Tiago, a local of the city, shares his favourite things to do in Lisbon. Explore the Baixa / Chiado area downtown, enjoy an ice cold beer while you get a shave at Figaro’s barber shop, check out the antique treasures and cocktails at Pavilhão Chinês, and you’ll have spent your day like a true Lisbon local.
Perched on the edge of the Atlantic Ocean, Lisbon is one of its most enchanting cities. Walk through any one of its cobblestone streets and there’s a good chance you’ll come across some traditional fado music or pastelarias serving fresh pastéis de nata (custard tarts). The old-fashioned tram 28 is one of the last of its kind still operating in the city, and provides a unique way to the popular districts of Graça, Alfama, Baixa and Estrela.
The central district of Bairro Alto is a great place to try out some of the local cuisine the capital is famous for. Try some bacalhau à Brás (shredded cod with onions, eggs and potatoes) or cozido à portuguesa (a typical stew).
To take in a blend of history and panoramic sights, pay a visit to the ancient castle of São Jorge and the Santa Justa Lift. Lisbon is also home to Ponte Vasco da Gama – the longest bridge in Europe – and the sister bridge of San Francisco’s Golden Gate Bridge, Ponte 25 de Abril.
Lisbon is renowned for its surfing spots like Carcavelos and Costa da Caparica, with many offering long sandy beaches.Read less