Are you thinking about what places to visit during your trip to Lisbon? Lisbon’s weather and temperature during the whole year are something to be envied by other European cities. This is why you can find so many options for outdoor leisure. To make sure you don’t miss any of these spots, we have prepared this list with the 8 amazing places to visit in Lisbon to enjoy outdoors.
You should remember that; apart from visiting museums or viewpoints and having dinner in a good restaurant, it’s also worth seeing some of the beautiful outdoor spots to enjoy some amazing views in a unique atmosphere.
As you will see, it is quite obvious that the modern and traditional coexist in a way that makes Lisbon one of the most visited cities in Europe.
1-. LX Factory
A market located in an old factory, recently made famous for its hipster vibe, LX Factory is a good place to get to know the less touristy part of the city. It started some years ago with young artists collaborating to transform it into a creative space.
One of the must-see places inside this market is the Ler Devegar bookstore, (it even has an old printing press upstairs), but you will also find other interesting shops like Wish Concept Store deco store, and great stands to eat.
On Sundays, there is an outdoor market with lots of stands run by local artisans and second-hand clothes.
Adres: Rua Rodrigues de Faria 103
Opening hours: Every day from 06:00am-02:00am.
How to arrive: Tram 15E, 18E
Belém district is located in the west of Lisbon, where most of the tourist attractions at the edge of the Tajo river are located. If you want to walk through and visit the whole Belém area, you only need half-day.
Monasterio de los Jerónimos, and Torre de Belém are considered to be the most outstanding attractions.
One of the other activities worth doing, is going for a Pastéis de Belém, the famous tasty sweet made of pastry and stuffed with cream. But, if you are planning to go, you should take into account that there is always a large queue so, be patient.
How to arrive: Tram 15
3-. Parque das Naçoes
Parque das Naçoes is where the World Exhibition in 1998 took place. Nowadays, there are both commercial and residential areas side-by-side.
In contrast to other neighborhoods, this area has more contemporary architecture. Moreover, it’s known to be inspired by maritime themes and the famous Orient station dome.
Inside this park, there are different family leisure options to enjoy, like Lisbon Aquarium, Knowledge Pavilion and a cable car, which has amazing views of the whole city and the coastline.
How to arrive: Metro Moscavide
4-.Jardim da Estrela
Jardim da Estrela, is one of the nicest places to visit in Lisbon and ejoy spent time outdoors. It has plenty of vegetation, playgrounds, a lake with few ducks, places to do some exercise and even some terraces to relax and have a drink. It also has a public library and a pavilion where live concerts and other events take place mainly in summer.
It is five hectares in total and has six different entrances. It’s perfect for a relaxing walk, or even a picnic on Sunday evening with a lot of space to play with kids.
How to arrive: Tram 25 y 28
Opening Hours: 07am-00:00
Address: Praça da Estrela, 1200-667
5-.Praça do Comércio
Praça do Comércio is the most important square in Lisbon. It is where the old royal palace was. It is an open square by the South side in front of Tajo river, as historically the merchant ships arrive there.
There are two outstanding points you can’t miss: Triumphal Arch of Rua Augusta at the beginning of La Baixa street, and the old Lisbon king José I bronze statue. Prça do Comércio is one of most known places to visit in Lisbon.
How to arrive: Metro Terreiro do Paço, Baixa/Chiado
6-. Ribeira das Naus
Fluvial beach with a large staircase at the edge of the Tajo river, and a large landscaped space that connects Cais do Sodré and Praça do Comércio.
Despite the fact that bathing is banned, this area invites you, without a doubt, to sunbathe and relax for a while after having walked all over the city. You can have a drink on its terrace too.
It’s an ideal place to see the sunset.
Address: Avenida Ribeira das Naus
How to arrive: Metro Cais do Sodré
Jardim Botânico is a good place to enjoy a relaxed evening surrounded by nature in the city center.
On its 3 and a half hectares, it boasts 5.000 different species, a Natural History Museum and a physics cabinet.
If you like the sound of its amazing botanical garden, don’t miss it:
- La Fonte das 41 Bicas, a beautiful set of water, stones and aquatic plants.
- The three Lagos Superiores (Nascente, Central y Poente) and Lagos Inferiores (Nascente y Poente)
- La Escadaria Central, that goes from the Tabuleiro Inferior al Superior
- The orchid greenhouse
Address: Calçada da Ajuda, 1300-01
Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 10:00am-5:00pm. We recommend to look for the opening tome before going, as it depends on the season.
How to arrive: Tram 18
8-. Parque Eduardo VII
It is the biggest places to visit in Lisbon located in city center, 26 hectares created in the style of a French garden. It is one of the most frequently visited places by tourists, not only for its beautiful garden, but also for the amazing views of the city and river you can have from there.
On the northwest side of the park, there are the incredible “Estufa Fria”, a botanical garden with lots of exotic plants, rivulets, falls, palm trees, shrubbery and other plants and animals typical of tropical climates.
It is worth visiting the Eduardo VII viewpoint, with a breathtaking view of the Avenida da Liberdade and some city monuments.
How to arrive: Metro blue and yellow line (Marqués de Pombal o Parque)
Opening Hours: 24horas Monday-Sunday
Address: Praça do Marquês de Pombal
These are our recommendation of the 8 best places to visit in Lisbon to enjoy outdoors. Have you already visited any of them? Are you planning to go to some of them? Tell us by leaving a comment.