10 Amazing Things to Do in Lisbon, Portugal!

Discover my top things to do in Lisbon, Portugal!

10) Check out Ponte 25 de Abril.

At a length of 2278 metres, this striking red structure is the longest suspension bridge in Europe.

9) Admire the unusual tiled floor of the ‘Rossio’ square.

Rossio, or King Pedro IV Square, has existed since the Middles Ages and is now a popular meeting place for both tourists and locals alike. *FREE TO VISIT*

Rossio Square

8) Visit the Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

This 52-metre high monument is dedicated to the 15th and 16th century explorers of Portugal. *FREE TO VISIT*

Padrão dos Descobrimentos.

7) Check out the stationary tram in the Bairro Alto quarter. *FREE TO VISIT*

6) Ride the Elevador de Santa Justa.

This 19th century wrought-iron lift (elevator) transports passengers to a viewing point at a height of 45 metres above ground. *TOP TIP* the Elevador is incredibly busy during peak hours (10AM – 3PM) so try to visit outside of these hours to avoid queuing.

5) Climb to the Castelo São Jorge.

Appreciate panoramic views across the city and its terracotta rooftops from Castelo São Jorge and its surrounding areas.

4) Wander around the Praça do Comércio.

Set on the harbour, the Praça do Comércio was once the entrance into Lisbon for sea voyagers from foreign lands. Admire the square’s beautiful baroque architecture. *FREE TO VISIT*

Praça do Comércio.

3) Explore the Belém Tower.

The Belém Tower, or the Tower of Saint Vincent, was built in the 16th century and the construction has served many purposes. Initially the Tower was a defence fortress and it has since been both a lighthouse and a customs centre.

The Belém Tower.

2) Catch a ride on the vintage yellow Tram 28, one of the most iconic sights in Lisbon, Portugal.

1) Gobble down a Pastel de Nata.

*TOP TIP* Gorge on custard tarts at Pastelaria Santo Antonio, winner of the best pastel de nata in 2019!

Nom nom nom – pastel de nata.

If European city breaks are your jam, why not consider Prague or Berlin?