Things to do in Lisbon

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Lisbon City Cards

Looking for things to do in Lisbon? You don’t have to look for long – the city is teeming with exciting locations and sights you won’t want to miss. Pastel palaces in Sintra, one of Europe’s most incredible waterfronts, and iconic yellow trams that climb hills so steep you’ll forever be grateful for their existence. A Lisbon city card is a must-have for any visitor in Lisbon. You can get convenient access to public transport to make maneuvering around a new city a lot easier, plus tickets to some of the city’s top attractions including Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower.

4.4 (7,338 reviews)

Park and National Palace of Pena

This 16th-century monastery was transformed into a royal palace by King Ferdinand II. Not known for his subtlety, Ferdinand's folly is a no-holds-barred tribute to the wealth and influence of 19th-century Portugal. A testament to the power of imagination (and money), the castle is surrounded by 500 acres of plants and maze-like pathways.

4.5 (3,991 reviews)

Lisbon Oceanarium

Enter a world of aquatic discovery at one of the biggest aquariums in Europe, featuring a five-million-liter main tank and thousands of sea creatures from all over the world.

4.8 (4,391 reviews)

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 (830 reviews)

Lisbon Self-Guided Tours

Experience the vibrant charm of Lisbon

3.2 (36 reviews)

Sintra Self-Guided Tours

Unlock the magic of Sintra on a self-guided tour of its highlights

3 (24 reviews)

National Palace and Gardens of Queluz

The National Palace and Gardens of Queluz is a showcase for the grandeur of the 18th-century Portuguese royal family. The garden and palace of this Designated National Monument were designed in tandem, so that the interior feels like a continuation of the exterior, and vice versa!

4.4 (544 reviews)

Immersivus Gallery Lisbon

Located inside the atmospheric building of Lisbon's Reservatório Mãe d'Água water museum, Immersivus Gallery Lisbon is an art exhibition space that turns traditional visual art into a spectacular and immersive cultural experience. Using state-of-the-art projections, the experience lets visitors get closer to the symbolism and techniques of some of the greatest artists in history, surrounding visitors in colorful 360° light projections and leading them on a path of multi-sensory artistic exploration.

4.5 (324 reviews)

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 (396 reviews)

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 (8,856 reviews)

Experiences recommended for

Lisbon Bestseller

Belém Tower: Entry Ticket

Explore Lisbon's iconic riverside wonder that stands guard over Lisbon
4.3 (1,121)
From $8.61

Hand-picked combinations

Combine Lisbon favorites. Some things are better together.


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 (214)
From $65.64 $57.04

Belém Bundle

  1. Belém Tower
  2. Jerónimos Monastery
  3. Audio Guide App Lisbon
4.4 (171)
From $26.37 $22.60

The Lisbon Pass

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

+ 1 other top thing to do

3 (3)
From $48.96 $39.82

Lisbon guides and itineraries

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.

  • Belém Tower
  • Jerónimos Monastery
  • Hop-on Hop-off Lisbon Bus, Boat, and Tram
  • Lisbon Pass

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.

  • Pena Palace
  • Castle of the Moors
  • Public Transport in Sintra and Lisbon
  • Lisbon-Sintra Pass