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:
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
Better known as Piazza del Rossio, it has been a very important center for the city for centuries.
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.
Piazza del Commercio
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
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.
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.
From 9 to 2 - Free admission
Converted former industrial area, full of restaurants and shops. A must see, especially if you love Street-Art.
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.
Ponte 25 de
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
From 10:30 to 23:00
Directly on Rossio Square, definitely the aperitif with the best view in Lisbon.
From 12:30 to 2:00
It could only be inside LX Factory, one of the trendiest clubs in the city.
Praia da Rainha
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.
Boca do Inferno
Beautiful cliff near Cascais. The name refers to the inlet and the caves that resemble the mouth of a monster.
Ribeiro do Cavalo
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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