Visit Lisbon in 3 days




Have you ever thought of leaving? visit Lisbon 3 days ? Do you know the essential places in Lisbon? Where to sleep in Lisbon to be close to the places to see? How to get to Lisbon from the airport? Do you know the most famous metro line in Lisbon? How to get to Sintra or Cascais from Lisbon?








Summary of the article:

  • Prepare your visit to Lisbon
  • The essentials of Lisbon
  • Activities to visit Lisbon
  • Where to stay in Lisbon
  • What to visit around Lisbon (Sintra, Cascais, Obidos, Nazare ...)
  • Where to go out in Lisbon (bars, restaurants, fado ...)
  • Getting to Lisbon from the airport and from Porto
  • Where to park your car in Lisbon
  • Looking for a guide, I recommend Maguy, Mafalda, Elliot and Filipe (see what they offer).
  • A nice guided electric bike ride (or here)

Before moving on to the article, here is my Lisbon guide to receiving Free of charge and now in your mailbox.


There you will find the map of the visits to be made, a color-coded map to have an overview of the districts of Lisbon: The historic district, the commercial district, the hotel ... and the restaurant / bar district ... Also I put the map of addresses of bars and restaurants, a map to visit Sintra and Cascais, and it is ready to be printed. Do not hesitate, it is d, and you receive it directly in your mailbox!

1) Prepare your visit to Lisbon

I made your discovery at the beginning of the year, for 3 days. Beautiful Lisbon is a superb and wise city. But it was bad to know because once night fell, Lisbon turned out to be a very lively city.


This beautiful lady has the gift of completely immersing you in her warm atmosphere.



Lisbon is a city of 600 inhabitants (at its heart), it has more than 000 million inhabitants with its agglomerations, which makes it the most populous city in Portugal (or 2% of the Portuguese population!). Find more information in the Wikipedia article, Lisbon!

It is located at the mouth of the Tagus, a river that rises from the center of Spain.

Know that you will have no problem finding a ticket for less than € 50, but of course don't do it at the last minute! Anyway, if you decide to go and discover it, 3 days is not bad at all to know it!

I visited Lisbon in January and June. We have stayed visit lisbon only 3 and a half days, but you will see that you have a lot to do.


You can never visit everything, but who says it will be the last time you step there! ;)

Also, to start your stay right, I recommend a tuk tuk ride (or an electric bike ride (here or here to see the tours on offer).

You can also rent a scooter, it is easy to book and very nice to visit the surroundings freely (.

  • Weather point in Lisbon:

As you can see during the summer, it hits. Think sunscreen! ;)


2) The essentials of Lisbon

The main places to visit in Lisbon:


  • The Castle of São Jorge (Saint George) in Lisbon
  • The market in the Alfama neighborhood
  • The monastery of San Vicente de Fora
  • Stroll through the alleys of the Alfama neighborhood
  • The "Mirador Da Nossa" viewpoint (Googlemap link): 10 minutes on foot from the castle of São Jorge
  • The Carmelite Convent (and to access it without straining your calves, go through the Santa Justa elevator)
  • The Torre de Belém and the unmissable Monastery of Dos Jerónimos de Belém (mandatory entry link to avoid waiting 2 hours)
  • The Cristo Rei that is on the other side of the river

In a few words and it shows you where the places to visit are, here is a map that allows you to locate the essentials of Lisbon.



The same map when zooming in on old Lisbon, this is where most of the sites are to see (googlemap link):

  • Is the tourist bus to discover Lisbon useful or not?

It depends on the city, but personally I think the red Lisbon tourist bus (hop on and off whenever you want) is very suitable for visit lisbon (link to the post if you are interested)!

Sophie's comment:

The Hop on Hop off (shuttle) bus is more suitable for sightseeing than for urban transport. This bus allows you to go directly from one place to another (avoiding walking too much and getting lost), it is more convenient than the metro. You can enjoy views of the city along the way and audio guides explaining what you will see.

The other two circuits Belem Live (red) and Castle Line (green) have many buses and the circuits are well done. There are fewer buses on the blue line so I think you should use the blue line to possibly visit the Oceanarium but stop as little as possible. In summary we followed your advice and everything was fine, thank you.

 

We had taken tickets for 2 days that allowed me to do the 2 circuits Blue (to see the magnificent Aquarium) and Red for the tower of Belém and the Jerónimos Monastery (for the MANDATORY JERONIMOS MONASTERY skip-the-line ticket).

And if you use your pass on Monday at 14:00 p.m. it will be valid for the next 48 hours, that is until Wednesday at 14:XNUMX p.m. XNUMX hours. This is the best Hop Off I had with the one in Washington DC

There are other circuits but the blue and red are the best.

You can choose between four different routes (Belém route, Oriente route, Castle route or Cascais route). You will have an audio guide during your walks. download the map in pdf

But let's go back to our roadmap to discover Lisbon:

  • Discovery of the Alfama neighborhood with its famous Tram 28

One thing you must do is take tram 28, in fact this tram is famous because it crosses the old Lisbon (Alfama district). Lisbon is crossed by 7 hills, so the tram will allow you not to tire your calves too much (ticket price € 3).

In fact, this tram runs through the most historically interesting neighborhoods. (Alfama, Graça, the colline du Chiado…).

Many tourists come to this mythical tram. Account 3 € / person (free with the Lisboa Carte.

Remember to go to the most beautiful viewpoint in Lisbon, the “Mirador Da Nossa” viewpoint (link to googlemap):

Further down towards the imposing Sao Vicente de Fora Monastery, you will find a truly magnificent monastery! Ticket price / person € 4. The rooftop view is worth it.

You have just behind this monastery, Campo de Santa Clara, the market « Flea Market » Every Tuesday and Saturday, a market where you can buy everything (they say that if your cell phone is stolen you will find it in this market the next day ...).

The market closes at 17pm, so don't stress, you have time.

I advise you to go there because you are going to have a great time!

In this market you will find everything except (which I am ashamed of) the spice and alcohol merchants of the region ... So as I told you it is at the foot of the Monastery of San Vicente de Fora

Later, it will happen Alfama passing through some of the most picturesque streets and squares of Lisbon.

In addition, I recommend a tuk tuk ride that will allow you to visit this area easily because it climbs dry (to read the opinions of what Maguy offers ...), the electric bike ride is also very pleasant (, here or here ).

At the end of the line, take the tram or walk back to Baixa / Chiado. In addition, you can take the opportunity to visit the Castle of São Jorge! It's definitely worth it, it's a must! We can see all of Lisbon, really magnificent!

  • Do you need a skip-the-line ticket to St. George's Castle?

Hmm… it is not easy to answer this question. I will say that it depends on the season, if you go there during the holidays and during the nice days it will be crowded, but it passes relatively quickly.

I went in early June and waited 10 minutes standing behind this red phone booth that you can see in the photo below ...

So the skip-the-line ticket is not really useful in my opinion BUT if you go there during school holidays… So yeah, don't waste time (for the skip-the-line ticket).

  • Visit the Carmelite Convent (Convento do Carmo located in Baixa-Chiado)

To access it you can take the Santa Justa elevator, you have a beautiful view from this steel tower which will also allow you to avoid climbing a hill to access the Carmelite convent. The trip is paid but is still free with the Lisboa Cart (.

  • A boat trip to Lisbon to see Cristo Rei?

A pleasant walk if you want to see the Cristo Rei: take the boat to Cais do Sobré (right next to the large shopping plaza - city center), then the 101 bus that goes up to the sanctuary. A breathtaking view of Lisbon awaits you! You can also take a short overnight catamaran cruise (.

You can also rent a scooter, it is easy to reserve and very nice to explore the surroundings freely. For my part I crossed this bridge (to see the Cristo Rei) taking the ferry to Belèm with a 125cc scooter with which I could travel (only a car license is enough for this type of cylinder) (.

It is dangerous to cross the bridge by scooter, it is very windy and although I crossed it on the way back, I think it was forbidden for less than 125cc (at the same time it is still a toll road at the exit…). I advise you to take the ferry.

BUT it is not the best thing to do, bet on a scooter day to see Cascais and Sintra, it is really super cute !!!

Do not hesitate to take a guided tour with a guide like Mafalda, Maguy, Elliot… they are passionate and will make you have a good time. I advise you to take a look at their guided tours, especially at the beginning of your stay (to see what they offer).

  • Visit the Tower of Bethlehem

The Torre de Belèm is one of the must-see places in Lisbon. It can be reached on foot by the river "Le Tage", it is very beautiful. Once in the Bélème district, it is absolutely necessary that you go to the Jerónimos Monastery (skip the entry here).

This is what you can also visit: the Cathedral of Santa María de Belém, the Monument to the Explorers, the National Museum of Carriages and the 25 de Abril Bridge. If you are tempted by a guided ride on an electric bike (here or here).

To visit the Torre de Belem: you can take tram 15 to Bélem. (Closed on Mondays).

  • The Mosterio dos Jeronimos (in front of the Belém tower)

It is essential to visit the Mosterio dos Jeronimos (in front of the Belém tower), it is essential, and you will understand why;)

On the other hand there are quite a few people, I advise you to reserve your ticket to avoid queuing (. Once your ticket is received by email, you will have to print it and present it at the entrance of the exhibitions that are located to the left of the entrance to the cloister. of the Jerónimos.

The skip-the-line ticket is really cheap so don't waste 2 hours… (for the ticket). Then print the ticket that you are going to buy through this link, and change it at the entrance of the expo that is to the left of the entrance of the monastery. And there you pass in front of everyone;)

Video of the interior:

It is really to see!

For my part, I got to the Belèm neighborhood with a 125cc scooter (only the car license is enough for this type of trip) (Anyway you can go there with a 50cc, it has 15 minutes by scooter from Lisbon (you can take advantage to go to Cascais and Sintra).

  • The Aquarium - On the way to the airport

It is magnificent, it counts 3 hours. You can get there directly by taking the tram. There is also a very large zoo to visit with a very beautiful dolphin show, for less than € 20. (and the ticket)

  • Visit the Lisbon Zoo (wait 2-3 hours)

By the way, you can visit Cristo Rei by going out, go to the metro station “Sete rios”, then take the metro, stop at Pragal station (after the 25th of April bridge) and take a taxi (it's not really far).

  • Boat trip on the Tagus

A good walk to do if you want to see the Cristo Rei: take the boat to Cais do Sodré (right next to the large commercial square - city center), then the 101 bus that goes up to the sanctuary, or take the metro to the Almada station. A breathtaking view of Lisbon awaits you;)

  • Tourist bus ride

One last tip is to discover this city through the Hop on Hop off tourist buses (link) (hop on and off whenever you want), which is very practical for your visits! to download the map in pdf.

The good thing is that you can get off the beaten track a bit and not just stay in the center of the city (see in the image, the "old Lisbon" that I have surrounded).

You can take time to visit Lisbon easily by bus with the addition of an audio guide. (link)

You can choose between four different routes (Belém route, Oriente route, Castle route or Cascais route). This will allow you to discover and explore the key places, museums, gardens and monuments of the city. download the map in pdf

Well, I personally preferred the tuk tuk ride (but it's not the same price, you decide! The electric bike ride is also super nice (or here).

Sophie's comment:

The Hop on Hop off bus is more suitable for sightseeing than for urban transport. This bus allows you to go directly from one place to another (avoiding walking too much and getting lost), it is more convenient than the metro. You can enjoy views of the city along the way and audio guides explaining what you will see. (link)

Daniel's comment:

The other two circuits Belem Live (red) and Castle Line (green) have many buses and the circuits are well done. There are fewer buses on the blue line, so I think you should use the blue line to possibly visit the Oceanarium, but stop as little as possible. In summary we followed your advice and everything was fine, thank you. (link)

3) Activities to visit Lisbon

  • Guided tour of Lisbon

A great thing to do is take a guided tour of Lisbon with a French! You have Elliot, Maguy and Mafalda who offer that, do not hesitate to contact them or see what they offer.

Another good activity is to discover the city in TukTuk with Maguy, I highly recommend it. for a walk. The electric bike ride is also super nice (, here or here).

Damien's comment:

Tuk Tuk picked us up on time and directly from our hotel. We took a good look at the old town. Our guide Maguy made us a few stops to allow us to admire the most beautiful views of Lisbon and to take a little walk through Alfama.

A very friendly guide, a true well of knowledge that we do not regret having booked in advance thank you very much (.

  • A tour of Lisbon with a tasting of local Lisbon dishes?

You want to eat like the locals, that's what we offer you on this tasting hike. During a walk of about 3 hours, between the center and the old town, you will discover the salty or sweet flavors of a country where land and sea mix easily (.

  • Electric bike tour of Lisbon:

A very beautiful activity proposed by Mafalda and that will allow you to discover this beautiful city in a fun and pleasant way, is to take a guided tour of Lisbon by electric bike, you will go to the Belem neighborhood (but you can contact them to visit other districts of Lisbon ….

 Or here to see other electric bike activities!

  • Rent a scooter in Lisbon

For my part, I booked a scooter on Sunday at 13pm and returned it on Monday at 14pm, that is, a 24-hour rental. I took a 125cc scooter (only a car license is enough for this type of displacement, it is only a 50cc scooter a little more powerful).

Anyway I was able to go to Cascais and Sintra, great day. I advise you to book the scooter because we waited 2 hours to get the scooter as there were a lot of people and reservations are given priority.

The store was quickly “closed” because they didn't have any more scooters to rent, so remember to book in advance (to see the prices, for me it was around € 50 24 hours).

It is better to leave early in the morning, in fact for my part I got it at 13 in the afternoon, so it was the race to do Cascais and Sintra in one afternoon ... On the other hand, it can be very nice to sleep in Sintra c It really is a very nice town, there are not only palaces;)

4) Where to stay during your visit to Lisbon

Well, you will have understood, the ideal place to stay is to look for a hotel in old Lisbon (the Baixa / Chiado district), you will have no problem finding hotels or Airbnb. I give you good directions below this map. Here is a summary of the article "where to sleep in Lisbon".

  • It is in the blue zone (Baixa Chiado district) where I advise you to stay, to enlarge this Map of Hotel-Quartier Hotel Lisboa:

Here is a list of well-located, value-for-money hotels in the Baixa / Chiado area.

  • Marie Jose's comment: I highly recommend the Lost Lisbon hotel / lodge, as well as the market, where the best chefs prepare good food, the market near the hotel and the Cais sodre station.
  • A youth hostel, the Shiado.
  • There are several of you, you are a couple and you have 5 children, you are having a bachelorette party in Lisbon and you are looking for a dodo address, the Destination Hotels.
  • As you can see, this district is very well located, both from the point of view of the visit and the transport, to expand this GoogleMap:
  • A very nice apartment that more than one Internet user has recommended me is Nuno's apartment. Nuno offers accommodation at a ridiculous price (€ 55 per night) in the Alfama neighborhood, near the Fado museum. If you are not especially looking for comfort and want to sleep in a small and authentic apartment, Nuno's will please you!
  • An even more comfortable apartment in the Alfama district, is the Dona Graca, right next to tram 28 that allows you to get to Baixa Chiado, to see!
  • A youth hostel with a good atmosphere: Equity Point Lisbon (with a bar that closes every night at 2am - atmosphere guaranteed)
  • Looking for class, you have the Hotel Browns (. Very elegant, very well located, the price goes with ...

Once again, it is best to stay in Baixa-Chiado (the blue zone), that's the best!

  • Downtown Browns hotel (a little more expensive but something for everyone.
  • Otherwise you also have the Pensao Beirra hotel and Lisboa Tejo.
  • If you are looking for an apartment more, you have the Sodre Apartment and especially the Mouraria Duplex (offered by a user) and the Baixa Deluxe Apartments that don't seem bad at all!
  • You are several, you are in a relationship and have 5 children, you are having a bachelorette party in Lisbon and you are looking for an address for a pajama party, here are the coconuts for you (address of a netizen, big big-up in Florence ): Destination hotels. It is also very well located! The common areas are modern, young and very friendly with piano, billiards, ping pong table, hammocks ...
  • During my short stay I stayed in the Artbeat room (Price: € 40-45 per night and room + free breakfast (with your grandmother's jam please) as well as internet connection). Here is the room that I occupied during my 3 days, I felt like in my own room:

In fact, this hostel is a large apartment, with 5 rooms, each of which has its own decoration (Andy Warhol (Marilyn Monroe), Jean Michel Basquiat (mine), Pablo Picasso, Damien Hirst, Vincent Van Gogh). There are two bathrooms, a kitchen.

In short, everything you need. The little extra is that in the fridge you have typical Lisbon beers, drinks and spirits. It will cost you € 1, which is not expensive paid! If you allow yourself to be tempted, I advise you to mix its alcohol (with cherry) with a beer, the mixture is very pleasant: p

If you cannot find what you are looking for, take a look at the apartments offered by private individuals:

Take a look at the reviews and if you still can't find anything, you can always take a look at what TripAdvisor or Hotels.com have to offer.

If you are looking for a private French driver, let me introduce you to Filipe, he will meet you at the airport exit and drop you directly at your hotel while giving you good directions ...

5) What to visit around Lisbon (Sintra, Cascais, Obidos, Nazare ...)

Many of you ask me what is there to visit in Lisbon, so here are some ideas:

  • Visit from Sintra (25 minutes from Lisbon) - A lovely place!

One really interesting thing is visiting Sintra. To get there, nothing easier, from Rossio station take a return ticket to Sintra (the terminal). First departure from Lisbon at 6am, last departure from Sintra at 30am (check anyway), 0 minute drive to reach Sintra. And you have a train every 20 minutes. To do everything you need for about a day.

You can go scooter through Cascais, it's really cool.

Sintra is a truly beautiful town with fairy palaces like the magnificent Pena Palace:

Arrived in Sintra, a bus that you will find near the station (on the left when leaving) goes through the places to visit. It does not cost more than € 6 and is for the day. For the train, be careful to take a direct.

Julie's comment:

If you take the Lisboa Card (the train ride is free, such as the Jerónimos Monastery, the Belém Tower, public transport, also valid on the Carris metro, buses, trams and funiculars, it also works for the CP Train Company between Cais do Sodré and Cascais as well as on the trains between Oriente Rossio and Sintra precisely.

You can also stop by Filipe () who offers to take you to Sintra, Cascais or Obidos, Nazare, Fátima ... He picks you up directly at your hotel and of course drops you off at the end of the day (whenever you want) at your hotel. or elsewhere if you wish.

  • To go privately to Sintra / Cascais / Estoril with Filipe Do not hesitate to contact him to schedule it together, you will see that he is super nice and will prepare a picnic for you for lunch with products from Portugal
  • To go to Sintra / Cabo do Roca / Cascais in a group (therefore cheaper) / li>

If you opt for the bus, know that there are 2 buses with 2 different routes that leave from Sintra station. Price between € 3 and € 6 per person. You also have many tuktuk that allow you to go from one point to another.

To get to the Pena Palace from Sintra Village, count € 10 / person. To go back down it costs € 5 / person.

/! Important point. Note that Sintra Train Station is 1,5 km from the historic city center. The Pena Palace, the Pena Park and the Castle of the Moors are further ahead, on top of a hill, so don't waste time, take bus 434 that will take you from the station -> to the historic center of the city -> and then to the Pena Palace… It can be very hot, so follow this advice. On foot, count 1 hour of ascent ...

In the city center, this is where you will eat, then you can visit the National Palace, the town hall and the many traditional shops.

The 434 passes at least every 35 minutes and in summer every 20 minutes. Anyway, take a look at the next exit using the sign at the stop. The 434 bus route, called “Circuito da Pena”: the Castle of the Moors, the Park of Pena, the National Palace of Pena and the center of the city of Sintra.

/! In the city, think about trying the Queijadas, a cake made with fresh cheese, cinnamon, egg and wheat flour) and the Travesseiros (dough filled with egg and almond cream, a slaughter!) In Piriquita, located in front of the Palace Nacional, in the beautiful shopping streets of Sintra - Rue das Padarias.

  • The Pena Palace (Sintra's main attraction):
  • Next to Sintra you have the Castle of the Moors:

To end the day in style on the beach, I advise you to go down to Cascais which is 20 minutes from Sintra by car (I talk about Cascais a little further down in the article).

  • Sintra route map from the station (to enlarge the map on GoogleMap):
  • Sintra -> Cascais -> Lisbon shuttle

If you want to get to the coast, more exactly to Cascais after your visit to Sintra, use the bus line 503 or 403 (the stop is at the station) that goes to Cascais via Cabo da Roca “Cabo da Roca Express” from Sintra . Please note that some morning buses do not stop at Cabo da Roca.

/! If you visit everything in Sintra, I don't think you have time to visit Cascais ... Or you have to get up very early. Otherwise contact Filippe, he is a private driver, there you can spend a day in Sintra / Cascais / Estoril

Otherwise, go to Sintra / Cabo do Roca / Cascais in a group (therefore cheaper) / p>

Simply put, here is the travel time from the different destinations.

  • Visit Cascais and enjoy its beaches - Lisbon: Get to Cascais from Lisbon

Cascais, a former fishing village, is a very pleasant destination because it is close to Lisbon.

There are quite a few things to visit in Cascais such as free museums, large and beautiful stately homes, parks and stunning beaches (Praia da Rainha and Praia da Ribeira, perfect for lazing around).

To get there I advise you to take the train from Cais do Sobré station (shopping plaza), you will have 30 minutes to get to Cascais, Cascais station is located in the city center (you can also use the green metro line) .

The good thing is that the train runs along the coast, so you will have a beautiful view of the coast.

A good idea is to go visit Sintra and then go back down to Cascais, as you can see on this map, these two destinations are close to each other. What a beautiful day!

/! You have trains every twenty minutes. The last trains from Cascais and Lisbon leave at 0:30 a.m. M. And at 01: XNUMX a. M., Check anyway because I can't update everything in real time ...

To get to Sintra / Cascais / Estoril with Filipe (an accompanying driver)

Go to Sintra / Cabo do Roca / Cascais in a group (therefore cheaper) / p>

  • For surfers who want to enjoy some really nice beach spots, here it is for you:

I added the destination of Sintra because it can be very nice to rent a car in Lisbon and then visit Sintra in the morning and enjoy the wonderful beaches that line the coast. Eat in Sintra or next to Maçãs beach. If you have kids be careful, it's a bit like Lacanau (big waves).

Costa da Caparica is for beginners, you will find surf schools elsewhere.

Anyway, it's really very nice to do (to expand GoogleMap - Where to Surf in Lisbon):

Some photos of Cascais:

Then walk to Boca do Inferno, it is beautiful and wild.

Walk to the Cabo da Roca lighthouse (the westernmost point of Europe):

  • Rent a scooter in Lisbon to see Sintra and Cascais

For my part, I booked a scooter on Sunday at 13pm and returned it on Monday at 14pm, that is, a 24-hour rental. I took a 125cc scooter (only a car license is enough for this type of displacement, it is only a 50cc scooter a little more powerful).

Anyway I was able to go to Cascais and Sintra, great day. I advise you to book the scooter because we waited 2 hours to get the scooter as there were a lot of people and reservations are given priority. The store was quickly “closed” because they no longer had a scooter to rent, so remember to book in advance (to see the prices, for me it was about € 50 for 24 hours).

It is better to leave early in the morning, in fact for my part I got it at 13 in the afternoon, so it was the race to do Cascais and Sintra in one afternoon ... On the other hand, it can be very nice to sleep in Sintra c It really is a very nice town, there are not only palaces;)

Other visits to Lisbon:

  • Óbidos Fátima:

One of the most important Christian sites! There are more than 5 million visitors every year. Also, if you are interested, here is a day trip with a guide who will pick you up at the Hard Rock Café. if not

The town of Óbidos, with its whitewashed houses surrounded by medieval walls. Here you will find the impressive Gothic churches of Alcobaça and Batalha (classified as World Heritage by UNESCO).

You can also stop by Filipe () and he offers to take you to Obidos, Nazare, Fátima (but also to Sintra, Cascais, Evora, Santarém, Tomar…). He picks you up directly from your hotel and, of course, drops you off at the end of the day (whenever you want) at your hotel or elsewhere if you want.

  • Go to Obidos / Nazare ... with Filipe
  • To go to Sintra / Cascais / Estoril con Filipe
  • Do not hesitate to contact him to schedule it together, you will see that he is super nice and will prepare a picnic for you for lunch with products from Portugal.
  • To go to Sintra / Cabo do Roca / Cascais in a group (therefore cheaper) / li>
  • Ericeira (one of the most beautiful cities in Europe) and Mafra (a charming little town). By the way, if you are interested, here is a day trip with a guide who comes to pick you up at your hotel and messages Filipe to see if he can take you there.
  • Arrabida (a magnificent mountain range) and Sesimbra: a town well known for its paradisiacal beaches and its fish restaurants (if you need a French driver).
  • More ideas for a private Lisbon tour here.
  • For group excursions (therefore cheaper) / li>

Also look in the comments;)

A great thing to do is take a guided tour of Lisbon with a French!

6) Where to go out in Lisbon (bars, restaurants, fado ...)

  • Where to go in Lisbon: Alfama, Baixa-Chiado, Bairro-Alto ...

To get your bearings, here are the districts (click on the image to open it in GoogleMap):

A restaurant proposed by Elisabette: Le Carmo au chiado. In addition to the Cantinho de Aziz restaurant in Alfama, a small restaurant on Mozambique street, cheap and very good.

The restaurant "Aura" (place du commerce). It is a rather elegant and expensive restaurant, but very well located, right on the Place du Commerce!

In the Alfama neighborhood, you also have the Flor dos Arcos restaurant, in front of the fado museum. Ask about Nuno's dishes;)

A superpetit restaurant “O Tripeiro” rua dos correeirros

From Brigitte (Internet user): The restaurant "a casa do alentejo" (Rua das Portas de Santo Antao, 58): who recommends the dish "alentejo pork meat".

De Maxime: A very good small restaurant run by a passionate cook (two of us ate a huge fresh fish with butter sauce and vegetables, desserts, bottle of wine plus digestive appetizers € 2 / person) to recommend without hesitation. (Solar 15 da Calçada, Calçada García 31, Portugal)

If you can at the Cantinho da fàtima restaurant, it is located on Rua da Graça 111, the food is delicious and the prices are unbeatable. (closed on Sunday)

Do you want to eat cod? Without hesitation, go to the Clube do Bacalhau, you won't be disappointed;) For 2 count € 30.

A very good place to have a drink with an unbeatable view is the best RoofTop in Lisbon, the Park. The prices are expensive but well worth it. More info here. Address: Calcada Do Combro, 58, Lisbon, Portugal.

Admit it's class!

  • Dead time market

Located right next to Cais do sodre station. A place where you can eat everything, a very nice concept with many kiosks, different cuisines, the dishes were originally prepared by chefs.

Comment from Marie José:

I highly recommend the Lost Lisbon hotel / lodge, as well as the TimeOut Market where the best chefs prepare good food, the market near the hotel and Cais Sodre station.

You ask, we give you a light box, you will sit down and when the box lights up you go to look for your plate, and you eat at a large convivial table.

Going out in Lisbon - Bairro Alto neighborhood:

  • The Bairro Alto district is very nice to go out in Lisbon, you will find beautiful alleys, nice squares, restaurants and trendy bars.
  • In the Barrio Alto you have the restaurant "O cantinho de bem estar" where you can eat very well for little money (but there are people). This district is also very nice to party.
  • A great address: the bar / restaurant of the Decadente hotel, São Pedro de Alcântara 81. A fashionable address, with delicious and inexpensive cocktails and dishes.
  • Another very nice restaurant: Sinal Vermelho Restaurant in Bairro Alto: Rua das gaveas nº 89. Great value for money!

Going out in Lisbon - Alcântara / Belém district:

  • When in Belém, have "pasteis de nata", a pleasure!
  • Alcântara (nerve center of bars / pubs / clubs in Lisbon, and a very commercial area)
  • The port with the Docas de Santo Amaro and Rua da Cintura do Porto
  • The Alcântara neighborhood
  • Fábrica La LX
  • Le Pier club
  • More information about the addresses of this district here.
  • Where to listen to Fado in Lisbon?

You will find a lot of entertainment in the Bairro Alto district at night. Go to the bar "A tasca do chico" where the drinks are cheap and the singers are interesting. Every Wednesday and Monday they organize fado evenings. Street Newspaper (39)

If you want the best of the best in Fado, go to "Fado em Si" in Alfama. Then you will have 4 professional fadistas, a reserved table with a gourmet menu for the duration of the show ... Remember to book.

You can go to the Cine théâtro gymnasio at 14 rue de la Misericordia, you have to book a little before. A great moment of happiness, for 1 hour, count € 17

The Casa de Linhares is one of the oldest "Fado Houses" in Lisbon. Installed on the foundations of the Palace of the Counts of Linhares, the room has an original architecture. Portuguese cuisine, in the tradition and flavors of the past. Every night, a fado performed by renowned artists (Fabia Rebordão, André Baptista, Vânia Duarte…). House of Linhares - Bacalhau de Molho - Beco dos Armazéns do Linho nº2

Another place: Fado Na Morgadinha (Largo do Peneireiro, 5-5A). Octopus salads, prawns, tapas and fado singers.

You also have “Dragão de Alfama” (Rua Guilherme Braga, nº8, Alfama). The food is good and cheap (€ 15 per meal). There are 4 or 5 singers who sing from 21 to 23:30 p.m. "

A Nini is, for example, a small fado restaurant, run by a family. There is a fado night every Thursday. The rest of the week it is only open for lunch. You will find them on rue D. Francisco Manuel de Melo at 36-A. On the other hand, it is not in the center!

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7) Getting to Lisbon from the airport and from Porto

  • Getting to Lisbon from the airport

Note that Lisbon airport (Humberto Delgado) is very well located, in fact it is right in the center, which is very convenient! I created an article to get to Lisbon from the airport. In this article I tell you about the subway, the bus and the taxi.

If you are looking for a driver to do airport / hotel transfers, I recommend Filipe, he speaks French and will wait for you with a sign at the airport or pick you up at your hotel, do not hesitate to contact him (). It will also give you good directions for your stay in Lisbon!

Sonia's comment that may interest you:

A new metro line with departure from the airport was added. This is the red line and the station is Aeroporto. On the other hand, in the comments I read, they say avoid it with luggage at peak times, but otherwise no problems!

Once again with the LisboaCard (especially in this pass and see the reviews) the metro will also be free. The price of this card for 24 hours is € 19. The price of the taxi to get to the city center is € 16.

Free public transport (bus, metro, train, tram, funicular). It pays off quickly because, for example, you have the funicular ticket that costs € 3.60 and the tram 28 at € 3 ...

  • Getting to Porto from Lisbon

If you are looking to get to Porto (see my article to visit Porto) by train, this is what you need to know.

The Lisbon station is called Oriente and the Oporto station is called Campanha. According to their train website (the site is in Portuguese and English), there are a dozen trains between these two cities per day. The price is € 19 (one way) but depending on the schedule it can go up to € 27 (allows 3 hours of travel).

If you want to reserve a ticket, you will need to create your account on the site per account.

Do not hesitate to do a simulation on their site, so you will have schedules and prices ...

If you need a private driver (whenever you need one), I advise you to contact Filipe.

8) Where to park your car in Lisbon

Are you looking for a car park to park your car in Lisbon? For those who are by car, park around the Benfica stadium, there is a metro station direct to the city center.

Stop at Restauradores station to be next to Dom Pedro or Baixa-Chiado square to be near the Placa del Comercio.

If you are looking for a closer parking but suddenly pay ,.

This is where our Lisbon tour ends, now you know:

  • What to visit in Lisbon and where are the must-see places
  • Where to stay in Lisbon
  • Some ideas for good restaurants.
  • Where to listen to Fado in Lisbon
  • How to get to Lisbon from the airport
  • How to get to Sintra and Cascais

And don't forget that I also created an article to discover Porto!

And you, what do you prefer visit in lisbon? Do you have a good address to share?

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