At Property Lisbon we understand there is a lot you may wish to see while in Lisbon, but that your time in the city may be limited. That is why we have compiled the following guide of some of the things you can do while in Lisbon, to help you better plan and organize your stay.
With Lisbon being not only the capitol of, but also the largest city in Portugal, it is probably, if not the first, then very high on the list of things you wish to see when you visit Portugal. Many, in fact, visit Portugal with a sole intention to visit and see Lisbon. Unfortunately, with the city being as large as it is, many simply fail to manage visiting all the things that are worth seeing in Lisbon during their limited stay.
In order to visit and see all that Lisbon has to offer you would ideally have to spend at least a month in the city, but we understand that not everyone is able to do that. Assuming that your time in Lisbon is limited, we will recommend some of the things that you can do during your stay to make the most out of your time. Cathedral in the Alfama district is one of the major hotspots for tourist visits in Lisbon. The cathedral dates back to the 12th century and is a truly remarkable piece of history, and it is just one of many in Lisbon. Another one is St. George’s Castle, also known in Portuguese as Castelo de São Jorge, located on a hilltop where from it overlooks Tagus River and the historic city centre of Lisbon. For something a little bit unique, we also recommend you visit the National Coach Museum, located not far from Jerónimos Monastery. The museum is a small and charming establishment, unique in the way that it contains and displays one of the largest and most important collections of horse-drawn carriages in the world.
With some careful planning, all three of these places can be visited in a single day, and if you get lucky, once you are done you might even have some time to spare. If this happens, or your stay in Lisbon is longer than a single day, there are still plenty of things to do in the city. For more detail on this, please refer to our article “Suggested Lisbon Itineraries – Museums and Food”.