Do you want to visit impressive attractions? You’re looking for the most famous shopping miles or enchanting boutiques for the perfect shopping trip? Or you’re interested in fascinating buildings of art and culture? We’ve compiled a selection for you.

  • Elevador de Santa Justa

    Scaling the heights
    An elevator in the middle of the city that links the two parts of the cit Baixa (lower town) with Chiado and Bairro Alto (upper town). The Santa Justa Lift is 45 metres high, built in the neo-Gothic style, and lavishly decorated. The entrance to the lift is at the Baixa-Chiado metro station, from where two cabins transport 24 people each. At the top there are two further storeys to climb on foot, and there is a café on the lookout platform.
    Rua do Ouro
    Lisbon 1150-060
    +351 21 413 8679
  • Tram 28

    Memorable ride
    It’s only a way of getting around? Wrong! Tram 28 is THE experience in Lisbon. The ride over the city’s hills, up and down in sharp bends and through narrow alleys – you just have to do it! There is no other tram like it anywhere else in the world. The 28E is the regular tram line that runs between the end stations Maritim Moniz and Capo Ourique. On the way it passes through Graça, the alleys of the Alfama, past the cathedral and the centre (Baixa) towards the parliament building and the Basilica da Estrela.
  • Alfama District

    Alfama is considered to be the oldest quarter of Lisbon city, and its houses survived the ravaging earthquake of 1755 virtually unscathed. No other district in the city radiates so much Lisbon authenticity as this one, with its narrow streets, colourful tiles on the walls, dilapidated houses, curious old ladies who watch the world go by from their windows and, at night, the distant sound of a fado song. Strolling through the steep alleyways, visitors can feel the juxtaposition of dilapidation and beauty, of love and pain, that makes this city so unique. Saudades!
  • Mosteiro dos Jerónimos

    Beautiful monastery
    You’ll be amazed as soon as you enter the courtyard of this monastery. Lavishly adorned with arches and windows, the courtyard is framed by cloisters on two levels. The façade is made of limestone, and beautifully decorated. Through the large park, past the delightful flowerbeds and fountains, and you arrive at the monastery. The Monastery of Jeronimos is considered the most important surviving example of the Manueline style of architecture. It was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983. It is situated in Belém, near theTower of Belém.
    Praça do Império
    Lisbon 1400-206
  • Castelo dos Mouros

    Shimmering view
    In the middle of the cultural landscape Sintra (approx. ½ h driving time from Lisbon), you can find the castle ruin of Castelo dos Mouros on 412m above sea level. To get to the fortess – which belongs to the UNESCO World Heritage Site - you have to hike up the hill. However, once arrived, the reward is a breathtaking view of the Sintra castle, the parklands and in far distance on the shimmering Atlantic. Romantic sunsets guaranteed!
    2710 Sintra
  • Miradouros

    Fantastic views
    Miradouros are vantage points found throughout the city of the seven hills. They could be in a park, a hotel, on the roof of a restaurant, or in the city centre – wherever they are, they all afford a magnificent view over the rooftops of Lisbon, including its historic monuments and the Tejo. The best ones include the Miradouro da Graça, Santa Luzia, S. Pedro de Alcântara and Senhora do Monte.
  • Ponte de 25 Abril

    (Almost) like the Golden Gate Bridge
    It’s also simply called «Ponte». Cars drive over the top; trains run along the bottom. The bridge connects the district of Alcântara with the suburb of Almada. The bridge measures a total of 3.2 kilometres, and is often compared to the Golden Gate Bridge of San Francisco. And in fact, the two are not that dissimilar: they were built by the same company.
    Ponte 25 de Abril
    Almada 2800-225
    +351 21 294 7920
  • Castelo de São Jorge

    Top view
    Event the ascent to the Castelo de São Jorge is impressive. Through old Lisbon and past various lookout points, after the ascent up to the castle there are fabulous views of the city and the Tejo river. The fort was originally built to defend the city. Today it is not only an impressive piece of history, but also one of the most popular attractions for tourists and locals.
    Rua de Santa Cruz do Castelo
    Lisbon 1100-129
    +351 21 880 0620
  • Torre de Belém

    World Heritage Site
    The Tower of Belém is one of the first things you see if you sail into the harbour on a ship. And in fact, that was originally the tower’s purpose: to welcome incoming ships. The tower was built in 1521 and is 35 metres high. Today, access is via a small bridge. The Torre de Belém was declared the Portuguese national monument in 1910 and is today, along with theMonastery of Jeronimos,a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
    Avenida Brasília
    Lisbon 1400-038
    +351 21 362 0034
  • Cristo Rei

    Royal statue
    The Cristo Rei statue is right next to the Ponte de 25 Abril on the southern bank of the Tejo. There is a chapel at the foot of the monument. A lift takes visitors up to the 82-metre-high plinth with the 28 metre statue with arms outstretched. The views of the city, the Tejo and Almada from here are simply breathtaking.
    Alto do Pragal
    Avenida Cristo Rei
    Almada 2800-058
    +351 212 751 000
  • TomTom Shop

    Multicoloured things for the home
    Everyday items don’t have to be practical and boring. You can feel that in the TomTom Shop. And it has them all – displayed most unconventionally. There are shells on the loo lids; the finches have gravel soles, and the folding ladder is like the jungle. And even if you don’t want to buy anything, you may well be inspired to add a little colour to your home.
    Rua do Século 4
    Lisbon 1200-435
    +351 21 347 97 33
  • Figaro’s Barbershop

    Back to the 50s
    Entering this hairdresser’s salon in Rua do Alecrim brings you back to the 50s of last century. Huge, curved mirrors are covering the wall, most of the furniture – like boards and barber chairs – is original vintage. The same counts for the available hairstyles. The team of hairdressers is doing perfectly, taking care of hair and beards sacrificially, which justifies the high prices. If you have to wait, enjoy a drink and watch the guys working. Good to know: Figaro’s Barbershop is for men only, even female company is not permitted inside the salon.
    Rua do Alecrim 39¨
    1200-014 Lisboa
    +351 21 347 0199
  • LX Factory

    Culture venue
    Lisbon's top cultural venue is located somewhat outside the city centre, yet still within easy reach by tram or bus. The LX Factory is frequented by the city's artistic crowd. This culture venue is home to small cafés, restaurants and alternative stores, as well as furniture and designer boutiques. Flea markets, exhibitions, parties and concerts are held throughout the year on the site of the former factory.
    Rua Rodrigues Faria 103
    1300-501 Lisbon
  • Time Out - Mercado da Ribeira

    For gourmets
    The Mercado da Ribeira is in a league of its own when it comes to gourmet markets. It is directly opposite the Cais do Sodre, near to the Tejo. Fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish is on sale here during the daytime. In the evening, the market hall transforms into a giant restaurant. Lisbon's best chefs have small outlets here and visitors can sample their way through the vast array of food, according to their heart's desires. Value for money here is unbeatable!
    Avenida 24 de Julho 49
    1200-161 Lisbon
  • Embaixada

    Palace shopping
    Over the past few years, the Principe Real has metamorphosed into the city's "in" district. Of course, the district also comes with a cool concept store – the Embaixada. Even those not keen on shopping should definitely pay this shopping centre a call. The Moorish palace building dating back to the 19th century with its magnificent atrium never ceases to enrapture visitors. Clothes, shoes, cosmetics and furnishings are stocked on two floors. The lower floor is home to a cosy café serving a variety of delicious produce.
    Praça do Príncipe Real 26
    1250-184 Lissabon
    +351 213 461 345
  • Ana Salazar

    Portuguese fashion
    As soon as you walk into the tunnel-like shop belonging to the lady who is probably Portugal’s best-known fashion designer, you’ll just want to stand and admire her creations. Elegant fabrics with sequin appliqués are key features of her collections. However, there are also shoes, handbags and accessories in abundance. And the prices during the sales will suit almost any budget.
    Rua do Carmo 87
    Lisbon 1200
    +351 21 347 22 89
  • Luvaria Ulisses

    Since 1925, this boutique has only ever stocked one thing: gloves. And these are reputed to be the best in Portugal. The Luvaria Ulisses is a tiny boutique on the Rua do Carmo, which hasn't changed since the day it was opened. The gloves are tailor-made by hand. And don't forget, Customers are treated like royalty here, complete with old-fashioned etiquette.
    Rua do Carmo, 87-A
    1200-093 Lisbon
    +351 21 342 02 95
  • Agência 117

    Fashion and haircuts
    It’s worth calling in at Agência 117 – it’s a multipurpose shop with up-to-date second-hand fashion, a small selection of dance music on vinyl – and a hairdresser. Proprietor Ana de Almeida loves giving her clients the latest and trendiest hairstyles. And if you have to wait, there’s a comfortable corner sofa with books and comics. There is also the occasional small exhibition.
    Rua do Norte 117
    Lisbon 1200-285
    +351 346 12 70
  • Fly London

    Stylish shoes
    Even though it’s got London in its name, this shop sells Portuguese shoes for ladies and gentlemen. The label stands for young, dynamic shoe fashions. Much importance is placed on achieving a balance of classic craftsmanship and exceptional design, which also guarantees comfortable shoes that will last a long time. The colours and styles are often eye-catching. If you’re looking for stylish shoes, you’re sure to strike gold here. There are other branches in Lisbon, and the label is now also available internationally.
    Avenida da Liberdade 230
    Lisbon 1150
    +351 910 594 564
  • Rua Augusta

    Shopping street
    The Rua Augusta is Lisbon’s main shopping street. In addition to the major fashion chains such as Zara, Bershka, Benetton and H&M, it also has lots of traditional and family businesses. The area also has lots of little side streets with enchanting, nostalgic boutiques selling everything from sewing thread to souvenirs. Time seems to have stood still here. Not to be missed!
    Rua Augusta
    Lisbon 1100
  • Oceanário de Lisboa

    Huge oceanarium
    The Oceanário de Lisbon in the Park of the Nations is the second-biggest oceanarium in the world. It has sharks, rays, tuna fish and sardines as well as several smaller aquariums with lots of sea dwellers from all over the world. Various regions of the world are represented around the main central tank. Visitors will find a mangrove forest and a reproduction of Antarctica with penguins. The building that is home to the oceanarium was designed to resemble an aircraft carrier.
    Esplanada D. Carlos I, Doca dos Olivais
    Lisbon 1990-005
    +351 21 8917002
  • Berardo Museum

    Modern art
    The Berardo Museum has one of the world’s most renowned modern art collections with works by Picasso, Warhol, Magritte, Dalí, Miró. Jackson Pollock and Jeff Koons. Over 250 works of art – paintings, sculptures, photographs and installations – are displayed on two floors. The highlights include Andy Warhol’s «Ten Foot Flower» and the portrait of Judy Garland as well as Picasso’s «Femme dans un fauteuil». And best of all: admission to the museum is free.
    Praça do Império
    Lisbon 1449-003
    +351 21 361 2878
  • Fado Museum

    All about Portuguese music
    The Fado Museum is a unique combination of culture and music. It contains over 14,000 different instruments, records, photographs, music scores, posters and much more. In addition to the permanent collection, there are regular temporary exhibitions that attract a large audience. The collection of Portuguese guitars is unique. The museum also has a school and a restaurant where special events take place at weekends.
    Largo do Chafariz de Dentro, N.º 1
    Lisbon 1100-139
    +351 218 823 470
  • Mude Museum

    Design and fashion
    The Design and Fashion Museum (Mude) is the world leader in fashion and design. In fact, some people think it is the best in Europe. The collection comprises 1200 couture dresses, including a number of legendary models that have been worn by Hollywood stars. The design collection includes around 230 works by designers such as Philippe Starck, Arne Jacobsen and Tom Dixon and fashion by Jean Paul Gaultier, Vivienne Westwood and Yves Saint Laurent. A must for fashion and design lovers.
    Rua Augusta 24
    Lisbon 1100-053
    +351 21 888 61 17


For me, the best hotel is the As Janelas Verdes in the Lapa District. It’s a small, charming boutique hotel, and absolutely stylish. There’s a small garden with fabulous views on the top floor.

Hotel As Janelas Verdes
Rua das Janelas Verdes 47
Lisbon 1200-690
+351 213 968 143
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If you’re going out, I definitely recommend Bairro Alto, which has lots of restaurants and bars. My favourite is the Bar A Capela on Rua da Atalaia. I love to go to the Klub Fragil to dance. Or to Klub Lux. And if you get peckish at 4 in the morning and fancy something freshly baked, then you’ll find what you’re looking for at the end of Rua da Atalaia.

Bairro Alto
Rua Atalaia 45
Lisbon 1200-037

Once a week, on Saturdays, there’s a big organic market in the Quartier Principe Real, and I heartily recommend it. It sells fabulous local produce. Or you can just go for a walk and look at the displays. And afterwards, head for the Principe Real Garden for a coffee. And if you’d like views with your coffee, then go to the Miradouro Santa Caterina.

Principe Real's Organic Market
Principe’s Real Organic Market
Largo do Príncipe Real
Lisbon 1250-184