How to spend a 3-day city trip in Lisbon

How to spend a 3-day city trip in Lisbon

Lisbon has a lot going on in the city. We wrote down the things to do in Lisbon that will help you plan the few days you have during your city trip. Public transportation in Lisbon is really well organized but you can even explore the city on foot.

Lisbon Citytrip Tram Bridge

Lisbon things to do: Day 1

Belem

Start your day by visiting the Belem area. Go taste the famous Pasteis de Belem, visit the Monastery of Jeronimos and the Belem Tower. The Belem tower is closed every Monday.

From Lisbon, you can take tram 15 to Belem.

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Ponte 25 de Abril

After Belem, take the tram back to Arco da Rua Augusta or walk along the pier and see the Ponte 25 de Abril. No, this isn’t the Golden Gate bridge in San Francisco, although it looks like it.

Lisbon Map

lisbon map city trip

Cristo Do Rei Statue

Next, cross the bridge and visit the Christ Statue. Which looks like the one from Rio. Lisbon has it all. This one can be hard to reach when using the subway. Check Google Maps to get the real-time directions from your leaving point.

LX Factory

On your way back, stop at the LX Factory. This trendy market style street is a great place to get some food or drinks. Or visit the beautiful library.

Lisbon citytrip lx factory book store

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Lisbon things to do: Day 2

Visit Sintra from Lisbon

Sintra, Portugal is a small city near Lisbon. Sintra has a UNESCO World Heritage status. Read more about Sintra in: Visiting Sintra guide

Lisbon citytrip visit Sintra

Chill at the pier around sunset

This was our favorite place to chill at sunset time. People are enjoying their drinks and having fun together at the riverside. Located between Praca Comercio and Cais do Sodré station.

Get dinner at Restaurante Floresta de Santana

Loads of people recommend this place, and we’re doing the same. Skip the alcohol, save this for the next stop. A rooftop bar.

Rooftop bars in Lisbon

After dinner, finish the day at one of the many rooftop bars in Lisbon. Topo is close to Restaurante Floresta de Santana.

Lisbon citytrip view castle feet

Lisbon things to do: Day 3

Lisbon center and Alfama

Combine the shopping streets, Santa Justa-Lift and Arco da Rua Augusta in the city center. The Santa Justa-Lift takes you to a platform where you will have a nice view over the city.

lisbon city guide centre

From there, take the famous tram 28 to Alfama, which is the oldest part of Lisbon. The beautiful colored tiles on the houses will make you wander around for a full day.

Tip: There’s a free back entrance to the Santa Justa-Lift. This should be in the alley to the right of Museu Arqueologico do Carmo.

Lisbon citytrip Alfama Tram 28

Castillo de Sao Jorge

After Alfama, you can walk around 10 minutes to the best spot in the city to watch the sunset.

Lisbon citytrip Castillo de Sao Jorge sunset

Best time to visit Lisbon

The best time to visit Lisbon is either from March to May or September to October. Lisbon is a bit less crowded, hotel rates are cheaper and the weather is still warm enough.

Where to stay in Lisbon?

Check out all hotels in Lisbon under $50 a night

New Lisbon Concept Hostel
New Lisbon Concept Hostel

A great looking hostel on a perfect location in Lisbon.

 

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