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Top 5 Must-See Activities in Lisbon

These are the most famous Lisbon tourist attractions & sight tours which sees thousands and millions of visitors each year:

Free Things To Do In Lisbon

Lisbon is one of Europe's most popular tourist destinations and that is for a good reason. The city is known for its wealth of history and interesting culture. For travellers who are trying to save money on their Lisbon trip, the best way to enjoy your trip is to check out the many cheap things to do in Lisbon. By simply strolling along the city's cobblestone streets, you'll be amazed by the wealth of interesting architectures you'll come across with.

Lisbon may not be a cheap city to visit but you can take advantage of the numerous free things to do in Lisbon. If you love to explore museums, then there are a number of free museums in Lisbon on Sundays and Holidays are Museu de Arte Popular, National Museum of Contemporary Art, National Museum of Archaeology, National Museum of Tiles, National Museum of Ancient Art, National Museum of Ethnology, The National Cocach Museum, National Museum of Theater and Dance, National Museum of Music, Costume Museum and Navy Museum.

There are also numerous free attractions in Lisbon that you'll surely find interesting. Among these are the Lisbon Cathedral, Bairro Alto, Pena Palace and Park, the Belem region, Our Lady of the Hill Viewpoint, and many more.

Regardless of the time of the year that you'll visit Lisbon, there will always be something for you to enjoy. For instance, among the free things to do in Lisbon this summer is to frolic at the lovely long stretch of sandy beaches of The Cascais. If you are taking your kids with you in Lisbon, among the free things to do in Lisbon with kids is to explore the many national parks in the country, such as the Sintra-Cascais Natural Park.

So if you're thinking of visiting Lisbon on a budget, then here's the list of free things to do in Lisbon.

Free Attractions in Lisbon

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The Belem region of Lisbon dates back to the Palaeolithic period. The full name for this area is actually Santa Maria de Belem, with Belem being the Portuguese word for Bethlehem. It comprises a civil parish which has a rich tapestry of history. Notable Portuguese explorers all began their journey from this district including: Prince Henry the Navigator, Bartholomeu Dias and Ferdinand Magellan. In the modern day, Belem is home to impressive...

Oceanario de Lisboa Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • An educative tour for all ages to learn more about marine life, marine habitats, the marine - world lifestyle and sea creatures culture in Lisbon.
  • A visit to the famous family - friendly aquarium that showcases over 500 species of sea creatures including sharks and other amazing likes.
  • A ticket that gives you the chance to
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Miradouro da Senhora do Monte

The Miradouro da Senhora do Monte literally translated means the 'Our Lady of the Hill Viewpoint.' This landmark marks the highest point in Lisbon and the panoramic views that can be beheld are simply spectacular. The sights can be reached by bearing right up the Calcado do Monte which leads you right up to the top of the city. This vantage point offers quiet reflection from the busy streets below, calm infuses the area as you rise out of the...

Pena Palace & Park Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • This is an opportunity to visit the fairy-tail castle commissioned by King Ferdinand the II.
  • An independent tour and time saving ticket.
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Situated between the districts of Bairro Alto and Baxia, Chiado populates an elegant square and its surrounding area. The main streets that run past it are Carmo and Garrett offering a wealth of interesting shops to explore. The picturesque streets draw thousands of tourists looking to admire the architecture and soak up the charming atmosphere of this cultural haven.

The Chidao area was seriously damaged by a fire in 1988 which saw...

Benfica Stadium Tour and Museum Entrance Ticket

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  • The tour of Luz Stadium, the home stadium of FC Benfica, one of the most popular football clubs in Portugal.
  • A chance to walk the lawn, visit the press room and hear interesting facts about Benfica and its stadium.
  • Cosme Damiao Museum displays exhibits relating to Benfica's celebrated past and its legendary players.
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Cascais Beaches

Despite being the capital city of Portugal, Lisbon still affords sun worshippers plenty of opportunity to soak up some rays. Just a 30 minute drive down the road tourists will find beaches aplenty, offering everything from a relaxing day out to thrill seeking water-sports. The Cascais area makes up a lovely long stretch of sandy beaches, with the coastline offering a mixture of terrain to explore. From seemingly endless strips of golden sand...

Skip the Line Fado Museum Ticket

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  • A ticket that takes you deep into the most of Portugal's homegrown folk music including learning the amazing evolution of their music industry.
  • A skip - the - line ticket into the discovering of the Portugal's most beloved melancholic musical genre which you won't want to miss.
  • An exploration of Portugal's most acclaimed
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The Alfama region of Lisbon is the oldest district in that area, reaching from Sao Jorge Castle to the banks of the Tejo river. Populated with traditional white Portuguese buildings with distinctive red topped roofs, the meandering Medieval alleys attract many photographers to it's picturesque streets. The name Alfama originates from the Arabic word 'Al-hamma', which means baths or fountains, chosen due to the hot springs that could be found...

Oceanario de Lisboa Skip The Line Tickets

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  • A convenient time saving entrance ticket for one of Lisbon's most popular attractions.
  • Lisbon Oceanarium is the best place to observe a variety of sea life.
  • This Oceanarium hosts over 8,000 sea creatures.
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Bairro Alto

Situated within the heart of Lisbon is the Bairro Alto, a cosmopolitan centre of activity. Dating back to the 16th century, this area is famous for attracting artists and writers. The meandering streets are somewhat quieter during the day, livening up at night as a wealth of bars and restaurants attract tourists aplenty. The area was on of the few to be hardly effected by the 1755 Lisbon earthquake, however it was this event that inspired the...

Rua Augusta Arch Viewpoint Admission Ticket

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  • This is a chance to have a perfect overview look of Lisbon from the top of one of the iconic monuments situated in the beautiful city.
  • A chance to stand on top the symbol of triumph built after the devastating 1755 earthquake that hits the city hardly.
  • It is an included history telling of this magnificent arch after you've
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Tickets for Oceanário de Lisboa

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  • One of the world's greatest aquariums overflows with ocean life
    Show your smartphone ticket at the entrance of the exhibitions
    Keep your ticket until the end of your...read more

Lisbon Oceanarium Admission Tickets

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  • Explore different ocean environments, with a mammoth five million-liter main tank, and four additional habitats which recreate the seas of the Atlantic, Tropical Indian reefs, Pacific Ocean, and the Antarctic.

    Visit the world's best aquarium of 2017 and 2018, according to TripAdvisor, and meet over 8,000 sea creatures from over 500 species...read more

Sunset Tour - Boat Tour to the Sunset in Lisbon

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  • Passengers (maximum 10) can enjoy a sailing experience while watching the sunset near the 25 de Abril Bridge on the Tagus River and having a nice drink.

    Our experienced crew helps you to create unforgettable moments on board our boats, namely see and learn a little about the magnificent city of Lisbon, have a sailing experience and finish...read more

Private Rainbow Tour to Discovery Sintra - Tickets Included

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  • Enjoy the best monuments without losing time in the pleasant town of Sintra, 40 km east of Lisbon, affords a rewarding 9 hours tour experience. In the morning see the Moorish castle (1h) situated on a hill overlooking the city of Sintra and Lisbon. After visit the magnificent Pena Palace (2h) exemplifies the 19th century Romanticism style of...read more

National Palace and Gardens of Queluz Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • This admission ticket will gain you access to the National Palace and Gardens of Queluz. One of the many elegant palaces of Sintra, just outside of Lisbon, Queluz Palace dates back to the 18th century and is considered an excellent example of Portugal’s Rococo architecture. Its sprawling gardens, fountains, and statues have earned it its...read more

Capuchos Convent Skip-the-Line Ticket

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  • This admission ticket will gain you access to the Capuchos Convent. A Franciscan convent built in direct contact with nature and in keeping with a philosophy of extreme architectural and decorative simplicity.

    How does it work? 
    - You will receive an email confirmation at the time of your booking
    - A second email with your valid...read more

Skip the Line Ticket to Castelo de São Jorge

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  • This skip-the-line ticket grants you access to one of Lisbon's must-see attractions.

    Located in the very center of the old neighboorhood this fortification represents an incredibly important era of Portuguese History and on top of that, it boasts breathtaking views over the city and the Tagus River.

    Visit the castle and its ruins,...read more
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