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Three days in Lisbon
3 day travel itinerary

by TripMapper

A sunshine-filled city known for its lively nightlife, ceramic tiles and delicious cuisine

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Nestled along the shores of the Tagus River, this coastal gem enchants visitors with its colourful mosaic of historic neighbourhood and captivating architecture.

The iconic SĂŁo Jorge Castle, perched atop a hill, offers panoramic views of Lisbon's terracotta rooftops and the river beyond. The historic Alfama district, a maze of narrow streets and alleys, invites exploration, revealing hidden courtyards, traditional Fado music, and charming taverns that encapsulate Lisbon's nostalgic spirit.

Lisbon's undeniable allure is heightened by its captivating architecture. The Belém Tower, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a testament to Portugal's Age of Exploration. The intricate façades of Jerónimos Monastery showcase Manueline architecture, a fusion of Gothic and Renaissance styles unique to the country.

The city's culinary scene is a culinary odyssey in itself. From indulging in the famed pastéis de nata (custard tarts) at the iconic Pastéis de Belém bakery to sampling fresh seafood in the bustling Mercado da Ribeira, Lisbon's gastronomy reflects the richness of Portuguese flavours. Traditional dishes like bacalhau (salted cod) and grilled sardines pay homage to the nation's maritime heritage.

Lisbon's streets are alive with an artsy vibe and a sense of innovation. The LX Factory, a creative hub set in a former industrial complex, is a haven for artists, designers, and entrepreneurs.

Adding to Lisbon's allure is its coastal allure. The neighbourhood of Belém offers a picturesque riverside setting, while nearby beaches provide sandy retreats for sun-soaked relaxation.

With its cobblestone streets, historic neighbourhoods, vibrant art scene, and delicious cuisine, Lisbon promises an unforgettable journey that captures the essence of Portugal's timeless beauty and dynamic culture.

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Itinerary Highlights

  • Wander through the charming alleys of Alfama, Lisbon's oldest neighborhood. Experience its historic charm, discover traditional Fado music, and enjoy panoramic views from viewpoints like Miradouro da Senhora do Monte.
  • Stroll through the bustling Rossio Square, the heart of Lisbon, and explore the elegant Baixa district. Admire the grand architecture, indulge in shopping, and savor local cuisine in its vibrant cafes.
  • Visit the Belem district, known for its maritime history and iconic landmarks. Explore the Monument to the Discoveries, the MAAT museum, and enjoy a leisurely walk along the riverside.
  • Savor Lisbon's beloved custard tarts, PastĂ©is de Nata. Enjoy these sweet treats at traditional bakeries like PastĂ©is de BelĂ©m, where they are famously prepared.
  • Immerse yourself in creativity at LX Factory, a trendy hub for art, design, and innovation. Discover galleries, boutiques, and cafĂ©s within a revitalized industrial complex.
  • Visit SĂŁo Jorge Castle, perched atop a hill, for breathtaking panoramic views of Lisbon. Explore the castle grounds, learn about its history, and capture stunning vistas of the city.