Ascensor da Bica in Lisbon

✓ Observe the Ascensor da Bica going up the hill

Two typical funiculars passing one another in a steep hill – that is what you can expect from this charming narrow street with a river view.

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✓ Surf at Costa da Caparica

No experience or any surfing equipment needed, just come to the beach and try. You will definitely love it!

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✓ Visit the Palácio Nacional de Queluz and its sunny gardens

„Que luz!“ („What a light!“) allegedly praised the palace Queen Mary I. being astonished by its brightness. Well, at least according to my guide book… :)

View at lighthouse with ocean at Cabo da Roca

✓ Hike along the amazing coastline at Cabo da Roca

The most western point of Europe is worth visiting not just because its geography significance – enjoy the breathtaking views from steep paths high above the sea!

Closer look at Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon

✓ Take closer look at the Ponte Vasco da Gama

Did you know that full length of Vasco da Gama Bridge in Lisbon is incredible 17 kilometres, which makes it the longest bridge in Europe?

Elevador de Santa Justa (Santa Justa Elevator)

✓ Access the top of the Elevador de Santa Justa (without waiting!)

The Santa Justa Elevator offers one of the nicest views over Lisbon – and using a simple trick,  you can save a lot of time and money!

Tower of Belém (Torre de Belém)

✓ Take a walk to the majestic Torre de Belém

After a 15 minute stroll from the Belém Monastery, you can reach one of the most iconic Lisbon attractions – the Tower of Belém.

Taste the anonas! (custard apple)

✓ Taste the anonas (custard apple)

Unless you ever visited Central America or Southeast Asia, you probably dont know this delicious fruit. Try it in Portugal!

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✓ Visit the church with special charm and history

Entering Igreja de São Domingos brings you to a space different from what you would expect. And there is a story behind. More of them actually.

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✓ Follow traces of Bordallo II

Amazing sculptures made of trash by street artist Bordallo II are spread on many places around Lisbon. How many can you find?

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✓ Relax with a book at Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Azulejos, blossoming flowers, blue sky and sometimes even music performers… The atmosphere at this view point is just perfect.

Dragon decorated stick from the collection of Museu Calouste Gulbenkian

✓ See the treasures of Calouste Gulbenkian Museum

Art masterpieces from different times of human history creating a wonderful collection presented in a nice setting – thats the Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

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✓ Get to know the stories behind famous modern art

Do you want to see work of Picasso, Mondrian or Dalí for free? Berardo Collection is a museum which  gives you the chance any time you come around!

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✓ Have a look into Lisbon underground

Opening only for a few days a year, underground Galerias Romanas are trully hidden attraction of Lisbon. Here is how to get inside!

Dolphins in the Lisbon Zoo

✓ Enjoy feeding shows at Jardim Zoológico

Having a free afternoon? Take a friend and plan your visit of the Lisbon Zoo – nice shows, beautiful animals and a cable car are waiting for you!

Gulbenkian Park in Lisbon during sunny day

✓ Take your lunch box to the Gulbenkian Park

Having a lunch break in this nice garden is such a relaxing activity that soon after the first try,  you will find yourself heading to this place again.

Feira da Ladra market at Graca in Lisbon

✓ Get local souveniers at Feira da Ladra market

In a nice setting near National Pantheon, a big market takes place every Saturday and Tuesday. If you are looking for typical souveniers, have a look there!  

Café in Sintra near Lisbon, offering Mazagran iced coffee

✓ Have a sip of refreshing Mazagran iced coffee

Ever heard of Mazagran? Try this extraordinary blend of coffee and lime juice if you find it on the menu of any portuguese cafeteria!

Little streets in Óbidos town in Portugal

✓ Stop by for Ginjinha in Óbidos

Tiny medieval town of Óbidos offers a nice walk on top of its city walls and a sip of genuine and delicious ginjha. Don’t miss it!

Beautiful architecture of Coimbra University in Portugal

✓ Coimbra and its university life

Visit one of the oldest universities in the world and observe craziness of portuguese student traditions in their full intensity.

Typical souvenier - portuguese piri-piri sauce

✓ Bring home delicious piri-piri sauce

Surprisingly distinctive from regular spicy sauces, tasty, extremely cheap and easy to pack. This highly typical Portuguese flavoring should make it to your luggage too!

Almendres Cromlech - megalithic stones near Évora

✓ Experience the atmosphere of Almendres Cromlech

Drive through the countryside near Évora to discover this impressive place with megalithic stones that has been there for thousands of years.

T-shirt store Typographia in Lisbon

✓ Discover trendy local t-shirts

Get yourself (or your friends) a fashionable t-shirt with a touch of Portugal! Typographia is the right place to get one :)

Initiation well at Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra

✓ Discover the fairytale-like park of Quinta da Regaleira

Going to Sintra? Spend half a day in a hidden enchanting  park with impressive architecture, underground tunnels, greenish ponds and cork oaks. 

View over Lisbon from the roof of abandoned restaurant in the Monsanto Parque in Lisbon

✓ Sneak into the Restaurante Panorâmico de Monsanto

Fascinating, completely abandoned building with breathtaking view over the city. That’s the Monsanto panoramic restaurant.