Monastero dos Jerónimos Geronimo Monaste

LISBON: SELF-GUIDED TOURS HOLIDAY

Lisbon is quite small. I do not recommend the use of the car. Always move on foot, Tram, Metro, Uber or with Scooters in Sharing.

To optimize the times, I suggest you divide the city into 2 parts: to the right and to the left of the Ponte De Abril.

In summary a map of the main points of interest for organizing your trip on the road easly with these itineraries:

EAST AREA:

São Jorge Castle castle Portogallo Portu

Castello di São Jorge

Entrance from 9 to 21 - 10 euros

One of the best viewpoints in Lisbon. At the entrance I recommend the Store with the croquettes of cod and cheese, typical of Portugal (Pastéis de bacalhau).

Praça Dom Pedro piazza square Portogallo

Praça Dom Pedro

Always open

Better known as Piazza del Rossio, it has been a very important center for the city for centuries.

Convento Do Carmo chiesa church Portogal

Convento Do

Carmo

From Mon. to Sat. from 10 to 18 - 4 euros

The Convento do Carmo complex was destroyed by the earthquake of 1755 and has never been restored, to be a reminder of that tragedy.

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Piazza del Commercio

Always Open

Beautiful square by the sea. I recommend walking through the pedestrian area of Rua Augusta, a promenade full of shops and clubs and then having a coffee in the historic Confeitaria Nacional.

Miradouro de Santa Luzia Portogallo Port

Miradouro de Santa Luzia

Always Open

Discovered by chance along the route of the famous Tram 28, this balcony is made up of walls decorated entirely in azulejos (blue tiles typical of Portugal) and offers a breathtaking view.

tram 28 bus Portogallo Portugal Lisbona

Giro sul Tram 28

From 7 to 22 - 1.5 euros

A ride on the historic Lisbon tram is not to be missed. Climb to Martim Moniz, so you can easily find a seat and enjoy the city tour.

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LX FACTORY

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From 9 to 2 - Free admission

Converted former industrial area, full of restaurants and shops. A must see, especially if you love Street-Art.

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Mercado do Ribeira

From 10 to 23 - Free admission

Market in a modern key where you can sit comfortably and enjoy the food of the various stands. I recommend trying the famous Portuguese cod, in all its recipes, as well as the national Super Bock and Sagres beers.

Bridge Ponte 25 de abril Portogallo Port

Ponte 25 de

Abril

Always open

To be traveled by car, the imposing red bridge is visible in many parts of the city and is inspired by the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco.

WEST AREA:

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Maat

From 11 to 19 (Closed on Tuesdays) - 5 euros

Museum of Art and Technology. For 4 euros more you can also visit the old coal-fired power station.

monumento alle scoperte Padrão dos Desco

Monument to Discoveries

Always open

Monument built to celebrate the era of discoveries made by Portuguese navigators between the 15th and 16th centuries.

Monastero dos Jerónimos Geronimo Monaste

Monastero dos Jerónimos

from 10:00 to 18:30 (closed on Mondays) - 10 euros

The Geronimita Monastery was built to celebrate Vasco da Gama's journey to the Indies and to give thanks to the Virgin Mary for the success of the enterprise.

I recommend booking online to avoid queues.

Belém belem torre tower Portogallo Portu

Torre de Belém

From 10 to 1830 - 8.50 euros

Unesco World Heritage Site, the tower was the starting point for Portuguese ships ready for adventure. I recommend a break for a coffee at the Confeitaria Nacional Belém, about 50 meters from the tower.

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Cristo Rei

from 1030 to 1830 (closed Tuesday)

Palacio palazzo Fronteira Portogallo Por

Palacio Fronteira

Mon-Fri - from 11 to 17 - 7 euros

The Palace is still inhabited by the heirs of the Portuguese Royal House. The best part is definitely the garden. From 2 to 3 pm it is closed for breaks.

The property can be reached by car because it is quite far from the center. Uber recommend.

ROOFTOP APERITIVES IN LISBON:

Hotel Mundial Rooftop Bar aperitivo appe

Hotel Mundial Rooftop Bar

From 10:30 to 23:00

Directly on Rossio Square, definitely the aperitif with the best view in Lisbon.

Rio Maravilha Rooftop Bar aperitivo appe

Rio Maravilha

From 12:30 to 2:00

It could only be inside LX Factory, one of the trendiest clubs in the city.

FerroviÁrio Rooftop Bar aperitivo appeti

Rooftop FerroviÁrio

Variable hours based on the day

On the roof of a former train station, you can admire Lisbon on the side of the Tagus river. I recommend booking: https://grupochamp.pt/

NEAR LISBON:

Praia da Rainha spiaggia beach mare sea

Praia da Rainha

Always open

Half an hour from Lisbon I recommend a stop at Praia da Rainha in the fishing town of Cascais. The village is really clean and full of nice traditional shops.

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Boca do Inferno

Always open

Beautiful cliff near Cascais. The name refers to the inlet and the caves that resemble the mouth of a monster.

Ribeiro do Cavalo spiaggia beach mare se

Ribeiro do Cavalo

Always open

40 minutes south of Lisbon we find one of the most beautiful beaches in Portugal. It is not easy to get there, as it is necessary to park the car and continue along a difficult trek (50 minutes), as it is steep. I recommend at least sneakers. Below the details from the satellite.

Route to Ribeiro do Cavalo

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