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Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Zoo
“the zoo takes on the mission of developing and promoting an excellent zoo and botanical park, a conservation center for vulnerable and endangered species.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Government Building
“Great natural space. Children amazing park and also lots of walking/biking paths.”
  • 63 locals recommend
  • 3 Experiences
Park
“One of the city's biggest parks and home to numerous events, it also offers one of Lisbon's best views.”
  • 65 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Italian Restaurant
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“Praça do Comércio (Commerce Square) used to be the location of the royal palace, until it was destroyed in 1755 by the Great Earthquake. The royal family moved to another residence in the district of Belem, and the new arcaded buildings became the entry port of the city. Its north side hosts a triumphal arch and one of the city's legendary cafes, Café Martinho da Arcada, a favourite for writers Fernando Pessoa, Almeida Garrett and Eça de Queiroz. The centre of the square boasts the statue of King José I, which is 14 meters high”
  • 125 locals recommend
Hotel
“The Parque das Nações is a good choice of district for visitors who wish a calmer and more relaxed area of the city for their holiday or city break to Lisbon in which you will find the Lisbon Oceanarium is one of the greatest tourist attractions of the capital.  ”
  • 96 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Portuguese Restaurant
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“Great atmosphere, good view, inserted in the building of the Circus School where there is also a shop, a bar and regular shows.”
  • 111 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“It was one of the first of Lisbon's shopping centres and it opened in 1985. It remains a locals favourite. The Amoreiras is located in a noble and central area of the city and has more than two hundred stores, spread over two floors in different areas: fashion, beauty, jewellery, communication and information services. It also has a cinema and a restaurant area with a wide variety of restaurants, as well as a viewpoint on top, which opened in 2016.”
  • 32 locals recommend
Shopping Centre
“One of the biggest shopping malls 🛒in Lisbon. You can go there taking the 728 bus (17mins) or by car (10mins).”
  • 52 locals recommend
Market
“Local market where one can buy fresh fish, meat, fruits. Right next-door is TimeOut market, good place to eat local food, if it was not so overcrowded.”
  • 80 locals recommend
Monument / Landmark
“The monolithic Padrão dos Descobrimentos, looking like a caravel ship frozen in midswell, was inaugurated in 1960 on the 500th anniversary of Henry the Navigator’s death. The 56m-high limestone giant is chock-full of Portuguese bigwigs. At the prow is Henry, while behind him are explorers Vasco da Gama, Diogo Cão, Fernão de Magalhães (Ferdinand Magellan) and 29 other greats. Do take the lift (or puff up 267 steps) to the windswept miradouro for 360-degree views over the river. The mosaic in front of the monument charts the routes of Portuguese mariners.”
  • 79 locals recommend
  • 4 Experiences
Garden
“Owned by John Malkovich, this is Lisbon's most famous club and the amazing view over the river might be one of the reasons why.”
  • 122 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
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“An old favourite. A former antique shop full of bric a brac up to the ceiling. Amusing and cozy. Daily 18:00-02:00”
  • 141 locals recommend
Church
“One of Lisbon's most beautiful and emblematic churches. It's worth going up to the dome to check out the view.”
  • 107 locals recommend
Botanical Garden
“Warning - it's quite neglected. Yet, precisely for that, you can feel as visiting the Sleeping Beauty's castle backyard. Every plant is a bit mysterious and nostalgic. You'll find charming spots like the butterfly-house or the bamboos alee. The botanical garden's staff is very friendly. You can read, take photos at your ease, listen to your favorite song, practice Tai-Chi, eat your snack. No worries.”
  • 121 locals recommend
Market
“The market which, eight decades after opening, became one of the city’s most popular dining destinations.”
  • 83 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“Graça viewpoint, formally known as Sophia de Mello Breyner Andresen viewpoint, is situated in the square of the same name. The panoramic view from this viewpoint allows to see from São Jorge Castle to the river, from Mouraria to Baixa Pombalina, to the colorful houses of Lisbon, the streets and gardens.”
  • 98 locals recommend