8 places to visit in Lisbon to enjoy outdoors

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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.

Website: http://www.lxfactory.com

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



7-.Jardim Botânico

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.

Selection of the best 9 museums in Lisbon

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Would you like to visit some museums during your stay in Lisbon? Are you thinking about a cultural trip? Here you have our selection of the best 9 museums in Lisbon to enjoy your cultural visit. Lisbon has a large cultural offering, so it was a little bit difficult to decide on just nine.

Some of them have free entry, or at least there are a few days when you can enter for free (on the first Sunday of every month, all the museums are free).

There are some other museums in Lisbon where the entrance is included or you receive a discount with the Lisbon Card.


1-. Museu Nacional de Arte Contemporânea do Chiado

Located in the city center. After a fire in 1988 it was closed, it was then reinaugurated in 1994.The main collection has paintings from between 1850 and 1950. The pieces are distributed through twelve different rooms, each one with a different theme, showing the development from Romanticism to modernism.

The museum also shows some temporary exhibitions by new artists and other activities like: guided tours, conference, seminars, concerts and other educational work.

Web: www.museuartecontemporanea.pt

Adress:  R. Serpa Pinto 4

Price: Free for children up to 12 years.Adult: 4,50 €. Family: 12 €. Senior: 2,25 €

Opening hours: Tueday-Sunday 10:00 a 18:00

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2-. Museu da Electricidade

Located in Belém, one of the neighborhoods with the most monuments in the whole city; Torre de Belém, Monasterio de los Jerónimos, etc..

Museu da Electricidade is a multidisciplinary cultural center: science, industrial archeology, big space for exhibitions and a monumental building that doesn´t leave anyone indifferent.

Suitable for all the audiences, the museum has a permanent exhibition where almost all the machinery of the old Central Tejo is exhibited, and temporary exhibitions of different disciplines: photography, science, painting, etc..

It’s a perfect place to go with kids to see the inside of a carbon-based power plant, and learn in its interactive area.

Web: http://www.maat.pt/pt

Address: Av. Brasília, 1300-598

Price:  From 5€ (Included in Lisboa Card and other discounts)

Opening hours: de 11:00-19:00

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Address: Av. Brasília, 1300-598

Price:  From 5€ (Included in Lisboa Card and other discounts)

Opening hours: de 11:00-19:00


3-.Museu Do Fado

You will find Museu do Fado in Alfama. It was there where this nostalgic chant (fado) was born.

At the museum, you will learn fado’s history from its origin to nowadays, and how it has been modified by different styles and trends through time.

In the exhibition there are also instruments, sheet music, contracts and photographs to help you contextualize your visit. Taking an audio guide is recommended, so you can understand what are you looking at better.

But it is not only a museum, there are also investigation tasks taking place, seminars and workshops. In 2008, it won an award as one of the best museums in Lisbon.


Web: http://www.museudofado.pt

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Address:  Largo do Chafariz de Dentro 1, 1100-139

Price: 5€ (discounts with Lisboa Card)

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00


4-.Museu do Berardo

Museu do Berardo is a reference point in modern and contemporary art in Lisbon. Located in the Cultural Center in Belém, it has the best collection of contemporary art in the world and, it has been among the 100 most visited museums worldwide.

Its founder, José Manuel Berardo, made lots of money in South Africa thanks to gold extraction. He decided to invest in art and he made his collection public in 1997 with pieces of Warhol, Picasso, Duchamp or Mondrian among others.

The museum also has workshops and other educational activities for children. 

Web: https://www.lisboa.es/que-ver/museo-berardo/

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Address: Praça do Império, 1449-003

Price: 5€ (Reduced price for children and older tan 65. Free with Lisbon Card)

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-19:00


5-.Museu do Etnologia

The Museu do Etonologia founded in 1965 includes the collection from different countries where tools and other material related with rural life in Lisbon are shown. It is outstanding.

You can find pieces of several origins: Angola, Mozambique, Cabo Verde, Guinea Bissau, Mali, Costa de Marfil, Ghana, Nigeria, Cameroon and Indonesia among others.

Web: https://mnetnologia.wordpress.com

Address:  Av. da Ilha da Madeira 33

Price: 3€

Opening Hours: Wednesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00 Tuesday: 14:00-18:00

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 6-.Museu Nacional do Arqueologia

The Museu Nacional do Arqueologia is a state museum that shows the country’s history (the most complete in all of Portugal) and it’s located in a privileged place; one of the wings of Monasterio de los Jerónimos of Belém, the old monks’ bedrooms.

The museum is now the headquarters of the most important archeology investigation center in Lisbon. The collection consists of prehistorical, Roman, Visigoth, Muslim, Egyptian and classical pieces and an area dedicated to Portuguese goldsmiths.


Web: http://www.museuarqueologia.gov.pt

Address:  Praça do Império, 1400

Price: 5€ (discounts to older tan 65. Young ones, families and disabled people. Free with Lisboa Card)

Opening hours:  Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00


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 7-. Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga

Located 2km away from city center. This museum has over 2,200 national and international paintings, drawings and sculptures. Among them, El Bosco y Durero, pieces from the XV and XIX centuries and a sculpture from Rodin. They are totally outstanding.

In 2013 the museum had more than 124.000 visits. It was the second most visited museum in Lisbon. Suitable for all the family and with a coffee shop in an amazing terrace with panoramic views of the Tajo river.


Web: http://www.museudearteantiga.pt

Address: R. das Janelas Verdes, 1249-017

Price: 6€ (discounts for older tan 65, families and students)

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday de 10:00-18:00

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8-.Museu Calouste Gulbenkian 

Not usually seen on the tourist routes but it is also worth it. Its collection is composed of 6,000 pieces of ancient and modern art, but only 1,000 are shown to the public. The pieces of this exhibition are divided into: oriental and classic art, and European art (Turner, Corot, Rembrandt, Monet, Renoir and Degas among other artists) with pieces from the XI to XX centuries.

Its founder Calouste Gulbenkian was an oil tycoon and oriental art lover, which is evident in the collection.

Apart from the pieces that are exhibited, it is worth visiting one of the other attractions: the museum gardens.


Web: https://gulbenkian.pt/museu/en/

Address:  Av. de Berna 45A

Price: 10€ (discounts for students, older tan 65. 20% discount with Lisboa Card)

Openning hours: Wednesday-Monday de 10:00-18:00 (last entry at 17:30)


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9-.Museu Nacional del Azulejo

Museu Nacional del Azulejo is one of the best museums in the world in its field. It explains Lisbon´s history through tiles, which are essential in Portuguese architecture and decoration.

The collection contains around 7,000 pieces that contain Spanish, Dutch, English, German, Portuguese and Belgian tiles with different styles exhibited in different rooms.

The museum also exhibits ceramics, engraving and pottery pieces.

Web: http://www.museudoazulejo.gov.pt

Address: Rua da Madre de Deus nº 4

Price: 5€ (discounts for older tan 65 and students. Free with Lisboa Card)

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 10:00-18:00

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These are our recommendation of the best 9 museums in Lisbon . Have you already visited any of them? Are you planning to go to any? Leave a comment and tell us!



The 7 best bars and coffee shops in Lisbon

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Are you planning your trip to Lisbon? It´s a city full of leisure and cultural options worth visiting, so get ready for a tour of the whole city.

With so many options and so much walking during the day, you will probably need to make a little stop to gather your strength, relax for a while and organize your next step.So, to help you with this, here you have our recommendation of the 7 best bars and coffee shops in Lisbon to enjoy an excellent coffee or a tasty breakfast during your trip.

Lisbon has lots of great gastronomic options, and it’s famous for its internationally renowned codfish and its sweets and deserts. It’s because of this, that you can find many bars and coffee shops (not just restaurants) to really enjoy some typical Lisbon gastronomy.


1-. Pop Cereal Café

Unique bar in Barrio Santo for parents and kids to taste all kinds of cereals with different toppings from Europe with pure American style: ice cream, syrup, sweets, etc..

You will also find the coffee and shakes reasonably priced. Pop Cereal Café is decorated in an original style with different cereal boxes and some comic drawings.

Web: http://www.popcereal.com

Address: Rua Do Norte, 64

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 9:00-24:00

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2-. Landeau Chocolate

Landeau Chocolate is a coffee shop with a cozy intimate atmosphere with soft ambient music. It’s famous for its chocolate cake, considered the best in Lisbon and named as one of the best in the world by the international gastronomic press.

It’s located in Chiado closed to the usual tourist route. So, if you fancy relaxing for a while, or having a coffee and a unique piece of cake, you don’t have to deviate a lot from your route.

Web: http://www.landeau.pt

Address: Rua das Flores, 70

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 12:00-19:00


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3-. Fabrica da Nata

Coffee shop specialising in handmade cream pastries, which you can accompany with wine or coffee. Meanwhile, you can watch as they prepare the pastries and take them out of the oven, an amazing show. For some people, these pastries are even better than in Pasteis de Belém cake shop, famous for its Belém pastries known worldwide.

If you are looking for a place to have a nice breakfast in Lisbon, go to Fabrica da Nata to charge your batteries for a whole day walking and enjoying the city. Apart from cream pastries, they also have coffee, juice and some sandwiches.

Web: https://www.fabricadanata.com

Address: Praça dos Restauradores 62 -68

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00-23:00

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 4-. Pasteis de Belem

Famous cake shop located in Belém neighborhood with the classic Belém pastries, the most famous, internationally known desert from Lisbon with a 170-year-old recipe.

If you like sweets, you can’t leave Lisbon without going to this cake shop to have one of these little pastries made of puff pastry stuffed with a yummy cream. You can accompany them with a coffee or a glass of Oporto wine.

You should take into account that, there’s always a large queue to take away pastries. They’re really tasty and reasonable priced so, be patient, it’s worth it.

Web: http://pasteisdebelem.pt

Address: R. Belém 84-92

Opening Hours: Monday-Sunday 8:00-24:00

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5-. Fabrica Lisboa

Bar and cake shop decorated in a vintage style that looks like an old haberdashery. It´s famous for its croissants. Everything is handmade and reasonably priced. It is a great option to go for breakfast, or for a little stop to relax and take a snack.

It’s worth mentioning that it is usually crowded and you have to wait for a while to get a seat.

Web: https://www.facebook.com/paginafabricalisboa/

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Address: R. da Madalena 121

Opening hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-19:00


6-. Focaccia in Gio

Best bar in Lisbon specialized in focaccias and so close to Panteón Nacional, that you can see it from the terrace.

Apart from focaccias you will also find varied cold meat and tasty sweets, but they are little bit more expensive. It has austere but nice decoration with the typical Lisbon tiles on its tables and recycled furniture.

An ideal day plan could be going to Mercado de Ladra in the morning (open only on Tuesday) and afterwards, going to Focaccia in Gio, having a snack and organizing the rest of your day.

Web: http://www.focacciaingiro.com

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Address: Campo Santa Clara 141

Opening Hours: Tuesday-Sunday 9:00-18:00


7-.Fabrica Coffee Roasters

 Ideal coffee shop to go for a sandwich and other meal options, juices and an excellent coffee, considered one of the best in Lisbon. Fabrica Coffee Roasters is a small, modern, quiet and charming store with a good ambient music. The price is a little bit higher than the average bars in Lisbon.

It’s a good plan to go early in the morning to have breakfast, or at night for a light dinner after your intense day in Lisbon. Pay attention, the bar is not easy to find, as it is a little bit hidden away from the main street.

Web: http://www.fabricacoffeeroasters.com

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Adress: Rua das Portas de Santo Antao 136

Opening hours: Monday-Sunday 08:00-20:00


These are our recommendation of the best bars and coffee shops in Lisbon to enjoy a tasty breakfast or make a little stop during your days in Lisbon. Have you already visited any of them? Are you planning to go to some of them? Tell us by leaving a comment.