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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.
Castle
“Lisbon castle, magnificent view over the city and the river. This medieval fortress is one of the most visited monuments in Lisbon. It's located on one of the highest hills of Lisbon and has the best panoramic views of the city and the Tagus river estuary. This historic building was once inhabited by Romans, Visigoth, Moors, and lastly by the Portuguese Royal Family from the 13th century up to the 16th. Currently, Castelo de São Jorge attracts over a million visitors.”
  • 481 locals recommend
  • 6 Experiences
Neighbourhood
“It's a very typical neigborhood with old small buidings. Now, it is a "must go" for tourists that come into town. ”
  • 565 locals recommend
  • 56 Experiences
Place of Worship
“The monumental Jeronimos Monastery is definitely one of Lisbon's top attractions. It was the most visited monument in Portugal in 2015 and it still is top of the list. It was built to celebrate Portuguese sailors' arrival in India in the 16th century and it sits right in front of the Tagus. ”
  • 242 locals recommend
  • 16 Experiences
Pie Shop
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“The most famous custard tarts in Lisbon served warm right out of the oven with a dust of cinnamon. It's impossible to eat less than two (or three)! Daily 08:00-23:00”
  • 338 locals recommend
  • 1 Experience
Monument / Landmark
“i will make check in for you guys so i will be there to have a chat with you about this amazing place.”
  • 222 locals recommend
  • 38 Experiences
Scenic Viewpoint
“The most beautiful view in the city and the highest point in Lisbon. Beautiful relaxing spot.”
  • 323 locals recommend
  • 14 Experiences
Seafood Restaurant
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“Sea food lovers, its a MUST for the best in town. The best time to go to Ramiro is at five in the afternoon. There, when the big lunches are over, it's still not the time for the English to dine and the Portuguese are thinking about going there for an afternoon snack (but do not divulge this secret, please). When you leave, you will even laugh at the queue. Must try: the clams the Bulhão Pato way - with toasts full of butter, obviously.”
  • 292 locals recommend
Art Museum
“The museum has an impressive modern art collection. The best classical music concerts are here. Both the building and famous garden worth a visit.”
  • 268 locals recommend
Event Space
“The best of Portuguese cuisine is very close to Bairro Alto. Modern and full of flavor!”
  • 271 locals recommend
  • 2 Experiences
Event Space
“lots of antique and second-hand items, meeting locals, relaxing walk, good food nearby, the local area of Lisbon, nice park with a coffee bar and a playground, ”
  • 370 locals recommend
Neighbourhood
“i will make check in for you guys so i will be there to have a chat with you about this amazing place.”
  • 245 locals recommend
  • 94 Experiences
Art Museum
“Museu Nacional de Arte Antiga is the most important art museum from the 12th to the 19th centuries in Portugal, hosting the most relevant public collection of ancient art in the country.”
  • 205 locals recommend
Aquarium
“The Lisbon Oceanarium is located in the Parque das Nações, which was the exhibition grounds for the Expo '98. It is the largest indoor aquarium in Europe. Their Mission: To encourage people to learn more about the oceans and make all citizens aware of their duty to conserve their natural heritage, by changing their behaviour.”
  • 161 locals recommend
Scenic Viewpoint
“This Lisbon icon opened in 1902 and has since connected Baixa with Chiado. The Elevador de Santa Justa is 45 meters high and is one of Lisbon's top attractions. It is one of the most visited and most photographed monuments in the city. It offers a 360-degree view from the top to downtown Lisbon and it was built using the same techniques and materials as the Eiffel Tower.”
  • 216 locals recommend
  • 36 Experiences
Cultural Center
“Museum, music, theatre, opera, dance, cinema, exhibitions - in short, all things cultural. ”
  • 156 locals recommend
Night Club
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“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.”
  • 241 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Seafood Restaurant
“Sea food lovers, its a MUST for the best in town. The best time to go to Ramiro is at five in the afternoon. There, when the big lunches are over, it's still not the time for the English to dine and the Portuguese are thinking about going there for an afternoon snack (but do not divulge this secret, please). When you leave, you will even laugh at the queue. Must try: the clams the Bulhão Pato way - with toasts full of butter, obviously.”
  • 292 locals recommend
Department Store
“The newly opened food court on the 7th floor has some of Lisbon's best chefs -- the view is nicer and it's less busy than the Timeout Market (Mercado da Ribeira) and there is even our favourite ice cream place Nannarella!”
  • 110 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“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
Seafood Restaurant
“If you're in the mood to have fresh fish with a twist. Book ahead! Tel. 213461564/65”
  • 83 locals recommend
Bar
“Nice cafe with a patio with a great city view and an exotic atmosphere. Great for a snack or a drink. Mon-Sat 12:30-00:00”
  • 87 locals recommend
Cocktail Bar
“Another ultra-cool rooftop space opens in Lisbon. This time in Martim Moniz with extraordinary views of Lisbon, from São Jorge Castle and Mouraria, to the viewpoints of Graça and Senhora do Monte. Topo is sure to become the classic spot for after-work drinks, sunset dinners and evening cocktails.”
  • 75 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“You'll love dining at the Páteo, savouring a well succeeded refresh version of traditional portuguese flavours. The taberna is great for a light lunch.”
  • 43 locals recommend
Portuguese Restaurant
“One of the hidden treasures of Lisbon. You would not enter if you look at it from the outside. Full of surprises. Just try it out.”
  • 95 locals recommend

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