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
Take the Gloria Elevator up to this charming belvedere with a magnificent view over São Jorge Castle, Graça, downtown and the Tagus River. When you’re at the top, survey the red-roofed cityscape to identify landmarks using the map made of azulejo...
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
Another Lisbon survivor, the baroque Church of São Domingos not only stood its ground during the 1755 earthquake, but also endured a bloody anti-Semitic massacre in 1506 and a devastating fire in 1959. The gorgeous cathedral,...
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...
R. Me. Deus 4, 1900-312 Lisboa, Portugal
Azulejos (glazed tiles) are a ubiquitous decoration throughout Portugal. They cover the facades and interiors of many houses in Lisbon, and are even used as historical markers. The Museu Nacional do Azulejo, located in a 16th-century convent,...
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
The Castelo de São Jorge, is one of the Alfama neighborhood’s most historically significant monuments. Plan a visit late in the afternoon so that you can explore every nook and cranny and learn about the castle’s abundant...
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