Lisbon's Top 10
Collected by Rita Alves , AFAR Local Expert
R. 1º de Dezembro, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal
The Rossio train station is one of the most beautiful train stations in the world. Designed by José Luís Monteiro, it has a beautiful neo-Manueline facade with two horseshoe-shaped portals at the entrance. Its 2,600-meter tunnel...
Largo Oliveirinha 1, 1249-970 Lisboa, Portugal
We wandered up this hill to visit the Instituto Dos Vinhos Do Douro E Do Porto (Institute of Port). As is often the case in southern Europe, the hours of operation were just a guideline - it was closed. Just down the street we happened upon this...
Av. de Berna 45 A, 1050-078 Lisboa, Portugal
The Gulbenkian complex encompasses a modern art center with a focus on 20th-century Portuguese artists, a museum with a fine collection of ancient art, an outdoor amphitheater for summer events, and a garden designed by the renowned Portuguese...
R. do Crucifixo 83, 04015-070 Lisboa, Portugal
After a massive fire swept through Chiado in 1988, the neighborhood rose from the ashes and transformed itself into one of the most trendy and elegant areas in Lisbon. A cultural hub with theaters and bookshops, including Bertrand, founded in...
Largo São Domingos, 1150-320 Lisboa, Portugal
The Church of São Domingos, originally built in the 13th century, is a mix of architectural styles and periods, thanks in part to extensive rebuilding after two natural disasters: an earthquake in 1755 and a fire in 1959. Outside on the...
Av. Brasília, 1400-038 Lisboa, Portugal
Belém is famous most of all because it was the departure point for the expeditions of early Portuguese explorers. The district is also graced with two UNESCO World Heritage Sites: the fortified Belém Tower and the Jerónimos Monastery, a prominent...
Rua das Olarias, 35 - Santa Maria Maior, 1100-378 Lisboa, Portugal
Tuk tuks are a handy mode of transportation for touring Lisbon, particularly in light of the city's steep hills and staircases. The motorized rickshaws navigate their way through narrow streets and alleys to historic sites, stopping at...
Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, 1100-139 Lisboa, Portugal
This square is located in the oldest and one of the most typical neighborhoods in Lisbon. Yes, typical houses, old cafes, and grocery shops can still be found here. If you hear hollering out a window, don’t worry, probably it's just someone...
R. de Santa Cruz do Castelo, 1100-129 Lisboa, Portugal
Castelo de Sao Jorge, which dominates the pinnacle of Lisbon's panoramic skyline by day, becomes magical by night. The ruins of this 12th century fortress take on a Disney-esque quality and a golden patina from the uplighting that bathes it's...
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