Visit typical fado neighbourhoods and discover unforgettable places.
Largo do IntendentePoint of Interest
Once a dilapidated part of the city, the square’s regeneration has turned it into a small showcase of authentic Lisbon. It is surrounded by tile-clad buildings, one of which, the former Viúva Lamego tile factory, is simply stunning. The square has a hostel, pavement cafés, a fountain, flower beds and a busy day and nightlife.
Miradouro de Santa CatarinaViewing Point
This viewing point, also known as the Miradouro do Adamastor because of the statue representing this sea monster that stands there, has a superb view of the river. It’s located beside the Bica quarter right in the heart of downtown Lisbon. There’s a café which is open 24 hours a day. A great place for a quiet moment with someone close.
Elevador da GlóriaPoint of Interest
This funicular connects Praça dos Restauradores at the bottom to Bairro Alto at the top.
Mercado da RibeiraPoint of Interest
This market is located close to the river front. Dating from 1882, it was once the most important wholesale market in the city. Later it was converted into a retail market and recently into a food and cultural centre. On the ground floor, you can sample traditional Portuguese delicacies alongside fusion cooking by renowned chefs. The upper floor, besides a famous restaurant, has a venue for cultural events. The traditional market still operates during the morning. On Sundays, it also holds a collector’s market.
Miradouro Sophia de Mello Breyner AndresenViewing Point
This viewing point is located in Graça, a traditional old Lisbon quarter at the top of one of the city’s seven hills. It has a stunning view of the castle and the whole of the downtown area. Shaded by typical Mediterranean pine trees, it has public benches and a pleasant café and is a compulsory port of call for anyone visiting the city.