Here you have it; the very best list of 29 FUN things to do in Lisbon, Portugal. This is not your ordinary 5 coolest things to do in Lisbon – list. No this is your insider guide to the best the Portuguese capital has to offer.
Or at least, what we think is pure fun.
Lisbon is Portugal’s hilly, coastal and historical capital city.
It’s a paradise for beach lovers, foodies, history geeks and of course, hostel geeks!
This list covers a few things you may not even expect.
This is not your typical guide. But for sure, this guide offers cool activities for everybody; for solo travelers, couples, families with kids, retirees.
Enough introductions; What to do in Lisbon is the real question! Choose the stuff you are interested in.
And please don’t forget: You are on vacation, so keep enjoying and take it slow!
Is your stay in Lisbon short? Then I recommend joining the Lisbon in 1 Day Tour. It is the absolute best way to explore with less time. You will explore the Castle, Cathedral Climb, Jerónimos Monastery, Belém and even hop on a River Cruise.
The more traditional and convenient way to explore Lisbon is the Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour. This tour gives you the freedom to plan your own itinerary with this full-day hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour that covers 4 separate routes. With regular stops all along the way, you are in complete control. Hop on and off whenever and wherever, and visit as many sights, gardens, or shopping boulevards as you like. You can also take advantage of onboard audio guides in 13 languages.
The highlights of this tour are:
See the iconic Jerónimos Monastery and Belém Tower
Check out the impressive Campo Pequeno bull fighting ring
Drink a coffee with the locals in lively Rossio Square
Take a trip to the cosmopolitan coastal town of Cascais
top at Casa dos Bicos, an early 16th century building covered in protruding spikes
Discover more than 8,000 sea creatures from 4 ocean habitats at the Oceanário de Lisboa with a pre-booked entrance ticket. Immerse yourself in the North Atlantic, Antarctic, Temperate Pacific, and Tropical Indian Ocean.
Join the 17 million visitors from 140 countries that have visited Lisbon Oceanarium since it opened in 1998. Located on the grounds of the Expo 98 site, it is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Your entrance ticket allows you access to all permanent exhibitions.
The highlights of this visit are:
Discover more than 8,000 sea creatures from 500 different species at Lisbon Oceanarium
Celebrate life of earth at exhibitions of living creatures
See sharks, coral reefs, and the only 2 existing sea otters in Europe