Many-many centuries of history, 20 must-see Lisbon attractions and plenty of hidden local gems in between. Feel like a local after three days in Lisbon!
3 days, 5 hours each day.
*The tour can be modified to meet your preferences.
- Parque Eduardo VII
- Marques de Pombal Square & Avenida da Liberdade
- Praca dos Restauradores
- Bairro Alto
- Miradouro St Pedro de Alcantara
- Carmo Square
- Praca do Comercio
- Gardens of Belem
- Belem Palace
- Monasteiro dos Jeronimos
- Monument to the Discoveries
- Belem Tower
- Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
- Castelo de Sao Jorge
- Miradouro de Santa Luzia
- Lisbon Cathedral
- 3 days in Lisbon with your friendly local guide;
- Experience the most famous city sights;
- Relax in Lisbon green parks;
- Walk along the most luxurious avenue in Portugal;
- Take photos with breathtaking views of city from the best observation decks;
- Learn more about Lisbon history and the Age of Discoveries;
- See the legendary Santa Justa Elevator;
- See the largest park in Lisbon;
- Take a look at famous rooftops of Alfama;
- Dive into multicultural local life of Mouraria;
- Be impressed with monumental Belem Tower.
Parque Eduardo VII
How about starting our tour in the beautiful green park? The park named after King Edward VII occupies the area of more than 25 ha and is considered to be the largest in Lisbon. It is located on a slope what provides a fantastic view of the city and Tajo River.
Great landscape design with beautiful trees and flowers will surely not leave you indifferent.
Marques de Pombal Square & Avenida da Liberdade
Eduardo VII Park goes down to Marques de Pombal square – one of the most significant in Lisbon. In the center of this round square a 34-m monument to Marques de Pombal (whose doings and reforms in 18th century were highly important for Lisbon) is rising. This lively square is the origin of Avenida da Liberdade – Lisbon’s main avenue which is often compared to Parisian Champs Elysees.
1,1 km of this avenue house luxurious boutiques such as D&G and Dior, the most expensive hotels and elite restaurants. Feel the spirit of luxurious Lisbon here.
Praca dos Restauradores
Avenida da Liberdade connects Marques de Pombal Square with another great square – Praca dos Restauradores. This square was named in honor of freedom of Portugal after Spanish rule. This event is immortalized in majestic marble obelisk standing in the center of square. Your attention will be also caught by fascinating neoclassical Foz Palace and old modernist Condes Cinema. Praca dos Restauradores offers a great amount of cafes and bars to have a drink looking at this magnificent square.
One of the most high-located neighborhoods in Lisbon, Bairro Alto is famous by its fantastic views of city from almost every point of the neighborhood. By the way, here you can see the Lisbon legend – Santa Justa Elevator. This 45-m high elevator connects Bairro Alto and down Baixa and its top is used as an observation deck with stunning views. Santa Justa was declared a National Monument by Portuguese Government.
P.S. We recommended you to come back to Bairro Alto at night to experience Lisbon nightlife!
Miradouro St Pedro de Alcantara
This is one of the best places to enjoy spectacular views of the city. Miradouro de Sao Pedro de Alcantara is a small garden with the territory of just 0,5 ha. When you go up here you will be charmed with nice combination of green plants, flowers, historical sculptures and beautiful mosaics on the ground.
An excellent panoramic view of Lisbon from observation deck will make your visit to Miradouro unforgettable.
This small lovely square is a great place to relax and have a drink in a café. But there is also a place you need to see – ruins of Medieval Carmo monastery. The church was destroyed by the earthquake in 1775, but the main nave and corridor of tall arches were remained.
It looks like open-air museum: this combination of history and modernity looks extremely impressive.
Every city has an area where you can feel the spirit of art and explore bohemian lifestyle. In Lisbon such place is called Chiado. It has inexpressible atmosphere! Street artists and musicians, galleries and art studios, bookstores and numerous cafés (including very popular Trindade brewery which is the oldest in the world)… Feel the charm of this wonderful place.
We start our day in the very central Lisbon district. Baixa successfully combines the hustle and bustle of the business center and a charm of Old City. Baixa was the first example of urban planning in Europe and it is perfect for exploring famous attractions and just walking or shopping. One of the most significant places here is Ginjinha Bar which is home for Ginja – traditional Portuguese cherry liquor.
There is so much to experience in Lisbon!
Praca do Comercio
Do you want to visit one of the largest squares in Europe? In Lisbon everything is possible. A huge 36 000 sq.m area which leads down to Tagus River has been playing a big role of the city gates. Nowadays Praca do Comercio is the hotspot for many festivals and cultural events. Lively at any time, it welcomes tourists and locals who want to enjoy spectacular panoramic view of Tagus. Here you can find plenty of shops, restaurants and bars to have a drink and spend a nice time. One of the highlights of square is majestic Victory Arch with observation deck on its rooftop.
Gardens of Belem
Belem district is considered one of the greenest in Lisbon because of the high concentration of parks and gardens. The most popular green areas here are: Jardim Botanico Tropical, Jardim de Belem, Jardim Afonso de Albuquerque, Jardim da Praca do Imperio. You can choose any garden you want to explore. From all of them you will enjoy great views of Belem Palace, Jeronimos and Tagus embankment.
And what a pleasure to walk among beautiful green alleys, nice ponds and fountains and to enjoy the moment!
Do you want to see the Residence of Portugal’s presidents? We are sure you do. Belem Palace was built in 17th century and became home to the first president in 1910 when Portugal got the status of republic. Belem Palace consists of 5 buildings created in one style with pink-colored facades. The whole complex looks very nice in combination with green park. Maybe you will see the President here, who knows?
Monasteiro dos Jeronimos
Now be ready to see a real pearl of Lisbon. Grandiose Jeronimos Monastery can leave you speechless. White marble, elegant sculptures and bas-reliefs with nautical ornaments represent unique Manuelino style which can be seen only in Portugal. Nowadays Monastery offers to visit its church and numerous museums including famous Maritime Museum which tells the story of Portuguese discoveries.
Jeronimos is the attraction that can’t be skipped!
Monument to the Discoveries
No doubt you know that in the Middle Ages Portugal was a great colonial Empire. Portuguese discoverers were making crucial journeys to discover new lands. Their role in the world history and geography can’t be overvalued. The Age of Discoveries now became immortalized in majestic 52-m high stone ship with statues of famous people such as Vasco da Gama and Henry the Navigator. Very impressive monument.
We are sure that you have been waiting for this moment. It feels so breathtaking to see the most famous symbol of Lisbon which is shown on all Portuguese postcards. Built in 1515 on the embankment of Tagus River, Belem Tower became the emblem of Portuguese discoveries. Created in traditional Manuelino style, the Tower looks monumental and sophisticated at the same time. Dazzling beauty!
Miradouro da Senhora do Monte
What can be better than starting the day in one of the highest points of Lisbon? Get your camera ready because you don’t want to miss these shots, the views you will see here are incredible.
No wonder that Miradouro da Senhora do Monte is #1 observation deck in Lisbon according to TripAdvisor’s Choice. It became a favourite place for tourists and locals who love coming here to enjoy amazing landscape. Just imagine: the whole city at your fingertips! Surely you will remember this moment.
It’s so exciting to turn from the beaten touristic pathways, isn’t it? And though the center of Lisbon is full of tourists, you can find here a unique authentic neighborhood which will show you the real city life. Mouraria was founded in 12th century to be the Moorish area. Many centuries have passed and now Mouraria has a status of the most multicultural and traditional Lisbon neighborhood. It is also the birthplace of national Fado music. If you want to get gastronomic experience, Mouraria is the excellent place to do it: here you can find restaurants with numerous cuisines which will offer you the best local products.
Discover the real life of Lisbon residents!
Castelo de Sao Jorge
From almost every part of Lisbon you can see this majestic medieval castle. For 9 centuries it has been standing on the high hill to remind us about all steps of Lisbon history. A walk along these monumental walls will take you to a travel through the times. The territory around the castle is a great place to relax and enjoy breathtaking city views, of course.
Prepare your cameras to capture amazing scenes!
Miradouro de Santa Luzia
Locals say that one of the top things to do in Lisbon is to take a look at roofs of Alfama. We will surely follow this advice! And the best place to do it is Miradouro de Santa Luzia. Located just above Alfama neighborhood, Miradouro will show you iconic views of street labyrinths and red tegular roofs which became one of Lisbon’s symbols. Miradouro also houses St Luzia Church with stunning azulejo mosaics. The atmosphere here is very relaxing and romantic. Simply amazing place!
During any city tour it’s impossible to miss the main church of the city. Lisbon Cathedral is one of the oldest buildings in the city. It combines different architectural styles – from Roman to neoclassic – what makes this monument unique. Two bell towers and rose window remind us a medieval gothic building. You can enter the Cathedral for free to see amazing paintings, colorful stained-glass windows and picturesque traditional mosaics.
Fantastic mix of cultures, nationalities, styles and times are all blended in Alfama. This mixture can be experienced only here and it will show you real Lisbon, which may be not perfect but always gorgeous and unique!
Our 3 days in Lisbon are over, but we highly recommend you to spend more time in this amazing place to feel its spirit. Wander through the maze of narrow streets, look at beautiful mosaics and colorful roofs or visit local tavern to taste traditional cuisine. A great time is guaranteed here!
- * The itinerary is subject to change
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What you get:
- + A friend in Lisbon.
- + Private & customized tour.
- + An exciting pastime, not just boring history lessons.
- + An authentic experience of local life.
- + Flexibility during the tour: changes can be made at any time to suit individual preferences.
- + Amazing deals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner in the very best cafes & restaurants.
- + A photo session amongst spectacular Lisbon scenery that can be treasured for a lifetime.
- + An expert advice on what to do, where to go, and how to make the most of your time.
*This 3 days in Lisbon tour can be modified to meet your preferences.