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Things to do in Lisbon

Uncover the beauty of Lisbon's pastel-colored buildings & quaint streets. Do not miss out on a scenic tram ride across this coastal city!

Top 10 things to do

#1
Lisbon City Cards

Gain access to Lisbon's rich heritage, vibrant neighborhoods, and stunning views

4.4 (8,862 reviews)
#2
Park and National Palace of Pena

Wander through a Romanticist masterpiece perched atop Sintra's mountains

4.4 (4,380 reviews)
#3
Oceanário de Lisboa

Embark on a marine voyage across the globe's oceans in Lisbon's architectural wonder

4.7 (4,650 reviews)
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Jerónimos Monastery

Jerónimos Monastery is a former monastery and UNESCO World Heritage Site located in Belém, Lisbon. The monastery is famed for its Manueline-style architecture, and as the final resting place of explorer Vasco da Gama.

4.4 (10,506 reviews)
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National Museum of the Azulejo

Portugal's National Tile Museum is one of the most important national museums, due to its unique collection of azulejos. They represent a distinctive artistic expression of the Portuguese culture, and you'll be able to discover their meaning inside a majestic former Convento da Madre de Deus, founded in 1509 by Queen Leonor.

4.4 (8,601 reviews)
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Belém Tower

Belém Tower, or Torre de Belém, is a 16th-century fortification on the banks of Lisbon's River Tagus. This architectural jewel is a must-see when in the city, and is home to magical interiors, spiral staircases, a chapel, dungeons, and a beautiful view from the upper terrace. Designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1983, Belém Tower is a 15-minute walk from another Lisbon icon, Jerónimos Monastery.

4.4 (9,676 reviews)
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Lisbon Hop-on Hop-off Tours

Explore Lisbon at your convenience

4.4 (773 reviews)
#8
Castelo dos Mouros Sintra

Castelo dos Mouros Sintra, also known as the Castle of the Moors, is a top attraction in the district of Lisbon, located at the top of the hill overlooking the city. It was built in the 10th century and visitors can see the architectural remains of Moorish residences, artifacts from the Bronze and Iron Ages and more.

4.6 (886 reviews)
#9
Quake: Lisbon Earthquake Museum

Visit Quake to learn about the seismic activity that rippled through Lisbon in 1755. Going on this immersive experience, you will find yourself at the heart of the action that led to a major political, scientific, and historical transformation all over the world. Discover the city that was lost after the devastating earthquake and tsunami and how Lisbon was rebuilt as we know it today.

4.6 (145 reviews)
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National Palace of Sintra

The National Palace of Sintra has a thousand-year history. In fact, the original Moorish Palace belonged to the Portuguese Crown, after the conquest of Lisbon in 1147. Sintra has some of the country's most incredible architecture, and it's just a short train or car ride from Lisbon.

4.5 (410 reviews)

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Belém Tower: Entry Ticket

Explore Lisbon's iconic riverside wonder that stands guard over Lisbon
4.2 (1,250)
From $8.67

Hand-picked combinations in Lisbon

Combine Lisbon favorites. Some things are better together.

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Lisboa Card + Pena Palace

  1. Park and Pena Palace in Sintra
  2. Lisboa Card
  3. Sintra City Audio Guide

+ 1 other top thing to do

4.1 (251)
From $73.69 $69.35
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Belém Bundle

  1. Belém Tower
  2. Jerónimos Monastery
  3. Audio Guide App Lisbon
4.4 (180)
From $30.34 $26.01
—14%

The Lisbon Pass

  1. Belém Tower
  2. Jerónimos Monastery
  3. Hop-on Hop-off Bus Lisbon

+ 1 other top thing to do

2.8 (5)
From $49.31 $42.26

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The Perfect Sintra Day Trip

Looking for things to do in Sintra? Hop on the train from Lisbon to Sintra and see historical castles and beautiful views! Plan out the perfect Sintra day trip, and uncover enchanting Portuguese history and beauty.

One Day in Lisbon

Discover the magic of Lisbon with the perfect one-day itinerary. From indulging in delectable Portuguese cuisine to soaking in breathtaking views from miradouros (viewpoints) to seeing the sights via hop-on hop-off Lisbon buses, Lisbon will leave you enchanted and longing for more.

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