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Lisbon District Attractions

Lisbon is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. When you visit Lisbon, you will find many things to do and see that you will remember for the rest of your life. Indeed, there are so many things to do in Lisbon that you may find yourself overwhelmed. It is best to plan which places and which Lisbon activities are most important to you so you don't miss out on what could be a once in a lifetime opportunity.

Start with Lisbon tours. Sightseeing packages are arguably the most effective way to enjoy Portugal's capital city. Hop-on, hop-off bus tours are popular because they allow each tourist to stop at any point on the map to enjoy attractions in Lisbon in an up close and personal way yet still be able to ride through some areas while enjoying a knowledgeable guide. Other Lisbon excursions include cruise tours, which show you exactly why people call Lisbon the Queen of the Sea.

The top tourist spots in Lisbon are mostly historic buildings and museums. Belem Tower is the most famous structure in the city and a must see attraction. Cristo-Rei, the Christ the King statue, is a duplicate of the famed Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro. You can even enter the statue's base to visit the a chapel andl, a gift shop, or to have a quick bite to eat.

The National Museum of Ancient Aart is often touted as the best museum in the City of Seven Hills. However, a local might tell you to go to Calouste Gulbenkian Museum to view works from such famous artists such as Rubens and Monet. Meanwhile tThe Bernardo Museum contains modern art from the likes of Dali, Picasso, and Warhol. For a change of pace, visit the Design and Fashion Museum, which charges no admission for tourists to view international fashion design.

Religion is very important to Portuguese history, which is apparent when you visit the chapels and churches in the city. Go to the Sao Roque Church to view the beautiful mosaics, and . Vvisit Madre de Deus Convent to see a display of tiles that are well known to anyone embroiled in Portuguese culture.

Things to Do in Lisbon District with Kids

Lisbon District is a terrific destination for a family escape. Take the kids along and enjoy these popular family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Lisbon District

Some say the best things in life are free. Make sure you visit the following around Lisbon District:

Reservatorio da Patriarcal - Check to see if there are any special exhibits, displays or guided tours on at this respected museum.

International Exhibition Centre of Lisbon - When you want to get cultured, stop here and enjoy the talent on display.

Clube de Golfe do Pateo Bagatella - Make time for play and add a bit of extra fun to your escape here.

Piscina do Areeiro - Head here for a relaxing dip and let your inner water lover swim free.

Palácio da Assembleia da República - If you enjoy modern-style architecture and design, add this attraction to your list of must-sees.

Chafariz do Carmo - If you're planning to explore the area's history through its landmarks, mark this one down on your travel itinerary.

Figueira Square - Socialize with the local residents and seek out the real personality and spirit of this wonderful place.

Hospital Sao Jose - Allow some time to take a look at this site of local significance.

Convento do Carmo & Museu Arqueológico - Do a bit of quiet reflection and find out a few things about this site's religious significance.

Largo das Portas do Sol - Relax and let nature's rugged beauty here ease your soul.

Belvedere Sao Pedro de Alcantara - If you're into working in your garden, this place will appeal to your inner green thumb.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Lisbon District

Alfama

Explore Moorish castles and medieval alleyways in Lisbon’s oldest district before an evening of traditional live music at an authentic Fado bar.

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Baixa

Enjoy the popular shops in Baixa. Rossio Square is a worthwhile stop, and you can jump on the metro at Baixa-Chiado Station or Praça da Figueira Stop to see more of Lisbon.

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Ericeira

Ericeira is noteworthy for its seaside views, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Praia da Ribeira d'Ilhas and Sao Lourenco Beach.

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Chiado

Discover this district of boutiques, bookshops and charming cafés that was once a hub for Lisbon’s writers and intellectuals.

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Cascais

Laze in the sun on a soft sandy beach, stroll traditional lanes, savor Portuguese cuisine or just take in the atmosphere of this resort town near Lisbon. 

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Marques de Pombal

Visitors often come to Marques de Pombal for its abundant dining options, but many stay to explore sights like Marquis of Pombal Square and Liberty Avenue. Getting around the area on the metro is easy if you catch a ride at Marques de Pombal Station.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Lisbon District on a rainy day?

If it's bucketing down during your visit, shake off your umbrella and try these appealing indoor activities:

What is Lisbon District famous for?

Castle of Sao Jorge lives up to its reputation as an icon you shouldn't miss.

What should I not miss in Lisbon District?

You'll want to put these attractions at the top of your sightseeing list to get the most out of your visit:

  • Lisbon Oceanarium
  • Rossio Square
  • Belem Tower
  • Cascais Beach

Are there cheap things to do in Lisbon District?

If you're traveling on a shoestring budget, consider adding these inexpensive activities and tours to your to-do list:

What can you do in Lisbon District for free?

You'll hardly have time to grab your wallet out of your bag with so many terrific free attractions:

  • Rossio Square
  • Lisbon Cathedral (Se)
  • Guincho Beach
  • Estoril Casino