Lisbon Routes

Lisbon is a city of emotions, with many stories to tell. Discover the unique and unforgettable experiences that await you in this capital full of contrasts, pleasures and human warmth.

For you, we have created a set of routes that will help you to discover the city's most striking locations, its personality, and its twenty centuries of history. Prepare for your trip and get the best out of your stay in Lisbon.


Pombaline Lower Town (Baixa Pombalina)

The heart of the city

Discover Lisbon's charm and elegance in its city centre. In the area rebuilt after the 1755 earthquake, you will find large squares and broad avenues, pedestrianised streets flanked by traditional Portuguese pavements, cafés, restaurants, terraces, shops, and street artists.

In one of the city's busiest areas, you can also find historic buildings, monuments, museums and vantage points with fabulous views over the city and the river Tagus.

Praça da Figueira – Praça D. Pedro IV (Rossio) – Estação Ferroviária do Rossio – Elevador da Glória  –Jardim e miradouro de São Pedro de Alcântara – Convento do Carmo – Museu de São Roque – Rua Garrett – Elevador de Santa Justa – Rua Augusta – Arco triunfal da rua Augusta – Praça do Comércio – Avenida da Liberdade – Praça Marquês de Pombal – Parque Eduardo VII.

Alfama and Castelo

Typical and picturesque Lisbon

The historic city, from medieval times, popular and multicultural. On the cobbles of its narrow and steep streets, discover unique history and traditions, with fado and the Portuguese guitar cords to accompany you.

Savour the splendid view from diverse viewpoints, and be sure to visit monuments like the Sé Cathedral, the São Jorge (St. George) Castle and the São Vincente de Fora Monastery.

Castelo de São Jorge (São Jorge Castle)  – Miradouro da Graça – Mosteiro de São Vicente de Fora ( São Vincente de Fora Monastery) – Panteão Nacional – Museu do Fado – Miradouro de Santa Luzia – Sé de Lisboa (Sé Cathedral)

Bairro Alto

The neighbourhood with a festive heart

Known for its wide range of nocturnal fun – restaurants, bars and terraces overlooking the city – Bairro Alto is full of contrasts.

The picturesque ambiance of the houses and streets contrasts with the array of alternative shops, art, design, decoration, music, vintage clothes, hairdressers and tattooists, in an unusual mix that creates a unique atmosphere.

Elevador de Santa Justa – Largo do Carmo – Rua Garrett – Praça Luís de Camões –  Elevador da Bica – Miradouro de Santa Catarina 

Parque das Nações (Park of Nations)

Modern Lisbon

At the city's eastern end, a new area arose, rehabilitated by a great international exhibition about the oceans, in 1998. The contemporary and luminous architecture of the large buildings is tempered by gardens and countless green spaces that invite you to take a riverside walk.

At the Park of Nations, you will also find rich and varied cultural and educational offerings, of which we highlight the Oceanarium, the Pavilion of Knowledge, the Meo Arena, the Lisbon Casino and the Camões Theatre.

Gare do Oriente – Torre Vasco da Gama– Teleférico – Centro comercial Vasco da Gama – Casino de Lisboa – Oceanário 


Five centuries of history

The leaving point for the Portuguese who set off in search of new worlds, this is a neighbourhood full of history and heritage. Highlights include the Jerónimos Monastery and the Torre de Belém (Belém Tower), monuments of great architectural wealth classified as World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO.

But Belém has much more to offer: from the renovated Coach Museum, with a world exclusive exhibition, and the extraordinary collection of modern art in the Berardo Museum, at the Belém Cultural Centre, to the brand new MAAT, the Museum of Art, Architecture and Technology that has afforded the city a new vantage point over the Tagus. A perfect accompaniment to your visit is the Belém pastel, an irresistible sweet to be eaten in one of the many gardens or by the river.

Torre de Belém – Padrão dos Descobrimentos – Centro Cultural de Belém – Mosteiro dos Jerónimos – Pastéis de Belém – Museu Nacional dos Coches

Shopping in the Lower Town

Another way of discovering the city

The Pombaline Lower Town is the traditional shopping area par excellence. In the city centre streets, side by side with big international brand stores, there are centuries-old, classic and avant-garde shops with authentic and surprising offers.

Here you will find typical, handcrafted and gourmet products, innovative brands full of design, and creative objects inspired by Portuguese culture and history. Gifts that encompass all the city's charm and help you to remember it long after you depart.

Nobre Povo – Coisas com História – Santos Ofícios Artesanato – Viniportugal – Mercado da Ribeira – A Fábrica dos Chapéus – Garrafeira Internacional – Vintage Bazar – Luvaria Ulisses – Armazéns do Chiado – Livraria Bertrand – A Vida Portuguesa – Chapelaria Azevedo Rua – Madeira House - Conserveira de Lisboa