Some of Lisbon’s most popular attractions are not included in the habitual compilations of the top 10 tourist spots.
Despite the region having plenty to offer that goes beyond what you will find just in the city, the city itself creates unforgettable moments in unexpected places.
The romance of catching tram 28 and getting a glimpse of the inside of the houses that decorate the climb up to Graça. The unique feeling of arriving at Cascais by train, having travelled along the coast right beside the mouth of the Tagus. The tranquility of the zoo. These are just some of the experiences that can make your stay absolutely unforgettable.
Discover the most original suggestions here for great activity-packed days in Lisbon
Take one of the most iconic trips in Lisbon on a tram that climbs a few hundred inspiring and very photogenic metres up a steep slope with the Tagus in the background.
Saves your legs on the ascent, but this funicular will leave you breathless anyway. It’s the best way to climb from Baixa to Bairro Alto and arrive without needing to rest.
Take a ride on one of Lisbon’s most iconic lifts (elevadores). Its unique structure and the amazing view from the top, make it one of the city’s busiest tourist attractions.
The Centro Cultural de Belém was designed to function as an “open city” to celebrate culture, opening its intensive programme of activities to all kinds of cultural events.