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Top Lisbon Tips - Your Unmissable Highlights of Lisbon

    Beautiful Lisbon is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites and each bairro (neighbourhood) offers a unique experience to visitors. But where to start?!

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Lisbon. Here's what you told us...






    Nom on famous pastries at Casa Pastéis de Belém

    David Sisson says:

    Pastéis de nata!

    Rita Fratta says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Tade Poc says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Maximo David Villarreal Manifacio says:

    Pastéis de Belém

    Ashley Chen says:

    Portuguese egg tarts in Belém!

    Diana Romo says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Sarah Kilbourne says:

    The Pastéis de Belém is worth the chaos; we went back for seconds!

    Bethany Farley says:

    Belém cakes.

    Vitto Christaldi says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Inês Amaral says:

    Pastéis de nata!

    Izaro Hernan says:

    Pastéis de Belém....and the rest of it! Great destination, don't miss it!

    Alan Moir says:

    Pastéis de Belém.



    Visit the enchanting towns surrounding Lisbon

    Susanita Santos says:

    You can't miss Sintra; it seems you are entering in a fairy tale. In Sintra don't miss Quinta da Regaleira... amazing place.

    Kevin Basari says:

    After exploring the city, take the train to visit Sintra!

    Man On The Lam says:

    The nearby city of Cascais and more specifically the gelato shop there called Santini.

    Diana Rodrigues says:

    Don't miss a day visit to Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage site) and the beautiful beaches near Cascais like Guincho.

    Jen Caterino-Davis says:

    A train journey to Cascais and Sintra are a must!

    Rachel Sinclair Bickley says:

    Take a trip out to Cascais on the train; it's a beautiful journey, right along the water as you watch the river open up into the ocean, and it's a gorgeous seaside town.

    Feriha Tütüncü says:

    Sintra!

    Sadek Moussaoui says:

    A trip to Lisboa is incomplete without visiting the nearby town of Cascais, and Cabo da Roca, if you have enough time.

    Ebonya Ivey says:

    If I was travelling with someone else I'd also road trip it to some place nearby like Serra d'Arrabida. Too much to see and do in and near the city!

    Caitlin Anne says:

    Buying a ticket to make the loop to nearby Sintra to see Pena Palace, hitting Cabo da Roca at sunset and coming back through Cascais!



    Marvel at the Oceanarium

    Anna Burshtein says:

    Lisbon Oceanarium - one of the biggest in the world, worth to go to not miss sunfish! It's amazing.



    Enjoy a Fado performance

    Fernando Marcos Jr says:

    Fado at Mesa de Frades every Monday night.

    Diana Romo says:

    A fado night, of course!

    Laura Ana Copeland says:

    The Alfama area and love the fado cafes!

    Wicharn Lew says:

    Fado music!

    Leila V. Vera López says:

    Fado.



    Explore the neighbourhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto

    Emanuele Liotta says:

    Let's go to Bairro Alto!

    Jana de Brema says:

    Alfama and the nightlife in Bairro Alto.

    Inge Luigjes says:

    Bairro Alto and Alfama for the best bars.

    Júlio Reis says:

    Bairro Alto and Alfama!

    Niamh Maginn says:

    Barrio Alto for cocktails and a great Moroccan restaurant...

    Alina Acebo Kulczycki says:

    Yes, the ride which takes you to Bairro Alto and where many fado places historically were - some still are, like Luso...this was our honeymoon city last December; we love Lisboa!

    Antonio Bernardo says:

    Bairro Alto.

    Katja Mršnik says:

    Get lost in Alfama and always try to find new views.

    Francisco Pereira says:

    Spend a whole afternoon and evening in Alfama and Mouraria because that's where the genuine Lisbon is. Don't forget to eat everything that looks delicious and listen to some 'fado vadio'.



    Savour fresh local dishes

    Amparo Garcia says:

    Eating in any local restaurant...when I say local I mean not for tourists, but for Portuguese...the food is lovely and it's sooo cheap!

    Ellen Udnes says:

    There is a tiny, tiny restaurant in Rua Norte 46, Bairro Alto: 'O Cantinho do Bem Estar'. Delicious fish! They make the meal especially for you. It's like being invited into someone's home.

    Sarah Kilbourne says:

    Restaurante Cabacas on the edge of Barrio Alto. Popular with locals, they serve you steak on a hot stone plaque that you cook yourself. Best meal we had, hands down.

    François-Emmanuel Nicol says:

    The restaurant Sea Me! Really fresh fish, very good service and really nice causual ambiance. Try it!

    José Rodolfo Lopes says:

    Fado ao Centro restaurant; it's amazing!

    Brenda Conybeare says:

    Lost - its a fabulous restaurant with amazing views and sunset.

    Lorena H. says:

    The food in Lisbon is absolutely amazing.... the roasted duck with papas and wine was unforgettable.

    Rita Alves says:

    Eat at a tasca - home-made food and cheap. And you will eat next to the real locals.

    Maritina Kanellakopoulou says:

    Cocktails in Bairro Alto and this cake called Bola de Berlim! Lisbon is all about eat and drink!



    See the view from Castelo de São Jorge

    Inge Luigjes says:

    Castelo de São Jorge for the best views (especially at night).

    Igor Alencar says:

    São Jorge Castle.

    Pâmela Berton says:

    The view from the Castelo de São jorge 'cause it's the most beautiful one.

    Huyen Bui says:

    Saint George Castle.



    Ride Tram 28

    Laura Bridle says:

    Get a tram anywhere, but 28 is the best.

    Steve Sisson says:

    Do not miss the 28 tram.

    Poohling Ee says:

    Take Tram 28 to go up and down in Lisbon.

    Andres Montoro Vila says:

    I would say Santa Justa elevator and Tramway 28!



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Lisbon.



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    Beautiful Lisbon is home to two UNESCO World Heritage sites and each bairro (neighbourhood) offers a unique experience to visitors. But where to start?!

    We asked you over on our Facebook page for your top tips on what is unmissable in Lisbon. Here's what you told us...






    Nom on famous pastries at Casa Pastéis de Belém

    David Sisson says:

    Pastéis de nata!

    Rita Fratta says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Tade Poc says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Maximo David Villarreal Manifacio says:

    Pastéis de Belém

    Ashley Chen says:

    Portuguese egg tarts in Belém!

    Diana Romo says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Sarah Kilbourne says:

    The Pastéis de Belém is worth the chaos; we went back for seconds!

    Bethany Farley says:

    Belém cakes.

    Vitto Christaldi says:

    Pastéis de Belém!

    Inês Amaral says:

    Pastéis de nata!

    Izaro Hernan says:

    Pastéis de Belém....and the rest of it! Great destination, don't miss it!

    Alan Moir says:

    Pastéis de Belém.



    Visit the enchanting towns surrounding Lisbon

    Susanita Santos says:

    You can't miss Sintra; it seems you are entering in a fairy tale. In Sintra don't miss Quinta da Regaleira... amazing place.

    Kevin Basari says:

    After exploring the city, take the train to visit Sintra!

    Man On The Lam says:

    The nearby city of Cascais and more specifically the gelato shop there called Santini.

    Diana Rodrigues says:

    Don't miss a day visit to Sintra (UNESCO World Heritage site) and the beautiful beaches near Cascais like Guincho.

    Jen Caterino-Davis says:

    A train journey to Cascais and Sintra are a must!

    Rachel Sinclair Bickley says:

    Take a trip out to Cascais on the train; it's a beautiful journey, right along the water as you watch the river open up into the ocean, and it's a gorgeous seaside town.

    Feriha Tütüncü says:

    Sintra!

    Sadek Moussaoui says:

    A trip to Lisboa is incomplete without visiting the nearby town of Cascais, and Cabo da Roca, if you have enough time.

    Ebonya Ivey says:

    If I was travelling with someone else I'd also road trip it to some place nearby like Serra d'Arrabida. Too much to see and do in and near the city!

    Caitlin Anne says:

    Buying a ticket to make the loop to nearby Sintra to see Pena Palace, hitting Cabo da Roca at sunset and coming back through Cascais!



    Marvel at the Oceanarium

    Anna Burshtein says:

    Lisbon Oceanarium - one of the biggest in the world, worth to go to not miss sunfish! It's amazing.



    Enjoy a Fado performance

    Fernando Marcos Jr says:

    Fado at Mesa de Frades every Monday night.

    Diana Romo says:

    A fado night, of course!

    Laura Ana Copeland says:

    The Alfama area and love the fado cafes!

    Wicharn Lew says:

    Fado music!

    Leila V. Vera López says:

    Fado.



    Explore the neighbourhoods of Alfama and Bairro Alto

    Emanuele Liotta says:

    Let's go to Bairro Alto!

    Jana de Brema says:

    Alfama and the nightlife in Bairro Alto.

    Inge Luigjes says:

    Bairro Alto and Alfama for the best bars.

    Júlio Reis says:

    Bairro Alto and Alfama!

    Niamh Maginn says:

    Barrio Alto for cocktails and a great Moroccan restaurant...

    Alina Acebo Kulczycki says:

    Yes, the ride which takes you to Bairro Alto and where many fado places historically were - some still are, like Luso...this was our honeymoon city last December; we love Lisboa!

    Antonio Bernardo says:

    Bairro Alto.

    Katja Mršnik says:

    Get lost in Alfama and always try to find new views.

    Francisco Pereira says:

    Spend a whole afternoon and evening in Alfama and Mouraria because that's where the genuine Lisbon is. Don't forget to eat everything that looks delicious and listen to some 'fado vadio'.



    Savour fresh local dishes

    Amparo Garcia says:

    Eating in any local restaurant...when I say local I mean not for tourists, but for Portuguese...the food is lovely and it's sooo cheap!

    Ellen Udnes says:

    There is a tiny, tiny restaurant in Rua Norte 46, Bairro Alto: 'O Cantinho do Bem Estar'. Delicious fish! They make the meal especially for you. It's like being invited into someone's home.

    Sarah Kilbourne says:

    Restaurante Cabacas on the edge of Barrio Alto. Popular with locals, they serve you steak on a hot stone plaque that you cook yourself. Best meal we had, hands down.

    François-Emmanuel Nicol says:

    The restaurant Sea Me! Really fresh fish, very good service and really nice causual ambiance. Try it!

    José Rodolfo Lopes says:

    Fado ao Centro restaurant; it's amazing!

    Brenda Conybeare says:

    Lost - its a fabulous restaurant with amazing views and sunset.

    Lorena H. says:

    The food in Lisbon is absolutely amazing.... the roasted duck with papas and wine was unforgettable.

    Rita Alves says:

    Eat at a tasca - home-made food and cheap. And you will eat next to the real locals.

    Maritina Kanellakopoulou says:

    Cocktails in Bairro Alto and this cake called Bola de Berlim! Lisbon is all about eat and drink!



    See the view from Castelo de São Jorge

    Inge Luigjes says:

    Castelo de São Jorge for the best views (especially at night).

    Igor Alencar says:

    São Jorge Castle.

    Pâmela Berton says:

    The view from the Castelo de São jorge 'cause it's the most beautiful one.

    Huyen Bui says:

    Saint George Castle.



    Ride Tram 28

    Laura Bridle says:

    Get a tram anywhere, but 28 is the best.

    Steve Sisson says:

    Do not miss the 28 tram.

    Poohling Ee says:

    Take Tram 28 to go up and down in Lisbon.

    Andres Montoro Vila says:

    I would say Santa Justa elevator and Tramway 28!



    And that's not all... You can find even more great tips from our Facebook fans here and here. Hopefully these top tips will help you make to most of your visit to Lisbon.



    Book hostels in Lisbon | Lisbon city guide, free pocket guide and more




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