Spend one day experiencing the litany of things to do in Lisbon and you’ll quickly come to understand why Portugal’s capital has become one of Europe’s – and quite possibly the world’s – hottest destinations.
Below we’ve rounded up a small sampling of our favourite ways to immerse yourself in this culturally rich and visually stunning southern European gem.
A Few of our Favourite Things to Do in Lisbon
This Moorish Castle overlooking the city on a hilltop dates way back to the second century BC.
The castle building as it stands today dates back to the 10th century, although it has been extensively rebuilt and redeveloped. On a sunny day, you can enjoy postcard-perfect views of Lisbon.
Ever wondered what the world’s most expensive chapel looks like? Well, wonder no longer as you soak up the golden sights of the Chapel of St. John the Baptist within the São Roque complex.
Pictured below and listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Jeronimos Monastery is simply beautiful. It was built by King Manuel in 1502 to commemorate the success of Portuguese explorer Vasco Da Gama. The cloisters, depicting sea motifs and monsters, are arguably the monastery’s most impressive feature.