Is Lisbon worth visiting?
Delicious fresh seafood, incredible buildings and more sunset viewpoints than I have ever seen in one city, Lisbon was one of the most beautiful cities I’ve ever been to. The most photogenic place, I can promise you will not stop taking photos. If you are asking yourself is Lisbon worth visiting, then read on!
Whoever decided that all houses should have tiles all over them should get an award. The President of Lisbon’s house is pink and it really doesn’t stand out, the houses all have the most intricate tiles on the front of them, making it a colourful and very happy place to be!
Which areas are the best?
There are a few areas that are a must, Alfama, being the oldest part of Lisbon, has lots of pretty little streets and lots to explore. Belem is home to the Belem Tower and a breath-taking cathedral and is right on the water front. Bairro Alto is great for nightlife, restaurants and the Carmo Covent here is not to be missed.
Each part of Lisbon has it’s own unique charm, with the sun shining, a glass of sangria in hand, be sure to watch the sunset from one of the Miradouro’s – which means viewpoints.
Where to Stay in Lisbon?
I stayed in the Alfama area, the oldest district of Lisbon and in my opinion the most amazing. I stayed in a fabulous apartment with a great view and I would definitely recommend this!
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Where to Eat in Lisbon?
If you only have 1 day in Lisbon then these really are the best places to eat! Don’t miss the Time Out Market for dinner for plenty of choice and to try as many specialities as possible in one day!
Pois café – the most delicious brunch in Alfama if you would like breakfast with a view of the fabulous houses. Lovely service and a very picturesque café.
Starving and having just arrived in Lisbon, the first little sunny square was the perfect lunch spot. With no time to look up what the dishes were, one of every starter seemed appropriate. Cataplana de Marisco, however, is a must try if you are hungry and love a seafood stew.
For those with a sweet tooth
Then for dessert and if you are in Belem, head to Pasteis de Belem for the most mouth-watering custard tarts!!
Timeout Market – An easy way to try as much Portugese food as possible! There are lots of small restaurants in one huge hall, and lots of tables in the middle to eat at! To give you an idea of how much there is to choose from, we tried black risotto with scallops, mussels in a tomato sauce, octopus and of course, Pastel de Nata for dessert!
What to Do in Lisbon?
These will all show you that Lisbon is definitely worth visiting, whether you have one day, three days in Lisbon or longer, there is plenty to do to keep you busy! Equally, if you have extra time then I would recommend taking a road trip from Lisbon to Porto, there are so many great stops along the way!
There is so much to see in Lisbon. I’ll give you my top few, but every street is gorgeous and lovely to walk around so just enjoy.
Castelo de Sao Jorge
Castelo de Sao Jorge – Stunning castle remains set high up above Lisbon, incredible views and a lovely place to wander around.
Miradouro – the viewpoints over Lisbon
My all time favourite viewpoint is Miradouro Santa Luzia, make sure you don’t miss this place.
What to do in Belem?
The Belem Tower and the Monument to the Discoveries – Both a must see and very important historical sights. These are both very close to each other. They are right by the water front in Belem.
If you enjoy architecture like me then you must visit this monastery. The architecture is so intricate and it is really so beautiful inside!
Miradouro de Santa Catarina
The perfect spot to watch the sun go down
These are the ruins of the oldest and very incredible church in Lisbon
Elevador da Bica
This is the original funicular to get you up the steep hills, a must see for a classic Lisbon shot!
Lisbon is full of street art like in this photo below! Make sure to keep your eye out as it makes for some great photos!
The BEST place for street art in Lisbon
If you like street art and nice cafes and something a bit different then definitely take a visit here, a tuktuk from the centre is not too expensive and a good way to get around.
The best sunset spot in Lisbon
Head to the water! Anywhere along the waterfront will be a great place to watch the sunset here in Lisbon.
Where is the best nightlife in Lisbon?
I would also recommend going in the day for a few photos, as the floor is all pink and the buildings around are really colourful too!
Another photo with Lisbon tiles. Each building is so beautiful you could have a photo with each one!
Is Lisbon worth visiting?
I hope I have convinced you that it is! Why not PIN this post for later?
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