful and less crowded.
Miradouro das Portas do Sol
Not far from Miradouro de Santa Luzia, you'll find this beautiful viewpoint. We arrived early in the morning so the bar wasn't open yet and we had the place to ourselves.
Explore Alfama District
Alfama is the oldest and most characteristic district in Lisbon. It's got a very interesting history and walking around here you'll see many of its traditional houses.
Se de Lisboa
The Lisbon Cathedral was built in the 1100s, this is one of the oldest monuments in Lisbon and is rich in history. If you’d like to enter the cathedral it costs 5€ and provides spectacular views of the city.
Eat brunch at Csntinho da Se
Right next to Se de Lisboa Cathedral is a nice cafe where we sat and ate a good breakfast.We got an omelet with salad, toast with salad, two drinks and two pastries and it cost us 25.9€
Praça do Comércio
The Praça do Comércio is a large, harbor-facing plaza and is one of the largest in Portugal.
Arco da Rua Augusta
The Rua Augusta Arch is a stone, triumphal arch-like, historical building on the Praça do Comércio. It was built to commemorate the city's reconstruction after the 1755 earthquake.
Many don't know, but you can climb to the top of Arco da Rua Augusta for 3€, and offers a spectacular view of the city, particularly the plaza.
Livraria Bertrand is the oldest operating bookstore in the world and is worth visiting!
Santa Justa Elevator
The Santa Justa Lift, also called Carmo Lift, is an elevator. It is situated at the end of Rua de Santa Justa, and it connects the lower streets of the Baixa with the higher Largo do Carmo.
When you arrive at the Santa Justa elevator you'll find a long line of people waiting to go in the elevator.
The Santa Justa Lift itself is a tourist trap, the ride costs 5€, is just a minute long, it's hard to enjoy the view and you've got to wait in a long queue.
We recommend walking to the top of Santa Justa Lift to enjoy the view of Lisbon without wasting time and money.
The ruined Carmo Convent is one of Lisbon's most beautiful sights. The Convent of Our Lady of Mount Carmel was a former Catholic convent that now stands as a reminder of the devastating earthquake of 1755 that destroyed most of the city. What makes it so captivating is how the arches still stand, but the roof that collapsed was never rebuilt and there is no ceiling. Most of the architecture dates back to the 1300s.
•Inside you'll also find a museum with very impressive exhibits.
•Check to see if they have the light show "Lisbon under stars" during your visit.
• Entrance fee: 5€.
The Rossio is the popular name of King Pedro IV Square. It is located in the Pombaline Downtown of Lisbon and has been one of its main squares since the Middle Ages.
The official name of Pink Street is Rua Nova do Carvalho, located in the popular neighborhood of Cais do Sodre. This neighborhood is known for its nightlife and during the day there are many coffee shops on the street. If you’d like to capture an “Instagram-worthy” photo you’ll need to arrive early in the morning before the coffee shops open. Also, When we visited in May, there was construction being done on the street and it was filthy. If you’re coming in the afternoon just to capture a photo, Don’t bother visiting this area.
Elevador da Bica
This 19th-century tram is one of the most popular in Lisbon.
It costs €3,80 to ride for 3 minutes. We recommend saving your money and walking around the historic streets of Lisbon.
It is closed as of May 2022
Restaurante Lisboa é Linda
They have fresh food, good portions, and great service.