Do you want to know the best way to plan your three-day trip to Lisbon? Warmrental has made a Lisbon itinerary with the main tourist attractions of the prestigious Portuguese capital, which was considered the best tourist destination in the world for three consecutive times by the World Travel Awards. Keep reading to discover what to do in Lisbon in 3 days!
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Day 1 | Alfama, Sé, Terreiro do Paço, Chiado, Cais do Sodré
09 AM: Start your stay in Lisbon by visiting the famous Alfama district. It is the oldest district in the city and one of the most popular. This neighborhood remained intact during the earthquake of 1755 and here you will find several shops and museums.
10:30 AM: After a walk through Alfama, visit the Museum of Fado to discover more about this typical Portuguese music style.
12 PM: Go to Lisbon’s Cathedral on the well-known tram 28. This monument was built in 1147, under the command of the first king of Portugal, and has survived several earthquakes and has been considered a National Monument since 1910.
13 PM: After the Cathedral, we recommend you to visit the famous Praça do Comércio, rebuilt by Marquês de Pombal after the 1755 earthquake. This area, also known as Terreiro do Paço, is one of the most known in Lisbon. Here you can find several coffees and outdoor terraces with a stunning view of the Rio Tejo.
14:30 PM: After lunch, walk to Chiado – situated in the historical area of Lisbon and rehabilitated by the well-known architect Siza-Vieira – here you can find several shops and museums. You can also find here the prestigious São Carlos National Theatre and the popular Santa Justa Lift so you can enjoy the view over the city. Then, visit Largo do Carmo, the main stage of the April 25, 1975 revolution.
Day 2 | Graça, São Jorge Castle, Panteão e Bairro Alto
10 AM: On your second day, we suggest that you visit the Graça neighborhood, located on the highest hill in the city, and known for its singular atmosphere. Here you will find several traditional Portuguese shops. While in Graça, it is impossible not to appreciate the fantastic view of the famous viewpoint. Take the opportunity to visit the Convento da Graça as well!
3 PM: Go down to the National Pantheon, also known by the Santa Engrácia Church, where you can have an extraordinary view over the Tejo River.
5 PM: To finish your second day, we recommend you go to Bairro Alto, one of the most famous neighborhoods in town. Here you can go to Santa Catarina Viewpoint and later have a drink in one of the several bars in this area.
Dia 3 | Belém
10 AM: Start your day at MAAT (Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology), located in front of the Tagus River and inaugurated in 2016, it became one of the most popular places in the country.
12 AM: Afterwards, try the well known Pastéis de Belém.
1 PM: Then go to the Jerónimos Monastery considered since 1907 national patrimony and since 1983 world patrimony of UNESCO. It is undoubtedly one of the main tourist attractions of the city, and a masterpiece of Portuguese architecture.
2:30 PM: In a short walk, go to the Monument of Discoveries, created in 1940 and rebuilt in 1950, the year that marked the 500 years of the Portuguese Discoveries.
3:15 PM: After, we suggest you visit the iconic Belém Tower and its garden. In this area, you will find several street artists.
5:30 PM: On your way back to the city center, we suggest you go to Village Underground – a creative space, dedicated to Portuguese artists. We also recommend you to visit the LX Factory, where you can find several bars and restaurants.