THINGS TO DO

Ribeira Grocery Market

Mercado da Ribeira (also known as Mercado 24 de Julho) is Lisbon's main food market filled with stalls offering the freshest fish and vegetables of the day. It's been the city's main market since it opened in 1892 with a grand oriental dome, and an interior mostly made of iron. Since 2014 it's managed by Time Out Lisboa magazine, which presented a project that includes a food court and cultural attractions. The food court is open from 10AM to midnight on Sunday to Wednesday, and from 10AM to 2AM on Thursday to Saturday. It's found on the ground floor, divided into 30 spaces with seating capacity for 500 people inside, and three terraces outside for another 250. There's also a kiosk facing the garden of Dom Luis Square, while inside there are still five stands where top chefs present their dishes, together with stands of different brands offering local products. The foods available at the stands range from seafood to steak sandwiches, burgers, and ice cream, among other specialties.

Jerónimos Monastery

The monumental stonework of the cloisters of this monastery glorifies the period when West met East and the man who brought those worlds together -- Vasco da Gama -- lies in the interior of the church.

Belém's Tower

Lisbon's most famous landmark looks like a small castle out of a fairy-tale. It's a romantic architectural gem from the Age of Discovery that's classified as a World Heritage monument.

Gulbenkian's Museum

Because he collected "only the best," Calouste Gulbenkian's is recognized as one of the world's best private art collections. Everything you see is a masterpiece, from old masters such as Rembrandt and Rubens, to Lalique jewelry, to Egyptian and Greco-Roman art.

St. George's Castle

Lisbon's castle stands on top of the city's highest hill and offers the most breathtaking view of the city and river. Partially ruined, partially restored, it's a romantic vision that's survived for a thousand years.

Ancient Art Museum

The story of the first contacts between the Old and the New World, and the cultural mix of the East and the West is told through the art of Portugal's national gallery.

BERARDO MUSEUM OF MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART

All of the modern art movements are represented at this acclaimed collection which includes works by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Francis Bacon, Dali, and Paula Rego, among other great artists.

Parque das Nações

Architecture by Calatrava and Álvaro Siza Vieira next to other eye-catching buildings by lesser-known architects, with the river and one of the world's longest bridges as the backdrop.

Design & Fashion Museum

Even if you think you have no special interest in the subject, Lisbon's fantastic design and fashion collection is a fascinating trip through pop culture history. Together with household appliances last found at your grandmother's house are the looks and fashions seen in classic films along with the most contemporary creativity by the world's top designers.

Sintra

The first center of romantic architecture in Europe is found right outside Lisbon. Sintra is a magically green town dotted with fantasy palaces and an exquisite, exotic feel that has been recognized by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site.

Viewpoints

As if Lisbon's picturesque streets weren't seductive enough, they often lead to the top of hills that force contemplation through terraces serving as viewpoints presenting the beauty of Lisbon and its setting from a bird's-eye perspective. It is here that you'll conclude that Lisbon is indeed one of the world's most beautiful cities.

vintage rides

The antique trams that cross Lisbon's narrow streets are truly trips back in time, but other vintage rides are the iconic funiculars that climb the steep hills, offering a charming "only in Lisbon" experience.

Golden discoveries

The first global empire created by Portugal and the wealth derived from the gold in Brazil and the spice trade with the East gave Lisbon extraordinary baroque art. Discover it behind misleadingly nondescript fašades such as the churches of St. Roch and St. Catherine, and in the Coaches Museum.

fado

When well sung from the heart and soul, listening to Fado music (listed as World Heritage by UNESCO) can be a goosebumps-inducing experience even if you don't understand the words. Avoid the more touristy places (if they also present folklore it's a sign it's a place for tourists), and enjoy a relaxed, low-lit evening of food, wine and lots of soul.

bairro alto & cais do sodré

Lisbon comes out to party at the end of the day on the streets of Bairro Alto and Cais do Sodré. It starts by dining late and bar-hopping through the night, mixing different tribes of locals and tourists of all ages and lifestyles who get together for conversation and drinking on the streets, creating an improvised street party.

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