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Things to do in Lisbon

Lisbon is the capital of Portugal, and during your holiday, there are many sights to visit! These guides are first-hand experiences from a local, so you´re fully prepared for your trip to Lisbon

Activities, tours, and highlights in Lisbon​

Quake Museum Lisbon

Quake Museum Lisbon: A shaky but groundbreaking and fantastic experience!

Quake Museum Lisbon is one of the newest museums in Lisbon, and it offers an immersive and interactive experience of the great earthquake in Lisbon. You get to relive Lisbon’s earthquake that shook the old continent, and the thematic experience is very educational for many ages. Even in popular culture, you’ll hear stories about the earthquake. History lovers, amateur scientists, and anyone curious about the science of an earthquake or tsunami are more than welcome at the QUAKE Lisbon Earthquake Centre!

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Gulbenkian Museum Lisbon

Enjoy mesmerising historical art at the Gulbenkian Museum in Lisbon

A stop at a museum is always a great idea, and the collection at the Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation is fabulous! Enjoy history, culture and art all under one roof! It is one of the best collections in Portugal, containing Egyptian, Greek, Turkish, and Syrian art, but also paintings by Dutch and Flemish masters such as Rembrandt and Rubens. After the museum, you can enjoy the beautiful surrounding park. It’s a relaxing area with a pond, many ducks and stunning plants and flowers.

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Best viewpoints in Lisbon

Discover the best viewpoints in Lisbon; enjoy 15+ panoramic views over the city

The Portuguese capital, Lisbon, is built on seven hills, so there is no shortage of stunning views in the city centre. But where do you discover the best viewpoints in Lisbon? Besides the many miradouros, you’ll enjoy a fantastic view from the top of the many Lisbon monuments. When visiting Lisbon, bring this guide to explore the amazing viewpoints over the city and the river!

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Lisbon in autumn

Lisbon in autumn; discover the stunning city after high season

When the temperatures fall and the high season ends, Lisbon becomes an excellent autumn trip in Europe! Lisbon in autumn means fewer crowds, lower prices, and its own unique activities. Fall is the most beautiful time to travel for many, and the parks in Lisbon slowly change colour—the low season starts, but there is plenty to see in Portugal. October can still be very hot. It might rain some more in November, but it’s also the start of the Christmas season in Lisbon! So, let’s check out some fun things to do in Lisbon in autumn.

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Best parks in Lisbon

Best parks in Lisbon; discover the green spaces in the capital

Are you visiting the bustling city of Lisbon, but you also enjoy seeing some green areas? Then this guide with the best parks in Lisbon is for you! Whether you are looking for a zen moment in nature, a place to see or watch the world go by, there are many places to chill and relax. So take a break from sightseeing and enjoy a moment for yourself in the rush of the city.

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Best souvenirs from Portugal

Best souvenirs from Portugal; unique Portuguese gifts for your loved ones

Who else loves buying souvenirs when travelling? And, although you might prefer collecting memories, many of us also love collecting souvenirs, whether for us or the homefront. Many Portuguese souvenirs are available, but what are the best souvenirs from Portugal? And where to buy your souvenirs in Portugal? In this blog post, we´ll delve into the world of Portuguese souvenirs!

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Best tours in Lisbon Portugal

20+ Best tours in Lisbon Portugal: The 2023 Lisbon Experience

During your trip to Lisbon, there are many things to see and do. To get the most out of your time in the Portuguese capital, booking a tour will be easy. Tours are an affordable way to explore the city, and your guide will know where the best places are. Also, a local will know where to take you if you’re looking for hidden gems.

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Oceanarium in Lisbon

Oceanarium in Lisbon Guide; how to get there, tickets, and incredible species

The Oceanarium in Lisbon is home to more than 15,000 creatures! That makes it the second biggest aquarium in Europe, with L’Oceanogràfic in Valencia having the largest one. It is located at Parque das Nações, once the decor of the Expo ’98 exhibition. It’s a favourite place to visit by children and adults alike, so let’s literally dive in and see what to expect during your visit to Oceanário de Lisboa.

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Lisbon airport to the city

Lisbon airport to the city: Helpful guide + other airport tips

Welcome to Lisbon! Or bem-vindo a Lisboa in Portuguese! Now you’ve landed in the capital, how do you get from Lisbon airport to the city? Let’s explore metro, taxi, and bus options. Later on, this article will explain more about the airport, including terminals, airport hotels, car rental, arrivals and departures, lounges, lockers and more.

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Arco da Rua Augusta

Rain in Lisbon: 15+ things to do on a rainy day in Lisbon;

With an average of 300 sunny days a year, Lisbon is far from a rainy city. But especially between October and April, the skies open a little more often than in summer. Although it’s rarely raining all day long, there are still many things to do with rain in Lisbon, and there are plenty of indoor activities in the city. Let’s have a look at things you can do on a rainy day in the Portuguese capital.

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Torre de Belém

The ultimate guide, discover the best sights in Belém

When visiting the Portuguese capital Lisbon, a day trip to Belém is hard to ignore. The city’s district has a lot to see and it’s easy to get to. But what can you do in Belém? Are what are the not to be missed sights? Let’s dive into the ultimate Belém guide!

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MAAT Lisbon

MAAT Lisbon – Discover the city’s favourite art museum in Belém

Along the banks of the river Tagus in the historic district of Belém, you’ll spot a modern and complex designed building. It is the MAAT Museum, Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology. It is one of the youngest museums in Lisbon that stole the heart of many. Read more to learn about the buildings, exhibitions and opening hours of MAAT Lisbon.

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Lisbon in autumn

The magnificent Jerónimos Monastery in Belém: the ultimate Visitors Guide

Did you know there is a link between the famous Pastéis de Belém and the 16th-century Jerónimos Monastery? In this ultimate guide, you’ll read everything you need to know before your visit. If you like European Gothic architecture, you’ll be amazed here! The Manueline architecture is a typical Portuguese architectural style, and the religious building symbolises Portugal’s power and wealth. Discover the monks’ history and spiritual job, learn new facts and find helpful information before your visit. Plus, tips for buying tickets and skipping the line!

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São Vincente de Fora

The colourful walls of São Vicente de Fora and stunning Lisbon views

From every viewpoint in Alfama, you’ll see the church towers of the Monastery São Vicente de Fora. Many people walk along the Monastery on the way to the flea market Feira da Ladra, and to enjoy the beautiful sights of Alfama. But a visit to São Vicente de Fora is well worth it! From the outside, you might not expect to find an enormous amount of tiles inside São Vicente de Fora. The monastery is full of surprises, gorgeous viewpoints and spectacular graves! Let’s have a look inside!

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Hop-on-hop-off-Lisbon

Discover the hop-on-hop-off Lisbon tour buses + 8 benefits, prices, and routes

When you’re short on time, the hop-on-hop-off Lisbon bus might be a lifesaver for your trip to the Portuguese capital! The Lisbon hop-on hop-off bus tour is convenient, fast and relatively cheap. It is, therefore, an excellent and affordable way to explore the city. What can you expect from the hop-on-hop-off bus tour in Lisbon? Discover the routes, prices, providers and more! Let’s have a look!

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Lisbon fenicular

Lisbon Public Transport explained – 5+ tips to help you get around the city

Lisbon has an extensive public transport network, and it is easy to explore the city by bus, tram and metro. When visiting Lisbon, it’s the easiest way to get around. But how does the public transportation system in Lisbon work? And when does it make sense to buy a Lisboa Card instead or separate tickets? Let’s dive in so you’ll travel like a local in no time!

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