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Best Free Things to Do in Lisbon

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  • Pietro J
    Toronto, Canada373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    One of the original neighborhoods of Lisbon and many of the building survived the earthquake of 1755. Steep streets, stairways and courtyards, alleys, fine old houses next to tiny houses., bars, restos, washing hanging, little stores.
    Is slowly being modernized but generally looks dilapidated.
    Bring your walking shoes and be prepared to wander or take a hop on, hop off bus.
    St Anthonys church is maybe worth a visit.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,031 contributions
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    The largest square in Europe was a can’t miss attraction in Lisbon. It was created after the destruction of the palace during the great Lisbon earthquake. While there were lots of visitors that January afternoon it did not feel crowded due to its wide openess. There were great views of the water, access to the beach, wonderful architecture to admire, outdoor restaurants to eat and people watch, stores to shop and a TI. For a higher perspective one could climb up the Rua Augusta arch which was the gateway to Baixa and more shopping.
    Written April 2, 2024
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  • Dana N
    23 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This area is fun during the day and night.

    It is lively and energetic.

    There a lot of options for restaurants and bars.

    Walk around and enjoy the energy
    Written March 29, 2024
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  • christine s
    Stourbridge, UK690 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    The underground Metro gets you here from all around the city.
    This is thecentral meeting place for walking tours,we always choose GURU,they use local guides,so knoldgeable in their own area,no up front charges,and a 3 hour walk,lots steps around ,so you need to be fairly active walking,you pay what you want,so for 3 hours you should give generously if you enjoyed it.
    WE had a superb lady guide,very informative in english,all the sites we visited on tour we revisited in depth for the following three days,knowing where to go.
    Lots of cafes here,and monuments.
    Note,the metro here is on three levels,3 lines,the bottom one is about 210 steps down,the lifts did not work and esculaters were not in operation one way for days,we are in our seventies,fit but struggled here.
    Written March 24, 2024
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  • Melanie T
    New York City, NY4,675 contributions
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    This viewpoint popped up during my research of things to do in Lisbon. It's free and you get spectacular views of the city. I believe there is a tram that you can take up to the viewpoint but taking an Uber will be quicker and probably cheaper (especially if you have multiple people). We ended up walking to our next destination and it's A LOT of steps to get back down. Luckily, it was going down because going up all of those steps would have been a struggle. It's worth a visit but if you're thinking of walking up, you may want to think twice.
    Written February 12, 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was one of the most decorated church of this trip and surprised that not more visitors were here to see it. It was free to enter but if one wanted to visit the museum next door then it charged a small admission.

    Almost every inch was covered with paintings, statues, gilding and so much more. We spent a lot of time looking at the sumptuous details.

    This church also showcased a large number of reliquaries, some in containers representing the body part inside. I was used to seeing just a few in other churches but here they were plentiful.

    Don’t miss this church!
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Travel with Sean
    Madison, WI265 contributions
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    The archway called Arco da Rua Augusta was originally called Arco do Triunfo (Arch of Triumph) and was built to commemorate the reconstruction of Lisbon following the 1755 earthquake – the triumphant reconsturction of the city is why they called it the Arch of Triumph. It took over one hundred years to complete. Passing through the arch one way, you can walk into A Praça do Comercio and the other way, walk to St. George’s Castle or to catch Tram 28 to go to the castle and the historic Alfma District. The breezeways on either side of the arch are quite photogenic. You DO NOT need to sign up for a tour to see this! It's at the Praça do Comercio and is free.
    Written March 31, 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,031 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was our first lookout we visited in Lisbon and the views did not disappoint. We came just as the evening started and were able to take a lot of great photos.

    The azulejo was a very useful reference to identify all the different buildings seen from this lookout.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Rooombiter
    Isle of Wight, UK652 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    We loved visiting the 25th April Bridge, you literally could be in San Francisco except this one is named after the date of Portugal’s revolution.
    It was so windy when we went in December, we could barely stand up.

    We have walked across the Golden Gate Bridge and wanted to do this one too but pedestrians are not allowed unfortunately, it’s cars and trains only.
    You get some lovely sunsets in Lisbon featuring the bridge as the sun sets behind it from certain viewpoints in the city.
    As bridges go, it’s right up there.
    Written January 26, 2024
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  • Mark J
    Devizes, UK34 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely shopping centre and massive. For those who are a bit older and remember C&A there is a great one here. Plenty of places to eat too.
    Written April 1, 2024
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  • edsri
    Portishead, UK108 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Worth a trip to, range of interesting shops with a big variety of stock. Relaxed bars and places to eat. Good view of the bridge and close to Belém.
    Written April 16, 2024
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  • Thomas V
    Oakland, CA17,076 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is a very long bridge leading from the Oriente aea across the wide river. Part of it is raised up to let ships pass, but the rest is low near the river. It looks quite grand and can be seen from many part of the city. A grand bridge, but it also serves an important transportation purpose.
    Written November 26, 2023
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  • Pietro J
    Toronto, Canada373 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    North east of downtown but easy to get to on the subway. A newly developed area with the waterfront area an attractive area for walks on the edge of the bay with marinas, houseboats, the aquarium, parks, restos, cafes, bars and a view of the bridge to the other side of the bay.
    A collection of restos set back from the bay ....brazilian, sushi, seafood, burgers, vegetarian, mcdonalds, pizza.
    Interresting architecture in the area with statues, sculptures and mobiles.

    A couple of blocks inland are hotels, restos, bars etc.
    Written April 15, 2024
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  • Catherine
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    So beautiful. Pay the 5 euro and go in the roof, the view is amazing and the tourists are too cheap to pay. They also give you a free beer(!!). The tiles murals and frescos are also amazing in the part of the convent you pay to enter.
    Written April 18, 2024
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  • wireless_in_CA
    United States5,031 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lucky for us we always found ourselves walking through the park down towards the Marquis of Pombal statue. The slope was gradual but down is always better than having to walk up!

    The park was quiet and surprised us with its size. It had its own metro station entrance, a botanical park, and a maze of well manicured bushes that some athletic dogs were leaping over and over!

    Unfortunately we never did get to see the views from the top of the park as we always visited in the evening. Lighting was good and plentiful so we had no qualms about walking through it.
    Written April 16, 2024
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