The Afar Guide to

Lisbon flows with charming culture and friendly people. The best way to get to know the picturesque City of Seven Hills is to stroll up and down its winding streets, following your feet and slipping through the narrow alleys of historic neighborhoods like Alfama. Head toward the sounds of Fado, and you may find an old tavern full of locals drinking the sweet, traditional Ginginha liqueur. When it's time to eat, look for a tasca: a cheap restaurant serving homemade food. Prepare to be surprised by Lisbon – you never know what wonders you'll find around the next corner.

Things to do in Lisbon

Essential Lisbon Facts to

know before you go

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Rita AlvesLisbon Local Expert

Rita Alves was born in Lisbon and deeply loves the city. She has traveled to five continents and wants to continue to explore the world. In addition to serving as the AFAR Local Expert for Lisbon, she also contributes to the Like a Local Guide and writes The Tern Blog.