It is challenging to get to know Lisbon in just two days; however, we will give you some suggestions to get it done.
Day one in Lisbon
- Start your route in the center and walk through this area.
- From Praça do Comércio you go up to the cathedral and the castle and take the descent to Alfama and Casa dos Bicos.
- Get around Rua Augusta, Rossio and Chiado.
- Go up to Avenida da Liberdade and enjoy the view from the top of the Parque Eduardo VII municipal park.
- From there you go through the neighborhoods of Largo do Rato and Estrela with its gardens and churches.
- Go down to parliament and back through Bairro Alto.
- If you have any energy left, end the day by listening to some Fado in one of the typical restaurants in Alfama.
Day two in Lisbon
- The second day will be around the river.
- Start in Belém. There you will find the Belém tower, Padrão dos Descobrimentos, the Jerónimos Monastery, and the Belém Cultural Center, as well as the presidential palace, both the marine museums and the Belém monumental gardens and - last but not in the least - the Pastéis de Belém, the best pastries in Lisboa!
- Walk along the Tagus river and at the bridge; take a bite at one of the restaurants on the harbor.
- Continue by tram or bus to the National Art Museum, in Santos.
- After this it’s time to jump to the eastern side of Lisboa (with bus 28 or metro) and get off at Parque das Nações, location of the 1998 World Exhibition. The main attractions are the Oceanarium and the Gare do Oriente train station, all of them a stone’s throw from the river. There you will find many bars and bistros that are worth a visit